Top 11 Ski Resorts in North America: Jackson Hole Ranks Number Two

USA Today recently ranked the top 11 ski resorts in North America, and Jackson Hole comes in at number two on the list with a Pure Awesomeness Factor of 98.2, a very close second to Tellurides’ number one ranking.

(Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort)

The rankings here weigh things like town scene, variance of terrain, lodging base, and snow quality, using both hard data and inputs from ZRankings’ network of experts. Scores are then ranked by a metric called PAF (Pure Awesomeness Factor).

This winter has brought skiers the best weather in at least 15 years, as resorts from California to Vermont hit the holidays with 100% of their terrain open. The snow and cold have continued into January, with the Pacific Coast and inner ranges of the West corralling good amounts of cold precipitation.

Heres is what USA Today had to say about Jackson Hole:

A name that has always been synonymous with extreme skiing, Jackson has made major changes on its mountain to make it more beginner and intermediate friendly. From added terrain on the Teton lift, to the new Sweetwater Gondola and a new kid-friendly ski instruction center dubbed Solitude Station, the resort has been busy bolstering its case as a destination resort that can handle all skier types. It’s a good case, and the efforts are working, as Jackson has grown its skier day totals at a clip far greater than the industry as a whole. 

There still remains room to roam in this Northwest corner of Wyoming, however, which is used to even larger crowds in the summer that gather to travel through Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Jackson’s epicurean scene has continued to ascend, with steady standbys supplemented by edgy newcomers each season. 

Skiers who have been looking for the right time to get out should wait no longer. Spring break skiing is around the corner and trips should be booked. Travelers planning to join us in Jackson Hole can book with confidence as mountain snow bases are reaching levels that will ensure good conditions for spring. Jackson Hole is only halfway through February and has officially broken the record for most snowfall in the month!

Contact the LPJH team to plan your trip to Jackson Hole.

Portions of this post taken from USA Today and the full article can be viewed here.