With growing competition from regional resorts in larger markets comes a renewed sense of urgency for the future of Town Hill. In an effort to support Snow King’s viability for future generations, the mountain is seeking to improve infrastructure and bring new amenities to the community.
Here’s what the community is saying about the future of our town hill:
Executive Director of JH Stargazing
“Snow King is Jackson Hole’s town hill. Its where many of us recreate and explore the cosmos. I look forward to seeing an observatory at the top.”
“Snow King Mountain is not only the place I learned to ski, it is the place I continue to ski. I train for my current career at Snow King Mountain.”
Ruth Ann Petroff
Former State Legislator & Owner of Snake River Roasting Co.
“Snow King has always been a big part of our community. In order for it to be here for future generations, we need to be here for it today.”
“Snow King is where I learned to ski, it’s where my children learned to ski, it’s where this community learned to ski. It is an important part of Jackson Hole.”
“Snow King Mountain was an important part of my childhood. It’s where I learned to ski, and where many of our young community members continue to learn to ski.”
Executive Director of JH Ski & Snowboard Club
“Without improvements to its infrastructure, Snow King Mountain will struggle to remain a gathering place for our community. Let’s support the town hill.”
Being good stewards of our community means prioritizing efforts to mitigate our impact on the environment. Snow King Mountain Resort has committed to operating each of its three chairlifts on 100% Green Power.
With the aim of setting a new benchmark for conservation in the mountain resort industry, Snow King is exploring additional opportunities for supporting the sustainability of public lands, wildlife and a healthy environment.
Snow King also contributes a portion of its activity ticket sales to the National Forest Foundation, and plans to add interpretive elements to the summit of the mountain and nature trails as part of proposed improvements.
Snow King Mountain is dedicated to improving the lives of families throughout our community by supporting a variety of Jackson Hole non-profit organizations. Over the past four years, Snow King has donated nearly $100,000 in activity tickets for fundraisers to over 100 Jackson Hole non-profits and community events.
Through partnerships with organizations like the Doug Coombs Foundation and the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club, Snow King has worked to make on- and off-the-mountain recreation available to local youth of all economic backgrounds.
In partnership with Wyoming Stargazing,
Snow King Mountain plans to build a
world-class observatory and planetarium
at the summit.
A new gondola to replace the nearly 40-
year-old Summit Lift will take passengers
to the top in under 5 minutes and ensure
skiing from the summit continues long
into the future.
A new zip line experience originating at
the top of the mountain and terminating
at the base will provide an exciting
attraction for locals and visitors to enjoy
the mountain in a new way.
Improved Access Road
A new road to the summit of the mountain
will provide a suitable grade for beginner
and intermediate skiers to descend from
the top. Old roads will be reclaimed with the
addition of this new road.
The proposed boundary expansion will
accommodate a new easy way down
from the summit, beginner ski terrain
in the sun, a wedding site, observatory
and an easy ski route from the top of
the Rafferty Lift.
Improvements to grading and fire mitigation
within the ski area boundary, night lighting
and terrain will provide the community with
a better Snow King.
A new guest service facility and restaurant
at the summit of Snow King will provide
a recreational forum for community
and guests alike.
Lift Accessed Mountain Biking
A revitalized network of downhill-specific,
lift-accessed bike trails will provide an in-
town option for mountain bike enthusiasts
and intermediate riders alike.