Winter Action Extravaganza, No Matter Your Age

No one forgets that first taste of snow; it’s a uniquely magical moment. At Snow King Resort Hotel snow sports abound, for the whole family. Skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snow biking, snow tubing . . . well, you can see we have a thing about snow. You can even ski snowy slopes at night. We call it snow play.

With more annual snowfall than other resorts in the lower-48 Rocky Mountain region, these winter playgrounds offer lifts, gondolas, an aerial tram, and miles upon miles upon miles of ski trails to meet any ability, anytime.

Winter Activities Wish List

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Steep and speedy terrain takes you from the 10,450-foot peak at Rendezvous Mountain to its base, four thousand feet below. In operation from late November to April, there are ten chairlifts, a gondola and an aerial tram. The resort offers great restaurants and shops to meet all interests in a chalet-like setting. Snow King Resort Hotel provides a free shuttle to this ski area, 12 miles west of Jackson.

Grand Targhee Resort

Up and over Teton Pass and into Driggs, Idaho, the ‘Ghee, as it is commonly called, offers beginner-to-expert terrain across 76 trails on 2,600 acres in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Averaging over 500 inches of powder per year, the ‘Ghee is about an hour drive to the western side of the Tetons.

Nordic Skiing

Groomed trails are perfect for that all-important schuss, and they are abundant throughout Jackson Hole. The only thing that could make it better is when you spot a moose from your skis; that’s what we call a two-fer.

Snowshoeing

Just dropped a foot of snow overnight? No worries. Strap on your snowshoes and you can make the most of your nature hike. Anyone can learn, and you have the added bonus of finding animal tracks like those of the snowshoe hare, deer, elk, marmots and other local critters.

Heli Skiing

As if the flight weren’t enough, once you land, that mountain is yours. The Hole’s guided heli tours take advanced and expert skiers to untouched terrain in the five mountain ranges that surround Jackson Hole.

Snow King Mountain

Snow King Mountain Resort, known as "The Town Hill," is the ski area you see while standing in Town Square. A hub of activity for locals and visitors alike, Snow King Mountain has the steepest north-facing FIS race course in the lower 48, making for challenging terrain. Fear not, beginners and intermediates: A majority of the lower mountain is green and blue terrain.

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Just when you thought you’d tried it all, suddenly you see someone laughing like a loon while sliding down a big old bank of freshly packed snow on Snow King Mountain. You should try it sometime!