Best Ski Resort in America – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

 

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America offers ample opportunities to the snow lovers and skiing enthusiasts. There are a number of dedicated ski resorts in the country that cater to the comfort of a luxury accommodation and charm the crowds with steeps and thrills. One such top ranked resort is the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming.

Quick facts about Jackson Hole Mountain Resort include: it is located in Teton Village; the nearest airport is Jackson Airport which is 40 minutes away. It has direct flights from Denver, San Francisco, Newark, Washington D.C., Salt Lake City, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Atlanta and Minneapolis. It operates from end of November through to early April. The terrain here comprises of 2 mountains namely Rendezvous and 2 mountains. For skiing there are 2,500 acres of inbounds area and 3,000 acres of backcountry. Of its 116 names trails, 10% have been categorized as easiest, the next 40% are more difficult and the remaining 50% are most difficult. With the base elevation of 6,000+ feet and summit elevation of over 10,400 feet, it has a Vertical drop of over 4,000 feet. The resort itself opened in December 1966 and its key feature the currently operational 100 passenger capacity aerial tram started in the year 2008.

There are a number of adventure seekers and families of snow lovers who visit ski areas in America every year. Some of them are domestic travelers but many are foreign nationals too. The latter usually need to have a valid tourist visa to enter USA. As an exception to this rule, the government has launched the Visa Waiver program. Under this scheme citizen of certain pre-selected countries are allowed to travel without any valid visa. Those availing this scheme must apply for ESTA visa authorization. When the status is confirmed, they should travel.

There are quite a few options for eating out here. Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café in the Clock Tower Building serves casual menu items for breakfast and lunch. Tin Can Cantina serves customized burritos for breakfast and much more for lunch. Café 6311 too has its options for snacks, soups and brews. Now as regards fine dining, welcome to Couloir Restaurant and bar. It is known for awesome views, sumptuous western cuisine and multi course meals for lunch and dinner. Headwall Pizza and Dog House on the other hand are popular with those looking for grab and go items, just like Corbet’s Cabin. For families on vacations wishing for a sun deck Casper Restaurant with its cafeteria setting is the ideal option.

459 inches of average snowfall every year is quiet an attraction. Professional instructors can be arranged for taking skiing lessons. Excursions to the neighboring wildlife sanctuaries – Yellowstone National Park, Elk Refuge, Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park are must try. Other possible recreational adventures here include snowmobiling, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, heli & cat skiing, sleigh rides, winter bike tours, paragliding along with backcountry yurt.

 

Author: Agustina

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