Jackson Expands Non-Stop Air Service; Adds Mid-Mountain Quad
You’ll have more choices for a non-stop flight to Jackson Hole, Wyo. this winter and you’ll find expanded intermediate terrain and a new lift when you get there.
That good news can be piled on top of the fact that Jackson Hole received 373 inches of snow by its closing day during last winters drought year.
Non-stop flights will be available from nine cities and is a pick-up of three from last winter – United Airlines from Newark, N.J. and San Francisco, Calif. and Delta Airlines from Minneapolis, Minn.) That compliments continued service via American Airlines from Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas; Delta Airlines from Atlanta, Ga. and Salt Lake City, Utah; and United Airlines from Denver, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Same day connections link visitors to Jackson from South America, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific. You’ll fly into Jackson Hole Airport located entirely within Grand Teton National Park.
The new Casper Chair is a high-speed detachable quad being installed at mid-mountain. The time has been reduced from the original triple chair from 10 minutes to 3.5 minutes. It can carry 2,000 people and hour. Two intermediate runs, Wide Open and Lift Line, have been widened and improved. Lift Line will now be known as Sundog.
Jackson has long been a favorite of more advanced and expert skiers and riders and the new lift and trail work is part of an overall resort plan to attract more intermediates.
“To grow winter visitation, we need to appeal to more intermediates,” said Jackson Hole CEO Jerry Blann. “Additionally, the new Marmot Lift, installed last summer, services intermediate terrain from the top of the Gondola to the base of the Thunder lift.”
Jackson has raised season pass prices for the first time in two years by 3.7 percent. The Grand Pass allows unlimited access for 135 days of skiing and is available, if purchased in August, for $1,240. There is a new option, however, for full-time college students. The Powdermonium College is Pass is $499, also offering unlimited access.
Photo: Map of Jackson Hole Air Service, Jackson Hole Resort
(Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story noted a claim at the Jackson Hole website that the resort had 373 inches of snow, “the most of anybody in the Rockies or California” as of their closing day of April 8. Snowbird’s spokesperson points out that the Utah resort collected 383 inches of snow on its closing day of May 13. Snowbird is on the western edge of the Rockies in the Wasatch Mountains).