It’s a multi-step process for powder hounds looking for the ultimate deep snow rush, and they often find their search taking them directly to the Northern Rockies. This hunt for the best snow in North America is then more likely than not narrowed down to booking a trip the Grand Teton Mountains. Accommodations then need to be secured and the best option for lodging near Jackson Hole Wyoming is without question Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. Securing a one or two-bedroom suite at Teton Springs, in nearby Victor, Idaho, allows the powder aficionados to check off boxes for all criteria necessary to guarantee the ultimate ski and snowboard adventure.
Snow stakes at the Jackson Hole & Grand Targhee Resorts, Wyoming’s best-known winter destinations, are put into the ground earlier than at most ski areas. And also, best not forget Snow King Resort. While not as well known among destination visitors, Snow King is a most charming ski area located just blocks away from the famous Jackson Hole Town Square and 12 miles from its “big brother,” Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. However, Snow King is internationally known for the annual “World Championship Jackson Hole Hill Climb,” a snowmobile event that draws thousands of spectators to the steep slopes of Snow King while attracting the country’s best snowmobile competitors.
This region is known far and wide for producing reliable ski conditions sometimes weeks ahead of their competition. Besides the lift served skiing dished up by these areas, lodging near Jackson Hole Wyoming is often sought after for those heading to the Tetons for the epitome of the powder snow rush, and that’s heli skiing. Many heli ski neophytes wrongly assume that they have to leave the United States to pursue the ultimate sensation of gliding through deep, and most importantly, untracked powder snow. Heli skiing holidays are available in a multitude of exotic countries around the world, including, but not limited to; Chile, Argentina, Russia, New Zealand, Turkey, and Greenland. US skiers and snowboarders are most likely to consider our good neighbors to the north Canada as one of the most familiar destinations for their annual Heli ski trip.
However, Americans definitely don’t need to pack a passport to access some of the best snow conditions, terrain and mountains in the world as there are a number of Continental US providers who offer this extraordinary adventure right here in the Northern Rockies. One of the most legendary heli ski providers is High Mountain Heli Skiing. This iconic heli ski operation, which started in Jackson Hole, celebrates its 46th year of operation in 2020 and operates out of Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, solidifying Teton Springs as the optimum place to rest one’s head after a day of heli skiing. Guests can select a heli ski package which includes spacious one and two-bedroom suites, or, for more room to spread out, one of the 3, 4, or 5-bedroom luxury log homes. Mother Nature controls the schedule of when one can expect heli skiing to be in full operating mode. However, it’s safe to assume that January is the witching hour, or month in this case, for heading to the summit of Wyoming & Idaho’s most grand peaks for a day of heli skiing.
There’s an undeniable full-on sensory experience that’s about to be intrinsically imprinted on anyone committed to heading to the mountains for a heli skiing holiday. Any skier knows the thrill that comes with sliding downhill on skis designed specifically for carving thru powder snow, or perhaps a snowboard is in order. The Teton Mountains are tightly associated with this rite of passage, leading many to soar over the massive granite faced mountains in this region with a group of like-minded thrill seekers. High Mountain Heli Skiing, the local institution, coupled with beautiful appointed accommodations in Teton Springs, ensures that this powder snow adventure in the untamed Teton Mountain environment will be a trip of a lifetime. Welcome to this special world and may you find bottom less turns!