Hogadon Basin

Hogadon Basin is a ski area located in the state of Wyoming in USA. The resort is in the town of Casper, WY.

We recently ranked all of Wyoming's ski resorts, so you can see where Hogadon Basin stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Season Passes

Hogadon Basin is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes with with Hogadon Basin. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Hogadon Basin's website.

Lodging Options

There are numerous options to stay at Hogadon Basin around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.

Hogadon Basin Terrain Overview

Hogadon Basin has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Hogadon Basin is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 60 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 24 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.

Hogadon Basin's slopes see on average 140 inches (43 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 11 feet a year!

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
60(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
140"(4,267 cm)

Hogadon Basin Elevation

Hogadon Basin has a summit elevation of 8,000 feet, or 2,438 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 7,400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 600 feet (183 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Hogadon Basin's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
8,000'(2,438 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
600'(183 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
7,400'(2,255 m)

Hogadon Basin Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
42.1out of 100
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Hogadon Basin can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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

Hogadon Basin has 60 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Hogadon Basin is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 20% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 80%.
Green Circle
20%(12 acres)

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.

Blue Square
40%(24 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
40%(24 acres)

Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.

Is Hogadon Basin good for beginners?

Hogadon Basin 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 80% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Hogadon Basin Location

Hogadon Basin is located in the state of Wyoming, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Casper, WY.

Casper, WY 82601 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
42.74500, -106.34100

Getting to Hogadon Basin

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Hogadon Basin), its coordinates of 42.74500, -106.34100 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Casper, 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 Hogadon Basin.

Casper-Natrona County International AirportCPRCasper, WY13 mi
Laramie Regional AirportLARLaramie, WY105 mi
Gillette Campbell County AirportGCCGillette, WY118 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Hogadon Basin, 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 Hogadon Basin.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance

Hogadon Basin Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation8,000 ft
Base Elevation7,400 ft
Vertical Drop600 ft
(20% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  40% Expert)
Skiable Acres60
Avg. Annual Snowfall140 inches
Hogadon Basin Mountain Stats