At 80 years plus, Snow King Mountain is the oldest ski area in Wyoming. Known by locals as the "Town Hill," in summer the ski resort transforms its base into a real community hub, offering a wide range of summer activities for all ages along with spectacular views of Jackson Hole and the Teton Mountain Range.
Daily activities at Snow King include scenic gondola rides, the alpine slide, a "Cowboy Coaster" and Treetop Adventure ropes course—complete with zip lines—a miniature golf course, paragliding, hiking, biking, bungee trampolines, an interactive maze and a bouldering park. And new for summer 2022 is the steepest zip line in North America. Play on!
What To Do and Big King Pass
Snow King is amazing from top to bottom. Case in point: The 360-degree views from the top of the mountain are famous—you can stare back at the buildings in town below you and out over the buttes to the clear and jagged Teton mountains just beyond. To reach the summit, hike or bike up on the 1,500-vertical extensive trail network—a great workout or place for a reflective walk. A brand new gondola is available for stunning scenic rides in the summer.
Down at the base, there is action aplenty, as well as a new way to save money on all the activities with the "Big King Pass" options. The Big King Ultimate ($225 adults). includes a single day of unlimited use of all activities including mini-golf, the Cowboy Coaster, Alpine Slide, Amaze'n Maze, bungee trampoline and scenic gondola ride plus three tours on the Treetop Adventure Course and two tours on the new summit to base zip line. The Big King Lite Pass is $105 for ages 7 and older and $75 for kids ages 2 through 6. It is good for unlimited use of all activities except Treetop Adventure and zip line. For more options, click on link here.
Below we highlight what's in store at "the King" for hours—or a full day—of mountain fun in the sun.
- Where? The intersection of Snow King Avenue and Cache Street. A few blocks south on Cache from the Town Square. Can't miss it.
- Ages: All!
- 2022 Opening Day: May 27th
- Cost: Lots of great free activities and various paid ones (ranging in price from $10-$80).
- Hours: The King's extended peak summer hours are as follows—10 a.m.-8 p.m. for Cowboy Coaster, Alpine Slide, Amaze'n Maze, bungee trampoline, mini-golf, Summit and Rafferty lifts. King's Grill 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for Treetop Adventure Course; and 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Snow King Mountain Sports retail and rental shop.
- Rentals: Rent a pathway or mountain bicycle, Burley trailer, or a SUP (Stand-Up Paddleboard) at Snow King Sports.
- Duration: Stop by at any time of day for as long as you have.
- Intensity: Easy, but harder if you hike up for the views and exercise.
- Highlights: Views from the top!
- Phone: 307-201-KING (5464)
- Website: snowkingmountain.com
Don't Miss the View!
We can't say enough about the view, so don't miss a chance to take a scenic gondola ride all the way to the top and be prepared to be astounded by the panorama of Jackson Hole—on a clear day you can even see Yellowstone! You can also take it all in from the top of the Rafferty chairlift, which is where you will start the Alpine Slide. Cost for Scenic Gondola: $30 ages 13-64; $15 seniors and kids age 7 to 12; $5 for those age 6 and under.
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Fly down the face of Snow King Mountain on North America’s steepest zip line, with views of Jackson Hole and the Tetons in the background. Each of the three sections has two lines, allowing you to share the thrill with family and friends! Start at the top with the beginner section to test your confidence and skill, which includes awesome views where your family can take photos and watch you learn. Then, with speeds up to 60 mph and a 36% grade, take the plunge into the steepest span. Finally, at a 31% grade and a total distance of 1,275 feet, ride down the final span over the Cowboy Coaster and land at the base of the mountain.
Participants must be 12 years old to ride; ages 12 to 15 must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to participate independently. Cost: $110+
With course elements 12 to 80 feet off the ground, you'll quickly discover why this activity is called Treetop Adventure! Think Swiss Family Robinson meets X-Games. After a safety brief you’ll clip in and ride zip lines, shimmy over suspended bridges, scramble up nets, cross swinging logs and even ride an aerial skateboard. This adventure is essentially a high-flying tour of the forest! Kids under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: $79 (ages 12 and up).
The Flying Squirrel Course is designed for kids ages 7 to 12. Cables are 6 to 10 feet above the forest floor for all challenges except the zip line which gets as high as 20 feet off the ground. Cost: $49.
Both the Treetop Adventure and Flying Squirrel tickets include a ride on the Alpine Slide!
One Jackson Hole experience not to be missed is the Snow King Alpine Slide which combines a scenic chairlift ride up with an exhilarating sled-like ride down the mountain. A Jackson Hole institution for more than 40 years, the slide takes you zooming across the mountain and down 350 feet over the half mile track at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. New for summer 2022 will be a tunnel on the slide! Fly through twists and turns on one of two side-by-side tracks as you slide through banked turns and hairpin thrills at your own pace. Cost: $15 (7 years and older); $5 (ages 2-6).
The unique—and uniquely fun!—Cowboy Coaster made its big summer debut five years ago. Jackson Hole's most exciting attraction zips, twists and turns through nearly a mile of loops, curves and drops—some as high as four stories tall. The mountain coaster is also the only one in the state! Cost: $20 driver, $10 passenger. Five-trip packages are available.
Insider tip: This is a thrill not to be missed! If you are a brave passenger, keep your hands up in the air going down and around the curves and hills, regular roller coaster-style. And after your ride, don't forget to check out the photo that is taken of you on the last turn; priceless!
Fore! This state-of-the-art 18-hole miniature golf course features water challenges including a waterfall and a pond. The family-friendly course travels through multiple levels and is a great activity for kids of all ages. Plus, it's the only mini-golf spot in the Tetons! Cost: $15 adults/kids age 7 and older; $5 kids age 6 and under.
Amaze'n Snow King!
The Amaze'n Maze is themed with animals of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Maze runners are timed searching for different checkpoints in the structure, including interpretive elements related to eight animals that are hidden within. There is even a mini zipline! Cost: $10 for ages 7 and up; $5 under age 6. Re-runs through the maze are $5. The maze is included with all the other activities on the mountain with the Big King Passes.
The bungee trampoline isn't just for kids—even adults will marvel at how high they can get while perfecting flips (or belly flops!). Securely harnessed to the bungee cords, you can try flips and tricks without fear of falling. A 2-minute jump is $10 and the minimum age to do it is 2 years old.
Snow King Mountain Sports
Snow King Mountain Sports has gear and accessories to help you make the most of your time in Jackson Hole—bike and stand up paddle board (SUP) rentals, outdoor adventure clothing, swimwear, and even souvenir T-shirts. Rent an adult pathway bike for $49 for a half day or a kid’s bike for $39 (helmet included in all bike rentals). Mountain bike rentals start at $85. You can rent e-bikes starting at $89. There are also Trail-a-Bikes for kids not quite ready to bike on their own. SUP’s cost $50 a day to rent and youth kayaks are $40 for the day. To reserve, call 307-201-5096 or visit snowkingmountain.com.
At the base of Snow King lies a free bouldering park that features three large boulders/walls for all ages and skill levels. On Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., a "Town Pump" summer bouldering series competition is held. A youth division is available for climbers under age 14. This weekly event generates money for climbing holds for the boulder park.
Despite all the daily action at and around Snow King, what brings the town to the base most routinely are the fantastic summer concerts. JacksonHoleLive is a (nearly) free, all-ages, outdoor summer concert series at the base of Snow King Mountain; $5 for those age 18 and up/free age 17 and under. Hosting a series of big name concerts throughout the summer on different days of the week, these events have become big draws with local food, concession tents, activities for kids and great music through summer's beautiful twilight hour. Make sure to check out the schedule on the JacksonHoleLive website.
Snow King is host to three eateries. The King's Grill (pictured) is an All-American restaurant in the Rafferty Center, steps away from the Cowboy Coaster. It is open daily for lunch or dinner and frequently has specials on food and/or adult beverages. The Snow King Cafe is located in the Lodge Room, adjacent to the Snow King Sports & Events Center, and finally, the Panorama House at the summit of the mountain offers a bar, and outdoor BBQ in the summer months, crepes and snacks year-round.