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Wyoming Ski & Snowboard Resort Guide

While Wyoming has the least number of people of any state in the US, it certainly has some of the best skiing and snowboarding. Tucked away in the American West, Wyoming seems remote and may conjure images of cowboy movies. While there is plenty of leftover cowboy memorabilia, Wyoming has developed some of the best ski and snowboard areas around, resort like Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee. Sitting just outside of Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, skiers and snowboarders from around the world head to these resorts every year. In addition to these two large ski areas, there are a handful of other small community ski and snowboard areas spread across Wyoming.

Wyoming Ski Resorts Map

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort


Jackson Hole is the crown jewel of Wyoming ski and snowboard areas. Accessed by the famous Jackson Hole Tram, the mountain has 2,500 acres of steep and deep inbounds terrain. A whopping 4,139’ of vertical are packed into the area. This terrain here is known for being steep and having long, sustained fall lines. Summed up, Jackson Hole has some of the best skiing and snowboarding in North America that attracts some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. Off the mountain, the Teton Village is a classic ski town, with the Wyoming cowboy aesthetic mixed with the diehard skiing and snowboarding locals.

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Grand Targhee


Right on the border of Idaho and Wyoming, Grand Targhee is a great ski and snowboard resort with deep powder and few crowds. Often overlooked in favor of Jackson Hole Targhee, has a respectable 2,270’ of vertical and 2,602 skiable acres. The powder falls deep on some really fun terrain. The mountain is filled with lots of great trees, glades, and for the daring types, plenty of cliffs to huck. There isn’t much of a base area village, although there are a few slopeside lodges, the nearby town of Driggs, over the Idaho border, is home to the locals and some more amenities. Grand Targhee is a great, less crowded, alternative to Jackson Hole.

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Snow King Mountain Resort

Snow King Mountain
 

Just down the road from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and right outside of the town of Jackson, Snow King Resort is a nice little local mountain. The resort's website claims that the ski and snowboard area is “ Small, but Mighty,” with “steeps that challenge skiing’s best athletes.” While it may not have the might of JHMR, it’s a fun little area to ski and snowboard at, especially after dark. There are 400 acres of total skiable terrain including runs rated for all abilities from beginner to expert. The lift tickets are cheap, and there are no crowds, unlike the bigger JHMR. Snow King is a classic little community ski and snowboard area in the town of Jackson.

Snowy Range

Snowy Range Ski and Snowboard Area

Located a 45 minute drive outside of Laramie, in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Snowy Range is a small Wyoming ski and snowboard area with 250 acres for skiable terrain. There are four lifts that serve the 865’ of vertical drop. While Wyoming may be the most sparsely populated states, Snowy Range is closest to the largest population centers of Cheyenne and Laramie. Small local hills like Snowy Range, with their cheap lift tickets and friendly vibes, help keep skiing affordable and hold the soul of the sport.


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