From off-the-grid, affordable skiing to some of the best-known resorts in the country, Wyoming’s skiing destinations have something to offer for all skill levels. Pristine powder and a wide range of terrain make these Wyoming ski areas a worthy winter getaway.

Skiing Near Casper, WY

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The one and only Casper is found along the memorable route to Yellowstone National Park in central Wyoming. Perhaps best known for its world-class fly fishing on the North Platte River, this vibrant city is also rich in history. Adults and kids of all ages will be spellbound learning about the city’s role in the great migration westward at the National Historic Interpretive Center and Fort Casper. Even more awe-inspiring is Dee the Mammoth on display at the Tate Geological Museum, along with many other exhibits. When the snow falls, Casper becomes a skier’s dream with Casper Mountain, offering downhill skiing and snowboarding at Hogadon Basin Ski Area. 

Hogadon Basin

Situated atop Casper Mountain outside of Casper, Hogadon has 60 acres of groomed slopes and 15 miles of Nordic trails. This small resort offers affordable skiing and snowboarding on a variety of runs. New to skiing? Consider the all-inclusive learning package at the snow-sports school, which includes rentals, a half-day lesson and lift ticket. It’s also worth noting that adaptive sports are offered at this resort.

Where to Stay and Eat After Skiing

Casper has hotels and lodges to suit any budget and many dining options to satisfy after a long day of Wyoming skiing. Grab a burger and a brew at The Branding Iron or try a cocktail featuring their made-from-scratch spirits at Backwards Distilling Company.

Skiing Near Cokeville, WY

Cokeville, Wyoming, is a small town (population 554 in 2019) nestled in Lincoln County, Wyoming. While its claim to fame is the Pine Creek Ski Resort, there are several nearby attractions to explore. Structures dating back to the 1900s are on the National Register of Historic Places, including the Lincoln County Courthouse, J.C. Penny House, J.C. Historic District, and Haddenham Cabin in Kemmerer, Wyoming; as well as the Rock Church in Auburn, Wyoming, dating back to 1888. And Fossil Butte National Monument in Kemmerer, Wyoming, tells the story of ancient life through some of the world’s best-preserved fossils, including fishes, insects, plants, birds and mammals.

Pine Creek Ski Resort

Located near Cokeville in southwest Wyoming, Pine Creek is a local favorite when it comes to Wyoming skiing. Thirty diverse runs, more than 1,400 vertical feet and short lift lines help with the ski area’s popularity. Don’t miss the End of Season Party in mid-March, when costumed daredevils race down the mountain in homemade cardboard contraptions to skim across an icy pond. 

Where to Stay and Eat After Skiing

Book accommodations about 50 miles away in Kemmerer. There, you can relax at casual watering holes like Grumpies Bar or Stock Exchange Bar.

Skiing Near Cody, WY

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The great American adventure is alive and well in Cody, Wyoming. This is the place where city folk can become a cowboy or cowgirl for a day or more while staying at a dude ranch riding horses and sitting around campfires. It’s where the deer and the bison roam free with the moose, mountain sheep, elk and bears. Yet there is more to this part of the Wild West, from fine restaurants to steller shopping and endless outdoor activities. And when the snow falls, there is no shortage of adventures, from snowmobiling to ice fishing and skiing to snowboarding. 

Sleeping Giant Ski Area

This ski hill with 184 acres of terrain and a 6,619-foot vertical drop is three miles from Yellowstone National Park. An incredibly affordable resort, Sleeping Giant includes 49 runs for varying skill levels and two terrain parks. This Wyoming skiing area receives an average of over 300 inches of total snowfall per year. Offerings include lessons for all ages and the Ski and Shred Like a Girl Program, when ladies of all skill levels learn from guest girl guides. 

Where to Stay and Eat After Skiing

About 49 miles away, Cody has everything from historic hotels and bed and breakfasts to budget motels and vacation rentals. Try Proud Cut Saloon Company or the Chamberlin Inn for soul-warming drinks.

Skiing Near Jackson Hole, WY

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming, is a winter wonderland that draws everyday visitors and celebrities to its slopes. Perhaps one of the most famous arches in the world is here — the elk antler arches — that sit on each corner of the Town Square and are the ideal spot for vacation photographs to memorialize your stay. Beyond the expected, visitors and families delight in the unexpected, including spas, award-winning dining, museums, a vibrant nightlife and much more. 

Grand Targhee Resort

Just 42 miles from Jackson, Grand Targhee offers 2,602 skiable acres and five lifts near the town of Alta. If you love to make fresh tracks, this Wyoming ski area is for you. Most of the resort features ungroomed, off-piste, intermediate riding. Advanced riders craving a bigger challenge can head over the pass and down the backside of the mountain into the area’s backcountry terrain. Other activities at this Wyoming skiing resort include a nature center, snowcat skiing, adaptive sports offerings, Nordic skiing, fat biking and tubing.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

With more than 4,000 feet of vertical terrain, one of the highest snowfall totals in the country (500+ inches of average snowfall annually) and unprecedented access to out-of-bounds terrain, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is a true skier’s paradise no matter your experience level. Pros can tackle the largest lift-accessed vertical drop in the country (4,139 feet), cliffs, chutes, peaks and bowls. Meanwhile, beginners and intermediate riders can take lessons from the pros. This world-class Wyoming skiing destination also boasts a superpipe with a rope tow and two terrain parks. Adaptive sports are also offered for those with mobility restraints.

Snow King Resort

Established in 1939, Snow King is Jackson’s first resort and is known affectionately as “The Locals Mountain.” This Wyoming skiing destination is located in downtown Jackson and caters to those who prefer long, steep slopes. The resort has 32 trails within 400 acres, two terrain parks, a tubing hill, Cowboy Coaster and opportunities for uphill skiing and alpine racing.

Where to Stay and Eat After Skiing

The Jackson Hole area has lodging choices for every budget and tons of palate-pleasing restaurants and bars. Slumber slope-side by booking resort lodging, or find accommodations somewhere in town, such as the historic Wort Hotel. Recount the day’s powder adventures with drinks at Café Genevieve or the landmark Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, where the bar stools are genuine saddles.

Does Jackson Hole Have Night Skiing?

Yes! You can enjoy night skiing at Snow King Mountain, the only place offering nighttime skiing and snowboarding in Jackson Hole. The START bus delivers you to the slopes, and a Big King Pass provides the best value for unlimited night skiing, as well as tubing, Cowboy Coaster rides and day skiing.

Skiing Near Laramie, WY

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All trails lead to Laramie, Wyoming, the spirited offbeat college town with deep western roots and a vibrant cultural scene. Tucked between two mountain ranges is the University of Wyoming and an abundance of outdoor recreation at nearby Vedauwoo and Happy Jack in Medicine Bow National Forest. From fishing and climbing to biking and horseback riding, there is something for everyone to do here. And when the snow falls, the trails call for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.  

Snowy Range Ski & Recreation Area

In southeast Wyoming near Laramie, Snowy Range Ski Area is ideal for a laid-back family ski trip. This low-cost resort features a majority of beginner and intermediate runs perfect for those new to the sport or craving a relaxed day on the slopes. With 250 skiable acres and two terrain parks, this is another of Wyoming’s ski areas that shouldn’t be missed.

Where to Stay and Eat After Skiing

Choose from several places to stay, including comfy yet affordable motels and hotels in Laramie. You’ll also find friendly locals and satisfying pub grub in town at eateries like Sweet Melissa’s cafe  and The Crow Bar and Grill.

Skiing Near Pinedale, WY

Pinedale, Wyoming, calls itself “The Real Wyoming” for good reason. It’s located at the base of Wind River Mountains with unspoiled rivers, wildlife, and over 1,300 lakes making it a hunting outfitting town with lots of outdoor adventures. And during the winter, this place becomes a wonderland, offering fat biking trails, alpine and Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and ice skating, with trails and options suited for beginners to advanced. 

White Pine Resort

Nestled among the Wind River Mountains near Pinedale, you’ll find the locally-owned White Pine Ski Area. This Wyoming skiing destination is one of the oldest in the state. The small and affordable mountain features 25 runs and over 350 acres of terrain with stunning scenery. For uninterrupted views of the Continental Divide and Wind River Range, snowshoe on the resort’s Nordic trails.

Where to Stay and Eat After Skiing

White Pine’s onsite cabins, equipped with kitchens and fireplaces, are within walking distance of the slopes. Wet your whistle in Pinedale at the Cowboy Bar or Wind River Brewing Company.

Skiing Near Ten Sleep, WY

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Ten Sleep is a mountain adventure base camp in the Bighorn Mountains. Visitors can camp, hike, fish, boat and more in the nearby Bighorn Mountains and Bighorn National Forest. When the snow falls, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing are plentiful at the nearby Meadowlark Ski Lodge. After the adventures, stories are shared over locally-crafted beer from Ten Sleep Brewing. 

Meadowlark Ski Lodge

Tucked in the Bighorn Mountains near Ten Sleep, Meadowlark Ski Lodge’s 300 skiable acres and 14 runs are accessible via two chairlifts. Once you’ve had your fill of skiing, you can find snowmobile rentals on the other side of Meadowlark Lake. Hop on a sled and ride over 450 miles of groomed snowmobile trails nearby.

Where to Stay and Eat After Skiing

The Meadowlark Lake Lodge, just two miles from the ski hill, offers rustic cabins and motel rooms. Or head about 40 miles east to Buffalo for a wider selection of accommodations and tried-and-true eating and drinking spots like Winchester Steak House and the historic Occidental Hotel and Saloon.

Skiing Near Shell, WY

What Shell, Wyoming, lacks in people (population 72 in 2022 as reported by the World Population Review) it makes up for in scenery and recreation in the Shell Creek Canyon. Visitors are treated to breathtaking views of Shell Creek and the nearby mountains and cliffs. The area also has geological formations dating back over 2 billion years, with a rare Jurassic dinosaur track discovered near here in 1997.

Antelope Butte Mountain Recreation Area

Located 59 miles west of Sheridan and 35 miles east of Greybull you will discover the Antelope Butte Ski Area. This smaller ski area features three lifts, 28 trails, a heated yurt, an event tent and so much more. Order your lift tickets online for a discount.

Where to Stay and Eat After Skiing

Just a short drive away is Sheridan, Wyoming. Wyoming’s jewel is home to William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody’s old stomping grounds at the Historic Sheridan Inn. The inn was built in 1892 and features a wraparound porch and dormered windows, and was the first building in the area to have electrical power and bathtubs. Savor local craft beers and liquors at Black Tooth Brewery and Koltiska Distillery. If you’re looking to refuel, steak or prime rib might be the perfect meal. Sheridan offers several options, including Wyoming’s Rib & Chop House, Wyoming Cattle & Creek, and Just LeDoux It Saloon & Steak Out. A perfect way to end a day of skiing.

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