Jackson Hole

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, in the lower 48, sits quite isolated. It’s where the wide open plains of Wyoming’s wild west meets winter wonderland. At 6,311 feet, it has one of the lowest base elevations of the ski resorts based in the Rockies. The Jackson Hole valley sits close to the Idaho border and 12 miles north of Jackson Hole, in between Grand Teton National Park and national forests as far as the eye can see. That’s because Jackson Hole and neighboring Teton Village are protected. Ninety-seven percent, a pretty staggering number if one thinks about it, of the close to four million acres in Teton Country are either state managed or federally owned. Only three percent is privately owned. 

A bucket list experience

In 1960, when Barry Corbet was planning to set up Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, he scouted Rendezvous mountain and saw something that made his imagination go off like nothing else. Among the surrounding, rugged Teton mountains ,there was one gully that stood out. Today, Corbet’s Couloir belongs to North America’s legendary inbound ski runs. What’s more, this is where the annual King and Queen of Corbet’s takes place, a one-day event now in its fourth year, and one of the world’s most-viewed freestyle ski competitions. The Alta Chutes is another fall line to tick off for adrenaline junkies. In the mood for powder stashes? Then, the cliff-clustered Casper Bowl is a great option. 

Over 4,100 vertical feet

Jackson Hole’s greatness lies in its sheer steepness. With 2,500 acres and over 4,000 vertical feet of runs, it boasts some of the most challenging (lots of black and double-black) and gnarliest terrain in the region. It’s where skiers go to be baptized by fire. You can actually ski the 4,139 vertical in one run. Just take the legendary cable car Aerial Tram to the top, and the whole left side of the mountain will be up for grabs. The downside is obviously that crowds can be a problem, in particular on powder days. Want to give those hard-working legs of yours a well-deserved rest? Then one of the national parks, Yellowstone or Grand Teton, is a given. Or why not explore the town of Jackson, where pioneers once came in search of new life.

Jackson Hole Snow forecast

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    Duggregn / sol
    2 mph
  • Saturday
    0.08 in rain
    3 mph
  • Sunday
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Facts about Jackson Hole

Number of slopes:133
Easiest Green slopes:5
Intermediate Blue slopes:50
Advanced Black slopes:54
Expert Only Double black diamond slopes:21
Evening skiing:3 number of slopes
Artificial snow:3 number of slopes

Lifts (Total: 13)
Gondola lift:3
Chair lifts:10
Lift capacity:  15423 persons/hour

Vertical drop
Jackson Hole Vertical drop
Highest Point: 10449 ft
Vertical drop: 4140 ft
Base Point: 6309 ft
Skiable vertical drop: 4137 ft (The vertical drop you can ride in one go on skis)

Start:15 October
End:15 April

Cross country skiing
Tracks:6.2 miles
Lit tracks:0 miles
Artificial snow:0 miles

Childrens area:1
Country: USA
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Reviews for Jackson Hole

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Maria (Guest)
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Jackson Hole is located at the foot of the Teton Mountains in Wyoming. Without a doubt one of the best ski resorts I visited. Here we got steep and va... Read more (155 words)
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were there weeks 1 and 2 after 80 100 miles car from aspen that has no snow to talk about. some tips on jackson as the resort is called, tip a stay a... Read more (144 words)
07/11/2007 (Modified: 05/01/2009)
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Legendary Jackson Hole was not as impressive as I had imagined. The facility is not big measured with European standards, and rope has been tightened ... Read more (176 words)
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Great terrain. It is steep and very varied. In the resort there is skiing in all directions even if it is only on one side of the mountain. Much of... Read more (148 words)
Peter Valvassori
Peter Valvassori (Guest)
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Hello, Were in JH in February. Unfortunately, it was the warmest February in 25 years. So no bottomless pillows and relentless offpiste. There was a ... Read more (68 words)
Carl (Guest)
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This is a crazy ski resort, crazy. If you like hiking, there is a lot to do. I consider myself an advanced skiist when I saw the people there, who go ... Read more (89 words)
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Unfortunately, I was not in JH during winter half the year but when it was summer. Still, it was right with the Teton Mountains in the background, the... Read more (143 words)
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What do you say? Oh my god I love this place! Great skiing and not a lot of blue-green "longest piste" variants. Supported steeply, good variety and w... Read more (149 words)
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Have just come home from my sickest winter ever. The pistemap is misleading and in addition, everything outside is so much more. The party life and t... Read more (79 words)
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So freaky skies of mountain fantasy views and unparalleled nature, fought to go snowmobile through Yellowstone Park up to Old Faithfull with lots of b... Read more (38 words)
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