Jackson Hole Opens More Terrain as Further Snow Falls

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is opening four more lifts and a variety of terrain in the coming days after a strong winter storm pushed snowfall to over 2.5m this season already.

Another winter storm is currently hitting the Tetons, giving skiers and snowboarders improving early-season conditions across the resort.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, JHMR, openeded the Casper lift on Wednesday, Dec. 6, and now is opening both the Bridger Gondola and the Marmot lift on Friday, Dec. 8.

JHMR will also open both the Thunder and Sublette lifts on Saturday, Dec. 9, offering a wide expanse of intermediate and advanced terrain in addition to runs on the north side of the mountain already available via the Teewinot, Après Vous, Teton, and Sweetwater lifts.

Last weekend’s winter storm brought the resort’s snowfall since Dec. 1 to 34 inches, and heavy snow has resumed and is forecast to continue throughout the weekend.

“Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s snow making and grooming crews have done incredible work for weeks to offer our visitors early-season skiing, but there’s nothing like a winter storm in the Tetons to open up additional lifts and terrain,” said JHMR president Mary Kate Buckley.

“We are delighted at the enthusiasm to set a world record for skiing in blue jeans on Saturday. Early season conditions exist, and limited terrain is open.  We remind everyone to ski cautiously and under control.”

JHMR also announced that it will offer sightseeing on the Resort’s famous Aerial Tram from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Jackson Hole, USA. Image © PlanetSKI

Jackson Hole, USA. Image © PlanetSKI

The latest round of openings will mark the beginning of the first full season of the new Thunder lift, which was the most popular lift on the upper mountain last year.

Installed in 2022 as a replacement for the Resort’s original Thunder lift, the new Thunder runs twice as fast as its predecessor and cuts down on riders’ time from more than seven minutes to less than four, all while giving visitors the same access to some of JHMR’s most legendary terrain.

Jackson, Wyoming. Image © PlanetSKI

Jackson, Wyoming. Image © PlanetSKI

The Resort also announced that a string of restaurants will open in the coming days, beginning with the Casper Restaurant on Thursday.

The Off-Piste Market will welcome visitors beginning Friday and the Piste Mountain Bistro will open its doors on Sunday, Dec. 10. RPK3 and 6311 opened in late November.

JHMR  is once again limiting the sale of daily tickets and managing capacity for a fourth consecutive year in 2023-24 that it claims greatly improving guests’ experiences on the mountain and throughout the resort.

Ticket sales are limited on a daily basis and are available for advanced purchase, and tickets may sell out.

Due to demand, JHMR encourages all skiers and riders to make reservations as required for its multi-resort pass products or purchase day tickets in advance.

For more information about Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and current conditions, please visit www.jacksonhole.com.