Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Best known for its steep slopes and gorgeous views, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort boasts one of the largest vertical drops in US skiing. Notorious for its extreme ungroomed terrain, the mountain also features fantastic beginner and intermediate terrain. During summer months, the resort turns into an outdoor adventurer’s playground with mountain bike trails, scenic tram rides, and an exhilarating via ferrata course.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is served by eight chairlifts, a gondola, and the resort’s famed red aerial tram. Lessons are available for skiers and riders of all levels with backcountry camps for skiers looking to learn about avalanche awareness. The resort also offers cross-country skiing and snowshoeing tours into nearby Grand Teton National Park.
During the summer months, the resort offers outdoor activities for all ages and abilities. Kids will enjoy the ropes course, climbing wall, and bungee trampoline at the base of the mountain. Mountain bikers will find everything from beginner to expert terrain. You can take a tram or gondola ride to access high-altitude hiking trails for incredible panoramas of the Jackson Hole area.
Things to know before you go
- Best known for its extreme ski runs, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort also has beginner areas and several jumps and terrain parks.
- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is known for being chilly, so bring extra layers.
- The Aerial Tram operates in the summer for hiking, climbing, and sightseeing.
- The mountain’s Adaptive Program offers adaptive ski and snowboard lessons for individuals with disabilities.
How to get there
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is located in Teton Village, about 12 miles (19 kilometers) northwest of downtown. Buses run from Jackson to the resort during both summer and winter. A free shuttle bus also runs from the Stilson Lot, about 7 miles (11 kilometers) from Teton Village. Paid parking is available at the resort during the ski season.
When to get there
Ski season generally runs from Thanksgiving (the last Thursday in November) through early April, while summer activities are open from late May through September. Lift lines can get crowded so avoid the resort on weekends, holidays, and around the President’s Day long weekend (the third Monday in February). On powder days, make sure to get to the resort at least half an hour before it opens.
The Jackson Hole Aerial Tram
Taking a ride on Jackson Hole’s Aerial Tram is by far the most popular activity at the resort. In just 12 minutes, the tram whisks riders up 4,139 feet (1,260 meters) for incredible panoramic views of the Jackson Hole valley. Tram rides are offered in both summer and winter and you won’t want to miss Corbet’s Cabin’s waffles at the summit.