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Skiing in Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole - American Ski Resort (1920m to 3190m)
One of the world's best known resorts, thanks to its adventurous skiing, 'real West' atmosphere and the greatest continuous vertical in the USA. Close to the 350 mile Continental Divide snowmobile trail and offering trips in to Yellowstone National Park to see 'Old Faithful'.
Jackson Hole Ski Facts
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The American ski resort of Jackson Hole has direct access to 76 individual pistes, served by 10 ski lifts.
The ski resort itself is above 1500m, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With pistes above 2500 metres, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.
Snowmaking :- Jackson Hole is able to augment natural snow, with 40 Snow Cannons.
Ski Lift Capacity :- The 10 Ski Lifts of Jackson Hole are able to uplift 12,096 skiers / snowboarders per hour.
There is an airport within two hours drive, so ski weekends, snowboard breaks and short ski holidays to Jackson Hole are perfectly feasible. Jackson Hole Airport is just one hours drive away, in good driving conditions, so you can be on the piste quickly.
Skiing in Jackson Hole
Regarded as one of the genuine claimants to the 'toughest terrain in the States' title, Rendezvous mountain offered the biggest vertical drop in the states until taken over by Big Sky and then Snowmass a few years ago. It still offers the longest steepest runs in North America including the legendary Corbet's Couloir, perhaps most famous because those ascending in the cable car can witness skiers throwing themselves off the top (which is vertical) and then hitting the 50 degree slope.
There are many other great runs on the mountain for those who like this kind of extreme terrain, and plenty more for those who like something slightly less lethal. The Cheyenne, Laramie and Tensleep bowls are high on the list.
The backcountry terrain in Grand Teton National Park and Bridger Teton was made accessible for the first time in 1999. The National Forest is some of the most spectacular and challenging terrain found anywhere in the United States, adding another 2,500 acres of terrain. Much like the sign at the top of the tram, this backyard is like nothing you've ever skied before. For anyone venturing out into this newly accessible area it is imperative skiers and riders educate themselves to the differences; always ski with buddies, carry receivers, be aware of backcountry weather reports, and always exercise extreme caution.
Most of the terrain is well suited to intermediates, especially advancing intermediates. Although they only have an unusually small percentage of the mountain, at 10%, beginners are far from forgotten here with an excellent beginners' area and ski school.
Those staying in the town of Jackson can also take advantage of the gentle slopes of Snow King which are floodlit at night.
Snowboarding in Jackson Hole
A secluded area on Apres Vous Mountain serves as the location for Jackson Hole's halfpipe and terrain park, with a terrain park for beginners located at the base on Eagles Rest. Competitions include the local Hole In The Wall Huckfest, as well as the annual Dick's Ditch Classic in March with the banked slalom and halfpipe competition.
The Burton Learn To Ride beginner program, including beginner specific equipment and groups. The Steep & Deep Snowboard Camp remains one of the most popular, and with the addition of Freestyle Clinics with Rob Kingwill and an all women's snowboard camp with Julie Zell, there is a method of learning for everyone.
Jackson Hole Aprés Ski
There's a lively après ski scene in Jackson, although they probably wouldn't bother calling it 'Après Ski' as the relaxed atmosphere long pre-dates the local ski scene.
For great character and value try the Cadillac, Blue Lion, or Bubba's. An evening at the movies, night skiing or tubing or taking a sleigh ride are all popular alternatives.
In Teton Village the world famous Mangy Moose is located at the base of the mountain. Newer options offering further variety include Four Seasons, Snake River Lodge and Spa and Teton Mountain Lodge.
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Jackson Hole in brief
Jackson Hole Ski Resort is:
Excellent for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Excellent for Snowboarding.
Opened : November 24, 2012
Closed : April 7, 2013
Opening Subject To Snow Conditions.
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