Snow King Mountain, Grand Targhee, and Jackson Hole Mountain Ski Resorts offer everything Winter sport enthusiasts want, from basic to extreme, especially snow. Lots, and lots of snow! Nestled conveniently near Jackson Hole, it’s not a question IF you’re going to visit each resort, it’s where do you go play FIRST?
“Snow King is the hill local teenagers head for when school’s out. They ski 4 – 7 PM on an affordable 3-hour lift ticket except for Mondays,” says Connor Quinn, a 10-year resident of Jackson Hole and Teton Club's Member Services Manager.
“Targhee is low key and allows focused skiing without pleasant distraction," Quinn, an advanced skier who has been carving slopes for 33 years, adds. "And you can’t help but become an excellent skier if you spend the time on Jackson Hole Mountain."
Home of Jackson Hole's Moose Hockey Team, SKMR is a winter playground offering day and moonlight skiing/snowboarding, ice skating, and snow tubing, plus snowmobiling and other events. Within easy walking and shuttle distance of Jackson Hole, SKM is celebrating 70 years of operation.
For tickets, call (307) 734-3136 or Snow King Chairlift Ticket Booth at (307) 734-3194.
Located 45 miles from Jackson Hole, near Driggs and Idaho Falls, GTR is one of the few US ski resorts to offer guided SnowCat dventure skiing. GTR also offers some of Wyoming’s best downhill, Nordic, and snow tubing terrain.
Call 1-800-TARGHEE (827-4433) for tickets.
Boasting a new 100-passenger tram in December 2008, JHMR is a destination for serious winter athletes, known for its 4,139 foot vertical drop. Located 12 miles from Jackson Hole in Teton Village, downhill & cross country skiers and snowboarders of all abilities enjoy the panoramic view of the Grand Tetons while shuttling to 2,500 acres of 100 mapped trails and two terrain parks.
Call JHMR or check its website for tickets.
Whichever resort you visit first, expect 500 inches of approximate annual snowfall, as well as ample après ski options including drinks and dinner, basic to luxurious lodging, sleigh rides, and spa treatments on site.