Snow King Ski Resort

Snow King Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wyoming in USA. The resort is in the town of Jackson, WY.

Snow King 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.

Snow King Lodging:

Snow King Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Snow King has a total of 34 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 400 acres, Snow King Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 162 hectares, 1 square miles, or 2 square kilometers.

Snow King's slopes see on average 300 inches (118 cm) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet a year!

Trails
Total Runs
34
Ski Lift
Lifts
4
Skier
Skiable Acres
400(2 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
300"(118 cm)

Snow King Ski Resort Elevation

Snow King Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 7,808 feet, or 2,380 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 6,237 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,571 feet (479 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Snow King'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
7,808'(2,380 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
1,571'(479 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
6,237'(1,901 m)

Snow King Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
59.7out of 100
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Snow King's difficulty level of 59.7 is above average. 82% of its trails rated as either intermediate or expert-level, which doesn't leave much for the beginners.

 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

Snow King has 400 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Snow King's difficulty level is higher than average, which is because 24% of its ski trails are rated as intermediate, and another 58% as expert.
Beginner
18%(72 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
24%(96 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
58%(232 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 Snow King Ski Resort good for beginners?

Snow King is above average in its difficulty level, so... probably not? It will depend on which trails you take since only 42% of its trails rated for either beginner or intermediate skill levels.

Snow King Ski Resort Location

Snow King Ski 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:
snowkingmountain.com

GPS Coordinates:
43.46000, -110.76000

Getting to Snow King Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snow King Ski Resort), its coordinates of 43.46000, -110.76000 (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 Snow King Ski Resort.

NameCodeCityDistance
Salt Lake City International AirportSLCSalt Lake City, UT195 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 Snow King.

NameCodeCityDistance
Jackson Hole AirportJACJackson, WY10 mi
Idaho Falls Regional AirportIDAIdaho Falls, ID66 mi
Pocatello Regional AirportPIHPocatello, ID100 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snow King 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 Snow King Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Jackson Hole Mountain ResortJackson, WY10,450 ft85%2 mi
Grand TargheeAlta, WY10,000 ft57%25 mi
White PinePinedale, WY9,500 ft42%60 mi
Pebble CreekBancroft, ID8,560 ft66%81 mi
Sleeping GiantCody, WY7,428 ft47%86 mi

Snow King Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation7,808 ft
Base Elevation6,237 ft
Vertical Drop1,571 ft
Trails34
(18% Beginner,  24% Intermediate,  58% Expert)
Lifts4
Skiable Acres400
Avg. Annual Snowfall300 inches
Snow King Ski Resort Mountain Stats