Spring Break Trip - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The crown jewel of our club, the annual Hoofer SnS Spring Break trip, is back for the 53rd time! There is nothing better than the tradition that Hoofers has created with the Jackson community. If you like deep snow, backcountry, sick vertical, and a classic ski town experience, Jackson is the trip for you. Furthermore, who wants to go lie on the beach for Spring Break when you could be riding the pow and shredding the gnar at one of the most bodacious mountain resorts in the entire world. Home of Teton Gravity Research and some rockin’ cowboys, Jackson Hole is 10,000 feet closer to the sun, gets 400+ inches of snow per year, and will knock your socks off! Jackson Hole has 2500 acres in bounds plus an additional easily accessible 3000 acres out of bounds and 4139 continuous vertical feet from top to bottom. Now... you might say, "Gee, isn't going out of bounds against the rules?" Not at Jackson Hole! They have gates that you are allowed to use to access the out-of-bounds area, but remember your avalanche gear. More info can be found at Jackson Hole's website.

If you're still not sold, ask any past participant from the trip how awesome it is, and we guarantee you the conversation will be followed with a 20‑minute story about a powder day followed by a social in Jackson.


Dates for 2018 are still being determined. Please check back later for more information!


Price options include a land package (if you provide your own transportation) or a bus package (if you ride the bus with the club). Specific prices for 2018 are still being determined.

What’s included:

  • Luxury coach bus ride to and from Madison to Jackson Hole (if you choose the bus package option)
  • 6 nights lodging at the amazing Antler Inn located in downtown Jackson (all rooms booked to double occupancy -- you will share a bed)
  • 4 lift tickets at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (see below for 5th-day options)
  • Stellar BBQ elk dinner provided by the Antler Inn Hotel
  • Wisconsin-style Brat Fry!
  • Socials galore!
  • A chance to be this year's King/Queen of the Mountain
  • A dope T-shirt!

5th Day Options

You can pre-purchase a lift ticket to ski Jackson Hole on the 5th day of the trip at the Outdoor Programs Office.

If you are unsure if you want a 5th day, no worries! At Jackson Hole, simply take your expired lift ticket to any ticket office, and you can get a lift ticket for your 5th day. This is a great option if you don't know if you will ski all 5 days!

How Do I Sign Up?

Signup for 2018 is still closed. Check back later!

Frequently Asked Questions

Can people who aren't UW students go? YES! In fact, they are encouraged to come. As long as you are a Union member (UW students are automatically Union members) and a Hoofers Ski and Snowboard member, you can go.

What if I don't know how to ski? Jackson Hole is accessible to everyone, and lessons will be available at a discounted rate! That being said, the better you are, the more you can enjoy the mountain.

What if I don't know anyone going? Hoofers trips are a GREAT way to meet new people. If needed, talk to us and we can work out a rooming situation for you.

Is there an opportunity to go into the backcountry with some sort of guide? Unfortunately, Hoofers SnS is not currently able to organize a backcountry guide for the club. Sorry!