We’re Goin’ To JACKSON… Jackson Hole, Wyoming

OvR Jackson Hole Tram

Jackson Hole was named Ski Magazine’s #1 resort overall in America for 2015. Didn’t surprise us…


Located in Teton Village, Wyoming, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is part of the Grand Tetons, world renowned for some of the best skiing and riding in the world. With a summit elevation of 10,450 feet, 4,139 feet of vertical and 2,500 skiable acres, it’s easy to see why it’s been nicknamed, “The Big One.” Did we mention the average annual snowfall of 475 inches? After years of “hitting the hole” this trip has been stamped as one of the best in our quiver from just about every imaginable angle!

Jackson Hole’s legendary terrain has a reputation for attracting hardcore skiers and riders. It offers both challenging (read: steep) trails as well as gnarly off-pist shredding! But if you’re not quite ready for EPIC on the “gnarly scale”… No problem! With 40% intermediate terrain and 10% beginner terrain as well, there’s something for everyone. In fact, with all that fresh snow their intermediate and beginner level areas are better then most with those soft turns and landings to aide your progression.


After an epic day on the mountain, you’ll want to hang out and throw one back in celebration! The après ski scene is alive and well at Jackson Hole. Conveniently located at the base of the mountain, is the Mangy Moose Restaurant and Saloon. The Moose is an institution- you’ll feel right at home. Throw back a brewski, specialty drinks (like their famous spicy margarita) and live bands. Oh and the giant moose hanging on the wall! This is Wyoming after all!


In true Wild West fashion, there isn’t a shortage of places to wet your whistle or get a good meal. You’ll also want to check out the Snake River Brewery for après and dinner (Our crew never misses a trip to the SRB during our stay). For a night out, start with a reservation at Burke’s Chop House for steaks, game and seafood. For more on dining and nightlife options check out Jackson Hole’s restaurant page. Then of course… you have to check out the world famous Million Dollar Cowboy Bar!!!

Snowking outdoor

While in town, we’ll be calling The Snow King Hotel home.

Conveniently located Slopeside at Snow King Resort, we’re right in the classic cowboy town of Jackson, WY. It’s a full amenity hotel including free internet access, on site restaurant and bar… and a heated pool, so don’t forget your bathing suit!

Snow King Hotel

After checking into the hotel and gearing up, we’ll roll right outside for a half-day/twilight session at Snow King Mountain Resort. Overlooking the town of Jackson, it’s an awesome way to acclimate and mosey into town while still getting that time on the snow. While the sun sets over the Tetons and the lights come up on in town, we’ll rip a few runs right in our temporary backyard right out the back of our hotel!

Snow King Twilight

Moose Hockey

Live like a Jackson local and walk a few blocks from the hotel to catch a Jackson Moose men’s hockey game!

While in Jackson… do as the Jacksonites do… There’s nothing more local then getting down to the Snow King Center and supporting Moose Hockey! The Jackson Moose are non-profit organization that competes in the Senior A division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full-check hockey with no holds barred action. The Moose play a 30-game home schedule on Fri. and Sat. nights throughout the winter at the Snow King Center. Not into hockey? You really don’t have to be. This is a great way to meet all the rad people who keep Jackson alive and running in the presence of cheap drinks, live entertainment and great local vibes!

Friday-Sunday we’ll be rocking the main event… JACKSON HOLE!!!

If this looks intimidating… no worries, they do have some of the world’s best trails to shred. Same views, minus the BIG drops.


Our own blog contributor and passionate Jackson Hole supporter, Chris Martin wrote a blog last year on some of the best things happening in the hood. Check this accounting in his own words:


Daily Schedule:


Thursday March 2nd – Flight Leaves from NYC to Jackson, Wyoming
– Arrive in Jackson, Shuttle to Hotel and Check-in
– Head out for a Half-Day/Twilight Session right out the back of the hotel at Snow King Resort
– Meetup & Jackson Hole Attack Plan discussion at the hotel bar/restaurant Hayden’s Post at 9pm (optional)
Friday March 3rd Get After it at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (shuttles between the lifts and hotel run all day)
– Après Meetup in the Mangy Moose at 4-5pm (optional)
– Meetup at hotel bar/restaurant Hayen’s Post at 7pm to head over to Moose Hockey (optional)
Saturday March 4th Get After it at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (shuttles between the lifts and hotel run all day)
– Après Meetup in the Mangy Moose at 4-5pm (optional)
– Meetup at hotel bar/restaurant Hayen’s Post at 8:30pm to head over to Snake River Brewey for dinner and drinks (optional)
– Anyone still standing, we’ll head over to the main town square to check out the nightlife, Cowboy Bar, Town Tavern and the rest of the usual Jackson suspects (optional)
Sunday March 5th Get After it at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (shuttles between the lifts and hotel run all day)
– Après Meetup in the Mangy Moose at 4-5pm (optional)
– Meetup at hotel bar/restaurant Hayen’s Post at 7:00pm to head over to Locals Bar & Restaurant for dinner and drinks (optional)
Monday March 6th Check out of hotel by 9:45am
– Meetup in lobby, bags packed, soul full and ready to load shuttle to airport at 10:00am
– Flight departs Jackson for NYC

Exact daily schedule subject to change due to weather, transportation delays, or other unforeseen circumstances


Now… All that said…What are you waiting for?

Join us Mar 2nd to March 6th at “The Big One” and pay homage to one of the best mountains in the world! PRAISE TO TETONS!!!

Jackson Hole trail map