9/21/15 | JHMR donates to Local Charities
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort donates $16,000 to Hole Food Rescue and Announces Four Additional Local Non-Profits Supported this Winter Season
(September 21, 2015), Teton Village, WY - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) contributes annually to over 75 local community organizations through lift ticket and pass donations, cash, and event support and fundraising. Most recently, JHMR contributed $16,000 to the Hole Food Rescue (HRF), the annual pledge that Couloir Restaurant has committed to through 1% for the Planet. The $16,000 donation was matched with funds from the Community Foundation by way of Old Bill's. This is the third year Couloir Restaurant has made a 1% for the Planet pledge: the prior two years Couloir contributed over $31,000 to Vertical Harvest, the hydroponic greenhouse project currently under construction in town, with a projected February opening date.
"It's a great honor to be able to donate these significant funds to Hole Food Rescue this year," stated JHMR Vice President of Products Sales and Services, Jessica Milligan. "HFR founded by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort employee Ali Dunford has, in a very short amount of time, created awareness about food waste and food insecurities that exist our community, and we're looking forward to helping them grow their programming," Milligan went on to note.
With strong internal company core values focused on Safety, Environment, Guest Experience and Employee Experience, JHMR is proud to align its charitable giving for the upcoming year with these four Core Values. Starting with this week's Born to Be Wild Movie Premiere in Miller Park, this year JHMR will be fundraising at various 50th Anniversary events for four local non-profits who exude these core values in our community. Those non-profits are Safety - Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR), Environment - Yellowstone Clean Energy Coalition (YTCEC), Guest Experience - Honoring our Veterans (HOV) and Employee Experience - Friends of Pathways (FOP). Each of these non-profits were chosen by JHMR staff, and exemplify these values within the Jackson Hole community. "We are very proud and excited to work closely with these local non-profits in the coming year," stated JHMR President Jerry Blann, and added "there is great synergy for JHMR and these organizations to work together to help raise awareness about our common goals and initiatives."
50th Anniversary Winter 2015-16
Over its nearly 50 year history Jackson Hole has evolved, but the spirit remains bold and wild, as the last true bastion for all those who dare to live this dream. JHMR was kick-started in the early 1960's by the passionate dream of its founders, Paul McCollister and Alex Morley. From humble and rugged beginnings, this dream was fully realized decades later with the ingenuity of a family with historic ties to the Cowboy State. In their tenure of ownership since 1992, the Kemmerer family has invested greatly in the prosperity of Jackson Hole and the state of Wyoming. With vast improvements to operations, lifts and infrastructure, they have ushered JHMR into its present-day luster and world-wide iconic status as "The Big One." Next winter, JHMR is celebrating that "Born to Be Wild" spirit all season long with events, a video web series produced by TGR, and ‘The Crags' will undergo a transformation with the construction and December 2015 opening of the brand new Teton Lift. This new high-speed quad lift will carry skiers and riders 1,600 vertical feet to an area that has previously only been accessible via hiking.
About Jackson Hole
Jackson Hole continues to famously deliver our legendary powder snow, 4,136 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding and a genuine "Last of the Old West" atmosphere. Neighboring the legacy U.S 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. Now with thirteen nonstop cities (and hundreds of international connections) flying to the newly expanded airport, Jackson Hole is one of the most easily accessed destination resorts in the Rockies. For route maps, ski packages, web cams, videos and more please visit jacksonhole.com or facebook.com/jacksonhole
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