Best Steeps: Jackson Hole, Wyoming - Ski Mag

Best Steeps: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Does skiing 45-degree chutes only slightly wider than your skis sound like fun? Welcome to Jackson Hole.
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It's snowing, and more is on the way

If it snowed over two feet the night before, start your day with a quick run on the Sublette quad before hiking 20 minutes up to Casper Bowl, where pow lasts a bit longer. Though you might never make it to Casper; your day could just as easily become a series of lift laps on the Thunder quad. You could shred the 45-degree Alta One chute, which narrows into a steep choke. Or dodge tree limbs while navigating the narrow passages of Hoop’s Gap, or hop-turn down Tower Three Chute. If you do get to Casper Bowl, you’ll find a variety of terrain that’s tricky enough for a swath of skiers—even the local you just met on the chair whose shameless name-dropping sounded like TGR’s closing credits.

When You Go…

Go to Bubba’s during the week and ask for the Worker’s Breakfast (it’s not on the menu). For $5.25 you get bacon or sausage, two eggs, hash browns, toast, and coffee. [515 E. Broadway]

Bluegrass Tuesdays at the Silver Dollar are more fun than going to the touristy Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. And there’s no cover, either. [Broadway and Glenwood]

There’s free homemade breakfast, along with tea and cookies after skiing, when you stay at the Alpine House. [rooms from $115, alpinehouse.com]

Best of the Rest

2. Alta/Snowbird, UT

3. Whistler Blackcomb, BC

4. Squaw Valley, CA

5. Crested Butte, CO

6. Aspen/Aspen Highlands, CO

7. Arapahoe Basin, CO

8. Big Sky, MT

9. Taos, NM

10. Silverton, CO

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