Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Reports Strongest Winter Season on Record – Press Release

April 10th, 2019


Jackson Hole on closing day, April 7. Good until the last lift. Photo: Chris Figenshau


Mountainwatch | Press Release

(Teton Village, WY, April 9, 2019) – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is pleased to report a record setting 2018/2019 winter season.  The resort’s 715,100 skier visits marks the highest in resort history, surpassing the previous record set last year. The 2018/2019 season finished with 505 inches (12.82 metres) of total snowfall, above average at all elevations with a record setting February snowfall of 193 inches (4.9 metres) in Rendezvous Bowl. The base area snow depths were at record levels from late February through the end of March.

The success of the season is attributed to many factors including: Jackson Hole’s snow conditions, increased air service, JHMR’s strong guest service initiatives and increased skier days from passholders and the Ikon Pass.  “This was a memorable year for JHMR, and I am pleased with the on-mountain experience and level of service our staff was able to provide even during challenging times.  Business grew this season due to a multitude of factors, and we have taken great efforts to listen to all of our customers with the goal of continuously improving our operations,” Mary Kate Buckley, JHMR President commented.  She went on to note, “We are happy to add new benefits for our Grand Passholders next year, extending the season by 2 days to a total of 137 days of skiing/riding and offering the option to add the Ikon Base Pass at no additional cost to the already tremendous value of the Grand Pass.”

Looking ahead to next winter, JHMR will partner with Teton County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) and Teton Village Association (TVA) to invest in both short and long-term solutions to improve our transit, parking and mountain operations.


Coen Bennie-Faull, deep in some February pow. Photo: Tony Harrington/harroart.com

This summer JHMR will construct the Eagle’s Rest fixed grip quad chairlift to continue to support the learning experience. The new lift is scheduled to open in November of 2019 and will provide new access to advanced-beginner terrain, rounding out the experience at Solitude Station learning area.  Additionally, JHMR will invest to extend our snowmaking system, triple our mountain biking trails and add Via Ferrata routes.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will open the Aerial Tram for the summer season on Saturday, May 18.  The Bike Park and Grand Adventure Park open for the season on June 8. Also, on June 8, the Bridger Gondola will begin operating throughout the day for sightseeing, hiking and dining options at Off Piste Market.  On June 14 evening hours on the Bridger Gondola start with dining at Piste Mountain Bistro and The Deck.  The Via Ferrata, will open in mid-June dependent on snow conditions.

For complete information on summer dining, events, and activities please visit www.jacksonhole.com. And for winter season passes, on sale now through May 31 for the best available pricing and best value, visit: https://www.jacksonhole.com/season-pass.html


About Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole continues to famously deliver our legendary powder snow, 4,139 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding and a genuine “Last of the Old West” atmosphere. Neighbouring 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.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) located in Teton Village, WY is the home of the Aerial Tram, the longest continuous lift in North America that takes you to the top of the Tetons.  A year-round adventure outpost with an amazing array of summer activities, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, has adventures for everyone: experience the Grand Adventure Park, downhill mountain biking, access hundreds of miles of hiking trails, or try or try the NEW Via Ferrata, tandem paragliding, horseback riding, guided rock climbing, kids programs, free outdoor concerts and more.  With a great variety of dining and shopping options, we hope you come for a Tram ride and stay for the day.   JHMR operates in Bridger Teton National Forest, and is proud supporting member of 1% for the Planet. 

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