Located in the heart of Jackson Hole, Snow King Mountain is best known for both its exciting winter and summer time activities. Going strong for over 76 years, Snow King has taught many how to ski and also served as a place for family fun and special memories made. Snow King MountainοΏ½s winter playground is a site to see as it offers skiing, ice climbing, tubing and night skiing.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming boasts three ski areas. Aside from Snow King Mountain the valley is also home to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Grand Targhee Resort. The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is located in the Teton Village only 11 short miles from town. The Resort offers one of the longest (and steepest) continuous vertical drops of any ski area in North America. Featuring eight chairlifts, an aerial tram and gondola the resort receives an average of 360 inches of snowfall each year.
Only a 75 minute car ride away from Jackson Hole is the Grand Targhee Resort. Consistently ranked as one of the top 3 resorts in North America for its snow quantity and quality, the Resort offers over 2,000 acres of lift serviced terrain.
Noted for its proximity to town, Snow King Mountain can easily be seen from the boardwalks and Jackson Hole Town Square. A terrific place to get out and enjoy the great outdoors, Snow King Resort offers fun year-round.
The Exum Ice Wall allows for ice climbing fun, and rental equipment is available for a small fee. No climbing skills are required for this unique opportunity, and although it may look hard, itοΏ½s not all that bad.
Offering a unique skiing opportunity, Snow King Mountain offers night skiing. The starry Wyoming night sky becomes lit up when the lights are turned on for this unique skiing opportunity. The sky is lit up on New YearοΏ½s Eve as fireworks light up the hillside. The Torchlight Parade is also part of the eveningοΏ½s festivities and a great way to ring in the New Year.
Endless Activities at οΏ½Town HillοΏ½
Commonly referred to as οΏ½Town HillοΏ½, Snow King Resort was the first ski resort in Wyoming and among one of the first few ski areas in the country. Originally established in 1930, the Snow King Resort offers not only skiing but also caters to snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts. Summer also means alpine mini-golf, alpine slide, horseback riding, bungee trampoline, scenic chairlift rides, hiking and paragliding. In the summertime, the ski slopes turn into beautiful green hillsides filled with wildflowers.
The King is also home to a variety of events, especially throughout the winter season. The Jackson Hole Mountain Games, Climb the King, the Town Downhill, and end-of-season Pond Skim. Snow King Mountain recently underwent a $3.5 million upgrade in 2014, in order to provide artificial snow. This new snow making infrastructure allows for earlier opening dates and better conditions.
Also at the base of Snow King Mountain is The Snow King Sports and Events Center. This facility is host to open ice skating, figure skating, Moose hockey games, as well as youth and adult hockey leagues. Serving as the only indoor ice rink in Jackson Hole the Events Center also hosts large conventions, conferences, trade shows and other entertainment based events. Competing in the Senior A division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association, the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team, has a 30-game home schedule that takes place throughout the winter season on Friday and Saturday nights.
Snow King Mountain is a popular place year-round and caters to all age levels since it is noted for its skiable, consistent pitch. Serving as a winter playground, the Jackson Hole area receives more annual snowfall than other resorts in the lower-48 Rocky Mountain Region.