The Best Ski Resorts in Wyoming
January 13, 2017 by Dr Sigsbee Duck
Set to a scenic backdrop of mountain ranges and open fields stretching as far as the I can see, the state of Wyoming is among some of the best skiing destinations in the world. Resorts here range from slopes designed for the most advanced skiers, to those accommodating for beginners of all ages. Below are some of the most well known and best developed ski resorts Wyoming has to offer.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
In business for over 50 years, Jackson Hole has a massive 4,000 foot vertical with over 2,500 acres of terrain, giving endless options for skiers and snowboarders of all levels of experience. In addition to families and college students regularly visiting this resort, athletes that have skied and snowboarded all over the world continue to visit this historic piece of Wyoming. With that said, most of the slopes on the resort require a high level of experience, as many contain steep hills, trees, and chutes winding all around. Only a small amount of these slopes are suitable for beginners.
Snow King Resort
Having recently undergone renovations to their slopes and resort as a whole, Snow King perfectly embodies the feeling of a luxury ski resort, but manages to operate at half the size. In addition to short, yet challenging slopes, the resort hosts a tubing park for members of all ages. Containing both beginner and expert level terrain, Snow King keeps its slopes separated accordingly, reducing the amount of traffic per run.
Pine Creek Ski Resort
Another smaller resort with its tallest peaking reaching a height of 1,400 feet, Pine Creek is located just near Cokesville with a small, homey feel to its resort. This is a great getaway destination for skiers or snowboarders that would prefer to avoid the larger crowds that typically gather during the winter season. Having just one chairlift, the resort is surprisingly uncrowded on a normal day, and the simple slopes and terrain are ideal for beginners or those who wish to have a more personal experience during their day out.
Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Commonly referred to as “The Ghee,” this resort bordering Idaho on the backside of the Teton Range is known for its western hospitality. This smaller resort is in an ideal location, seeing an average of 500 inches of snowfall a year. The 2,600 foot vertical provides long runs on slopes that range from expert, all the way down to beginner toward the base. The Grand Targhee Resort also offers a tubing park, arcade, and skiing or snowboarding schools, making it a great destination for families with children. The resort’s peaks, Peaked Mountain and Fred’s Mountain, add a touch of scenery as well.
Originally published at drsigsbeeduck.net on January 13, 2017.