More than just a resort, Jackson Hole is a destination more than worthy of any self respecting skier’s bucket list. This is why.

1. Terrain and Vertical Drop: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort boasts some of the most challenging and diverse terrain in North America. With a vertical drop of over 4,100 feet (1,250 meters), it offers steep slopes, deep powder, and thrilling runs that cater to both intermediate and advanced skiers. The resort’s iconic Corbet’s Couloir is famous for its extreme and adrenaline-pumping descent (check out the video below from the annual ‘Kings & Queens of Corbet’s’ Event from 2023).

2. Snow Quality: Jackson Hole is renowned for its excellent snow conditions. Located in the Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains, the resort benefits from abundant natural snowfall, averaging around 450 inches (11.4 meters) per season. This, combined with cold temperatures, creates ideal conditions for powder skiing and snowboarding.

3. Backcountry Access: Jackson Hole is surrounded by vast backcountry areas, providing endless opportunities for backcountry skiing and snowboarding. It’s a paradise for adventure seekers who want to explore untouched slopes and experience the thrill of off-piste skiing.

4. Scenic Beauty: The resort’s location in the picturesque Jackson Hole Valley, with the stunning backdrop of the Grand Teton National Park, adds to its appeal. Skiers and snowboarders can enjoy breathtaking views of the towering peaks and pristine wilderness while carving through the slopes.

5. Vibrant Ski Culture: Jackson Hole has a rich skiing heritage and a vibrant ski culture. The resort attracts a mix of passionate locals, seasoned skiers, and enthusiasts from around the world. The lively après-ski scene and the welcoming atmosphere contribute to the overall experience, making it a favorite destination for ski enthusiasts.

6. Amenities and Services: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers a range of amenities and services to enhance visitors’ experience. It has well-maintained lifts, modern facilities, ski schools, equipment rentals, and a variety of accommodation options to cater to different budgets and preferences. The resort also features excellent dining options, boutique shops, and a variety of winter activities beyond skiing, such as snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Overall, the combination of challenging terrain, exceptional snow conditions, stunning natural beauty, and a vibrant ski culture makes Jackson Hole a sought-after ski resort for both experienced and passionate skiers.

Still not convinced if Jackson Hole is a good destination for your next ski holiday? Find out more about the town of Jackson and what is on offer there. Hint, if you are a die hard skier but your travelling partner is looking for a more balanced destination with a bit of culture and retail therapy, check out our report on the Town of Jackson.

Corbet's Couloir - Could you do it?