Stay at Spring Creek Ranch for a few of Jackson Hole’s speedy spring events like the World Championship Hill Climb Town Downhill Ski Race.
Join us March 22nd – 25th for the 37th Annual Jackson Hole World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb. Cheer on your favorite snow mobiler as they carve their way up the 1,500 vertical feet of Snow King Mountain on 500-lb. “Sleds”. Spring Creek’s Hill Climb package will allow you to take part in the exciting festivities of the Hill Climb and then escape the 10,000-people crowds by coming up our own hill overlooking the Tetons for your relaxing stay.
The Jackson Town Downhill on March 17th features the heart-throbbing Mini-Hahnenkamm course on Snow King Mountain (aka the “Town Hill”) with divisions for Pro, Recreation, Telemark, Junior, Fat and Baggy and Snowboard. The ski and snowboard event is the local Ski Club’s way of recognizing that skiing – and ski racing – is truly a lifetime sport. Jackson Hole is one of the last places in the county to organize and support a non-sanctioned downhill race. This community favorite draws over 100 competitors and 500 spectators.
Whether you compete or not, this event is fun to watch from the bottom, chairlift, or the top. Spring Creek is the perfect place to stay since it’s close to the action, yet located high above the crowds in town. Find the spring special that’s perfect for you! Call today to learn more about spring packages and specials (800) 443-6139.
Nearby Ski Resort Offers Superb Skiing
The time was about noon on Sunday and we decided to get in an afternoon ski at Snow King Mountain – The Town Ski Area – know to the locals as “THE KING“! I was skiing with my son Caleb – 14 yrs old who has been skiing since he was 2 yrs old and thus is always waiting at the bottom for me after each run. After riding the Summit Chairlift to the top of The KING, we took some time to check out the awesome views of the Teton Mountain Range and some of the other surrounding mountains. What a bonus to skiing at The KING!
The weather was sunny & clear with temperatures in the upper 20′s. We skied one of our favorites, “Belly Roll Trail,” a Black Diamond Run that rolls down the mountain with plenty of moguls. We also skied “Elk and Grizzly Trails” from the top, which offers great views of the town of Jackson with the Tetons in the background – these runs were skiing super.
Snow King Mountain also offers some other winter activities which include the Tube Park, Night Skiing and a Indoor Ice Rink with Public Skating and the Home of the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey Team. Check in with our concierge at Spring Creek Ranch for more details on these activities. Snow King Mountain recently hosted members from The USA and French Olympic Ski Teams for some ski race training before headed to 2010 Winter Game in Vancouver. So check out Snow King Mountain on your next winter visit to Jackson Hole – see you all at THE KING!