Wyoming's Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a handful of miles south of Grand Teton National Park. At just over 4,000 feet, the resort features a daunting vertical drop and large areas of steep, challenging terrain. Opening to the public in 1966, the resort hosted World Cup ski races the following year, as well as in 1970 and 1975. A total of 116 runs are accessible from nine chairlifts, one Magic Carpet, one tram, and one rope-tow. Mountain biking, paragliding, and old-fashioned nature hikes are available during the summer months.
The Vertical Foot Club allows members to track their slope-based achievements over timespans ranging from one week to many decades. Two freeriding and terrain parks, a halfpipe, and four Burton Stash parks offer room for skiers and snowboarders to tear it up, both for personal pleasure and contests held throughout ski season.
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The Dick's Ditch Classic is a ski and snowboard freeride/race event held annually in the resort's Amphitheater Bowl, usually during mid-March.
Near by POI
Grand Teton National Park is a national park covering roughly 310,000 acres, and is the home of the 40-mile-long Teton Range. The Chapel of the Transfiguration is a modest log chapel in Grand Teton National Park, built as an architectural frame for the Cathedral Group of mountain peaks in the distance.