Our amazing Indian Summer has finally come to an end. We have snow in the high country, temperature highs of 40s in the valley and upper 20s in the mountains. It’s quite possible the snow is here to stay.
The snowmakers have fired up the guns this week as temperatures dropped into the low 20s. The snowmakers work 5 days a week with 12 hour shifts and can pump a total of 4000 gallons per minute in the right conditions. With one month to go until opening day, Jackson Hole is going to be covered in white soon.
Snow guns firing on Apres Vous at sunrise.
Here is the view from the top of the NEW Teton Lift, which opens December 19th. Who’s ready for lift service pow laps in this expanded terrain?
Cowboy pow anyone?
Big Red at its finest – in snow.
The tram dock with a fresh white coating.
23 degrees and snow up top. Winter is upon us!
Snow King in the town of Jackson with a fresh dusting.
Jackson Hole invites our Canadian friends to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with Canadian Dollars at Par. Your Canadian dollars equal US dollars in a package including lift tickets and lodging at par in Jackson Hole.
On top of all that, receive a $200 or $300 air credit per person on qualifying packages. This is the deal you have been waiting for to experience Jackson Hole’s legendary skiing and riding. Call (888)838-6602 to book.
Snow has started to appear on the mountain tops which means one very exciting thing – the 50th Anniversary winter season is approaching! Jackson Hole Sports, Teton Village Sports and Hoback Sports are ready for winter and fully stocked with skis and snowboards for this year’s Kids’ Seasonal Lease Program. Rates and details are in the poster above–Feel free to call the stores for more information!
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary season, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is calling all waffle fans to design the next Corbet’s Cabin waffle at the top of the Tram!
Simply decorate any waffle with your signature ingredients, upload a photo of the creation with its official name, list its toppings and tag it with #JHwaffle. The winning waffle will be added to the 50th menu for everyone to experience plus win $100 in waffles! #JHWaffle
What is the most important piece of gear in your ski kit? You could argue that it is the skis. Sure, the shape, the profile, the stiffness, all of those things are important. You might argue that the bindings are a difference maker; they are the interface between the skis and the boots, after all. My money, however, is on the boots.
Not only are they crucial for performance, they can make or break a day on the hill if they don’t fit properly. Boots are the essential component for feel, agility and confidence on the mountain. That being said, there are many variables that must be considered. Set aside looks and the question of what will match your outfit best for one second and consider all the factors involved in whether or not a ski boot will help improve your turns throughout the season. Then ask yourself if those boots that have been sitting in your garage collecting dust and possible housing a mouse are the answer to your skiing problems. If you are ready for a new pair, or if you want to give those boots another shot, then we say now is the perfect time to evict the mouse and go see your friendly, local boot fitter at Jackson Hole Sports. With luck they may be able to dial in your current boot. If not, they can give you the perfect brand and model suggestions based on your foot size and shape. The advantage to doing this now is that the bulk of the new winter product is in house and on display, so you will have more options to choose from. So get out to Jackson Hole Sports and check out all the new boots for the fast approaching winter season. Right now, they are offering $50 off a DFP footbed with the purchase of a new winter ’15/’16 ski boot. Just one more reason to head to Jackson Hole Sports and get ready for the 50th Anniversary winter season!
Calling all winter enthusiasts: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is coming to a Ski & Snowboard Show near you! Join in the fun and come see us at our booth for special details on our 50th Anniversary winter season, special travel deals and chances to win a trip to Jackson Hole and many other prizes!
In addition to signing up to win the Golden Ticket Giveaway (trip giveaway), you can also get a Golden Ticket Scratch Off and scratch for your chance to win one of 7,500 prizes including exclusive 50th Anniversary skis, snowboard, merchandise, multi- and single-day lift tickets and more. Full details below!
This month marked a big moment for Friends of Pathways when Senators John Barrasso and Liza Bercovici , Teton County Commissioners, local leaders and hundreds of community members gathered together to celebrate the opening of Path22, connecting town to the greater Wilson/Teton Village pathways.
Finish-work, including grading, landscaping and sign installation will continue on the pathway for the next few weeks; please be aware and careful of equipment while riding or walking.
To show appreciation for local non-profits that improve our community, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is donating all 50th Anniversary fundraising profits to four organizations that exemplify our company’s core values: Be Safe, Be Green, Have Fun, and Always an Ambassador. Our “Have Fun” non-profit representative is Friends of Pathways and we are proud to support all of the amazing work that has been done to benefit the Greater Jackson area!
The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is pleased to participate in The SHIFT Festival next week, Oct 7 -10th. An innovative gathering, SHIFT inspires to help find solutions for communities like Jackson Hole to become more sustainable. With a dynamic approach that focuses on outdoor recreation/conservation issues the conference actively engages participants through film, food, speakers, workshops and outdoor adventure. By hosting leading adventure athletes, land managers and conservation advocates SHIFT explore the future of our wild place all in the greatest intact ecosystem in the Lower 48. Sound right up your ally? Click here for schedule of events.
JHMR is proud to help present the Cool Skiing, Hot Planet presentation and film on Wednesday, Oct 7th. And we are looking forward to hearing from up and coming, industry respected athlete, Angel Collinson speak about climate change.
Don’t miss the People’s Banquet on Friday. Our very own Chef Hamilton, fresh off a trip to cook at the James Beard House, will be there along with many other local purveyors and chefs to showcase the bounty of our amazing valley.
Saturday night the world-renowned activist and founder of Patagonia, Yvon Chenoard takes the stage. Yvon practices what he preaches, and his wisdom as an environmentalist and entrepreneur will be uplifting.
Snow in September? In Jackson Hole? Yes, and yes. It’s not uncommon, and right now, it’s dumping snow at the top of the Aerial Tram! Early this morning, thick clouds only gave a partial glimpse of the white mountain tops. Then, as the first tram of the day descended from the clouds, it was clear that winter has hit the upper mountain.
To ease you into the winter mood, check out our newly released 3rd webisode of “Born to be Wild.”
Oh, and by the way, here is what I found on my early morning tram trip:
Corbet’s Cabin at its finest.
A fresh layer of snow on top of Rendezvous Mountain, with more on the way.
Waffles anyone? Seems like the perfect day for a hot drink and a bacon, peanut butter waffle!
Hiking is not encouraged or discouraged.
Lots of snow blowing and building. The forecast shows continued snow to 8,000 feet through Thursday, as well as possible snow in the valley. After the snow, the weather looks great with sunny weather, cooler night temperatures – all of the key ingredients for perfect fall adventures.