Wyoming, United States
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a ski resort at Teton Village, Wyoming. Located 12 miles northwest of Jackson, Teton County, Wyoming, is It is named after the Jackson Hole valley. The region is served by the Jackson Hole Airport.
Ski area information
The ski area partially covers two mountains. The runs are 50% expert, 40% intermediate, and 10% beginner. Apres Vous Mountain is deemed intermediate difficulty while Rendezvous Mountain has Jackson Hole's famous advanced terrain that includes bowls, glades, and chutes, as well as 4100 vertical feet of skiing, the greatest continuous inbounds rise in the United States.
Jackson Hole's previous tram was retired in the fall of 2006, rose 4,139 vertical feet to 10450 feet elevation. Other lifts include an eight passenger gondola, high speed detachable and standard quad chairlifts, triple chairlifts, and a double chair. Construction began June 2007 for a new 100-passenger Doppelmayr CTEC tram which began service on December 20, 2008.
Jackson Hole is home to many of the world's best freeskiers as the terrain is considered to be some of the most challenging in North America. In addition to the massive amount of skiable terrain in bounds there is an even larger area to be explored off piste or out of bounds. These areas are only to be accessed through marked gates and should only be skied if one is of expert ability and properly equipped with avalanche safety gear. The terrain has not only attracted the best skiers in the world but also one of the leading ski film companies, Teton Gravity Research. Jackson Hole is also home to one of the most famous expert ski runs in the world, Corbet's Couloir.
In addition to skiing, there are many other outdoor activities in both the winter and summer. Nordic skiing, dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, balloon rides, paragliding, fishing, hiking, biking, and climbing are only some of the activities visitors and year round residents enjoy at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Jackson Hole was the site of two in-bounds avalanches in late 2008, first on December 27 and another two days later on December 29. The first avalanche resulted in the death of skier David Nodine. It was one of three in-bound deaths in the American West in the 2008-09 ski season, which is the most since three skiers were killed at Alpine Meadows in 1976. The second avalanche occurring in the area near Headwall buried part of the Bridger Restaurant but resulted in no injuries.