More Than a Ski Hill
Known for intimidating steeps, bounteous snowfall, and gobsmacking Grand Teton views, Jackson Hole looms near the top of every skier and snowboarder’s tick list. World-class runs like the South Hoback and Corbet’s Couloir keep starry-eyed visitors and grinning locals alike enthralled all winter long. Only recently, however, has Jackson Hole Mountain Resort been able to generate a similar buzz come summer.
In step with a worldwide trend of ski resorts developing adventure opportunities for off-season guests, Jackson Hole began fashioning 10,450-foot Rendezvous Mountain into a summertime playground a decade ago. What started with a modest mountain biking park and a few scenic hiking trails has blossomed into more than 20 miles of gondola-accessed trekking and a dozen jump-filled bike trails, including four brand-new world-class downhill trails debuting this summer.
In 2017, Jackson Hole also inaugurated one of the nation’s first via ferrata. Popular in the Alps, the climbing experience is set on sheer cliffs, features ladders, suspension bridges, and cables that climbers balance across. One of just a handful of other via ferratas in the United States, Jackson Hole’s is beginning to draw curious visitors from far and wide.