Jackson Hole Local Guide

With 12 direct flights from cities all over the United States, and an airport situated 15 minutes from town, it has never been easier to get to Jackson. Even better, if you have the IKON Pass and are taking an extended ski vacation, Jackson is an easy 4-5 hour drive from Park City and the Salt Lake Valley. This allows you to ski Solitude, Brighton, Alta, Snowbird, and Deer Valley and easily fly into Salt Lake City International Airport before either taking a shuttle van or rental car up to Jackson.

Jackson Hole Resort sets the bar for skiing in North America. From the Apres Vous chairlift all the way to Corbet's Couloir, Jackson has a reputation for being one of the most challenging ski resorts around. The best way to access the mountain? The Aerial Tram. The Tram holds 100 people and rises over 4,100 vertical feet to drop you at the top of Rendezvous Mountain, a stagering 10,450 feet above sea level. Once at the top, check out Top of the World Waffles at Corbet’s Cabin and grab a “Gateway,” featuring peanut butter and bacon. You won’t regret it. Take in the views overlooking Teton Village and the town of Jackson before starting your descent on some of the most incredible terrain in the world.

If the resort doesn’t quite seem big enough, or isn’t challenging you the way you thought it might, Jackson Hole also offers unparalleled access to over 3,000 acres of backcountry terrain through seven marked gates. As for snowfall, Jackson Hole is one of the country’s leaders, averaging over 450 inches of snow per season. Not a powder-loving expert? There is plenty of groomed beginner to intermediate terrain for the whole family, including new lifts built for better access to easier terrain.

An additional perk of taking a trip to Jackson is the proximity to two other resorts. Snow King Mountain, located directly in the town of Jackson, is a great alternative to get away from the bigger resort feel. Locally known as the “Town Hill,” Snow King still offers over 1,500 vertical feet and 32 trails spread out over 400+ acres of skiable terrain. If you are up for a short drive, pending the weather, head over Teton Pass towards Alta, Wyoming to find Grand Targhee Resort. Considered by most to be a hidden gem, Grand Targhee averages over 500 inches of snow, has over 2,600 acres of terrain, and even offers cat skiing on-site. With all three resorts close by, a trip to Jackson provides the ultimate winter escape. Stay tuned for part two of our Jackson Local Guide to read all about the off-mountain opportunities the Teton Valley provides.


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