°F / in / ft / miles°C / cm / m / km

Jackson Hole - Ski Area Guide

Jackson Hole, United States

Ski Resort (1,920m6,299ft to 3,190m10,466ft). Rated: 4/5 (from 6 ratings)

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 Snow News

The next notable snow forecast for Jackson Hole is 5cm2in, expected on 23 April, with around 6cm2in forecast over the next 7 days.

See our Snow Forecast for Jackson Hole for the latest update, or   Join our Snow Mail Here

Who is Jackson Hole good for?

Ratings for Jackson Hole
Expert Skiers
Intermediate Skiers

Jackson Hole Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats for Jackson Hole
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Green Pistes
Beginner Runs
Number of runs
Cross Country
Total Length
25km16 miles
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts

Jackson Hole Ski Area Height

Max Vertical and Resort Altitude for Jackson Hole
Max Vertical1,270m4,167ft
Highest Lift3,190m10,466ft
Lowest Piste1,920m6,299ft
Resort Altitude (Jackson Hole)1,920m6,299ft
°F / in / ft / miles°C / cm / m / km

Jackson Hole

The American Ski Resort of Jackson Hole has direct access to 76 individual pistes, served by 10 ski lifts.

The ski resort itself is at 1,920m6,299ft, so skiing or boarding back to the resort is usually possible. With ski lifts as high as 3,190m10,466ft, skiing and snowboarding is assured throughout the season.

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.

Jackson Hole in brief

Jackson Hole Ski Resort is:
Excellent for Expert Skiers.
Excellent for Intermediate Skiers.
Good for Beginners.
Excellent for Snowboarding.

Jackson Hole Season Dates

We have no confirmed season dates for Jackson Hole.


Usual opening - Late Nov Normally opens on Thanksgiving day.

Usual closing - Early April Normally closes first Sunday in April.

NOTE:- Opening subject to Snow Conditions in Jackson Hole.

Map of Jackson Hole

Full Page Map of Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Snow Making

Snowmaking :- Jackson Hole is able to augment natural snow, with 40 Snow Cannons.

Jackson Hole Ski Lift Capacity

Ski Lift Capacity :- The 10 Ski Lifts of Jackson Hole are able to uplift 12,096 skiers / snowboarders per hour.

 Find a place To Stay
in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Hotels

 Chalets & Apartments 

Get Free Snow Reports by E-mail

Want to Know when it Snows in Jackson Hole?

Create your own J2Ski Account to get Free Snow Reports and Forecast, with Powder Alerts.

You'll get our weekly report, and can add...
A Snow Summary every Monday
Powder Alerts for Big Snowfalls

Click above to get Snow Reports by e-Mail for Jackson Hole. By doing so, you agree to Our Rules.

Skier in Powder Snow

Someone got his J2Ski Powder Alarm!
Want one too?

  • Know when it Snows
    Get Powder Alarms and Snow Storm Warnings.
  • Know where it Snows
    Follow up to 4 Ski Areas.
  • Know you're in good company!
    35,000 Skiers and Boarders get our Snow Mail!
  • Complete Control
    Turn your Snow Mail on or off at any time.

See More from Jackson Hole and Ski Resorts in United States


1nt RO, per night Room only


7nts SC, per week Accom. only

 Find a place To Stay
in Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Hotels

 Chalets & Apartments 

Jackson Hole Snow Forecast

Jackson Hole Snow Forecast
Snow Forecast for Jackson Hole

Ski Resorts by Country

Which countries can you Ski or Board in?

Jackson Hole Information

Common questions about Jackson Hole.

How can I get there?

Jackson Hole Snow Report

Snow Depth - High
Snow Conditions in Jackson Hole
Ski Area Open

For current snow conditions, see our Jackson Hole Snow Report.

 Find Out More

Want to ask about skiing and snowboarding in Jackson Hole?

Try our United States Ski Forum.

Or contact Jackson Hole Tourist Office.

In the Forums :- USA

Please Share if you like this page

Get FREE Snow Reports
by E-mail

Support & Follow J2Ski

If you like what we do, you can support us from as little as $1 a month...

How to support J2Ski

Promote Your Ski Business

Hitwise Award for J2Ski

"...J2Ski.com - consistently one of the most popular Ski Sites on the planet..."

Your Privacy & Security

J2Ski uses SSL for your safety.

J2Ski logo
J2Ski logo