Last Updated on 20th June 2023 by Steve
Ask skiers and boarders to think of ski resorts in Wyoming and most would probably come up with Jackson Hole, with its legendary Corbet’s Couloir for expert skiers. Maybe a few would add the powder paradise of Grand Targhee ski resort a little further to the north in the Teton Range.
But although there might not be any other big ski resorts to rival the above two areas, there are plenty of places to get your Wyoming skiing fix, as the map below details:
Map of Wyoming Ski Resorts
Here is a quick rundown of the skiing available in Wyoming going roughly from west to east.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Of course, Jackson Hole is rated as some of the best skiing in the USA, let alone in Wyoming. Located near Grand Teton National Park, the ski resort is a short drive to the north of the town of Jackson. The ski area started in the 1960s on Apres Vous Mountain and the second peak, Rendezvous Mountain, was opened a year later.
With a high annual snowfall record, a vertical drop of well over 4000 feet (one of the longest in the USA) and some of the toughest on- and off-piste skiing around, Jackson Hole has long been a favourite of advanced and expert skiers, especially those looking for powder. The growth in popularity in recent years – and especially the decision to join the Ikon Pass group – has resulted in some pushback from locals and regulars who feel that the resort is losing its original relaxed ‘vibe’.
Ski Resort at Jackson Hole
Teton Mountain Lodge is located at the base of the ski lifts in Teton Village. The accommodation ranges from studios through to two-room suites for up to six adults and the lodge offers full spa facilities as well as an indoor and outdoor pool.
Jackson Hole Ski Video
Jackson Hole Ski Stats
Ski Lifts: The ski area offers 13 lifts, including one tram, two gondolas and ten chairlifts
Skiable Terrain: The ski area covers around 2500 acres, with another 3000 acres of back-country skiing
Vertical drop: The 4140 feet of vertical is one of the longest in North America
Resort Accommodation: There is a wide range of accommodation at the base Teton Village which is most convenient for access to the ski area. The more atmospheric town of Jackson is around 12 miles to the south.
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Ski resort website: www.jacksonhole.com
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Grand Targhee Resort is almost treated as an honorary Idaho ski resort, as the ski area can only be reached from Wyoming by driving into Idaho and then back into Wyoming at the town of Alta. The ski area is renowned for powder snow, with an annual average of 500 inches.
The in-bounds ski terrain suits all standards, with options for beginners through to advanced skiers on the lift-served slopes, although it is probably best suited to good intermediate skiers.
Grand Targhee Ski Video
Grand Targhee Ski Stats
Ski Lifts: The ski area offers 5 lifts, including four chairlifts
Skiable Terrain: The ski area covers around 2600 acres with a further 1000 acres for cat skiing
Vertical drop: The vertical at Grand Targhee ski area is 2270 feet from a top elevation of just under 10000 feet
Resort Accommodation: There is a selection of ski resort accommodation at the base of the lifts while the towns of Alta, which straddles the Wyoming-Idaho state line, and Driggs, on the Idaho side, offer nearby alternatives.
Ski Resort Website: www.grandtarghee.com
Snow King Mountain
Snow King resort markets itself as ‘Jackson’s hometown hill’ and those from far away might be surprised to know that the runs visible from downtown Jackson are not those of the well-known Jackson Hole but of the oldest Wyoming ski resort, Snow King Mountain.
Not many ski resorts can say they celebrated their 80th anniversary, but Snow King can date its history back to the 1930s. Progress is still being made as the resort is debuting a new eight-person gondola lift and some new terrain served by a chairlift on the back side of the mountain in December 2021.
Snow King Resort
Snow King Resort is situated at the base of the Snow King Mountain ski lifts and only a few blocks from downtown Jackson. The ski resort offers a range of accommodation from simple double rooms through to luxury three-bedroom condos.
Snow King Ski Video
Snow King Ski Stats
Ski Lifts: The ski area offers one gondola, three chairlifts and a number of magic carpets
Skiable Terrain: The current ski area covers around 400 acres which will increase with the new back side lift
Vertical drop: The vertical at Snow King Mountain is just over 1500 feet
Resort Accommodation: Snow King is located on the edge of the town of Jackson with its bars, restaurants and western nightlife. There is a wide range of accommodation available near the lifts.
Ski resort website: snowkingmountain.com
Pine Creek Ski Resort
Pine Creek ski area is a small resort in western Wyoming near the town of Cokeville and not far from the Idaho and Utah state lines. The skiing, generally open Friday to Sunday, is served by one quad chairlift which serves 32 runs of varying degrees of difficulty. The skiable terrain is 640 acres and the skiing has a vertical drop of 1450 feet. There is limited accommodation available in Cokeville.
Ski resort website: www.pinecreekskiresort.com
Sleeping Giant Ski Area
Sleeping Giant is another small ski area, located in the Shoshone National Forest just outside the Yellowstone East Gate in the north-west of Wyoming. The ski area offers Friday to Sunday skiing on two lifts and a magic carpet, which serve 49 ski trails on 184 acres of skiable terrain. Accommodation in the area is available along the road through Wapiti to the town of Cody.
Ski resort website: www.skisg.com
White Pine Ski Resort
White Pine Ski Resort is located in the Wind River mountain range not far from the town of Pinedale in western Wyoming. The small ski area is only open Friday to Monday and the two chairlifts service 29 ski runs with a total vertical drop of just over 1000 feet. Limited camping and cabin accommodation is available at the ski resort but more options are available in Pinedale, around 11 miles to the south.
Ski resort website: whitepinewyoming.com
Antelope Butte Mountain
Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area is a ski area in the Bighorn National Forest of northern Wyoming which is run by a non-profit foundation. The ski operations here are relatively new, aimed at bringing a former ski area back to life and run from Friday to Monday. The three lifts cover 28 trails on a 1000 feet vertical. The nearest accommodation centres are the towns of Greybull and Sheridan.
Ski resort website: www.antelopebuttefoundation.org
Hogadon Basin Ski Area
The skiing at Hogadon Basin is located around 11 miles to the south of the city of Casper in central Wyoming. The skiing is served by a double chairlift and a magic carpet and runs from Wednesday to Sunday. There are 28 mainly intermediate level ski runs on a vertical drop of just under 640 feet and terrain of 60 acres. A decent range of accommodation can be found in Casper.
Ski resort website: hogadon.net
Snowy Range Ski Area
The Snowy Range ski area is located in the south-east corner of Wyoming not far from the town of Centennial in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Five ski lifts, four of them chairlifts, access the 33 ski trails. There are 250 acres of skiable terrain with a vertical drop of just under 900 feet. The nearest major accommodation centre is just over 30 miles away in the city of Laramie.
Ski resort website: www.snowyrangeski.com