Skiing in the Tetons

Hitting the snowy slopes    
  Nestled in the scenic state of Wyoming, the Teton mountain range lures skiers from around the globe, promising adventure in a breathtaking setting unlike any other. Whether you're looking forward to exploring the multitude of inbounds runs, challenging yourself to a next-level cross-country ski experience, or simply enjoying après-ski at your favorite cozy resort, few destinations can compare to the Tetons.   Receiving upwards of 500 inches of fabulously fluffy powder each year, the ski resorts in the Tetons are a must-visit for any skiing enthusiast - and we've put together a guide to help you plan the perfect trip.

When to Go: The Best Time to Go Skiing in the Tetons

Deciding when to go to the Tetons depends on what you're looking for. For great snow, fewer crowds, and relatively affordable pricing, the best time to travel to the Tetons is mid-January. Keep in mind that this is the coldest time of year, so you'll want to be prepared to bundle up - but the tradeoff is that you'll have free rein on the slopes! If you prefer softer snow and slightly warmer temperatures, late March and early April can be ideal times to visit. Most spring break travelers have headed home by then, so you won't be battling crowds or paying season-high rates.  

Where to Go: Grand Tetons Ski Runs and Areas

    On-top of the mountain    
  Aside from picking your travel dates, choosing where to ski in the Tetons is one of your most important decisions. Luckily, there's no shortage of incredible ski spots throughout the area - and it's almost impossible to go wrong!  

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Without a doubt, the best place to go skiing in the Tetons is Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a favorite spot in the region. With a well-deserved reputation for being one of the world's best skiing destinations, Jackson Hole has something to offer everyone.   The area features 2,500-plus bound acres of powder heaven, with all the bowls, steeps, chutes, deeps, and groomers you could ever hope for.   The famous “Big Red” aerial tram will take you up to the 4,139 vertical feet in an impressive 12 minutes, and the area's myriad of runs include options for beginners, intermediates, and expert skiers alike. Ski lessons are also available for all skill levels, so you can hone your abilities.  

Snow King Mountain

This mom-and-pop resort has more than its fair share of charm and character, as locals affectionately refer to Snow King Mountain as "The Town Hill." It is the state's oldest ski area, with a history that dates back to 1939.   You'll find it in the heart of downtown Jackson, only six blocks from the center of town. Snow King Mountain boasts 400 skiable acres, 32 named runs, a magic carpet, and three different lifts - you can easily spend multiple days exploring everything it offers. Once the sun goes down, check out night skiing at Snow King Mountain, an experience you'll never forget.  

Where to Stay for a Grand Tetons Skiing Getaway

If you're coming to Jackson Hole for skiing, you will want to find accommodations that are within easy reach of the region's best ski resorts. Continuum, located in Teton Village, is just steps from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and a short drive from Snow King. But even better, staying  at Continuum is an adventure in and of itself. The innovative boutique hotel is designed to provide an unforgettable experience that embodies luxury, style, adventure, and excitement.   Continuum is the perfect place to unwind after a long day on the slopes. It's where you can relax, wind down, or keep the fun going as long as you'd like.   For more information about planning a ski trip to Jackson Hole, as well as our available bookings, please contact us today.  

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