Snow King

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Resort Summary
Resort Name Snow King Resort
Location {{{location}}}
Resort Altitude 6,237 feet
Winter Season Thankgiving, 2007 to March 30th, 2008
Terrain Overall: 400 acres
Beginner: 15%
Intermediate: 25%
Advanced: 60%
Lift System 1 triple, 2 doubles, 1 surface tow
Highest Lift 7,808 feet
Lowest Lift {{{lowest_lift}}}
Vertical 1,571 feet
Longest Run .9 mile
Avg Snowfall 75 inches average, snowmaking on 150 acres
Terrain Parks King Tubes Tubing Park
Snow Sports skiing, snowboarding, night skiing, tubing
Facilities resort hotel, food court, restrooms
Nearest Town Jackson, Wyoming
Lift Pass
Adult 5 Day ${{{lift_adult_5day}}}
Adult 1 Day $39
Child 5 Day ${{{lift_child_5day}}}
Child 1 Day $29


Overview 

Snow King is a town hill near Jackson Wyoming. It is overshadowed by Jackson Hole, its near neighbor, but a lot of locals ski here. The town hill offers residents of Jackson an inexpensive way to get some hours in skiing either during a lunch break or in the evening during night skiing hours, the only place to offer night skiing in the valley. It's terrain is generally steep but there is a beginner section and a really fun tubing hill. Snow King hosts a number of winter events on the mountain including local race team ski races, the Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb every march, and the annual Town Downhill. The Snowmobile Hill Climb is an exciting event for competitors and spectators alike. Snowmobilers travel from near and far to test their vertical climbing skills on this steep mountain. The Town Downhill invites snowboarders, skiers, and telemark skiers to enter pro, recreational, and "fat and baggy" categories for a challenging race that spans the entire Snow King Mountain.

Snow King offers lodging, dining, and proximity to downtown shopping, dining, and entertainment. It is also a great base camp for enjoying summer and winter activities in Jackson and touring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.

Location

The base of Snow King Ski Area is 6 blocks from the Jackson Town Square in Jackson Hole Wyoming.

Pros

  • Steep terrain. Training ski hill for the local ski team.
  • Dirt cheap.
  • The only Night Skiing in Jackson Hole.
  • Literally right in downtown Jackson Hole.
  • Hosts the World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb every March.

Cons

  • Very Slow lifts
  • Mainly advanced and expert terrain

Contacts

Phone: (307)733-5200

Fax: (307)733-4086

Postal: P.O. Box SKI Jackson, WY 83001

Planning

Getting There

  • Flying into Jackson Hole Aiport. Snow King offers a free airport shuttle for hotel guests. Otherwise, there are a few car rental companies at the airport.
  • Driving into Jackson Hole. From the Town Square, drive south on Cache Dr. toward Snow King Mountain. Turn left onto Snow King Avenue. If you are staying at the hotel continue on Snow King Ave to the entrance of Snow King Resort. For skiing, turn right off of Snow King Avenue into the parking area at the base of the ski lifts.

Accommodation

On Mountain

Snow King Resort Hotel offers lodging at the base of Snow King Mountain and offers King Rooms or Double Queen Rooms. Amenities at the Resort Hotel include restaurant, lounge with live music, outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, activities concierge, and much more.

Love Ridge Resort Lodges located just uphill from Snow King Resort Hotel offers guests Suites, 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom condos. Luxuriously furnished, these condos have gourmet kitchens, washer/dryers, and have access to all amenities at Snow King Resort Hotel.

Off Mountain

There are many hotels and motels within the town of Jackson Hole, just minutes from the base of Snow King Ski Area.

Lift Tickets

Snow King Ski Area offers full day, half day, two-hour, and night skiing.

Full Day: Adult $39, Junior/Senior $29

Half Day: Adult $29, Junior/Senior $19

2-Hour: Adult $19, Junior/Senior $15

Night Skiing: Adult $19, Junior/Senior $13

Juniors are 14 or younger. Seniors are 60 and older.

Ski School

Great American Ski School offers private and group lessons for skiing and snowboarding.

Equipment Hire

Ski and Snowboard Rentals Available

Resort Facilities

Getting Around

Snow King Resort Hotel is located on site to the Snow King Ski Area, making access to the ski hill very easy for lodging guests. Shuttles to and from the main resort area are provided for guests staying in Snow King and Love Ridge condos. Complimentary airport shuttle for all Snow King guests. Complimentary shuttle for Snow King guests to and from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (about 15 minutes) in the winter months only. The START bus is Jackson's in town local transportation. Transportation within town is free and the START bus stops at Snow King Mountain and Resort often.

Parking

Parking is free at the base of Snow King Mountain.

Activities

Snow King Mountain Activities include:

Alpine Slide 

An exhilarating ride down a huge mountain slide. Carts have self regulating speed controls.

Alpine Golf 

Miniature golf course is located at the base of Snow King Mountain, fun for the whole family.

Scenic Chairlift 

Enjoy a scenic ride to the top of Snow King Mountain offering views over town, the National Elk Refuge and toward the majestic Teton Mountain Range.

Hiking Trails 

A handful of hiking and biking trails meander up and around Snow King Mountain. Great views.

Other Local Summer Activities 

Golfing, Fly Fishing, Whitewater and Scenic Rafting, Hot Air Ballooning, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Climbing and Mountaineering, Tennis, Paragliding, Wildlife Tours

Skiing and Snowboarding Lessons

The Great American Ski School is located at Snow King Mountain and offers private and group lessons.

King Tubes Tube Park 

Fun for the whole family, enjoy sliding down the lower part of Snow King Mountain on a giant tube.

Ice Skating 

Ice Skating is open to the public on certain days at the Snow King Ice Arena.

Moose Ice Hockey Games 

Don't miss the exciting and entertaining hockey games at the Snow King Ice Arena. Cheer on for Jackson's local Moose hockey team.

Other Local Winter Activities 

Snowmobiling, Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing, Dog Sledding, Heli Skiing, Winter Wildlife Tours, National Elk Refuge Sleigh Rides, Skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Skiing at Grand Targhee Ski Resort

Dining

The Atrium Restaurant is located within Snow King Resort Hotel offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This metropolitan grill will have something for everyone. It offers a delicious breakfast buffet and many special dining events on holidays and throughout the year.

Many other restaurants line the streets of downtown Jackson Hole, just 6 blocks from the Snow King Ski Area.

Bars & Entertainment

The Lounge, located within the Snow King Resort Hotel, welcomes you to enjoy a specialty martini or local beer. Enjoy a relaxing ambiance with music and friends.

A handful of other bars and small concert venues are located in downtown Jackson. Three movie theaters, live music, film festivals, art fairs and much more.

Shopping

You can spend hours on end walking around Jackson Town Square. Boutiques sell designer clothing, western wear, trinkets, souvenirs, books, and much much more.

Children

Plenty to do with children of all ages in Jackson. Check out the Museum of Wildlife Art's Kid's Corner, the Jackson Hole Rodeo and Town Shootout, lots of great movies, and theater and concerts.

Weather

Winter: Average Winter Temperature: High 32 degrees to Low 9 degrees Average Snowfall in Mountains: 459 inches Average Snowfall in Town: 65 inches Summer: Average Summer Temperature: 76 degrees during the day; 37 degrees at night Thunderstorms are often in the afternoons during July and August.

Geography

Snow King sits on the southern end of the Jackson Hole valley. Jackson Hole valley is surrounded by the Teton Range on the west, Yellowstone to the north, the Gros Ventre Range to the East and the Snake River Canyon and Mountain Range to the south. The "hole" comes from the valley slowly subducting under the Teton plate. The low valley creates an inversion in the winter months, trapping cold air in the valley. If you ascend a mountain, it actually becomes warmer during an inversion.

History

Native American tribes like the Shoshoni, Blackfoot, Crow, Bannock, and Gros Ventre used to share the land with wild game before the Lewis & Clark expedition lost one of their crew, John Colter, to the fur trapping opportunities within Jackson. Fur trapping lured more and more to the area and as fur popularity died out, the tourism boom began with hunting, fishing, and adventure outfitting as a way to supplement income. Skiing began as a local hobby to avoid cabin fever and caught on for many as a way of life. The Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and inviting town of Jackson Hole now make the area a full resort community.


Resources

Snow King Resort Website [1]

Maps

How to Find Snow King [2]

Snow King Trail Map [http://www.snowking.com/Activities_WinterActivities_SkiArea_trailMap.aspx ]


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