6/7/16 | JHMR, Bridger-Teton National Forest and Community Partners Host the Great Western Campout, Monday June 13th
(Teton Village, WY June 7, 2016) - Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) in conjunction with Bridger-Teton National Forest (BTNF) and the Teton Village Association (TVA) are excited to host a full day of activities for the Great Outdoors Western Campout on Monday, June 13th.
Families with 4th graders from across the western United States have been invited by Governor Matt Mead to participate in the first-ever Great Outdoors Western Campout. These families will camp in Grand Teton National Park June 10-15 and will experience many different outdoors activities in the Jackson Hole area, permitted by the Bridger-Teton National Forest including whitewater rafting, horseback riding, mountain biking, and a day in Teton Village. This event will celebrate Great Outdoors Month® and the National Park Service Centennial, as well as coincide with the Western Governors Association (WGA) summer meeting, where the social and economic impact of outdoor recreation will be a major topic.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which operates on a special use permit through the Bridger- Teton National Forest, is pleased to host the fourteen families for a day highlighting all the many activities available in Teton Village, showcasing how the ski resort has been able to expand the summer activities offered on Forest Service land. Smokey the Bear will be with the group as they ride the Aerial Tram and try the famous Corbet’s Cabin waffles at the top of Rendezvous Peak. Other activities that the families will get to experience are guiding hiking, the bungee trampoline, the climbing wall and the ropes course. A presentation by the Teton Raptor Center and a delicious break provided Fine Dining Restaurant Group’s artisan ice cream, Cream + Sugar, will also take place in the Teton Village Commons.
“We are looking forward to hosting this special group in Teton Village next week,” stated Jerry Blann, President of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. “This mountain environment offers a massive and stunning playground that will hopefully inspire and create a lasting impression for these families,” Blann went on to note.
Forest Supervisor Tricia O’Connor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest added, “National forests provide tremendous settings for experiencing the great outdoors. These public lands provide more than 3,000 miles of recreational trails, over 100-miles of wild and scenic rivers, more than 1000 lakes and streams, and over 30 campgrounds and day-use sites, on the Bridger-Teton alone. We are so happy that these families will be able to go play with us.”