Jackson Hole weather and snow conditions

Jackson Hole weather and snow conditions


The temperature in Jackson Hole has been known to plummet as low as -49˚C on calm winter nights, due to radiation cooling from high altitude snow coverage creating dense and extremely frigid mountain air which slides into the valleys. Fortunately, it’s a fairly rare occurrence, with normal daytime winter averages at a bearable few degrees below freezing. Climate patterns follow a semi-arid mountain classification, with crisp, fresh mornings throughout most of the season.

Average annual snowfalls are in the range of around 10m, although some claims put this higher. Either way, there is plenty to seemingly guarantee good snow conditions on most runs. However, the comparatively low altitude of the base station combined with the mainly south-facing sunny slopes can result in steep lower-slope runs being closed or in poor shape, especially at the start of the season. Higher slopes can also be affected, with experienced local skiers claiming perfect powder across the board for only around 50 per cent of the season.