Big Sky and Jackson Hole Ski Resorts are two of the top ski destinations in the Country. Both resorts are consistently rated in the top 10, year after year. This winter, your Ikon Pass gets you access to 7 days at each resort, why not take a once in a lifetime trip to explore them both.
With clear roads, you can drive between the resorts in about 3.5 hours (178 miles). The drive itself takes you through Idaho and near the western border of Yellowstone National Park.
Here is your guide to the best resorts the northern Rockies has to offer.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort usually finds itself at #1 or close to it when it comes to annual ski resort rankings and for good reason. Jackson has built its reputation on unparalleled ski runs and a growing resort to match it.
To get to Jackson Hole, fly into Jackson Airport direct from a handful of major cities including San Francisco, Denver, New York, Dallas, and others. From the airport either rent a car or take a shuttle on the 36-minute journey to the base of the resort.
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Teton Village sits at the base of the ski resort while the vibrant town of Jackson is a 20-minute drive. Wherever you stay, your ski trip will be unforgettable.
Jackson Hole offers over 2,500 acres of skiable terrain spread across two mountains, Après Vous and Rendezvous. There is also backcountry access to an additional 3,000 acres. With over 50% of the terrain rated as difficult, this mountain is more geared towards the intermediate to expert skier. However, that should not stop the beginner from skiing here. With the addition of Solitude Station, Jackson is working towards carving out more beginner terrain for families.
Even with the addition of new beginner terrain, Jackson is still home to some of the gnarliest inbound trails a resort has to offer. No mention of Jackson is not complete without speaking of the famous Corbet’s Couloir; an expert ski run named after Jackson Hole instructor/guide.
The fun does not stop on the slopes, Jackson and Teton Village are home to countless non-skiing activities as well as top-notch restaurants and bars.
Please see Jackson Hole’s website for up to date information on passes and COVID information.
Experience the winter wonderland of Wyoming on the back of a snowmobile with Scenic Safaris. Tours can be arranged to take you through the national forest surrounding the resort or through Yellowstone National Park.
Arrange a relaxing sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge to get a unique wildlife viewing experience.
The Deck @ Piste - The Deck, located off the Bridger Gondola, offers guest casual dining, cold beers, fun cocktails, and stunning-unforgettable views.
Old Yellowstone Garage - Located inside the Caldera House, Old Yellowstone offers fresh Italian fare in a cozy setting.
The Handle Bar - Located inside The Four Seasons, The Handle Bar has an emphasis on seasonal selections of grilled meat, game, and fish.
Rendezvous Bistro -A favorite spot for locals and visitors. The Rendezvous Bistro offers a French-American menu with an extensive wine list.
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar - Jacksons landmark watering hole. This world-famous bar has been around since 1937 and seen countless celebrities, presidents, royalty, and cowhands walk through its doors. This is a must stop, even just for a quick beer.
Big Sky Ski Resort
A ski resort where “crowds and traffic get left behind" Big Sky is big. With over 5,800 skiable acres, Big Sky ranks as one of the largest resorts in North America. 300 named runs, ranging from beginner to expert, this mountain has something for everyone. The longest run dwarfs most resorts at a whopping 6 miles! There is no doubt as to why Big Sky ranks among the top resorts in North America.
From the top of Lone Peak, you will be treated to 300 degrees of skiing, views of 3 states, and 2 national parks. Big Sky is not just an incredible ski resort but a unique experience for anyone who graces its slopes. Your Ikon pass gets you 7 days at Big Sky this winter, enough time to wear your legs out exploring every nook and cranny you can find.
Please visit Big Sky’s website for unto date information on COVID and passes.
To get to Big Sky, fly into Bozeman/Yellowstone Airport, which is around a one hour drive away. From there, you can rent a car or take several transportation options. Once you arrive, settle into your home and enjoy your stay.
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Big Sky is home to two of the best zip-line courses in America! The Nature Zip tour takes around 2 hours and consists of Ziplines between 275’ to 490 in length and 30-50’ in the air. The Adventure Zip is for the thrill seeker. Over 2.5 hours long with lines up to 1500’ in length and 150’ above the ground!
See Montana's winter wonderland from a sled being pulled by a team of beautiful huskies. Dog Sledding is a unique and fun way to explore the backcountry like you never have.
Andiamo Italian Grille - Serving up authentic Italian food in the heart of Big Sky Village. Andiamo is a great choice for the pasta lover, vegetarian, or wine enthusiast.
Chet’s Bar & Grill - Chet’s is a family-friendly tavern with a selection of local beers, games for the kids, and a uniquely Montana menu.
Pizza Works - Looking for that quick bite after the slopes or a night in with the family? Pizza Works has you covered with their classic Neopolitan-style pizza for takeout or delivery.
Get your Ikon Pass today and go explore the best resorts this country has to offer this year!