Jackson Hole Mountain Ski Resort

Jackson, Wyoming

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Technically speaking, Jackson and Jackson Hole, though closely related, are distinct entities. Jackson ole is the name of the valley, and it’s also the name of the ski resort, though the resort center at its base is called Teton Village. Twelve miles to the southeast is the community of Jackson, a bona fide Western ranching and tourist town that reflects the spirit of the entire region. The resort, the town, and the ski area are all usually lumped together under the name Jackson Hole, but that’s okay. The important thing is he way they fit together so perfectly, meshing beautifully with the surrounding mountains to form a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Behind its facade of wooden sidewalks and movie-set storefront buildings, Jackson is in fact more grit than glitz; and yet the town also has a lively and cosmopolitan dining, entertainment, and cultural scene. The skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is big and bold enough to spawn legends of derring-do but diverse enough to give us all a shot at conquering the mountain. As for the backdrop—well, the Tetons have to be seen to be believed. They rise abruptly in jagged spires, glistening with deep snows and at once overshadowing and protecting the ranch land of the valley floor.

Jackson Hole Mountain Ski Resort Professional Review and Guide

"Technically speaking, Jackson and Jackson Hole, though closely related, are distinct entities. Jackson ole is the name of the valley, and it’s also the name of the ski resort, though the resort center at its base is called Teton Village. Twelve miles to the southeast is the community of Jackson, a bona fide Western ranching and tourist town that reflects the spirit of the entire region. The resort, the town, and the ski area are all usually lumped together under the name Jackson Hole, but that’s okay. The important thing is he way they fit together so perfectly, meshing beautifully with the surrounding mountains to form a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Behind its facade of wooden sidewalks and movie-set storefront buildings, Jackson is in fact more grit than glitz; and yet the town also has a lively and cosmopolitan dining, entertainment, and cultural scene.

The skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is big and bold enough to spawn legends of derring-do but diverse enough to give us all a shot at conquering the mountain. As for the backdrop—well, the Tetons have to be seen to be believed. They rise abruptly in jagged spires, glistening with deep snows and at once overshadowing and protecting the ranch land of the valley floor."

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
Nearby City: Jackson
Vertical Drop: 4139
Trailhead Elevation: 6,311 feet
Top Elevation: 10,450 feet
Additional Use: Snowboarding
Driving Directions: Directions to Jackson Hole Mountain Ski Resort

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May 2018