Ski Resorts in Wyoming
Wyoming is wonderful for skiers. Wide open spaces, spectacular views of the Grand Tetons, roaming wild elk, Wild West vibes, impressive ski terrain and fewer skiers compared to Colorado and Utah, Wyoming is a destination not to be missed.
- Epic and challenging terrain at Jackson Hole
- Some resorts see an average annual snowfall of over 1,143 cm
- Light and dry powder
- Close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park
Jackson Hole is where many of the best skiers go. It’s one of the best ski resorts in the US thanks to the epic terrain that’s spread across two main peaks, Rendezvous and Après Vous. With a vertical drop of over 1,219 m and expert terrain such as the legendary ski chute Corbet’s Couloir, it's easy to see why ski bums come to Jackson Hole. The resort receives over 1,143 cm of snowfall annually and the backcountry is also easily accessible so there’s tons of light and dry powder for powderhounds to bounce through. If you’re a beginner, consider going to Snow King Resort instead as the skiing here is mostly suited for intermediates to experts.
For first tracks, stay in the Teton Village, the base village at Jackson Hole. Otherwise, the town of Jackson has a wider range of lodging, dining and nightlife.
Grand Targhee Ski Resort, on the border of Wyoming and Idaho, is a gem. It's off the grid of most skiers' paths and plentiful in its powder accumulation with over 1,270 cm annually. Enjoy jaw-dropping views of the Grant Teton as you ski or take it to the next level and go cat skiing. If you'd rather stick to the lifts then you'll be happy to know there are rarely any lift queues here!
The base might lack the resort hotels and dining found at Teton Village but if you’re focused on the skiing or just after a family-friendly vacation then the village will do just fine.
Snow King Resort offers a fun and challenging day of skiing right in the town of Jackson – well walking distance at least. Like Grand Targhee, Snow King is not fancy but the terrain is impressive, un-crowded and very friendly. The green and blue runs are separate from the more advanced terrain, making it an ideal resort for beginners and intermediates skiers who won’t have to worry about expert skiers flying past. Since opening in 1939, this original Jackson ski resort has transformed thanks to many upgrades in recent years giving it a mini resort-like vibe.
Sitting away from the Grand Tetons, Hogadon Basin and Pine Creek are both worthwhile mentions. As small resorts, they don’t have the resort vibe or fancy facilities and tend to be overlooked compared the big names like Jackson Hole. Nevertheless, the laid-back atmosphere and great skiing keep locals coming back again and again.
|Best for Beginners||Snow King Resort|
|Best for Intermediates||Snow King Resort|
|Best for Advanced and Experts||Jackson Hole|
|Best for All-rounder||Grand Targhee Ski Resort|
|Highest Summit Elevation||Jackson Hole|
|Highest number of runs||Jackson Hole|
|Largest ski area||Jackson Hole|
|Highest number of lifts||Jackson Hole|