Imagine a steep skiing paradise with enough technical terrain to satisfy even the hungriest of powder hounds. Place it just far enough out of reach so you’ll never have to deal with crowds, add a few good generations of fundamental cowboy town lineage, and you have Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Address: 3395 Cody Ln, Teton Village, WY 83025
Resort window prices for tickets (adult/child/senior/seasons pass): Adult: $109, Youth: $67, Senior: $88.
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Acres: 2,500 acres
Vertical Feet: 4,139 feet
Base elevation: 6,311 feet/1924 meters
Number of Trails: 116 named trails (10% beginner, 40% intermediate, 50% expert)
Number of Lifts: 13 Lifts: (1) 100 Passenger Aerial Tram, (1) eight pax high speed gondola, (3) detachable quad chairlifts, (4) fixed grip quad chairlifts, (2) double chairlift, (1) fixed grip triple chairlift, and (1) magic carpet.
Terrain park? Pipe? One superpipe & two terrain parks (one expert, one beginner). Jackson Hole is home to the only Burton Stash parks in the Rockies.
Average Snow: Average of 459″/year
Snow making %: Currently have 195 acres of snowmaking coverage
Resort Map: http://www.jacksonhole.com/trail-maps.html
Ski School Offerings: Explore all the options. There really is something for everybody: Group & private lessons for adults & children, Ski & Snowboard Camps, and more.
Activities Other Than Skiing: Guided backcountry tours. In addition, not far from the resort, the city offers a wide variety of activities including Wildlife & National Park Tours, nordic skiing, dogsledding, snowshoeing, heliskiing, snowcat skiing, snow kite boarding, and paragliding.
Average On-Mountain Lunch Price: $10-12
Best Place to Park: Numerous car parks at base village
Resort Trivia/Random Facts: “Grand Tetons” in French means big breasts, which, at the right angle, the Grand Teton mountain range resembles (hence, it’s name).
First Chair/Run You Should Ski: The Aerial Tram up to Corbet’s Cabin, then pick from the endless lines back down.
What time to be first tracks on a pow day: 8.20AM, and not a moment later.
Best Powder Stashes: Thunder Chair laps, all day long.
Best Tree Runs: Drop into the Tower 3 chutes for the best glades on the mountain.
Secret Hike-To Spots: Hike past breathtaking views of Tensleep Bowl and the Cirque to drop into Headwall. Very, very worth it.
Around the Resort:
Most Convenient Airports: 30min drive from Jackson Hole Airport (JAC)
Best Place for Après: The Mangey Moose (Voted best après ski bar in North America by Snow Country & Skiing magazines). Famed for their spicy margaritas & good selection of beers on tap, this place knows how to serve up a good time, especially when there’s live music.
Best Nightlife: Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Saddle up for some great live music and line dancing.
Best Place to Eat: The Rose for the great food and unique cocktails.
Most Interesting Place to Eat: Corbet’s Cabin, on top of the mountain. One word: Waffles.
Best Place to Recover (a la spas, hot springs, etc.): The rooftop hot tubs at Teton Mountain Lodge Spa. Nothing like a post-ski soak with a mountain view.
Who are you? Red Rainey, Hyper resourceful snowboarder, blogger, and social connector.
Where do you come from? UK.
Why do you know the resort well? Now on his 5th winter as an Aspen Snowmass #ContentCrew team rider, he is well versed on the subject of the Rocky Mountains. Most recently, he led The Ski Week’s tour across North America, scouting a long list of resorts for their very best in terrain, lifestyle and overall vibe.