Known for its steeps and chutes, including the infamous Corbet’s Couloir, Jackson Hole rightly attracts hard core skiers and snowboarders, but enhancements to the ski area – including the Sweetwater Gondola a few seasons ago – have made it a resort that appeals to a broader range of snowsports enthusiasts.
If the jump into the 50-degree slope of Corbet’s Couloir is not on your agenda, more accessible expert and advanced terrain is plentiful, making up around half of the 2,500 acres of slopes. There are 3,000 acres of gated back-country too, best explored with a guide. To go with this the resort typically enjoys over 11m of snowfall a season, so the resort has lots of ‘steep and deep’ terrain on offer. Add in glades and some challenging moguls and you have something for every taste of adventurer.
The resort’s world famous Tram (cable car) takes you to the top of Rendezvous Mountain, where there are breathtaking views and routes into a series of bowls and down the full 4,139 vertical feet. The Bridger Gondola accesses a variety of slopes including some winding blues. The beginners’ terrain is close to the village and there are some runs on the Apresvous Mountain which will appeal to progressive novices. The Stash is the resort’s terrain park that takes advantage of the natural environment.
Off the slopes
Off the slopes
Teton Village, at the foot of the Jackson Hole slopes, is 20 minutes from the town of Jackson; both offer a variety of accommodation and entertainments off the slopes. There is something for everyone as the town of Jackson mixes art galleries with cowboy bars with great aplomb.
There is a wide choice of dining in town – from steaks washed down with beer to fine dining and wines. There are saloons aplenty including après favourite the Mangy Moose and the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. For those staying at Teton Village there are several options too.
There is tubing at Snow King, while snowshoeing, dog-sledding and ice-skating are all on offer locally too. You can take to the skies by para-glider in Jackson too. Cat and heli-skiing along with snowmobiling are also available.
The nearby National Elk Refuge offers sleigh rides through the winter range of the 3,000 plus herd.
|Transfer / Driving Times
Jackson Hole Airport (30 mins)
There is a superpipe with a rope tow, and two terrain parks (one expert, one beginner) for both skiers and riders.
|Avg annual snowfall
|Lift capacity (pax/hour)
17,833 skiers per hour
|Number of runs
Nov 25 to Apr 8
|Number of lifts
12 including 1 100 passenger aerial tram, 2 gondolas, 8 quads
2,500 acres – 50% advanced, 40% intermediate & 10% beginners
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