Jackson Hole

Jack Lee
SnowPak Local Insider
Jack Lee
  • Legendary steeps and world-class terrain, a true expert's paradise
  • The longest continuous vertical of any ski resort in the US
  • Easily accessible back-country terrain
  • Jackson Hole has an efficient lift system
  • Not suitable for never-ever skiers
  • Freshies get tracked out quickly
  • Not many other ski resorts around to spread out the crowds
  • Colder than ski resorts in Colorado and Nevada

Jackson Hole Ski Packages

Lodging + Lift Tickets Discount Price
Snow King Resort Hotel & Luxury Residences
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
25% off $1,064
Mountain Modern Motel
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
23% off $916
The Lexington at Jackson Hole
2 x Adult 2-day Lift Ticket
23% off $921

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Welcome to the Wild West of the ski world! Mountain resorts don’t get much more badass than Jackson Hole, home to the infamous Corbet’s Couloir, along with more chutes, cliffs, moguls, and steeps than you could shake a stick at. The terrifying terrain here goes hand-in-hand with the resort’s burly atmosphere, it’s a corner of Wyoming where the soul of the old west is alive and well! Totalling up an impressive 1,262 m of vertical drop, Jackson Hole has the longest continuous vertical of any ski resort in the US, with many slopes consistently following the fall line.

Best month to go

January and February

If you’re the kind of skier that digs deep snow and stormy days then the best time to go is just before Christmas, or hold on for February and early March, though be prepared to layer up. Keep an eye on the weather charts, because if you see a storm tracking southeast from Canada or the Pacific Northwest it’s a sure bet that Jackson Hole will get walloped with fresh white stuff. For those of you who aren’t huge fans of the bitter cold, it might be worth holding off on your Jackson Hole ski vacation until March properly kicks in. By the middle of this springtime month it’s reliably warmer and bluebird days are much more common. The snow season usually wraps up after the first week of April, and you can expect the resort to open by the end of November.


Jackson Hole Airport


Jackson Hole (approx. 1 hour)

Teton Village (Walk)

  • Most convenient location
  • Made up of two main base areas
  • Ski-in/ski-out accommodation available

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Jackson (16-24 km)

  • Majority of accommodation, shopping and nightlife
  • Wide variety of lodging: hotels, condos, Airbnb, motels
  • 40 minute bus ride to resort

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For beginners

You won't find a ton of beginner terrain at Jackson Hole, however, there's a handful of wide green slopes that's perfect for practicing! On the Apres Vous side of the mountain check out the area above the Bridger Centre or take on some quiet beginner slopes like Lower Teewinot and around Solitude Mid-Station.

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For intermediates

There are a range of intermediate trails, though be warned they're generally steeper than other resorts! Werner, Moran, and Upper Teewinot are all quieter slopes and have a decent gradient to speed through! Best part is, this area is great for trying out tree skiing and jumping back onto the groomers if you need to!

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For experts

Hardcore skiers are in for a real treat at Jackson Hole. Hike along the Headwall to the Caspar Bowl gates and try one of the Shots, for a true backcountry experience (but still inbounds)! The powder-filled Hobacks are another spot not to be missed!

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Find freshies

For some of the world's best inbounds powder skiing, the Hobacks is where it's at. The powder here is deep, but be sure to get here early before the sun turns it into sludge!

Ditch the crowds

Avoid the Amphitheatre blue run, it's a designated slow zone and a real bottleneck that sees skiers of all levels.

Non skiers

Non-skiers can still have fun in Jackson Hole with the activities available like dog sledding, winter wildlife safaris, art galleries and more to keep them occupied.


While the slopes at Jackson Hole might deter beginners, the resort actually has a great kids ski school programme. Off-slopes there are tons of activities and attractions to enjoy including a wildlife safari through the Grand Teton National Park. The town of Jackson also has budget-friendly accommodation than Teton Village.

Jackson Hole

Jackson HoleGrand Targhee Resort
beginner9 %33 %
intermediate33 %37 %
advanced41 %25 %
expert17 %5 %
total runs133 95
ski area1,012ha 809ha
summit elevation3,185m 3,024m
total lifts12 5
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$149 USD ($226 AUD) $85 USD ($129 AUD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall820cm 765cm

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Jackson Hole Reviews

Fabulous 4.4 / 5
based on 63 reviews

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Very Good!4.2 / 5Feb 25, 2020
Jackson Hole ReviewsMatt B.
advanced skier
Incredible skiing experience, pure and authentic. Fantastic people and some functional restaurants to keep you going all day. If you want a great beer you can find plenty at the bottom of the slopes or take the bus into Jackson. Lots of shops to get some great gear. Somewhere to treasure!... More
Good!3.7 / 5Jan 05, 2020
Jackson Hole ReviewsPaige P.
intermediate skier
Loved the mangy moose for dinner and skiing corbets couloir of course. Can’t wait to come back next winter and maybe try the back bowls. Ready to shred some gnar... More
Fabulous!4.4 / 5Aug 08, 2019
Jackson Hole ReviewsJoseph D.
expert skier
Jackson is by far the most challenging resort top to bottom in the USA. The resort also has a phenomenal lift system & consistent snow. I highly recommend it! The base area is also fantastic-check out the Mangy Moose for apres.... More
Superb!4.8 / 5Jan 14, 2019
Jackson Hole ReviewsJake S.
expert skier
The combination of elite terrain and snow makes this place well worth the effort it takes to get there. There’s something for all levels but offers a unique inbounds experience to advanced and expert skiers.... More
Very Good!3.9 / 5Dec 04, 2018
Jackson Hole ReviewsAlexander C.
expert snowboarder
Jackson Hole is an amazing mountain with unparalleled backcountry access. It will challenge riders of any skill level. Dress warm as it can be quite chilly. However it is well worth it.... More
Fabulous!4.5 / 5Dec 04, 2018
Jackson Hole ReviewsZain S.
intermediate snowboarder
If you're looking for steep runs, this is the place to be. Jackson hole features amazing terrain and one of my favorite resorts to snowboard at. Amazing views with plenty of trials.... More
Superb!5 / 5Nov 14, 2018
Jackson Hole ReviewsNathon B.
expert snowboarder
Jackson hole. The Wild West. Jackson hole is probably my favorite mountain that I have snowboarding. They have so much amazing terrain. I was able to board Corbet's Couloir and it was a run of a life time. You want steep runs and or backcountry pow. It’s Jackson hole.... More
Average!3.3 / 5Jul 03, 2018
Jackson Hole ReviewsDavid F.
advanced skier
Without a doubt the best terrain in the US. Fantastic lift Infrastructure. Good on mountain dining. Super reliable snow fall. The mountain does get very slick if there has been no snow for a week... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Apr 29, 2018
Jackson Hole ReviewsBlas G.
expert snowboarder
Jackson Hole is a pretty unique resort. I spent this 17/18 season riding its massive terrain and now I can say is one of the best resort in North America, if not the best, and for sure a wild one. It is big, steep, deep and versatile. Low mountain is for beginners, mid to summit is for advanced/experts. Groomed areas are just perfect; Soft snow... More
Superb!4.6 / 5Dec 03, 2017
MMMichael M.
advanced snowboarder
The best all around mountain in north America! When the pow is fresh there is no better place to be. Around every corner there is always something to get your heart rate pumping, could be tree runs, drop offs, natural hips and of course leg burning runs from top of the tram. Wish I could live there year round. ... More

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