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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.