Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Vacation Guide

Jackson Hole is known around the world for its challenging terrain and runs, as well as its nearly 500 inches of pure powder each year.

Ski Levels

Expert skiers can attack the S & S Chute, Bivouac, Rendezvous, Paint Brush, Alta Chutes, Corbet's Couloir, and The Hobacks. A fully natural and completely radical quarterpipe and halfpipe can be found on Upper Dick's Ditch. Jackson Hole's amazing superpipe is found on Après Vous, along with an astounding selection of natural hits, jumps, and kickers. Half of all the slopes are rated advanced and expert only, so guests know that they’ll find more than enough challenges to keep them entertained. Intermediates will find plenty of great skiing 2,700 acres with great runs like Wide Open, Sleeping Indian, and Amphitheatre, as long as they keep in mind that what other resorts call advanced, this resort considers it intermediate.

Unfortunately, this is not the best option for first-timers or families with very young children, as there is not a wealth of super easy terrain. There are some relatively easy runs off the Eagle's Rest Double and the Teewinot Quad. But brave neophytes should really sign up at the  marvelous ski school especially their Learn-to-Turn program, before they try to get too wild on the slopes. The Terrain Park has excellent intermediate features and a relatively small quarterpipe.

Après Ski

Dining by the slopes at Jackson Hole is nothing short of fantastic. You can choose from outrageously elegant and upmarket restaurants, such as the Alpenrose, Cascade Grill House and Spirits, or Vertical where you will dine on world-class cuisine. For more budget oriented, family dining, some of the best restaurants include The Village Cafe, Masa Sushi, and Dietrich's Bistro.  The area is truly replete with winter activities, shopping, dining, and pristine skiing and snowboarding all winter long.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Snowboard Vacation Guide

Rider’s Guide

A premier winter wonderland destination and is rightfully renowned around the world, with more than 12 lifts, including a high-speed quad and high-speed gondola. Visitors enjoy more than 111 trails, the longest of which is well over seven miles. The resort boasts nearly 500 inches of fantastic and famous feathery Wyoming powder. The trails are rated 10 percent for beginners, 40 percent for intermediates, 40 percent for advanced, and a great 10 percent for the experts.

Parks and Pipes

Jackson Hole is famous for amazing natural features and runs that can’t be found anywhere else. Expert snowboarders flock to Corbet’s Couloir, the S & S Chute, and The Hobacks. Make sure to check out Upper Dick’s Ditch, where boarders and freestyle skiers will find a natural quarterpipe and halfpipe. All of this adds up to some of the most radical riding to be found in the Lower 48. Après Vous has an awesome superpipe, along with various natural jumps, hits and kickers can be found. The terrain park has many components including jumps, rails, bumps and a small quarter-pipe. There really isn’t any beginner features here, it’s catered more to experienced riders and freestyle skiers. Like the entire resort, it’s really best for intermediate levels all the way up to the most elite expert grade.

Out of Bounds

You’re in the outdoor paradise that is Wyoming! When you’ve explored all you want in and around the resort, check out the mountains at Snow King and Grand Targhee, or choose from a nearly infinite number of exciting outdoor sports such as snowcatting, horseback riding, sledding, hot air ballooning, ice skating, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and off-roading, rock and ice climbing, and cross country skiing. There are plenty of discounts on activities, tours, and lessons and other great deals.

Hangout & Hookup

The Mangy Moose is the watering hole that made Teton Village famous. Not only is it an incredible spot for après-ski and nightlife, but you’ll be surprised at the big-name entertainers who will pop in to give a memorable show. Other great après ski locations include The Cascade Grill House & Spirits in the Teton Mountain Lodge, The Village Cafe, and The Peak in the Four Seasons is a fun place to catch the game on their huge TVs. There’s great music at The Shady Lady Saloon at The Snow King Resort. For a more mellow experience, consider The Snake River Lodge Bar and Dietrich’s Bar & Bistro at the Alpenhof Lodge. While in Wyoming try a fancy two-step at some of the western bars, a few of the best places to get in on some excellent line-dancing include The Silver Dollar Bar, The Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, and The Stagecoach in Wilson which offer a fun and uniquely western experience.