Sleeping Giant Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wyoming in USA. The resort is in the town of Cody, WY.
We recently ranked all of Wyoming's ski resorts, so you can see where Sleeping Giant stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Sleeping Giant 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 Sleeping Giant around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Sleeping Giant Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Sleeping Giant has a total of 49 ski trails, which are serviced by 3 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Sleeping Giant is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 184 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 74 hectares, 0.3 square miles, or 0.7 square kilometers.
Sleeping Giant's slopes see on average 250 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 20 feet every year!
Sleeping Giant Ski Resort Elevation
Sleeping Giant Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,428 feet, or 2,264 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,619 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 809 feet (247 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Sleeping Giant'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.
Sleeping Giant Ski Resort Difficulty Level
47.1out 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
Sleeping Giant has 184 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Sleeping Giant is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 15% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 85%.
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 Sleeping Giant Ski Resort good for beginners?
Sleeping Giant 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 85% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Sleeping Giant Ski Resort Location
Sleeping Giant Ski Resort is located in the state of Wyoming, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Cody, WY.
Cody, WY 82414 USA
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Getting to Sleeping Giant Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Sleeping Giant Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.52000, -109.84000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Cody, 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 Sleeping Giant.
|Jackson Hole Airport||JAC||Jackson, WY||77 mi|
|Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport||BZN||Bozeman, MT||108 mi|
|Billings Logan International Airport||BIL||Billings, MT||109 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Sleeping Giant 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 Sleeping Giant Ski Resort.
|Red Lodge Mountain||Red Lodge, MT||9,416 ft||67%||52 mi|
|Grand Targhee||Alta, WY||10,000 ft||57%||65 mi|
|Jackson Hole Mountain Resort||Jackson, WY||10,450 ft||85%||84 mi|
|Snow King||Jackson, WY||7,808 ft||60%||86 mi|
Sleeping Giant Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,428 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,619 ft|
|Vertical Drop||809 ft|
(15% Beginner, 41% Intermediate, 44% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||250 inches|