Jackson Hole Ski Resort , located in Teton Village, Wyoming just 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Jackson it’s well known for its challenging terrain as one of the world’s best areas for advanced and expert skiers with one of North America’s highest vertical drop of 1262 meters.
It also has 2,500 acres (1,012 ha) of some of the most challenging skiing in North America . Jackson Hole represents to North America what Chamonix is to Europe .
Jackson Hole is surrounded by two main mountains , Rendezvous (10,450 feet/3,185 m) and the smaller Après Vous (8,481 feet/2,585 m). Lifts to both mountains start from the base area in Teton Village and several traversing trails connect the two mountains in both directions.
Jackson Hole’s lifts have a total capacity of 12,096 skiers per hour and run from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The center-piece of the system is the new “Aerial Tram”. There’s also a gondola, nine chairlifts (two of which are high-speed quads) and one magic carpet.
If you’re a expert skier or snowboarder, Rendezvous Mountain, has to be the place to start. Jackson is like a Mecca for expert boarders as it is for skiers. If you are feeling fit, Rendezvous has 4,139 vertical feet (1,261 m) to ski down to base , almost entirely on black trails.
Intermediates can still access enough of Jackson Hole , around 40 percent of terrain is for them . In order to get a true taste of Jackson we advice them to explore the mountain rather than simply following the trail map .
Jackson Hole is not really a mountain for beginners, although the beginner lift ticket is very good value. We don’t recommend you to come all the way to Jackson Hole just to give ski a chance . Only 10 percent of the terrain is dedicated to this type of skiers .
The town of Jackson’s architectural style is right in the Wild West mood, whereas convenient Teton Village is a purpose-built ski resort.
Deciding where to stay in Jackson isn’t easy. Slopeside in Teton Village seems sensible for any keen skier who wants to make the most of the skiing, but the town of Jackson, with the majority of lodgings, dining and nightlife venues, is unique ,as close to a real Wild West town as you’re ever find .
Teton Village has 11 hotels, and a hostel right next to the lifts. The town of Jackson has more accommodation options, as well as a great Wild West atmosphere.
Après-ski at Jackson Hole’s Mangy Moose is legendary, but there are also quieter options, both in Teton Village and in Jackson.
Saddlehorn Nordic Center at Jackson Hole’s base area offers 14 miles (22 km) of Nordic skating and touring lanes, in addition to snowshoeing and dog-sledding. Jackson also has a recreation centre and iceskating.
There are also snowmobile tours, sleigh rides and horse riding through the surrounding mountains. Yellowstone National Park, with wildlife and hot spring viewing, can be visited by slowcoach or snowmobile.
Here’s just a glimpse of Jackson Hole Ski Resort , one of the world’s best for advanced and expert skiers . The rest is up to you to discover !