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Just an all-round great ski area. It re-opened in 2009 as a nonprofit, which sets it apart from the pack of huge multi-mulion and billion dollar company-conglomerate owned places. It is set in a world-class area just outside our country's first National Park with breath-taking views of a unique mountain range and undeniably amazing wildlife. A BEAUTIFUL cross-country trail follows the river up to Pahaska and provides secluded back-country opportunites with somewhat ease of access back to the ski/parking area. I've been to ski areas all over the Rockies, but I've never been anywhere comparable to this one. Bring a sweetheart or the family, and get ready for a beautiful day of pretentionless fun. You will never forget this little gem.... Full Review
This is a great old historical ski area that is operated for non profit by a courageous group that wish to keep affordable skiing for families local or visiting or for people that are looking to get warmed up for the season before hitting bigger destinations. If you are looking for the shred head mentality where the f bombs fly and you want to talk trash with the rest of your middle school mentality stoner buddies this place is not for you. Don't even go there because wants to deal with your B.S. except to kick your a__.
If you have a large family group that has experienced and beginners and are on a budget try this place. Or if you are just looking for a low key place that doesn't have a bunch of attitude at least try this place once. This is an old historical ski area (1930's) near Yellowstone National Park and folks working there are friendly, helpful and are truly trying to provide a good experience.... Full Review
We loved the atmosphere of the mountain, from the gorgeous drive up from Cody, to the terrain, and especially the friendly staff !! ... Full Review
no comment at all it is just an awful mountain with nothing to do whatsoever and it has no snow at all. ... Full Review
Sleeping Giant has been there since 1938. It's a rustic, non-profit ski area nestled next to the eastern entrance of Yellowstone National Park. About 50 minutes west of Cody, it's a drive, but once there, Sleeping Giant delivers!
The views are spectacular and the area lies underneath some imposing peaks. There's a variety of trails - mostly open and wide, funneling into two lifts - a double and triple. The hardest runs are at the top of the Sheepeater lift - everything comes down through the pines - runs like Drano and Huckleberry are steep and the moguls are deep. Best bet is to warm up on the greens and blues on the Bighorn lift - they're groomed and smooth, and work your way over to the Sheepeater lift. (easiest way to the Bighorn is to ride the Cub Tow then ski over). There's a half-way point prior to climibing to the steep trees, however, if you go right off the midway point, there's some good black diamond runs like Freddy's Turnpike and Moose Drool, that give you some shallow moguls and short, but steep drops back toward the lift.
Everything at Sleeping Giant eventually funnels to the two lifts, though if you ski the Shoshone Steeps you may have to walk a bit back to the lift - it's pretty flat at the bottom. There's plenty of places to play - if you want glades, the upper runs off Sheepeater are great. If you want cruising, then any of the lower runs will work. There are plenty of small drops, bowls and jumps all over the area. There are two terrain parks, both off the Bighorn lift.
My favorite runs - taking Sheepeater to the top, ski North Fork Traverse to Huckleberry down to Twiggs Trail, under the lift to Far West, then taking off on Moose Drool or the Steeps back to the bottom.
All around great place and they make it fun with music and drink specials. Check out the Buffalo Jump ski jump contest - there were some great jumpers from around the area getting 150-170 feet! Stay at one of Cody's hotels and ask for $20 lift tickets.... Full Review
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