Once an explorer has exhausted the lifts, the slopes, the snowshoeing, and the snow tubing, where can they get their next ski high in Jackson Hole? With some daring companies that are willing to take guests on epic adventures, experiences that go above and beyond the slopes. Get out and explore Jackson Hole skiing—to the extreme—for the adventure of a lifetime.

Go on a Wild Cat Ride

Speed through fresh powder on a Targhee snowcat outing.

Feel the wind on your face as you speed through wide-open bowls, fly down steep, treed pitches, and cruise through endless glades. Look in awe at the postcard-worthy views and feel the thrill of hurtling down a mountain at incredible speeds while backcountry skiing.

Ride atop a snowcat (basically a snow tank with room for you, your friends, and all your snow gear) that will haul you up mountains and let you loose for the most beautiful Jackson Hole backcountry skiing you can access. This twist on traditional Jackson Hole skiing allows skilled snow-seekers to take a wild ride on untouched powder, in the nooks and crannies of Peaked Mountain. This trip is not for beginning skiers or boarders. An intermediate to the advanced rating is required for this Jackson Hole skiing trip to make sure everyone remains safe. 

For statistics lovers, know that the average run is 1,600 feet, the longest is 2,200 feet and the daily vertical tally can run between 12,000-18,000 feet! There are ten seats per cat, and the guides are trustworthy, knowledgeable, and friendly. Bookings fill fast, so make a reservation soon if you want to get on the snowcat. 

Absolutely fantastic day of Cat Skiing on fresh powder. We booked a day of cat skiing online for our recent ski holiday to Jackson Hole. I was slightly apprehensive about it …but, my apprehension was blown away by the warm welcome and care taken by “Scoop”, Eric and Doug… Between them, they rescued the day and took it to just the greatest day of skiing I have experienced in 40 years. Certainly, the fresh powder helped, but these guys are consummate professionals who know their stuff, love what they do and enjoy people…A fantastic experience for skiing families.
—Neville S. (TripAdvisor)

Take the Helicopter Ski Lift

An unforgettable heli-skiing or snowboarding adventure.

It sounds like a dream to ride in a helicopter through serene landscapes and speed down steep, white powder in scenic, mountain-laden Wyoming. This opportunity isn’t for the faint of heart, but those that never heli-ski never have “the best ski day” of their lives.

Imagine boarding a state-of-the-art helicopter, floating through valleys, and landing on a perfectly rounded, snowy peak. Get your gear on, and follow your knowledgeable guide through untouched powder; float among the trees peeking out of the ten-plus feet of soft snow. 

A one-day heli-skiing or snowboarding package affords you six larger-than-life runs, all transportation, helpful guides, and a story to fascinate the next generation of snow-lovers in your family.

Guests will want to ensure the right gear is available for this Jackson Hole skiing adventure. Experts recommend the use of broken-in gear (not brand-new!), comfy boots, protection from powder, and extra goggles. Current COVID guidelines require visitors to wear masks during the helicopter flight and sanitize and physically distance when possible.

This trip is for advanced to expert skiers only. Guests are asked to answer a few questions to determine whether or not they’re advanced enough to participate in this journey. If a black-diamond-only day sounds fun, that’s a good sign. Be sure to reserve your trip, as seats are very limited.

“We had an amazing experience in perfect snow! Our guide, Charlie, was fun, extremely knowledgeable, and gave us fresh tracks all day. Highly recommend!”
—Mark S. (Facebook)