Snow King opens Friday for summer season

Wyoming’s oldest ski resort turned 80 this year.

Affectionately known as the “Town Hill,” Snow King is looking forward to opening for the summer this Friday, May 23. The mountain just celebrated its 80th winter season but has offered summer activities for more than 40 of those years, since the Alpine Slide opened in 1978.

This small but mighty mountain is a year-round hub where locals and visitors alike gather to get their hearts pumping with stunning views, hiking, mountain biking, and myriad exciting summer attractions. All activities (the Treetop Adventure and Flying Squirrel, Cowboy Coaster, Avalanche Alpine Slide, Amaze’n Maze, Mini Golf and the Summit Scenic Lift) will be open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until June 15 when the Bungee tramp opens and folks can play until 9 p.m.

While no major new attractions are in the works, summer enhancements in the works include:

  • A new automated photo system
  • A TravelStories App for the Summit Scenic lift due to be released early June
  • A Climb the King Uphill Challenge using RFID tracking, improving the Rafferty Mid-station with a new ramp off the lift, a snack bar, and scenic deck
  • Upgrade to the Summit Nature Trail
  • Winter trail building projects to thin deadfall and build new kid’s trails.

“We are looking forward to a summer season with no major construction so we can focus all our efforts on guest service, beautification, and improving the many great amenities we already have,” says General Manager Ryan Stanley.

In recent news, the Wyoming State Rehabilitation Council awarded Snow King Mountain the Ripple Award honoring the resort for its dedication and support employing individuals with disabilities in Wyoming through a partnership with Teton County’s Vocational Rehabilitation Center. Snow King employs individuals of all ages, mental and physical capabilities, and is still hiring for summer.

Snow King’s annual Spring Sale ends on opening day — until then the best deals of the season are online at where adventure seekers can save up to $25 by purchasing the all-day Big King Day Pass in advance for any day of the summer.

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