Your Guide to Skiing Options in Jackson, Wyoming

By on November 6, 2018 Categories: Jackson Hole Winter

Everyone in Jackson is doing the snow dance as the white fluff begins to fall this season. Skiing and riding are one of our favorite winter pastimes and we can’t wait to share all of the local details with you. Let’s dive into the different skiing options in and around Jackson, Wyoming, and how to get the most out of your ski vacation.

Should you buy a ski pass for Jackson?

If you’re going to ski more than just a few days, you’ll likely want to look into getting a ski pass for your time in Jackson. Selecting the right ski pass for you is a bit of a science, but don’t worry, we’ve broken it down for you. If you plan on skiing more than one mountain this winter, consider a multi-mountain pass like the Ikon or Mountain Collective Pass. A multi-mountain pass is great for skiers and riders who:

  • Ski and ride at other mountains across the US (and even the world). These passes offer multiple days at multiple mountains. Blackout dates and limited days vary by pass, so be sure to check the details.
  • Are looking to ski at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. JHMR has teamed up with several multi-mountain passes to offer you some killer deals on skiing
  • Are skiing more than two or three days. If you’ll be here all week, a pass not only offers you a better per-day price, but it also enables you to ski elsewhere in the US.

Alternatively, you can purchase a pass to a specific Jackson-based resort. This pass allows you to ski at that mountain either all season long or for a specified number of days.

The Ikon Pass at Jackson Hole

Looking to ski or ride Jackson Hole Mountain Resort this year? Then you’ve got to check out the Ikon Pass. This pass covers ski areas in nine states, three Canadian Provinces and 23 different ski destinations. It’s a must-have this season if you plan on skiing or riding in other parts of the US.

The Mountain Collective Pass

If you’ll be simply passing through Jackson for a quick weekend getaway, the Mountain Collective Pass offers two days the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This pass also offers skiing and riding days at a wide variety of ski resorts nationwide. It even has days at Niseko United resort in Japan. This pass is the premier choice for those who are looking to ski a day or two across the country and even Canada.

The classic Jackson-area resort, JHMR offers endless terrain. Experts will drool over the steep terrain at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In fact, over 50% of the terrain is dedicated to experts, with 40% primed for the intermediate skier or rider. There are over 130 named trails and 12 lifts to choose from. With so much terrain, there is plenty to hoot and holler about.

Play in the Powder at Grand Targhee

Located in nearby Alta, Wyoming, Grand Targhee is powder heaven. Ski the freshest of fresh with an average annual snowfall of over 500 inches (wowza!). Grand Targhee boasts world-class intermediate terrain, composing of 70-percent of the mountain terrain. At Grand Targhee runs last for days, with the longest run being two-point-seven miles. With a wonderful Nordic center and nature center, there’s plenty to get stoked on both on and off the slopes.

Learn the Ropes at Snow King Mountain

Snow King Mountain is a much-loved local favorite here in Jackson. This year they are celebrating their 80th anniversary. This small, but mighty resort hosts plenty of green terrain for the newly initiated skier or rider. Not to mention, it’s smaller size means that life ticket prices are more affordable – an adult, single-day pass only costs $59.

Here in Jackson, there is endless terrain for every type of skier or rider. We are excited to share the stoke for ski season this year, so come on down to Jackson. Enjoy the best that the mountains have to offer!