Jackson Hole resort review

Snowboard Guide rating 9 out of 10 “Great resort with lots of challenging terrain offering some excellent backcountry freeriding. Good and friendly local services, although a bit spread out.”



Tree runs & epic off-piste



Park & halfpipe, good natural



some good long trails

Mountain stats

Top lift:3185m
Vertical drop:1216m
Bottom lift:1924m

LiftsLift count : 1 x Gondolas   9 x Chairlifts   1 Aerial tram, 1 Magic Carpet

Ride area 2500acres

Total Pistes:111
Longest Piste:4.5miles (7.2km)

Jackson Hole is a truly all American resort and comes with cowboys, saloon bars and high peaks. Not the typical tree-lined rolling mountains found in a lot of US resorts, Jackson is a high peaked mountain resort that is located in a large valley some 10-40 miles wide and 50 miles long. At the base of the slopes is a small village called Teton, 10miles away from the main town of Jackson Hole, which has the much smaller resort of Snow King rising out of it. Jackson Hole is a resort that will appeal to snowboarders that like a challenge.

Much of the terrain is rated black, offering some steep sections with trees and long chutes. Back country riding is also a major option as there are vast amounts of terrain to check out. To get the best of it, there are a number of specialist backcountry tour operators, offering daily tours with prices starting at around $300.

For the start of the 2006/7 season the aeriel tram that took you to the top of Rendezvous Mountain will no longer be there, but is set to be replaced for 2008/9.

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