Grand Teton

Wyoming Ski Resorts Ranked & Mapped

Wyoming has 9 major ski resorts, spread fairly evenly through the state. However, the most popular ski resorts are located near the town of Jackson, which also happens to be the entrance to the Grand Teton National Park.

Grand Teton

Grand Teton National Park

Best Months: September, August, June & July
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, year round
Entrance Fee: $35 per vehicle, valid for 7 days

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Wyoming Ski Season

The ski season in Wyoming typically begins in November and runs through April, depending on the weather and snow conditions.

However, ski season in Wyoming can vary greatly depending on the weather and snow conditions. Generally, the ski season in Wyoming starts in November and runs through April, although some resorts may open earlier or later, depending on conditions. The early season is typically characterized by colder temperatures and limited snow coverage, while the late season is often marked by warmer temperatures and more extensive snow coverage.

List of All Wyoming Ski Resorts

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is the only resort within one of the “Big 2” nationwide ski lift passes, since it’s a part of IKON. There are three resorts a part of the INDY network, and two that are associated with The Mountain Collective.

Antelope Butte MountainINDYShell, WY, 82441
Grand TargheeCOLLAlta, WY, 83414
Hogadon BasinCasper, WY, 82601
Jackson Hole Mountain ResortIKON,COLLJackson, WY, 83001
MeadowlarkTen Sleep, WY, 82442
Sleeping GiantINDYCody, WY, 82414
Snow KingINDYJackson, WY, 83001
Snowy RangeLaramie, WY, 82070
White PineINDYPinedale, WY, 82941

Explaining Our ‘Difficulty Score’

Parks & Trips created a proprietary Difficulty Score that is generated by looking at the number of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort.

Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then gives each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier 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.

The Most Difficult Wyoming Ski Resorts

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is one of the hardest ski areas in the country. It ranks in the top 10% of most-difficult ski resorts in all of North America, mostly due to the fact that it has 50% of its trails rated as expert-level, and a vertical drop of 4,139 feet.

Mountain Stats

Summit:  10,450′
Vertical:  4,139′
Base:  6,311′

Terrain Stats

Trails:  133
Lifts:  13
Acres:  2,500

Trail Breakdown

Beginner:  10%
Intermediate:  40%
Expert:  50%

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The most popular ski resort in Wyoming is also the most difficult by a mile. Jackson Hole is, in fact, one of the most difficult ski resorts in the country. It has a vertical drop of over 4,000 feet and 50% of its trails are considered expert level.

Up next, Snow King and Grand Targhee, respectively, round out the top three. They both sit right around the 60% difficulty score level, but how they get this score is wildly different. Snow King has way more of its trails rated as expert-level, while Grand Targhee is enormous, with the second-highest vertical drop in the state.

Rank ResortGreen TrailsBlue TrailsBlack TrailsDifficulty ScoreTM
#1Jackson Hole Mountain Resort10%40%50%85%
#2Snow King18%24%58%60%
#3Grand Targhee10%70%20%57%
#4Sleeping Giant15%41%44%47%
#5Antelope Butte Mountain25%36%39%45%

The Easiest Ski Resorts in Wyoming

Snowy Range in southeast Wyoming comes in as the easiest ski area in the state. Meadowlark and White Pine round out the top three easiest, but all three are surprisingly close in what they have to offer to skiers. All have a very even distribution of beginner, intermediate, and expert trails, while all three also have virtually identical 1,000 ft verticals.

Rank ResortGreen TrailsBlue TrailsBlack TrailsDifficulty ScoreTM
#1Snowy Range30%40%30%40%
#3White Pine25%45%30%42%
#4Hogadon Basin20%40%40%42%
#5Antelope Butte Mountain25%36%39%45%

The Largest Ski Resorts in Wyoming

Choosing the largest ski resorts is a bit of a tricky proposition. Do you look at just the summit elevation? How about the total acreage, most trails, or steepest vertical drop?

Well, we decided to combine all four of those metrics into one ranking to get the best idea, although we fully admit this is completely subjective. We’ve given you all the data in the following table to make your own decision.

Located in the Grant Teton mountain range, Jackson Hole has the highest vertical drop in the state by over 1,300 feet. It also has over 130 trails, which eclipses the second most by almost double. Grand Targhee has the most skiable acres in the state with 3,000.

Rank ResortSummit ElevationBase ElevationVertical DropAcresTrails
#1Jackson Hole Mountain Resort10,450 ft6,311 ft4,139 ft2,500133
#2Grand Targhee10,000 ft7,408 ft2,592 ft3,00072
#3Snow King7,808 ft6,237 ft1,571 ft40034
#4Snowy Range10,000 ft9,000 ft1,000 ft25027
#5White Pine9,500 ft8,400 ft1,100 ft37025

Neighboring States

To the north of Wyoming is Montana, which is one of the best states in the country to ski at. To the south is Colorado, which IS the best state in the country to ski. Wyoming is smack dab in the middle of ski country, and the resorts it has to offer to skiers visiting this area of the US cannot be overlooked.

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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.