Jackson Hole’s Unprecedented Opening

With snowfall totals tipping the 130” mark, Jackson Hole recorded its biggest opening in resort history this past weekend.
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To simply say that Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opened this past weekend is a gross understatement. For the first time in resort history the mountain was open wall-to-wall, top-to-bottom on opening day. Over 130” of snow has fallen on the Tetons this season and multiple early season storms have allowed every lift on the mountain to open, including the beloved tram. “This is the beginning of a season without equal in Jackson Hole history, this has never been seen before” JHMR President Jerry Blann commented in a resort press release. While a La Nina weather pattern has raised uncertainty through the fall concerning snowfall totals for 2010, all we can say is… so far, so good.


Anatomy Casper

Anatomy: Jackson Hole's Casper Bowl

Casper Bowl, a 180-degree cirque of 1,200- vertical-foot cliff-littered chutes, opened in the winter of 1997. Since then, it’s become one of Jackson Hole’s many proving grounds and the venue for numerous freeskiing comps.


A Tour of Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole has some of the most extreme terrain in the country. With that comes plenty of views, smiles, beer, and fun. Check out this photo essay here.

On a powder day, hit up the gondola early, and ski down under the lift for pillow drops, trees, and powdery fields while everyone else waits in tram line.

Five Secrets to Skiing Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, with its storied red tram, and huge vertical and cliffs has a reputation as an icon of skiing the world over. But at its heart, Jackson is just like every ski town, with local ins and outs that make life easier (and better). Here’s a few tips to optimize the experience.