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Best Freerides near Legendary Jackson Hole

A selection of epic freerides in the legendary Jackson Hole.

Description

Jackson Hole is renowned amongst serious skiers for its excellent freeriding. Snowboarding legend Travis Rice grew up in Jackson Hole and endorsed it as having "the best freeriding in North America." Located in the western reaches of Wyoming, and 4 hours from the nearest big city, it's a real end of the road resort. The relative isolation means that the slopes are not too crowded, despite Jackson Hole being such a high ranking ski area.

A great introduction to the backcountry of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is Rock Springs Canyon. It’s easy to access, and there is fairly mellow terrain throughout. At the other end of the spectrum is the beastly Central Couloir: a steep, technical challenge that should really only be tackled by experienced skiers and snowboarders in optimum conditions.

Source:
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/jan/19/jackson-hole-wyoming-skiing-snowboarding

No Name Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

No Name Face

Jackson Hole
286 m
48 °
N
13 m
1.0 km
A perfect steep face.
Severe
Private
Central Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Central Couloir

Jackson Hole
247 m
56 °
N
10 m
0.5 km
Front and center; the epitome of an extreme ski line.
Extreme
Private
Pucker Face
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Pucker Face

Jackson Hole
398 m
45 °
E
269 m
2.6 km
An enticing face that is more dangerous than it appears.
Severe
Private
Twice is Nice
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Twice is Nice

Jackson Hole
265 m
45 °
S
11 m
0.5 km
A narrow winding path, through an improbable cliff.
Extreme
Private
Why Not Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Why Not Couloir

Jackson Hole
488 m
44 °
E
0 m
1.0 km
A sneaky chute into Rock Springs Canyon
Difficult
Private
Rock Springs Canyon
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Rock Springs Canyon

Jackson Hole
908 m
35 °
E
9 m
3.3 km
Introduction to Jackson backcountry.
Difficult
Private
North Woods
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

North Woods

Jackson Hole
337 m
37 °
N
0 m
0.9 km
Tight, north-facing trees from the entrance to the Hobacks.
Difficult
Private
Granite Canyon Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Granite Canyon Traverse

Jackson Hole
460 m
25 °
134 m
6.0 km
The exit route out of Granite Canyon
Moderate
Private
No Shadows
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

No Shadows

Jackson Hole
172 m
37 °
E
19 m
0.6 km
A classic east facing pocket in Cody Bowl, and the least steep way down Cody Bowl
Difficult
Private
Spacewalk Couloir
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Spacewalk Couloir

Jackson Hole
294 m
47 °
11 m
1.0 km
So steep you’ll barely feel the ground underneath you
Severe
Private
Once is Enough
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Once is Enough

Jackson Hole
230 m
59 °
E
4 m
0.5 km
Steep, steep, steep!
Extreme
Private
Granny Chutes
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Granny Chutes

Jackson Hole
299 m
47 °
S
185 m
0.8 km
South facing, technical chutes from the top of the Bridger Gondola.
Difficult
Private
Zero G Couloir
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Zero G Couloir

Jackson Hole
255 m
48 °
E
9 m
0.7 km
A wicked steep and elusive couloir.
Extreme
Private
Green River Canyon
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Green River Canyon

Jackson Hole
534 m
40 °
E
0 m
1.8 km
A great run, easy hike, fantastic views.
Difficult
Private
Mushroom Chutes
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Mushroom Chutes

Jackson Hole
235 m
36 °
N
0 m
0.4 km
Steep tight trees; a primo powder run with obstacles abound.
Difficult
Private
Four Shadows
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

Four Shadows

Jackson Hole
207 m
44 °
N
16 m
0.6 km
Slightly steeper and longer than No Shadows, but just as classic.
Severe
Private
Breakneck Face
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Breakneck Face

Jackson Hole
187 m
49 °
E
3 m
0.5 km
Caution Advised!
Extreme
Private
S&S Couloir

S&S Couloir

Jackson Hole
80 m
45 °
0 m
0.1 km
Corbet's Crazier Cousin
Extreme
Private
No Name Bowl Traverse
The best Routes on FATMAP, hand-picked by FATMAP’s Editorial team.

No Name Bowl Traverse

Jackson Hole
77 m
39 °
S
118 m
0.8 km
A traverse / Sidestep to bring you to No Name Face
Difficult
Private
Corbet's Couloir

Corbet's Couloir

Jackson Hole
158 m
38 °
0 m
0.3 km
The big show!
Extreme
Private
Cardiac Ridge Bootpack
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Cardiac Ridge Bootpack

Jackson Hole
112 m
34 °
N
263 m
2.2 km
Access to Pucker Face, Cody Peak runs, The North Shore and more.
Severe
Private