Each March, the Jackson Hole Snow Devils are proud to host one of the region’s most highly anticipated events. The Snowmobile Hill Climb attracts thousands of spectators annually, who all watch in anticipation as brave racers climb 1,500 vertical feet to the summit of Snow King Mountain. The course follows a steep and challenging route, sending some riders tumbling hundreds of feet downhill! Whether you’re an area local or just passing through, the Snowmobile Hill Climb is a must-see.
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History of the Snowmobile Hill Climb
The Jackson Hole Snow Devils snowmobile club was established in 1964. Shortly after, about 20 members started a small hill climb in 1975. Today, the event has grown into one of the largest non-profit charity snowmobile events in the United States with more than 10,000 spectators. Hundreds of volunteer racers from all over the U.S. and Canada flock to Jackson Hole to compete in several categories, depending on their machines and experience. An awards ceremony is even held after the final race!
What to Expect at the 2018 Snowmobile Hill Climb
Now in its 42nd year, the upcoming Snowmobile Hill Climb is expected to be the best one to date! The event is televised on two JumboTrons, one located right at the base of Snow King Mountain and one located inside the ball field. If you don’t want to watch from the grandstand, feel free to ride the lifts up and down the snowy hill for a great spot. Food and beer concessions will also be available with the official Hill Climb Merchandise Tent.
To help you get the most out of your experience here are some tips on items you’ll want to bring along with you:
- Snow Boots and Gloves
- Lawn Chairs
What NOT To Bring:
- Packaged Alcohol/Beer
The Snowmobile Hill Climb website will be updated soon with official dates and other helpful information. Be sure to check in regularly so you can start planning your trip!
Need a Place to Stay? Check Into the Bentwood Inn
Come stay at one of the most unique lodges in the world right here in Jackson Hole! The Bentwood Inn is the best place to plan your winter escape to see the snowmobile mountain climb. Our beautiful and spacious lodging will wow you and fill you with a sense of comfort and relaxation. So, come stay a while! We are eager to host you, so book your stay today or explore our variety of vacation specials!
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Want to experience snowmobiling for yourself?
Read our blog about the best Yellowstone snowmobile tours!