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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opening 3,000 Vertical Feet for Thanksgiving Day

Posted on - 2013-11-25

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opening 3,000 Vertical Feet for Thanksgiving Day

(November 25, 2013), Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) will open almost 3,000 vertical feet of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th.   “The combination of great early season snowfall on the upper mountain and snowmaking on the lower slopes have made it possible to open so much of the mountain,” stated Tim Mason, JHMR Vice President of Operations.  For the holiday weekend the resort will operate Après Vous, Casper, Marmot and Teewinot chairlifts, and the Bronco Terrain Park will also open with multiple features.  “More snow is in the forecast for the weekend, and we’ll continue to monitor conditions for potentially more terrain openings,” noted Mason.  JHMR will introduce the new RFID electronic ticket system on opening day, all non-pass holders will need to purchase the new J Card either online or at the Ticket Office.  Once purchased, the J Card can be reused all season long and can be reloaded on

As a result of Jackson Hole being named Ski Magazine’s #1 North American Overall Resort, opening weekend will feature a community celebration, with free skiing on Friday, November 29th.  “We wanted to say thank you to everyone in the community and all our guests who helped us achieve the #1 Ski Magazine ranking and the #1 Forbes ranking, and free skiing seemed the perfect gift,” stated Jerry Blann, JHMR President. “In the spirit of giving back to our community, donations to Teton Adaptive Sports and Friends of Pathways will be encouraged,” Blann added. JHMR will match the total amount donated up to $5,000. 

Friday’s festivities and all the weekend activities, are presented by JHMR’s newest partner and official resort vehicle, Jeep, and will include free ski clinics, $1 ski or snowboard wax, live music all day, food and drink specials at Nick Wilson’s Café beginning at 1pm and a raffle drawing at 3pm.  The party continues Friday evening with the Jackson Town Square lighting and onto Saturday, November 30th with the 2nd Annual Snow Peep Show at the Four Seasons Cottonwood Ballroom. 
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Thanksgiving Lodging Packages:
Ski and Stay in Teton Village
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Find out why Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was ranked #1 Overall Ski Resort in North America by SKI Magazine with this early season special starting at $179 per person for two nights lodging two days of skiing.

Named #1 North American Overall Resort by SKI Magazine readers for 2014, Jackson Hole continues to famously deliver epic powder snow, 4,139 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding in North America and a genuine “Last of the Old West” atmosphere. Neighboring the legacy National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton and operating in Bridger Teton National Forest, there is no more spectacular setting for a destination resort in the world. And now Jackson Hole is one of the most easily accessed destination resorts in the West with direct flights from twelve major cities, including new non-stop flights from JFK, Houston and Seattle in addition to San Francisco, Minneapolis and Newark last winter. For route maps, ski packages, online tickets (now with Best Price guarantee), web cams, videos and more please visit or