The Town Hill – Jackson, Wyoming
“Snow King, the town hill, rising up abruptly at the south edge of Jackson provokes fond memories for townspeople who were growing up in the days when skiing was becoming popular as a sport, and Snow King was becoming developed as a ski hill.”
Since the 1930s, the Snow King ski area has played an important role in recreation, commerce and community development in Wyoming and Jackson Hole. As Wyoming’s first ski area, Snow King paved the way for similar winter resorts on Forest Service land in the Wind River, Bighorn and Medicine Bow mountains. Within Jackson Hole, the development of Snow King fostered a community culture built around the enjoyment and skill of winter sports, which eventually made Jackson Hole an international ski destination. Snow King first established Jackson’s reputation as a ski town.