Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wyoming in USA. The resort is in the town of Jackson, WY.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a part of the Ikon Ski Pass network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all or most of the Ikon-sponsored slopes with it throughout the year, depending on the type of pass you bought.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a part of the Mountain Collective network. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the Collective.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Lodging:

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Terrain Overview

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has a total of 133 ski trails, which are serviced by 13 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. The amount of skiable area in this park is huge, with a maximum of 2,500 acres available to skiers. This area is equivalent to 1,012 hectares, 4 square miles, or 10 square kilometers.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's slopes see on average 459 inches (181 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 38 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
133
Ski Lift
Lifts
13
Skier
Skiable Acres
2,500(10 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
459"(181 cm)

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Elevation

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has a summit elevation of 10,450 feet, or 3,185 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,311 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 4,139 feet (1,262 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 10,450 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
10,450'(3,185 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
4,139'(1,262 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,311'(1,923 m)

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
84.6out of 100
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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, with a difficulty score of 84.6. This mountain ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 50% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 4,139 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has 2,500 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Seeing as Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is one of the hardest ski areas in the country, it's no surprise that over 90% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level. This leaves only 10% of its skiable acres for the beginners.
Beginner
10%(250 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
Intermediate
40%(1,000 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
Expert
50%(1,250 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 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort good for beginners?

This is one of the hardest ski areas in the country to ski at, so it is not great for beginners. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ranks in the top 10% of the most-difficult ski resorts in the country. It has 50% of its trails rated as expert, or black-diamond level.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Location

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is located in the state of Wyoming, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Jackson, WY.

Address:
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
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Website:
jacksonhole.com/

GPS Coordinates:
43.49000, -110.75000

Getting to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort), its coordinates of 43.49000, -110.75000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Jackson, 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 large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT197 mi

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 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Jackson Hole AirportJACJackson, WY8 mi
Idaho Falls Regional AirportIDAIdaho Falls, ID66 mi
Pocatello Regional AirportPIHPocatello, ID101 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Jackson Hole Mountain 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 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Snow KingJackson, WY7,808 ft60%2 mi
Grand TargheeAlta, WY10,000 ft57%23 mi
White PinePinedale, WY9,500 ft42%61 mi
Pebble CreekBancroft, ID8,560 ft66%83 mi
Sleeping GiantCody, WY7,428 ft47%84 mi

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation10,450 ft
Base Elevation6,311 ft
Vertical Drop4,139 ft
Trails133
(10% Beginner,  40% Intermediate,  50% Expert)
Lifts13
Skiable Acres2,500
Avg. Annual Snowfall459 inches
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Mountain Stats