Snow King Mountain
Jackson’s "Town Hill": Big Mountain Appeal
Directly outside the doors of Snow King Hotel is historic Snow King Mountain. A hub of activity for locals and visitors alike, Snow King Mountain has the steepest north-facing FIS racecourse in the lower 48, making for challenging terrain even for the seasoned skier. Nothing to fear though, a majority of the lower mountain is rated for beginner and intermediate abilities. Add in a snow-tubing park, snow biking trails, an alpine cowboy coaster, and an ice-climbing wall, and you have a full-service winter wonderland for the whole family. Be sure to catch the World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb each March.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Ski 4,139 Vertical, Leg-burning Feet at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Steep and exciting terrain takes you from the 10,450-foot peak at Rendezvous Mountain to the base, four thousand feet below. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort boasts one of the longest and steepest vertical drops of any ski area in North America. After a ten-minute aerial tram trip to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain, you have your pick of runs to return to the resort's base at 6,311 feet. In operation from late November to April, there are eleven chairlifts, two gondolas and an aerial tram. The resort offers great restaurants and shops to meet all interests in a chalet-like setting. Snow King Resort Hotel provides a free shuttle to this ski area, 12 miles west of Jackson.
Grand Targhee Resort
‘Ghee is paradise for skiers and snowboarders alike
Up and over Teton Pass and into Driggs, Idaho, the ‘Ghee, as it is commonly called, offers beginner-to-expert terrain across 76 trails on 2.600 acres in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. More than 500 inches of snow annually and a lack of lift lines, the ‘Ghee is paradise for skiers and snowboarders alike.