Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wyoming in USA. The resort is in the town of Shell, WY.
We recently ranked all of Wyoming's ski resorts, so you can see where Antelope Butte Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Antelope Butte Mountain is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Antelope Butte Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Antelope Butte Mountain Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Antelope Butte Mountain has a total of 30 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Antelope Butte Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 225 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 91 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 0.9 square kilometers.
Antelope Butte Mountain's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort Elevation
Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,400 feet, or 2,865 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
The summit of 9,400 feet makes this ski resort one of the highest in the country. The average ski slope summit is around 4,000 feet, so this is extremely high compared to its peers.
Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort Difficulty Level
46.2out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Antelope Butte Mountain has 225 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Antelope Butte Mountain is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort good for beginners?
Antelope Butte Mountain can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort Location
Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort is located in the state of Wyoming, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Shell, WY.
Shell, WY 82441 USA
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Getting to Antelope Butte Mountain Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.61244, -107.52320 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Shell, WY to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Antelope Butte Mountain.
|Sheridan County Airport||SHR||Sheridan, WY||29 mi|
|Billings Logan International Airport||BIL||Billings, MT||96 mi|
|Gillette Campbell County Airport||GCC||Gillette, WY||99 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort.
|Meadowlark||Ten Sleep, WY||9,400 ft||42%||31 mi|
|Red Lodge Mountain||Red Lodge, MT||9,416 ft||69%||94 mi|
Antelope Butte Mountain Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||9,400 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,400 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(25% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 39% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|