In the Western region of the United States of America, lies the state of Wyoming. While in the list of largest states area wise, Wyoming ranks tenth, it is the least populous state. Vast expanses of territory in Wyoming are covered by mountains. The highest peak is the Gannett Peak with a height of 13,809 feet.
With undisturbed and largely untamed wilderness stretches in ranges like the Teton Mountain Range, Wyoming becomes an ideal state to go to for skiing. Due to sparse local population, the tourists never have to compete for fresh tracks in this state. One caveat: Wyoming is known for remote ski trails and VERY cold weather.
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1. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole has been the favorite spot for skiers and snow boarders, looking for thrill and adventure in the Wild West for over fifty years. Skiers are delighted with over 4,000 feet of vertical rise. The resort has developed into a world-class destination for people belonging to all age groups, be it people seeking family time, college friends and even some legendary athletes.
2. Snow King Resort
This resort has a one up over the others because it looks over Jackson town with all its charm. Another unique thing is that the area for beginners and intermediaries is separated from the terrain for expert skiers, giving the learners a fair advantage to polish their skills. The terrain in this resort also has short yet challenging steep runs. A tubing park adds luster to this relatively smaller scale yet popular resort.
3. Hogadon Ski Area
Located 20 minutes away from Downtown Casper, the Hogadon Ski Area is a favorite with the locals because of easy accessibility. Its steep terrain makes it a regular for ski lovers. For beginners, this Area has a special treat – they are offered a fantastic package deal by the Mountain Snow Sports School through the Learn to Ski and Snowboard programs. With most of the runs best suited for experts, intermediaries are left with few options to choose from.
4. Grand Targhee Ski Resort
Because of consist snowfall in decent measure – around 500 inches annually, this resort can be frequented to ski at any time of the year. It is especially famous for its hospitality that has a western tinge to it. A vertical rise of almost 2600 feet gives a lot of room to play through long and cruising trail runs. The picturesque views and the quality of snow, both make ‘The Ghee’ (as it has been nicknamed by the locals), an ideal spot for skiing and vacationing.
5. Pine Creek Ski Resort
The Pine Creek is ideally a destination for those who are looking for a quieter and classic skiing experience in Wyoming. The resort has one chairlift which gives access to the varied type of terrain. While the runs for intermediate skiers make up for half of the terrain, the other half is split down the middle for beginners and advanced skiers. The slopes in the resort aren’t very steep and people seeking shorter runs should prefer this resort.