White Pine Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Wyoming in USA. The resort is in the town of Pinedale, WY.
We recently ranked all of Wyoming's ski resorts, so you can see where White Pine stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
White Pine 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 White Pine around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
White Pine Mountain Resort Terrain Overview
White Pine has a total of 25 ski trails, which are serviced by 2 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. With 370 acres, White Pine Ski Resort has a moderate amount of skiiable terrain available for skiers. This area is equivalent to 150 hectares, 0.6 square miles, or 1.5 square kilometers.
White Pine's slopes see on average 200 inches (5.1 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 16 feet every year!
White Pine Ski Resort Elevation
White Pine Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 9,500 feet, or 2,895 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 8,400 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 1,100 feet (335 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 9,500 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.
White Pine Ski Resort Difficulty Level
43.5out 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
White Pine has 370 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.White Pine is a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 25% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 75%.
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 White Pine Ski Resort good for beginners?
White Pine 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 75% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
White Pine Ski Resort Location
White Pine Ski Resort is located in the state of Wyoming, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Pinedale, WY.
Pinedale, WY 82941 USA
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Getting to White Pine Mountain Resort
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (White Pine Ski Resort), its coordinates of 42.97700, -109.76000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Pinedale, 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 White Pine Ski Resort.
|Salt Lake City International Airport||SLC||Salt Lake City, UT||189 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 White Pine.
|Jackson Hole Airport||JAC||Jackson, WY||66 mi|
|Southwest Wyoming Regional Airport||RKS||Rock Springs, WY||102 mi|
|Idaho Falls Regional Airport||IDA||Idaho Falls, ID||122 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to White Pine 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 White Pine Ski Resort.
|Snow King||Jackson, WY||7,808 ft||62%||60 mi|
|Jackson Hole Mountain Resort||Jackson, WY||10,450 ft||87%||61 mi|
|Grand Targhee||Alta, WY||10,000 ft||56%||75 mi|
White Pine Ski Resort Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||9,500 ft|
|Base Elevation||8,400 ft|
|Vertical Drop||1,100 ft|
(25% Beginner, 45% Intermediate, 30% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||200 inches|