New lift, Big Snow and Easy Access
(Teton Village, WY. July 21, 2011)
Marmot Lift. For the winter of 2011-2012 JHMR adds the Marmot chairlift – a double chair that will carry skiers and snowboarders 1200 vertical feet from South Pass Traverse, below the existing Thunder Lift, to the top of the Gondola. The Marmot Lift will significantly improve the skier flow across the mountain, making it easier than ever before to travel not just up and down the mountain, but also across. With better options and improved skier flow, guests will be able to fine tune the terrain, elevation and aspect in order to maximize their on-mountain experience. In the early and late season, the Marmot lift will allow guests to stay on the mid and upper reaches and enjoy the best conditions the mountain has to offer. Stepping off the Marmot Lift onto the Gondola Summit, guests can make a quick stop to fuel up with a specialty hot dog, a slice of pizza at the Dog House Cafe or sit back for a mid-mountain European-style relaxed lunch at the award winning Couloir Restaurant.
Snowmaking. This year we are adding more snowmaking in critical areas of the lower mountain that will ensure more open terrain during the early and late season, even on lower snow years.
New Groomer. The addition of a new grooming machine and additional staff will translate into better corduroy and smoother cruising, all over the mountain. Also, a dedicated Park and Pipe cutter will further improve the terrain and Stash parks.
Kids Ranch Improvements. The Kids Ranch is the facility that houses all of JHMR's summer and winter children's programs. For the winter of 2011-2012 a million dollar improvement will make the traffic flow and registration faster and more fluid. The kids will be in good hands faster, and mom and dad will be on the snow sooner.
Season Passes. For the second year in a row, and now reaching the lowest price ever recorded at JHMR, the Grand Pass will be available at an August price of $1195. Also new this year is the '15 day' option at a price of $945 for adults.
Longest Season. The excitement will last longer this year, in fact longer than ever before. JHMR opens on Thanksgiving Weekend (November 26th) and closes Easter Sunday (April 8th) for a record total of 135 days.
Big Air. Access to Jackson Hole continues to be one of the best kept secrets in the winter world. Nonstop flights arrive daily from 6 major cities including Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, Salt Lake City, Denver and Atlanta. Once on the ground, travelers can forget the hassles and perils of I-70, toll roads, and treacherous mountain passes. The drive from the Jackson Hole Airport to JHMR is a breeze. Flat, quiet and well plowed country roads lead to the resort in just over 30 minutes, via the historic town of Jackson.
Big Snow. During the 2010-2011 winter a staggering 715 inches of snow fell before the faucet finally shut off in June. Now, long range meteorologists forecast a return of the famed La Nina phenomenon for the winter of 2011-2012. Statistically, winters during which the 'la Nina' phenomenon is in effect, provide 52% more snow* than non-la Nina years at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, that's a lot of snow.
Jackson Hole Resort Lodging Packages & Shooting Star. Spanning the gamut from the plushest luxury homes, to convenient and affordable ski in-ski out properties, Jackson Hole Resort Lodging is your home in the Tetons. The new 'Luxury Collection' includes one of the highly sought after Shooting Star Cabins, with full access to the 5 star clubhouse and spa. The Lift, Lodging & Lunch, will continue to be one of the very best values of any ski destination, where everything you need for a day is included in a package for $99.
*Average since 1974, all measurements taken by the Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center, at the Rendezvous Bowl Plot.