Looking to hit the slopes this winter? Living in Casper, you’ve got options! Whether you prefer to keep it local or make it a world-class weekend at a globally acclaimed resort, Wyoming’s rugged mountainous landscape can accommodate. Here are four of our favorite spots to hit the slopes in Wyoming.
Looking to keep it close to home? Shred Casper Mountain’s formidable slopes at Hogadon Basin. This two-lift mountain is affordable and fun, with a good mix of trails for those of varying skill levels. It’s widely known for its steep terrain, though, so do be aware that you’ll find more blue- and black-rated trails than anything else.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Looking to go big? Then a road trip to Jackson Hole is in order. Lift ticket prices are as steep as the terrain, but it’s an iconic resort that stands shoulder to shoulder with the world’s best ski destinations. With 13 lifts, 133 trails, 2,500 acres of in-bound terrain, and 4,139-foot vertical drop, Jackson Hole offers up ample Teton terrain to explore.
Snowy Range Ski Area
Snowy Range is a close(ish)-to-home option just west of Laramie. This laid-back, five-lift mountain is a fantastic option for beginners and intermediates, though it does have a few black-rated trails for adventure-seeking experts.
Meadowlark Ski Lodge
For variety in your snow sporting experience, check out the quaint Meadowlark Ski Lodge near Ten Sleep. Yes, it says lodge, but we promise it’s an actual ski area. Featuring 14 lift-served runs, this secluded spot in the Bighorn Mountains is affordable and fantastic for a weekend getaway. Skiing and snowboarding aren’t your only options here, where you’ll also find more than 450 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
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