Hit the slopes and spend your days skiing in Wyoming, a state famous for its breathtaking landscapes and snowy winters. Wyoming is also home to numerous slopes and runs catered to skiers of every skill level. From Sleeping Giant Ski Area to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the snow sports destinations in Wyoming seem almost endless. Book a Wyoming vacation rental to stay close to the slopes and easily embark on snow-packed adventures. Take a look at the most notable ski resorts in Wyoming.
1. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is known for its enormous Jackson Hole Aerial Tram that takes 100 guests at a time from Teton Village to the Rendezvous Mountain summit and offers 360-degree views for miles in any direction. Ski on one of the more than 130 trails, and ride to the trails on one of the 10 lifts in the resort. This resort also offers a lot of access to backcountry trails for days spent enjoying cross-country skiing. Spread around the park are several terrain parks where you can practice some gravity-defying tricks. In addition to ski lessons for all skill and age levels and a kid’s program, the resort offers a daycare center for families with younger kids who aren’t old enough to ski alone or with the family.
2. Snow King Resort
If you’re looking for slopes that are steep and seem to go on for miles, then Snow King Resort is the spot for you. It’s a popular skiing spot for more experienced skiers who travel in from another state or further away in Wyoming. With a little more than 30 runs and only three lifts, Snow King Resort offers machine-groomed snow and a cozy skiing experience. Located in the city of Jackson, the resort also offers fun for those who don’t ski, including a Treetop Adventure Park, Cowboy Coaster, and Alpine Slide. Make a reservation at the resort’s spa to work out any kinks or sore muscles after a day of skiing. Hayden’s Post Kitchen and Bar is one of the restaurants at the resort and provides amazing views of the mountain and slopes.
3. Grand Targhee Resort
Families and those new to skiing flock to the Grand Targhee Resort with its sprawling ski areas and fresh powdery snow. Featuring 95 trails and five lifts, this resort has a trail for all skill levels and easy access to each. This resort only takes a little over an hour to drive to from Jackson if you’re arriving from out of town. Book a Snowcat Adventures package to explore the more than 500 acres dedicated to this expedition. Relax before or after skiing with a treatment from the Spa at Grand Targhee. Enroll your youngest family members in the Kids Club daycare so everyone in the family has a great time at this vacation destination.
4. Sleeping Giant Ski Area
Close to Cody and only a few miles from Yellowstone National Park, Sleeping Giant Ski Area is a popular destination when the snow flies. With both powder and machine-groomed snow, this resort offers more than 45 trails but only three lifts to get to the summit. For beginners, there’s a magic carpet, and a modern addition to the park is a chair lift that carries up to three people at a time. For more advanced skiers, there are several black diamond runs. No matter your age or experience level, the resort offers lessons to help you learn or improve, or opt for a lesson in cross-country skiing before trying your hand on one of the backcountry trails. There’s also a race club for those who love an adrenaline rush.
5. Hogadon Ski Area
Located in the middle of the state near Casper, the Hogadon Ski Area features 26 runs and offers a good selection of trails for beginners. In fact, 20 percent of the runs are designed with beginners in mind with the balance equally split between intermediate and advanced skiers. This smaller ski resort is great for families and groups looking to avoid the larger, more crowded areas. If you’re looking for a thrill, visit the ski area’s terrain park to see if you can land on your skis after spiraling through the air. Sign up for the Three Pack ski lessons. With the idea that it takes three days to learn the basics, this package includes three half days of lessons and three days of lift passes.
6. White Pine Ski Resort
White Pine Ski Resort is centrally located in the state, but it’s a more intimate venue than some of the others. Take a whirl on one of the 25 trails from the two lifts. The trails feature a mixture of powder and machine-groomed snow. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, there’s a dedicated tubing area at this resort that’s fun for everyone. In February, the park hosts the Cardboard Classic as part of the town’s winter carnival. Those who enter create sleds and tubes out of cardboard, glue, tape, and other materials and race down the tubing trail to the amusement of those watching.
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