Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
United States
Phone: 307 733-2292

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About the Ski Resort

There can be few more spectacular settings for a mountain resort than Wyoming's Jackson Hole, with the Teton mountains towering above. As thrilling as the view is, it only gets better when you and 62 other lucky souls board the aerial tram for the 12 minute ride to the top of Rendezvous Mountain.
Unlike most North American resorts, Jackson Hole is ready-made for free skiing. Trails have little meaning in the expanse of the resort's upper reaches. In this setting, skills count -- the high terrain at Jackson is best suited to advanced and expert skiers. Recent lift additions provide better access to the gentler slopes on the lower half of the mountain.

Because Jackson's base elevation is relatively low for the Rocky Mountains (6,311 feet, 1,924 meters), snow quality on the lower half of the mountain can be a problem. One solution is to spend a day or two at Grand Targhee, on the other side of the Teton mountain range.

Some lonely French-Canadian fur trappers named the Grand Tetons for their likeness to big breasts. Jackson Hole was originally named Jackson's Hole for Davey Jackson, a mountain man who trapped in the area during the late 1800's. "Hole" was a term used in that day to describe a high mountain valley.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: Yes
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: Yes
Cross country: 17 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  10 %

 More Difficult:  40 %

 Most Difficult:  40 %

 Experts only:  10 %

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  6,311 ft
Summit elevation:  10,450 ft
Vertical drop:  4,139 ft
Skiable area:  2,500 acres
Annual snowfall:  459 in
Snowmaking:  8 %
Number of trails:  111
Number of lifts:  12
Types of lifts:  1 Magic Carpet,
 1 Double Chairs,
 2 Triple Chair,
 4 Quad Chairs,
 2 HiSpeed Quad,
 1 Hi-Speed Gondola,
 1 Tram (55-63 people)

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  Yes
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort map

Ski Resort directions

Jackson Hole is located in western Wyoming near the Idaho border and about 40 miles south of Yellowstone National Park. The resort is twelve miles from the town of Jackson (the development at the base area is called Teton Village) and 250 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah.