Best Terrain for 2016: Jackson Hole

1st November 2016 | James Robles

News Regions: Rocky Mountains, Wyoming

Resorts in this article: Jackson Hole

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This year’s winner for Best Ski Resort Terrain offers 2,500 acres of in-bounds terrain, 133-named trails and an open backcountry gate system with access to more than 3,000 acres. Jackson Hole is a bucket list destination for serious skiers and boarders looking to test their limits on some of the country’s most iconic slopes—Corbet’s Couloir being perhaps the most notorious. Boasting an average of 459 inches of snow per year (over the past five years), it’s no wonder voters have settled on this crown jewel of the West.

Here are what skiers and snowboarders have to say via OnTheSnow App’s firsthand comments feature:

“Jackson is by far the best resort that I have ridden in the West. On the mountain, the terrain is jaw dropping to say the least. From a few easy groomers to full on steep and deep assaults, Jackson has a little bit of everything to push your limits.”

Jackson Hole has some of the best terrain and snow in the U.S. The massive mountain has runs for all abilities, and you can almost be guaranteed fresh powder if you hit it right. The views of the valley from the top of the mountain will take your breath away, and the Tetons are just north of the resort. To put it short, if you are lucky enough to make a trip to "The Hole" you will be coming back for years.”

“Legendary, iconic Jackson Hole,” iterates Andrew Schrum, the mountain's digital marketing coordinator. “Known and proven for its steeps, chutes, un-roped lines, and improving excellent intermediate, groomer terrain.”

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