Snowy Range Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wyoming in USA. The resort is in the town of Laramie, WY.
We recently ranked all of Wyoming's ski resorts, so you can see where Snowy Range stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Snowy Range is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Snowy Range Ski Resort. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Snowy Range's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Snowy Range around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Snowy Range Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
Snowy Range has a total of 27 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snowy Range is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 250 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 101 hectares, 0.4 square miles, or 1.0 square kilometers.
Snowy Range's slopes see on average 250 inches (7.6 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 20 feet every year!
Snowy Range Ski Resort Elevation
Snowy Range Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 10,000 feet, or 3,048 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 9,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,000 feet (305 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 10,000 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.
Snowy Range Ski Resort Difficulty Level
39.6out 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
Snowy Range has 250 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Snowy Range is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 30% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 70%.
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 Snowy Range Ski Resort good for beginners?
Snowy Range 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 70% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Snowy Range Ski Resort Location
Snowy Range Ski Resort is located in the state of Wyoming, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Laramie, WY.
Laramie, WY 82070 USA
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Getting to Snowy Range Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snowy Range Ski Resort), its coordinates of 41.17000, -106.24000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Laramie, 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 Snowy Range Ski Resort.
|Denver International Airport||DEN||Denver, CO||122 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 Snowy Range.
|Laramie Regional Airport||LAR||Laramie, WY||31 mi|
|Cheyenne Regional Jerry Olson Field||CYS||Cheyenne, WY||74 mi|
|Eagle County Regional Airport||EGE||Eagle, CO||111 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snowy Range 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 Snowy Range Ski Resort.
|Steamboat||Clark, CO||10,568 ft||77%||45 mi|
|Howelsen Hill Ski Area||Seamboat Springs, CO||7,136 ft||44%||57 mi|
|Ski Granby Ranch||Granby, CO||9,202 ft||30%||89 mi|
|Eldora||Nederland, CO||10,800 ft||48%||92 mi|
|Winter Park Resort||Winter Park, CO||12,060 ft||72%||93 mi|
Snowy Range Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||10,000 ft|
|Base Elevation||9,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,000 ft|
(30% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||250 inches|