Jackson Hole Tops Half-Million Visits; Sets Record
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming officials say the resort ended the season with approximately 502,222 visits, surpassing the previous record season of 2008. The record was set despite in-season snowfall being 100 inches below average.
“Grooming and snowmaking assisted Mother Nature this year for sure,” said Jackson President Jerry Blann. “To achieve a record in a year like this is quite an accomplishment and a tribute to the hard work by all our employees.”
The Kemmerer Family, resort owners, has invested an average of $8 million per year into improvements to the resort over the past 17 years.
Most recently nearly $6 million was spent improving intermediate skiing with the installation of the Casper high-speed detachable lift and the associated trail work to create a better experience for intermediates.
JH Air increased the number flights and seats into Jackson this past winter. Two new non-stop flights were added from Newark, N.J. and San Francisco, Calif. Non-stops from Minneapolis returned this year after a hiatus of several years. Seat capacity increased 8.2 percent.
Jackson Hole plans to open the tram for the summer season May 25. The new Jackson Hole Mountain Bike Park, accessed by the Teewinot Chairlift, is scheduled to open June 15, followed by the Bridger Gondola and the Couloir Restaurant June 18. The Deck at the top of the Bridger Gondola will open on June 23.
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