Known for its "steep and deep" terrain (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is home to some of the most advanced in-bounds terrain in the country) and annual snowfalls averaging 450 inches per winter, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a powder hound’s mecca. But what you might not know is that Jackson Hole has some amazing beginner and intermediate terrain: almost 50% of the resort’s terrain is for less-than-expert skiers. Located in Teton Village, about 12 miles from the town of Jackson, the Mountain Resort is lively year-round with avid skiers and snowboarders in the winter and hikers and bikers in the summer. Of course, the world-famous Jackson Hole Aerial Tram runs year-round and is a fabulous way to take in the expansive views of the Grand Teton National Park, the Snake River Valley and the Gros Venture Range.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is located in Teton Village, about 12 miles or 20 minutes from the town of Jackson. The town of Jackson is located about 15 minutes from the Jackson Hole Airport, so expect a ride of 35-45 minutes to get from the airport to Teton Village. If you stay in Teton Village, you'll want to go to Jackson to check out the town, shop and sample the restaurants and nightlife. You can rent a car or the public transport system (START) runs from Teton Village to Jackson and back. Ski season dates vary each year, but Jackson Hole Mountain Resort usually opens for skiing around Thanksgiving and closes around Easter.