Jackson Hole Ski Resort

Muscular, rugged mountains with stark granite walls; high-alpine bowls; 4,139 vertical feet (1,262 m), and 2,500 acres (1,012 ha) of some of the most challenging inbounds skiing in North America; all surrounded by 120 square miles (310 sq km) of open-gate backcountry. Jackson Hole is to North America what Chamonix is to Europe: good skiers and boarders abound and the alpine lifestyle rules.

The resort of Jackson Hole has a big reputation to live up to: one of North America's biggest vertical drops, endless backcountry skiing, great snow (and a lot of it), and more advanced skiing than most visitors know what to do with. Many marked runs at Jackson Hole would be permanently closed areas at other resorts.

First impressions are likely to confirm the reputation. From the moment you see the craggy Teton Range - America's most photographed mountains - you know you're going to be skiing mountains to be reckoned with. Jackson Hole is an excellent choice for expert and intermediate ski groups, but skiers should be aware that the terrain at Jackson Hole is a full step up in difficulty from many other resorts.

Despite it well-earned reputation for intense steeps, Jackson Hole has a gentler side as well. While raw novices will find Jackson Hole's beginner skiing to be limited, intermediate skiers will enjoy the resort - provided they don't stray down a black diamond or two by accident. Jackson Hole's modern ski lift system more than handles the crowds, which tend to be smaller than many similar Rocky Mountain resorts; some skiers are undoubtedly (and wrongfully) scared away by Jackson Hole's fiercesome reputation.

At the base of the ski area is the Teton Village - a purpose build community of hotels, restaurants, bars and shops. Teton Village does a good job of replicating the experience of the great lodges of nearby Yellowstone National Park (less than 1 mile from the resort). However, if looking for a true Old West town, the town of Jackson (not to be confused with Teton Village) is a short drive down the road. Jackson is the genuine article and is a true wild west cowboy town.

Ultimate-Ski has culled through the long list of Jackson Hole-Teton Village lodging properties and provided reviews (found below under our "Recommended Hotels at Jackson-Hole Teton Village" header) of those which we believe to the best and worthy of our recommendation.



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Jackson Hole Statistics

  • CountryUSA
  • StateWyoming
  • Base34,285 ft
  • Peak10,448 ft
  • Vertical4,139 ft
  • Ski Area2,500 acres
  • Longest Run7 m
  • Ski Lifts12 
  • Cable Cars
  • Gondolas
  • Chair Lifts
  • Surface Lifts
  • Riders per hour 15,933 

5 Day Snow & Weather Forecast

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Recommended Hotels at Jackson Hole-Teton Village

  • Snake River Lodge & Spa Jackson Hole

    Snake River Lodge & Spa

    The Snake River Lodge & Spa is located in the heart of Teton Village near Jackson Hole's famous tram. World class lodging and superior service combine to make the Snake River Lodge one of the United States' best ski hotels.

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  • Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

    Hotel Terra

    The Hotel Terra Jackson Hole offers a modern take on the traditional Rocky Mountain lodge. Rich woods and bright colors are harmoniously paired with stone and metal finishes, producing a decor which is both elegant and chic.

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  • Four Seasons Resort & Residences Jackson Hole

    Four Seasons Resorts and Residences Jackson Hole

    The Four Seasons Resort & Residence Jackson Hole is located in Teton Village, just a short walk from the Teewinot and Eagle's Rest chairlifts. The Four Seasons Jackson raises the bar for Teton Village luxury lodging.

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  • Teton Mountain Lodge Jackson Hole

    Teton Mountain Lodge

    The Teton Mountain Lodge Jackson Hole pairs ski in, ski out access via the Bridger Gondola with luxury slopeside accommodation. Traditional Rocky Mountain decor and large guest rooms make the Teton Mountain Lodge a top choice.

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  • Fireside Resort Jackson Hole

    Fireside Resort

    The Fireside Resort in Wilson, Wyoming is located just a short drive from Teton Village. One of the United States' few tiny house resorts, the Fireside Resort provides eco-friendly luxury lodging just 5 minutes from Jackson Hole.

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