The Ski Resorts of Wyoming
Few places in the world can match the picturesque splendor of Wyoming. Home to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, the Cowboy State has scenery that is sure to take your breath away, authentic wild west bars (complete with bullet-holes and saddle-barstools), and some pretty darn good skiing.
One of the most challenging ski resorts in the world, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has long been a mecca for freeskiers, powder-lovers, and adrenaline junkies. But with a world-class base village, luxurious accommodations and a surprising amount of beginner and intermediate terrain, Jackson Hole is also an excellent choice for families. Don’t misunderstand, however. Jackson Hole is still home to the most terrifying terrain in North America. Expert skiers come from far and wide to test their nerve on America’s most famous ski run – Corbett’s Couloir. As one ski patrol put it, “see you at the bottom…one way or another.”
One of America’s best-kept secrets Grand Targhee can be summed up in a word – POWDER. With 500 inches of annual snowfall, there are plenty of powder days to be had all season long. A small base village offers a convenient lodging option, but many skiers prefer to spend their week at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and hop over on the Targhee Express for a day at Grand Targhee’s powder playground.
Snow King is one of the USA’s premier community ski hills. The resort’s race course is the steepst north-facing FIS course in the continental United States. Snow King’s other expert terrain similarly does not disappoint. With a 1500′ vertical drop, steep terrain and night skiing Snow King is worth a visit for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee skiers.
Getting to Wyoming is easy. Most visitors access the Teton region via Jackson Hole Airport. The airport is conveniently located less than 20 minutes from downtown Jackson and Snow King, 30 minutes from Teton Village, and an hour and 20 minutes from Grand Targhee.
Two alternate airports are also available. Some visitors prefer to fly into the larger Salt Lake City International Airport and drive the 4-4.5 hrs north into the Tetons. Others fly into Idaho Falls, some 90 miles west of the Wyoming-Idaho border.