Jackson Hole Mountain Resort one of the most popular (and difficult) ski resorts in the country, located in the Teton Mountains of Wyoming, in the town of Jackson Hole. It is known for massive powder snowfalls, usually over 450 inches a season. The ski season at Jackson Hole typically runs from late November to early April.
The town of Jackson also has a ton of world-class lodging and après-ski options. This, combined with the great skiing conditions, make Jackson Hole also one of the busiest and most expensive places to ski at in the country as well.
We recently ranked all of Wyoming's ski resorts, so you can see where Jackson Hole Mountain Resort stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
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.
There are numerous options to stay at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has a total of 131 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, 3.9 square miles, or 10.1 square kilometers.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's slopes see on average 458 inches (11.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 38 feet every year!
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.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Difficulty Level
87.3out of 100
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.
Skiable Terrain 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 as beginner terrain.
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 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 nearest the town of Jackson, WY.
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
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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.
|Salt Lake City International Airport||SLC||Salt Lake City, UT||197 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.
|Jackson Hole Airport||JAC||Jackson, WY||8 mi|
|Idaho Falls Regional Airport||IDA||Idaho Falls, ID||66 mi|
|Pocatello Regional Airport||PIH||Pocatello, ID||101 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.
|Snow King||Jackson, WY||7,808 ft||62%||2 mi|
|Grand Targhee||Alta, WY||10,000 ft||56%||23 mi|
|White Pine||Pinedale, WY||9,500 ft||43%||61 mi|
|Pebble Creek||Bancroft, ID||8,560 ft||63%||83 mi|
|Sleeping Giant||Cody, WY||7,428 ft||49%||84 mi|
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||10,450 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,311 ft|
|Vertical Drop||4,139 ft|
(10% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 50% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||458 inches|