Due to our limited health resources, we ask careful consideration of your trip and ask that you please abide by our Clean, Careful, Connected guidelines. For more information please click here.

Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding

About this activity

Whether you are looking for blue groomers, steep chutes or waist-deep powder stashes, Jackson Hole has the right experience for you with 3 amazing world-class resorts within one hour’s drive.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is located in Teton Village, 12 miles from the town of Jackson, and home to the aerial tram “Big Red,” world class terrain and a full resort experience. Snow King, known by the locals as the Town Hill, is a small mom and pop style ski hill with steep north facing terrain, a racer’s playground. About an hour away, over Teton Pass through a blip of Idaho and back in Wyoming, Grand Targhee is a powder paradise, with great skiing for all abilities and an authentic atmosphere.

Ski season will look a little different this year, and while the activity of skiing itself is a safe activity, the entire experience comes with risk. Each resort has extensive operation plans in place to keep you, and the community, safe this year. “The experience is really about skiing this year,” says Anna Cole, the communications manager at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

A few things to keep in mind when planning your trip:

  • Plan your lift access ahead of time. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is requiring visitors to pre-purchase their day tickets and for Ikon Passholders to reserve your day ahead of time. Season passholders are not required to make reservations.
  • Plan the proper face covering. A mask will be required any time you’re around people not in your party, that includes the lift lines, renting your equipment, a lodge for lunch or running in to use the restroom. You can remove the mask when you’re in a gondola with your own party or skiing while socially distanced from others.
  • Plan your day. With less people taking public transportation and limited parking, make sure to carpool with your party when you can and keep an eye on how full parking lots are. JHMR has an app that tells you when parking lots start to fill, how long lift lines are and other important information.
  • Pick your rentals. Look into using a service that brings your rentals to your hotel or condo instead of in-person fittings.
  • Plan your meals. Restaurants on mountain will have limited capacity, and reservations will be essential if you’re trying to dine indoors. Outdoor tents will be set up in the base area at Jackson Hole so people have more room to spread out, whether you brought your own lunch or ordered takeout from a Teton Village restaurant. Apres will be a little different this year and is encouraged at home.

Clean, Careful and Connected

By its nature, skiing and snowboarding are socially distanced activities. But there are still precautions our local resorts are taking to keep our community, and you, safe as well as things you can do to recreate responsibly.

  • Remember to stay 6 feet away from other parties when you can, think the length of a ski pole.
  • Wear the proper face covering. The CDC does not recommend neck gators or buffs for full protection against COVID-19. Dry, double layered face coverings are recommended. Bring an extra in case one gets wet.
  • Group sizes for lessons may be limited - look into private lessons for just your group.