Snow King Mountain is a top-notch ski area and summer activity center in Jackson, Wyoming. Locally known as “the Town Hill,” this popular resort offers endless outdoor recreation and spectacular mountain views. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a fun family vacation, Snow King is an ideal destination any time of year. Here are some of our favorite things to do there.
Skiing & Snowboarding
Snow King Mountain Resort is most famous for its incredible skiing and snowboarding. Skiing since 1939, Snow King the oldest ski resort in Wyoming and offers 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.
One of the best ways to hone your skiing/riding skills is to visit a terrain park. Snow King Mountain has two parks to explore: Old Man’s Flats and the Base Area Rail Park. Old Man’s Flats is a slopestyle park with intermediate/advanced features like ramps and jumps. The Base Area Rail Park also has a variety of rails, jumps, and slides to test your skills. Terrain Park access is included with your lift ticket.
Snow tubing in Jackson Hole is a wonderful activity that allows non-skiers the chance to get out and enjoy the fresh powder. King Tubes has snow tubes, three groomed lanes, and a rope tow to pull you and your tube up the hill. All you have to bring is some warm clothes and a need for speed!
Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity to enjoy this summer? Head to the state-of-the-art miniature golf course at Snow King Mountain Resort. This exciting 18-hole course features multiple levels and water challenges, including a waterfall and pond. It’s open through September.
Zip Line & Ropes Course
Walk over suspended bridges, scramble up nets, and even ride an aerial skateboard on the Snow King Mountain ropes course! Adults and kids courses are available. The Full Adult Course is suspended 12-80 feet off the forest floor and has obstacles like wobbly bridges, swinging logs, climbing nets, and zip lines. For younger ones, the Flying Squirrel Course is suspended 6-10 feet and has many of the same features as the adult course.
The Snow King Mountain Alpine Slide is the only one of its kind in Jackson Hole. This exciting ride has over half a mile of track and reaches speeds up to 25 miles per hour! You’ll have incredible views of the Tetons as you fly through twists and turns. The slide begins at the base of the Rafferty Lift.
If you’re searching for the best views in Jackson Hole, take a hike to the top of Snow King Mountain. A 1.8-mile trail ascends 1,571 vertical feet from the main base area and offers a gorgeous panorama of the Tetons, the National Elk Refuge, and the town of Jackson. Be sure to view a trail map before heading out.
After an incredible day at Snow King Mountain, take a short drive back to our Jackson Hole bed and breakfast and relax! Our lodge features comfortable accommodations and luxurious amenities that will leave you feeling refreshed and restored. We even offer a variety of packages and specials to help you save on your trip! Check our rooms page to see what’s available and contact us to book your stay. We look forward to having you!
Looking for more great places to visit?
Read our blog about Jackson Hole Mountain Resort!
Photo Courtesy of Snow King Mountain