Jackson Hole Prepares to Open

The iconic US resort that is a firm favourite of PlanetSKI is firing up its lifts in time for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday. Here we look at the resort and what the season may hold in store. NEW

This Thursday, November 25th, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort officially kicks off its winter season offering 137 days of skiing and snowboarding.

It is set to close on April 10th 2022.

“Mother Nature has been off to a slow start on the lower mountain, but with increased snowmaking capacity and a dedicated staff working around the clock, we are thrilled to open our lifts this Thursday,” said JHMR President, Mary Kate Buckley.

“We are opening limited terrain and as conditions allow, we plan to run all lifts at full capacity while limiting daily capacity in an effort to make an even more memorable guest experience.

It’s going to be a wonderful year to visit JHMR, and we look forward to seeing you on the mountain.”

The Teewinot Chairlift, Sweetwater Gondola to the mid-station, Après Vous Lift and the Solitude covered surface lift are scheduled to run.

Additional lifts and terrain will open as snow and weather conditions permit.

Jackson Hole is on the IKON Pass lift ticket group.

“Early conditions exist; please watch for unmarked obstacles,” said the resort.

The JHMR Aerial Tram will run for sightseeing and waffles service at Corbet’s Cabin.

No ski equipment is allowed, and masks are required in the Aerial Tram and inside buildings.

The resort has made a host of improvements for this coming season including a maintenance project on the Aerial Tram that is needed every 12 years.

There’s more:

·       The resort has at least two runs with snowmaking from each lift.  Jackson Hole added to snow making capacity with snow making on Upper Wide Open. The snowmaking gun fleet was also upgraded by increasing energy efficiency and adding high-production guns.

·       The resort moved 6,000 cubic yards of rock from Ship’s Prow to widen the Rendezvous Traverse and has gladed 6 acres to enlarge the skiable terrain.

·       A toilet and washroom facility has been built at the top of the Teton Lift.

·      Teton Village Sports has been renovated to offer more equipment and reservations for boot-fitting service can be booked through JH Sports.

·       There’s a new locker room on the third floor of the Bridger Center.

We have detailed them here in an earlier article:

How about heading to Jackson Hole this winter?

One thing is certain.

The snow conditions will change and powder will come.

The resort is know for its large quantities of snow and PlanetSKI hopes to be visiting this coming winter.

We have been before.

PlanetSKI in Jackson Hole

PlanetSKI in Jackson Hole. Image © PlanetSKI

About Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR), located in Teton Village, Wyoming, is a values-led, family owned, iconic mountain destination with the purpose of enriching the lives of its guests, employees and community through authentic and memorable big mountain experiences only found in the Tetons.

Jackson Hole famously delivers the finest powder snow with 4,139 continuous vertical feet of legendary terrain and 2,500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert terrain.

Neighboring celebrated Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and operating in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole is an exceptional and unique global destination.

With an enduring commitment to the surrounding landscape, wildlife and authentic community character, JHMR strives to live by its values by reducing environmental impact — running 100% of its operations on green power.

Main image c/o Jackson Hole web camera, from Bridger gondola

Image c/o Jackson Hole