Come prepared for the upcoming ski season – the snow is going to be off the charts! Our Wise Guides put together a few tips on how to make the most of your epic ski vacation to Jackson Hole. Read on and be sure to bookmark this blog as you plan your upcoming trip.
Book Your Lodging Now For The Best Availability
To be sure you get the days and the room type you want for your ski vacation, we recommend booking early for the best availability. Right now, we have a few stellar winter offers! Stay Longer & Save Up To 20% (trust us, with powder skiing and countless winter activities, you’re going to want a few days to make the most of your time here) and Passholder Perks – a 20% discount for Ikon, Mountain Collective, Epic and any other ski season passholders!
Get Your Lift Tickets Early, Online
Lift ticket products are now being offered online, and availability will be based on capacity limits. A maximum daily capacity for guests at JH Mountain Resort has been set and they will limit the number of tickets available for purchase each day to enable sufficient physical distancing in their base area, buildings and facilities to keep guests safe.
We strongly recommend that you make your reservations as soon as possible to ensure you are able to ski during your stay in Jackson Hole.
Please click on the following link to make your reservations and for the most up to date information regarding lift tickets at JH Mountain Resort.
Schedule Your Non-Skiing Winter Activities In Advance
There is no end to the winter activities available in and around the valley, so plan a few days off the slopes to take advantage of them. From dog-sledding to snowmobiling, National Elk Refuge sleigh rides to winter wildlife safaris, there is something for the whole family to enjoy. Be sure to book your activities as soon as possible – they will fill up fast and you don’t want to miss out!
Get Your Gear Ready
Break out your winter gear and make sure it’s tuned up, fits well, and doesn’t need an upgrade (we’re talking to you, 10 year old pants!) You don’t want to wait until the last minute to find out your fave socks have holes in them. Need to rent your gear? There are lots of great options around town and in the village, and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has a comprehensive list. You can reserve online to avoid lines & pay ahead of time. There are also companies that offer free delivery right to your room, like Ski Butlers and Black Tie Skis.
Ski The Trifecta!
We all know that JHMR might be the biggest winter draw, but our town hill, Snow King, and neighboring Grand Targhee Resort are pretty epic too! Ski the trifecta and truly make the most of the 2021-2022 ski season in Jackson Hole!
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Winter Opening Day: 11/25/2021
JHMR opens for winter operations on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2021 through April 10, 2022. At this time, all lifts are planned for operation at full capacity (including the Aerial Tram). Daily mountain capacity will be managed once again this winter for guest safety and to elevate the guest experience. The mountain will continue to run select base area lifts at 8:30am (weather permitting) to allow guests to get up on the mountain earlier. Health and safety remains a priority for guests and staff, and JHMR will adhere to the guidance from officials and adjust mountain operations and safety protocols accordingly.
Snow King Mountain
Winter Opening Day: 12/4/2021
“The King” is Jackson Hole’s premier in-town playground for both adults and kids. From skiing to the Winter Cowboy Coaster, they have winter activities for all ages. They specialize in thrilling family attractions, gear rental, unique events, and the valley’s best views. At Snow King, you can expect memorable adventures and great stories.
The absolute best way to experience everything the King has to offer, is the Big King Pass – truly an all-in-one adventure. This one-day pass includes unlimited rides on all open winter activities including the Cowboy Coaster, King Tubes and skiing during the day and night. Join them for a day or night full of fun Jackson Hole winter activities for the whole family!
Winter Opening Day: 11/19/2021
Grand Targhee Resort is a year round mountain resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming. Located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, our abundance of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and lack of lift lines creates an uncrowded (wide open) skier and snowboarder paradise. We are continually recognized for our great snow, genuine western hospitality, scenic beauty, excellent value and commitment to sustainability.
It is recommend that tickets be purchased in advance for guaranteed access and the best pricing. You will be able to purchase full-day and half-day adult, junior, and senior tickets and Shoshone only tickets. Season passholders and Mountain Collective passholders are not required to make a reservation. Friends and family, military, and other Mountain Collective Resort passholders lift tickets do not need to be purchased in advance. They will monitor total capacity, and ticket sales may no longer be available on specific days.
Are you as ready for winter as we are? Bring on the snow!