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.
We recently ranked all of Wyoming's ski resorts, so you can see where Snow King stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
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 is a part of the Powder Alliance pass network. This pass allows you to buy a season ticket at your home slope, then be able to use it to ski up to three free days at the rest of the participating resorts.
There are numerous options to stay at Snow King around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Snow King Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Snow King has a total of 41 ski trails, which are serviced by 8 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 500 acres, Snow King Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 202 hectares, 0.8 square miles, or 2.0 square kilometers.
Snow King's slopes see on average 300 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 25 feet every year!
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.
Snow King Ski Resort Difficulty Level
62out 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
Snow King has 500 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 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 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 nearest the town of Jackson, WY.
Jackson, WY 83001 USA
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Getting to Snow King Mountain 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.
|Salt Lake City International Airport||SLC||Salt Lake City, UT||195 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.
|Jackson Hole Airport||JAC||Jackson, WY||10 mi|
|Idaho Falls Regional Airport||IDA||Idaho Falls, ID||66 mi|
|Pocatello Regional Airport||PIH||Pocatello, ID||100 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.
|Jackson Hole Mountain Resort||Jackson, WY||10,450 ft||87%||2 mi|
|Grand Targhee||Alta, WY||10,000 ft||56%||25 mi|
|White Pine||Pinedale, WY||9,500 ft||44%||60 mi|
|Pebble Creek||Bancroft, ID||8,560 ft||63%||81 mi|
|Sleeping Giant||Cody, WY||7,428 ft||49%||86 mi|
Snow King Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||7,808 ft|
|Base Elevation||6,237 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,571 ft|
(18% Beginner, 24% Intermediate, 58% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||300 inches|