Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Corbet's Couloir, one of the expert runs at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Going to Jackson Hole is like traveling back into the Wyoming of the 1800's. While there are no shootouts on Main Street these days, the town and Resort sport wooden boardwalks and lots of cowboy hangouts. As the Gateway to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the National Elk Refuge and Bridger-Teton National Forest, the whole area has been preserved from modern urbanization. You're just as liable to come across an elk or a moose walking in downtown as a modern mountain man.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers some of North America's most difficult terrain. 2 peaks, 2,500 acres and a vertical drop of 4,139 feet with 22 miles of groomed runs... sounds like skiing heaven to me. But that reputation has brought in some of the world's best free-style skiers. In addition to the large acreage inside the boundaries, there's another 3,000 acres accessed through specially marked gates. Go through those gates: you want to be highly experienced and carrying avalanche safety gear. It's this terrain that has caused Teton Gravity Research (one of the planet's best ski film companies) to set up shop at the resort.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort hosted the World Cup ski races in 1967, 1970 and 1975.
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort base area offers ski and snowboard retail and rental shops, the Mountain Sports School, the Kids Ranch (ages 6 months to 17 years), plus several excellent restaurants and a coffee/espresso bar. There are also several restaurants on the mountain, one of which (The Couloir Restaurant & Bar) requires an evening Gondola ride under the incredible Wyoming night stars. Lodging in the area ranges from slopeside (ski in/ski out) rooms to luxurious view suites, condos and luxury mountain homes.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is located about 12 miles northwest of Jackson on Highway 390. The Resort is about 40 minutes from the Jackson Airport which offers non-stop service to several major US destinations.
View south from the summit of Rendezvous Mountain
GPS Coordinates: 43.587222, -110.825278
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Season: Late November to early April (Weather permitting)
Hours: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily
* 1 new 100-passenger aerial tram
* 1 High speed 8-passenger gondola
* 2 High speed quads
* 4 Quad chairs
* 2 Triple chairs
* 2 Double chairs
* 1 Magic Carpet
* 1 Rope tow (at the halfpipe)
Summit: 10,450 ft
Vertical Rise: 4,139 ft
Skiable Terrain: 2,500 acres
Terrain Parks: 2
Night skiing: No
Average Snowfall: 459"
Number of Trails: 116
More Difficult: 40%
Most Difficult: 40%
Experts Only: 10%
Longest Run: 7 miles
Wyoming Centennial Scenic Byway - Teton Scenic Byway
Bridger-Teton National Forest - Caribou-Targhee National Forest
Grand Teton National Park - John D. Rockefeller Memorial Parkway
Yellowstone National Park - National Elk Refuge - Winegar Hole Wilderness
Gros Ventre Wilderness - Jedediah Smith Wilderness - Teton Wilderness