Jackson Hole Mountain Guide – Top Trails, Itineraries & Dining

Experience Jackson Hole like an insider. Find out where to ski with top trails and full day itineraries for intermediates and experts. We also show you where to eat on the mountain. Plus, check out the mountain stats.

Jackson Hole Trail Guides

 

Beginner

Contrary to popular belief, JH is great for learners. The lower foothills are gentle and approachable. The wide groomers and gradually undulating slopes along Teewinot are ideal for those getting started. The newly constructed Sweetwater Gondola and the Solitude Station Learning Area encompass appropriate beginner terrain. Jackson is committed to providing a stellar experience through their Mountain Sports School and it’s one of the best in the nation.

Intermediate

With a healthy mix of terrain, the Northern section of the mountain is well-suited to Intermediates. The Après Vous Quad is seldom crowded and offers access to many runs with lots of elbow room. The Casper and Teton Quad chairs, both accessible via the Sweetwater Gondola, service Blue and Black terrain. Note, there are no Blue-rated trails down from the top of the aerial tram. Jackson Hole also provides a Double Blue Square rating which can help riders better assess difficulty level.

Advanced/Expert

Expert skiers and snowboarders place JH  prominently atop their wish lists (more than 50% of terrain is designated Black). The steep pitches and incredible vert of this ski hill are complemented by its iconic aerial tram, whisking guests to 10,450 feet. Only the bravest will face Corbet’s Couloir. Tick off lines in Rendezvous Bowl, The Headwall, Toilet Bowl, the Hobacks, and The Cirque. Come and see if your quads are up to the challenge of skiing this formidable mountain from top to bottom without stopping.

  • It’s not really practical for Experts and Intermediates to expect to ski together at Jackson. The terrain layout and the amount of vertical drop make this a difficult proposition. There are plenty of slope side eateries and/or Teton Village can be a convenient meeting place for lunch or snack

Top Trail Picks

 
Category
Trail Name 
Description​
Area / Getting There

Learning

Pooh Bear

This dedicated learning zone features a wide, gentle groomer with a mild pitch perfect for first timers

From Teton Village ride Sweetwater Gondola, unload at the mid-station and exit left 

Groomer

Werner

Features excellent, untouched groomed snow in the early morning; whip out GS turns on this wide groomer with a steep rollover and undulating pitch

Ride the Sweetwater Gondola to the top or take the Teewinot Quad; Werner feeds into Lower Werner

Scenic Cruisers

Easy Does It / Sleeping Indian

Après Vous Mountain is often less crowded and Easy Does It or Sleeping Indian both offer amazing views

From the Casper Quad Chair, head left for Easy Does It or right for Sleeping Indian

Easy Scenic

Sundance

This lengthy leg burner offers amazing views of the valley where you can crank out turns

From the Sweetwater Gondola, take Nez-Perce to connect to Sundance; it runs directly beneath the Bridger Gondola

Burner

Gros Venture

A great place to work up to tackling JH’s legendary vertical drop; this groomer also provides access to the Slalom trail for some fun turns

From the top of the Bridger Gondola, locate Gros Venture off the main cat track

Fresh Powder

Wide Open

For intermediate skiers looking to try Jackson Hole’s famous powder, check out Wide Open, which is seldom groomed after fresh snow

Point left off the Teton Quad Chair

Sun

Rendezvous Bowl

This southeast facing pitch offers high speed turns and wide open terrain; In fresh snow, it can be legendary

Head up the tram, pass Corbet’s Cabin and drop in anywhere you see fit

Bumps (Advanced)

Bivouac

Steep yet wide, the off-piste terrain of Bivouac can grow some large moguls. If conditions aren’t great, dip off into the trees for softer, sheltered snow

From the tram, drop into Rendezvous Bowl and head for the resort’s boundary line 

Steep & Deep (with hiking)

The Headwall / Casper Bowl

When open, a bootpack from the Cirque can deliver extreme steeps and deeps in the Headwall Zone. Keep going if you’d like to sample the goods in Casper Bowl (access only available through gates)

Traverse right off the Sublette Quad toward the Cirque; stay high and head for the bootpack to the skier’s left; plan to hike for about 15-minutes

Burner (Advanced)

The Hobacks

Try this 2,000-foot ungroomed pitch to feel serious quad quake. These wide-open slopes along the resort’s southern boundary offer a hearty challenge

From the tram, use Rendezvous Bowl to the cat track and drop in 

Short & Steep

Tower 3 Chute

Though there is nothing particularly short at Jackson, this steep, narrow chute is playful and often has plenty of great snow

From atop the tram, use Dog Face to catch the Laramie Traverse 

Chutes

Alta Chutes

These steep, north-facing chutes with a little Hollywood flair offer technically challenging terrain underneath the Sublette Quad

The chutes sit below the summit along the ridge, accessible from the Sublette Quad Chair

Showing Off

Corbet's Couloir 

Iconic in the winter sporting world, Corbet’s is not for the faint of heart. Visible from the tram, this legendary Hollywood line features a tricky entrance, formidable steeps, and narrow cliffs

You can’t miss it when looking South from the tram near the top of the tram terminal 

On Mountain Dining Recommendations

Jackson Hole curates a mix of fine dining, casual fare, and grab-and-go snacks across the mountain and around Teton Village. Food options span all tastes and their prevalence makes it simple to fuel up between runs. There is no shortage of lively après watering holes and even more options can be found in the town of Jackson. Our top picks are below:

Corbet's Cabin

Take part in a Jackson Hole tradition at Rendezvous Peak by scarfing hot, fluffy waffles in Corbet’s Cabin at 10,450 feet. These made-to-order waffles feature mouth-watering toppings and you’ll also find snacks, hot drinks, and beer alongside epic views. This is a fantastic spot to warm up or take a break on particularly cold or windy days.

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Piste Mountain Bistro & Off Piste Market

Piste Mountain Bistro, perched atop the Bridger Gondola in the Rendezvous Lodge, is one of the most popular sit-down dining options at Jackson for good reason. Locally-sourced dishes of inspired Rocky Mountain cuisine are served in an upscale environment. Reservations are required. Off Piste Market, in the same building is a more casual alternative with European café style seating, hot drinks, pizza, grab-and-go food, and various sundries. 

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Southcable Cafe

For the best bargain on the mountain, check out the Southcable Cafe, near the Yellowstone Garage in the Caldera House near the tram terminal. This casual joint offers great breakfast sandwiches and burritos. Definitely worth a stop if the tram line is long; also come here for super deals on a slice of pizza and a beer.

Image by Peter Bravo de los Rios
 
Size / Elevation
  • Peak: 10,450 ft | 3,185m

  • Vertical Drop: 4,139 ft | 1,262m

  • Main Base: 6,311 ft | 1924m 

  • Total Area: 2,500 acres |
    (10.0 sq km)

Terrain Overview

​Mountain Range: Valley between the Teton Mountain Range and the Gros Ventre Range

  • 133 Trails   

  • 9 Bowls

  • 3 Terrain Parks

Peaks
  • Rendezvous (10,450 ft)

  • Apres Vous (8,481 ft)

  • Teton Lift Summit (9,022 ft)

Bases
  • Teton Village

On Mountain Dining

Lift Stats

Uphill Capacity: 17,833

17 Lifts

  • 1   Tram (~100 people)

  • 2   Gondolas

  • 4   High Speed Quads

  • 6   Quads

  • 1   Double

  • 3   Surface Lifts

  • 1   Minimum lifts to access             peak from base 

Terrain Mix
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Jackson Hole Stats

 

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