It’s snowing at Jackson Hole!

Could Jackson Hole be heading for another record season on the back of last year’s mammoth snowfalls? The legendary Wyoming resort just scored 6 inches of snow (15 centimetres), the first of the northern season.

But wait, there’s even more on the forecast this week and we have no doubt someone will strap on some skis to claim first Jackson turns come week’s end.

Jackson Hole boasted over 15 meters of snowfall in the 2016/2-17 season and if early indications are anything to go by then they could be hit with that amount again. Fingers and toes crossed that Ullr deigns to bless the resort for a second season running.

With over 2500 acres of skiable terrain and an open backcountry gate system that accesses another 3000 acres of backcountry terrain, Jackson Hole is known for big mountain skiing with uber dry powder. Half the terrain is dedicated to advanced skiers, 40% to intermediate and 10% to beginners. Consider Jackson a rite of passage for all skiers and snowboarders.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Ski Deals

If you’re looking at booking a trip to Jackson Hole this season, now is the time as there are some big deals on offer for the upcoming winter.  Booking with your favourite Australian tour operator is the best way to book, with exclusive deals like a Buy 7 Get 10 Lift Ticket promotion and Kids Ski Free, both of which are combinable for the best deal on a trip to Jackson Hole.
Kids ski free
The Kids Ski Free promotion includes Kids 14 and under, which is the oldest age of kid allowed compared to other destinations with similar offers.
Ski free at Christmas
If you are looking at booking Christmas, ask about “Christmas Ski Free” with two free days of skiing included.

Jackson photos from this weekend

Grand Teton National Park

Sunday morning views in Grand Teton National Park are about as classic Jackson Hole as it gets- the snow covered Grand Teton rises above the clouds, with a bison grazing in the foreground.  You can see the bison in the winter in Jackson Hole as well, in addition to elk, moose, bald eagles and more.  A snowmobile tour through Yellowstone National Park is an incredible adventure that you can enjoy in Jackson Hole in the winter- that is if you can bear skipping a day on the slopes.
Check out these pics from yesterday!

What’s new this season

On the back of last year’s new gondola and the new chairlift in the year before that, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is spending significant capital into updating the snowmaking system and expanding the water capacity uphill, allowing approximately 30% increased capacity to the system.  This expanded snowmaking will go all the way to the top of the Casper Lift and will allow for more efficient snowmaking in the early season.

The new Sweetwater Gondola, which opened in December 2016, was part of a broader and sustained capital investment strategy. Solitude Station is the next phase of capital investment surrounding the Sweetwater Gondola.  Located at the Sweetwater mid-station, the Solitude Station facility will be 12,000 square feet of ski school, rental and dining facilities.  This full service facility will be completed for the following year, winter 2018/19, and will bring to life a new center of learning for Jackson Hole’s beginner skiers and riders and families.

Getting there

The Jackson Hole Airport is one of the easiest ways to access the slopes in North America.  There are a variety of one-stop flights from Australia to JAC using United, Qantas or Virgin and you can actually see the ski resort when you land.  The transfer from the airport to the slopes is only 35 minutes.

More info

Hit up the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort website and for Aussies looking to head over this winter contact your favorite Australian ski wholesaler.

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