Ski Hill Shoutout: Snowy Range Ski Area | Centennial, WY

Ski Hill Shoutout: Snowy Range Ski Area | Centennial, WY

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Ski Hill Shoutout: Snowy Range Ski Area | Centennial, WY

High maintenance skiers need not mind this vastly underrated ski hill | Photo (+Cover): Snowy Range Ski Area

True to its moniker, Snowy Range Ski Area sees its fair share of snowfall and the family friendly ski area ski area is an institution for University of Wyoming students as well as the rural communities that call southern Wyoming and northern Colorado home.

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Just over 30 miles west of Laramie, WY, Snowy Range is located in the Medicine Bow National Forest and gets the majority of storms that hit northern Utah and Colorado. But when big-time accumulations miss Jackson Hole just to the south– you can bet your bottom dollar Snowy Range is having a powder day.

Powder day on the range | Photo: Snowy Range Ski Area

Ski Terrain:

For expert skiers, the ski hill itself is broken into two main areas. There’s the Sundance Lift, which offers the best and most consistent pitches and then there’s the Chute. The Chute offers great pitches as well although not as uniform as the Sundance area.

Juicy groomers abound | Photo: Snowy Range Ski Area

On a powder day, start by nailing more difficult terrain in the Chute and Laramie before heading to Sundance lift to score lower angle goods after the steeps have been scraped off.

The Snowy Range + Steamboat Special:

One of the best parts of being a Snowy Range local is the close proximity to Steamboat. Just over 2 hours away from southern WY, Steamboat Resort hosts an add-on for Snowy Range season pass holders that includes 5 days at the world-class ski resort for just $149.

Buy yours here: Snowy Range Season Pass

Mountain Stats:

  • Average Annual Snowfall – 245″
  • Vertical Drop – 865′
  • Skiable Terrain – 250 acres
  • Lifts – 5
  • Trails – 27

Getting Here:

Find out more here: Snowy Range Ski Area

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