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Skiing at Snow King Resort picture in Jackson Hole
Snow King picture in Jackson Hole
Snow King picture in Jackson Hole
Skiing at Snow King Resort picture in Jackson Hole
Snow King picture in Jackson Hole
Snow King picture in Jackson Hole

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If you're looking to add a dash of history to your downhill run, consider a visit to the Snow King Resort in Jackson. Founded in 1939, Snow King was Wyoming's first established ski area. Ever since, avid winter sports enthusiasts have flocked here for a taste of Jackson powder. The resort boasts more than 400 acres of skiable terrain – 110 acres of which can be used for night skiing – and 1,571 feet of vertical drop. Novice skiers take note: only 50 percent of Snow King runs cater to beginners and intermediates. For easier skiing terrain, consider visiting Grand Targhee instead. Also located within Snow King are several areas reserved for snowboarding and tubing, as well as an ice rink and lodgings that cater to moderate budgets. 

Many recent travelers agreed that the property is a bit dated for a resort but appreciated the close proximity to the town of Jackson (less than a mile and accessible via the Start bus) in comparison to the other hot spots in the area. Visitors recommended taking a ride up the ski lift for amazing views of the mountain. And if you're here during the summer, don't leave without a ride on the alpine slide, especially if you've got kids in tow. 

Located on Snow King Avenue in southern Jackson, the Snow King Resort welcomes skiers from late November to late March. The runs open at 10 a.m. Monday through Friday (9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday) and stay open until 7 p.m. every evening except Sunday when they close at 4 p.m. You'll find that full-day access to the slopes is cheaper here than at other Jackson Hole ski areas. It's $59 for adults, and guests at the resort lodge are offered a hefty discount. For more information, check out the Snow King website.

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#1 Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Occupying a large chunk of Teton Village in the northwest corner of the valley, the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a vacation destination unto itself. The primary resort area in ... Read more » Courtesy Visit Jackson Hole

#2 Grand Teton National Park Boasting a whopping 310,000 acres of jagged, snow-capped peaks, verdant forests and crystal-clear alpine lakes, Grand Teton National Park is the highlight of any trip to Jackson Hole ... Read more » Steven Olmstead Photography / Getty Images

#3 National Elk Refuge Every autumn, Jackson Hole resonates from the distinctive mating calls of one of its most prominent residents: elk. These large, deer-like creatures have roamed Jackson Hole and the nearby Teton ... Read more » Julie Palermo / EyeEm / Getty Images

#4 Jackson Hole Playhouse Just because the sun's gone down and the ski lifts have closed doesn't mean the fun has to stop. In the evenings, valley visitors head to the Jackson ... Read more » Courtesy of the Jackson Hole Playhouse

#5 Granite Hot Springs Jackson Hole's many natural attractions may cater primarily to adventure junkies, but the Granite Hot Springs are reserved solely for those in need of some rest and relaxation. Open ... Read more » pychap / Flickr

#6 Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum With a stop by the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum, travelers can learn about the area's Wild West history. Through artifacts, historical narratives and photographs, visitors will glimpse ... Read more » Courtesy of Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum/CJ Adams

#7 National Museum of Wildlife Art Combining Jackson Hole's love for the arts with its age-old respect for local fauna, the National Museum of Wildlife Art is definitely worth a visit. Located less than 3 ... Read more » Courtesy National Museum of Wildlife Art

#8 Snow King Resort If you're looking to add a dash of history to your downhill run, consider a visit to the Snow King Resort in Jackson. Founded in 1939, Snow King was ... Read more » Courtesy of Snow King Resort

#9 Grand Targhee Resort For those of you who aren't quite ready for the black diamond slopes at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the Grand Targhee Resort offers easier, more family-friendly runs. Located ... Read more » KevinCass / Getty Images

# Yellowstone National Park Read more » Nina Waldmeier / EyeEm / Getty Images

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