How to Have an Awesome Day of Jackson Hole Skiing


Did you know that Forbes Magazine named Jackson Hole, Wyoming the “Best Ski Area in North America” three years in a row? Or that Outside Magazine also selected Jackson Hole as one of “The Best 16 Ski Destinations in North America” in 2016? Whether you prefer heart-pumping excitement or a peaceful glide down the mountainside, Jackson Hole skiing has something for everyone. Guests can choose from a variety of experiences including alpine, cross-country, and backcountry skiing. And with plenty of local resorts to explore, planning an unforgettable ski trip is a breeze! Here are some things you should know before you hit the slopes.

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Plan the Ultimate Jackson Hole Skiing Excursion

Morning: Fuel Your Body

Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. That’s especially true if you plan to spend a few hours on the mountain! At the Bentwood Inn, guests are treated to a fresh breakfast each morning that will keep you energized all day long. Our chef-prepared gourmet breakfast begins with locally roasted organic coffee and continues with a mosaic of seasonal fruit, homemade sweet breads, and something sizzling on the griddle. We even offer a different menu each day, so you’ll have a delicious surprise every time you open your eyes.

Afternoon: Tear Up the Mountain

Jackson Hole offers three unique ski areas for guests to enjoy. To get your adrenaline flowing, head to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort where you can experience one of the steepest vertical drops of any ski area in the country. (4,139 leg-burning feet, to be exact). Or, check out Grand Targhee Resort. It’s located in the western part of the Tetons and is one of the top 3 resorts in North America for snow quality and quantity.

Looking for an exclusive Jackson Hole skiing experience? Be sure to visit Snow King Mountain. Opened in 1939, Snow King is the oldest ski resort in Wyoming and features 400 acres of beginner and expert terrain. It’s also the only resort to offer night skiing and is considerably less expensive than Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee. Visit their website to learn more about lift ticket prices. 

Current Ski Conditions

The 2016/2017 ski season has been epic in Jackson Hole. December 2016 broke the record with 207 inches during the season and over 24 inches in 48 hours. That’s most snow that Jackson Hole has seen in December in 40 years! Don’t forget to check the local snow report before you head out.

Night: Ease Your Muscles at the Bentwood Inn

After an incredible day on the slopes, come back to our bed and breakfast and unwind! Our lodge has everything you need to relax and restore, including comfortable accommodations and luxurious amenities. We even offer an exclusive ski package for guests! Our package includes either four or five nights at the inn plus substantially discounted ski passes, airfare, car rentals, and more. Packages start at just $1,099 per person. Hurry to our rooms page to see what’s available and contact us to make your reservations. We look forward to having you!

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