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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has Unprecedented Opening Weekend

Posted on - 2013-12-03

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has Unprecedented Opening Weekend

(December 3, 2013), Teton Village, WY –Last Friday, November 29th, 2013, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) hosted over 4,300 skiers and snowboarders in Teton Village for a Community Ski FREE Day.  The FREE ski day was organized as a thank you to the community for its help in achieving the #1 Ski Resort ranking by Ski Magazine for 2014.  The day was a mix of #1 fun surprises including live music, raffle prizes, food and drink specials and the opening of the Bridger Gondola to accommodate the large number of skiers and riders.

“People came from all over our region to ski, shop, eat, listen to music, and to donate to charitable causes.  Overall everyone had a great time, and it was exhilarating to see Teton Village full of such great energy on opening weekend,” stated JHMR President, Jerry Blann.   Thanks to the generous cash donations of all who enjoyed FREE ski day over $1,600 was raised for Teton Adaptive Sports scholarship fund and Friends of Pathways. With the JHMR match each non-profit received a total of $2013.  “We are excited to be able to help give back to our community, and JHMR was happy to exceed a matched donation to both non-profits.  This is exactly the type of outcome we hoped for,” noted Blann.  Thanks to the new resort partner Jeep, over 1,500 number #1 cookies (lovingly baked by the great team at Persephone Bakery) were handed out, and thousands were introduced to the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.  

“We were so pleased to be part of this celebration,” commented Jeff Golightly, Chamber of Commerce CEO. “We had a record turn-out at the Town Square lighting Friday evening and excellent feedback from the “White Friday” concept to ask locals to stay, ski, shop and dine locally at this time of year. Working together with JHMR to get this word out makes sense, and I believe strongly we saw the results on Friday. Guests came to Jackson Hole from as far as Seattle, WA as well as large numbers from throughout Wyoming, Idaho and Utah, ” Golightly added.
With a significant winter storm dropping almost two feet of snow in the last two days, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort now has 111 inches of snow season to date.  With this new snow, JHMR is planning to open more terrain and lifts by the weekend.  Visit for the most up to date information.
Over 4,300 skiers and riders enjoyed FREE skiing at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort on Friday, November 29th. Photo Credit: Patrick Nelson

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