Winter enthusiasts don’t frequent Wyoming for its wide breadth of recreational options; they come to experience their most passionate pursuits at their veritable finest. Experienced skiers and snowboarders can challenge the laws of gravity at Jackson Hole, the nation’s #1 rated resort, while skiers and riders of all skill levels can enjoy plenty of powder – and shorter lines –at Grand Targhee and Snow King. Those with the drive for ascending frozen surfaces rather than gliding down them can sink their axes into innumerable routes near the ice-climbing mecca of Cody, Wyoming.
For snowmobilers and cross-country skiers, the trails and terrain are as endless as the scenery is stunning and the wildlife plentiful. Even dog sledding is an option, with tours running through the Teton and Shoshoni National Forests, as well as within the Greater Yellowstone area. Of course, half the charm of Wyoming winter lies in the freedom of open opportunity; whether your mindset is for fishing a frozen lake in the Sierra Madres, relaxing in a warm cabin, or experiencing Yellowstone in an entirely new light, the possibilities are as boundless as the imagination itself.