Jackson Hole Ski Resort

Famed for many years for its extreme terrain and cult reputation, Jackson Hole is now a real all-rounder following heavy investment in both the town and the lift system – but crucially that old-school spirit remains.

The two flights required (usually via Denver) to get to this corner of Wyoming are more than worth it. 2500 acres of some of North America’s, if not the world’s, finest and gnarliest terrain await, including the legendary runs from the top of Jackson Hole’s iconic Tram – none more so than Corbet’s Couloir. The resort does also have a more mellow side to it and offers some great groomed terrain for confident intermediates and more recently for beginners, thanks to the Sweetwater Gondola.

You can either stay in the town of Jackson – a 20 minute drive away from the slopes – or in Teton Village at the base of the lifts. This area has seen a lot of investment in recent years and is now a good option to stay in, especially if you’re looking for a self-catered condo.

The best way to see the resort and experience its legendary terrain is by utilising the Ski Club’s Leader Service. With over 11.5m of snowfall each winter the powder days are numerous, so why not get shown the best hidden spots by our Leaders – in resort from 12th January to 16th March this season.

For the latest conditions updates and to meet with fellow members, check out the Ski Club’s Jackson Hole Facebook Group

Our Jackson Hole Resort Ratings

  • Beginner ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Intermediate ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
  • Advanced ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Snow Reliability ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
  • Fast Lifts ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
  • Resort Activities ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Après ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
  • Value ★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆
Pros

Some of the world's best steep terrain

Huge vertical, especially for North America

Excellent snow record – over 11.5m lands here on average each winter

Unspoiled, remote location

Cons

The town of Jackson is a 20-30 drive/bus ride away

Sun can affect the lower runs

Lift pass prices are expensive, as with most of North America

Getting there from the UK involves at least one plane change

Jackson Hole Skiing

Jackson Hole is right up there amongst the world’s top resorts for experts. Double diamond blacks, powder bowls and epic tree runs are littered across the mountain, all accessed by a network of fast lifts that deliver some serious vertical. That being said, there are also some great pistes that often remain in immaculate condition whilst many of the resort’s clientele hit the powder off the sides.

  • Total Pistes: 2500 acres
  • Beginner: 10%
  • Intermediate: 40%
  • Advanced/Expert: 50%
  • Lifts: 15
  • Altitude: 1924m – 3185m

For Beginners

Despite the resort’s hardcore reputation, the offering for beginners has improved markedly since the construction of the Sweetwater Gondola. Gentle runs drop from the mid station of this lift and add to the area by the Teewinot Quad. Progression on to longer blues is relatively smooth – we’d recommend moving to Apres Vous Mountain first.

For Intermediates

The centre of the mountain is criss-crossed by a network of blues, many of which are regularly groomed to provide a good selection of terrain for intermediates. Lots of vertical can be clocked up, with over 800m available from the top of the Bridger Gondola and well over 1000m from the top of the Sublette Quad. In addition, few places are better to make the first foray into off piste skiing than Jackson Hole – the snow is usually very light and the trees are great for bad visibility.

For Advanced/Expert

If you’re looking for a challenge then you’ve come to the right place. From the top of the Tram on Rendezvous Mountain, a whole mountain of blacks, open powder fields, steep gullies and tree runs awaits, dropping over 1200m in one go. Few resorts can rival this combination. If this then wasn’t enough, then gated terrain on the ridge – accessed by bootpack from the top of the Bridger Gondola or the Teton Quad – is world-class steep terrain in its own right. Throw in numerous other bowls and over 11.5m of snow each winter, and it is clear why Jackson Hole is famed for its expert terrain.

Jackson Hole Piste Map

The piste map can be downloaded here.

Jackson Hole Ski Pass Prices

Prices for Jackson Hole lift passes vary throughout the year and are cheaper than those listed below (around 10% less) if you purchase more than 5 days in advance online. Children under 5 ski for free. Note that these prices may change, so check with the resort for the latest or give the Ski Club’s expert info & advice team a call on 020 8410 2009.

An adult season pass costs $2199 this season, so is only worth buying if you are in resort for an extended period of time. If you’re looking to ski at multiple resorts across North America, then the Mountain Collective Pass costing $469 (giving two free days at Jackson Hole) or the Ikon Pass costing $1049 (including a week at Jackson hole) are good options.

Category

Day Ticket

3 Days

6 Days

Adult (15-64)

$136 – $162

$374 – $449

$713 – $851

Juniors (5-14)

$84 – $99

$227 – $272

$431 – $515

Seniors(65+)

$110 – $131

$299 – $359

$569 – $683

Jackson Hole Season Dates

  • Opening Date: 24th November 2018
  • Closing Date: 7th April 2019

For full details see resort's website and note that these dates are subject to change. The Ski Club’s expert info & advice team are also on hand to help – call 020 8410 2009.

Jackson Hole Resort

There are two options to choose from – the ski-in-ski-out Teton Village at the base of the lifts or the town of Jackson, a twenty minute drive away. Whilst the former is more convenient and hosts the Ski Club Leader’s social hour, the latter is more vibrant and retains a wild west flavour. Expect saloons with swing doors, bars with live music and some decent food options.

For Families

For children the beginner slopes are right at the foot of the mountain, where the Kids Ranch is also located – a 20,000 sq foot facility designed specifically for kids – right in the middle of the action. Elsewhere, most off slope activities are generally located within the major hotels, but there is now an ice rink located in the heart of Teton Village and wildlife tours of the National Parks can be arranged.

For Après

The renowned Mangy Moose is the focus of après-ski activity at Teton Village and often plays host to live music. To meet with other Ski Club members, the Alpenhof Bar is the place to be for an après drink. Down in town, the Pink Garter is popular on Friday and Saturday nights, whilst the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar gets lively later and the Stagecoach Bar is one for a Sunday night live music.

How to get to Jackson Hole

The only way to really get to Jackson is to take a connecting flight to its local airport – no one flies direct from the UK. Flying via Denver is usually the preferred option but once at the airport, the transfer to the resort take only half an hour or so.

  • Jackson Hole airport: 30 minutes

Jackson Hole Contact Details

Good For

Ability
  • Advanced
  • Beginner
In Resort
  • Family Friendly
  • Off The Slopes
  • Ski To Door
  • Village Charm
On Slope
  • Boarder
  • Fast Lifts
  • No Queues
  • Snow Reliability
  • Terrain Parks

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