If you enter Jackson from the north on a winter night, the lit slopes of Snow King are an appealing sight. Snow King offers a variety of recreation, including a tubing hill, ice rink, and snowboard park. Plus, it's conveniently located near the heart of town. It's the oldest ski hill in Wyoming, operating since 1939, and the hotel has attractive, moderately priced rooms. The only problem is the skiing itself: A limited number of fairly steep runs don't offer much variety. The beginner's slope is small and amounts to only 15% of the terrain, the snow is notoriously icy, and there's not enough intermediate snow to satisfy all levels of ability. The two other area resorts are much bigger, with more and longer runs and a greater variety of challenges. "Town Hill," as it's known, has 400 acres of skiable terrain, a triple chair, two double chairs, and two surface tows (one for tubing).