Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers visitors one of the best ski and snowboard experiences in the world. Known for our steep terrain, consistent fall line, deep light powder and endless backcountry, Jackson Hole also allows beginners and intermediates to excel at their own pace on a variety of groomed runs and open bowls.
Jackson Hole Overview
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is in Wyoming, close to the Idaho state border and between the Gros Ventre and Teton mountain ranges. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers visitors one of the best ski and snowboard experiences in the world. Known for our steep terrain, consistent fall line, deep light powder and endless backcountry, Jackson Hole also allows beginners and intermediates to excel at their own pace on a variety of groomed runs and open bowls.
The mountain is also 100% wind powered and continues to work on being more environmentally friendly, with a focus on sustainably designed buildings, environmental preferable purchasing, composting, recycling, habitat conservation & restoration.
Where to stay in Jackson Hole
There are two main places to stay during to ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the resorts base area is called Teton Village which offers ski-in ski-out hotels, and apartments. The other option is to stay in downtown Jackson, which has a huge range of accommodation to suit different budgets, but you need to jump on a bus to get to the slopes. There are obviously positives to both places, so it depends what type of holiday you are after! Jackson is cheaper and has more nightlife, shopping, and dining options, while Teton Village gives you the on-mountain experience.
Skiing Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole is awesome for intermediate level riders; the mountains intermediate trails make up 40% the mountains total 2,500 acres of terrain. This means that Jackson’s blue runs alone offer more terrain than many ski resorts’ total terrain.
Jackson Hole is also well-known for the Aerial Tram and its backcountry skiing, and the resort has the longest continuous vertical in USA, from the top of Rendezvous Mountain to the valley floor is a whooping 1,261m. You may also recognise Jackson as the home of Corbet’s Couloir & the popular the “Kings & Queens of Corbet’s” competition, which is a comp they run in Jackson each February and is all about massive tricks and going big.
Known for having some of the most consistent snow in the west, Jackson Hole also limits the capacity of the mountain by controlling lift ticket numbers & therefore the mountain doesn’t get as crowded as other ski resorts, even Ikon Pass & Mountain Collective ticket holders must reserve their ski days to ensure numbers aren’t exceeded.
Getting around Jackson Hole
When you book your lodging, check to see if they offer free pick up from the airport. If not, there are taxis that will drive you into town. If you are staying in Teton Village, you will inevitably travel to town to do some shopping, and if you are staying in town you will need to get to and from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Jackson Hole has a public transportation system called the START Bus (Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit) that is a cheap and efficient way of traveling around the valley.
How to get to Jackson Hole
There are a wide range of options to get to Jackson Hole, whether it's a direct flight into the Jackson Hole Airport, the incredible scenic drive by car, or the bus from Salt Lake or Idaho Falls.
If you decide to fly, Jackson Hole Airport is only about 30 minutes from the slopes and there are direct flights from lots of US Airports. If you just want to get there, you can go from Australia directly into San Francisco or Los Angeles and then into Jackson, or if you have a bigger trip planned there are also direct flights from Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, New York and Salt Lake City.
Things to do in Jackson Hole in Winter
Jackson Hole is more than just incredible skiing & snowboarding! Try all your favourite winter activities like snowmobiling, sleigh rides, dogsledding, snowshoeing & ice skating. If you just can’t get enough of slopes, there is also backcountry heli-skiing & snowcat skiing.
Along with a huge range of outdoor activities, the Town of Jackson and Teton Village are also home to great shopping and dining, among other things. If you're looking to recharge your batteries after a long day on the slopes (or you'd rather spend a day relaxing than out in the cold), there are a wide variety of massage & spa options awaiting your indulgence.
Dining & Après in Jackson Hole
Best Après in Jackson Hole:
In town, visit the iconic western-style Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Fitted out with neon sign, stools with saddles at the bar and an epic party vibe, this hotspot has been home to many good memories for skiers, celebrities, and ranchers since it opened in 1937. StillWest Brewery and Grill is also in town, situated at the bottom of the ski slopes with awesome views back up the mountain, a great place to stop for a beer.
Located inside Teton Mountain Lodge, The Spur is a modern restaurant and bar with a great selection of specialty cocktails! On the mountain in Teton Village, Mangy Moose Steakhouse and Saloon is a classic saloon bar with a second story & fun atmosphere including live music.
Best Restaurants in Jackson Hole:
Jackson Hole has an awesome selection of restaurants, we highly recommend booking in advance, especially during holiday periods if you don't want to wait.
If you are chasing cheap & cheerful, Tin Can Cantina food truck does cheap margaritas and delicious tacos. For some good Italian food, head to Il Villaggio Osteria in Teton Village. Liberty Burger is a great burger joint, with large gourmet burgers and all the classic American sides you expect like onion rings, curly fries, jalapeno poppers and loaded fries.
The Osteria's house-made pasta, wood fire pizzas, and salumi bar are all delightful and there is a great selection of wines to match you preferred meal. If fine dining is your vibe, The Blue Lion is an excellent option. Set in a charming, historic house the live acoustic music makes for a romantic atmosphere to match a menu which includes Seafood Scampi, New Zealand Lamb Rack, Grilled Elk, Seared Ahi Tuna and Bison Short Ribs.