What’s the hype: A valley between the Teton and Gros Ventre mountain ranges, the “Hole” effortlessly blends cowboys and caviar culture. This Wild West wonderland has some of the most challenging skiing in North America – its backcountry terrain is a Mecca for skiing enthusiasts from around the world – but still has plenty of creature comforts that attract a jet-set crowd including Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock and former vice-president of the US, Dick Cheney.
Must ski: The iconic double black diamond Corbet’s Couloir is considered the gnarliest run in North America. You have to throw yourself over the edge of the narrow chute, which starts with an initial pitch of 50 degrees, and let gravity do the rest.
Mountain feast: To keep your blood sugar levels up, stop at Corbet’s Cabin. Sitting at 3,200 metres and accessed by the aerial tram, it serves fluffy made-to-order waffles with toppings ranging from the traditional, such as brown sugar butter and Nutella, to the obscure (but surprisingly delicious) peanut butter and bacon. You’ll need all that protein.
Après-ski: The Mangy Moose in Teton, complete with stuffed moose dangling from the ceiling, is packed with skiers and riders knocking back beers and margaritas after an adrenalin-fuelled day on the mountain.
Sleep: Teton Village, the hamlet at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, has the valley’s highest concentration of luxury hotels. Ski in and out of the Four Seasons or opt for the hip, eco-friendly Hotel Terra – complete with 100 per cent natural mattresses and artwork from regional artists.