Jackson Hole Closes with Record Snowfall


The 2022-23 season wrapped up on April 9 with 15m of total snowfall. As well as record snow there was also greater access to the mountain with reduced lift and wait times, plus advanced ticket sales. NEW

In the season of 1996-97 there was 585 inches (14.8m) and in 2016-17 590 inches (14.9m) of snow fell.

This winte (2022-23) there was 594 inches (15m).

The US resort experienced its snowiest winter ever while reporting 41 days with 6 inches or more of new snow.

“On behalf of our owners, the Kemmerer family, our board of directors and our senior management team, I’d like to express heartfelt thanks to our guests and employees for a wonderful season,” said the president of JHMR, Mary Kate Buckley.

“The consistency of the powder days, the cold temperatures and the quality of the snow made for exceptional conditions through closing day.”

JHMR opened the season with five lifts after a combination of early-season snowfall, consistently cold temperatures and continuous snowmaking efforts.

We reported on it at the time on PlanetSKI:

The snow started falling in mid-October and hardly let up until the end of the season.

JHMR operated the fully planned 136-day season, opening the day after Thanksgiving 2022 and operating daily through April 9th.

The Aerial Tram, Sublette lift, Marmot lift and the Bridger Gondola opened on December 3rd, 2022.

The resort offered 4,139 vertical feet (1,261m) of terrain.

The new Thunder lift shortened lift line wait times and gave people more time on snow.

It shortened the ride from over 7 minutes to 3.6 minutes.

Looking back over the season, Buckley commented, “It was especially gratifying to be able to deliver a great season for our loyal guests who come back year after year.”

With JHMR’s reservation system and limited capacity on the mountain for the third consecutive year, guests were able to gain greater mountain access with advanced ticket sales and required reservations for Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders.

Due to the popularity of these practices, they will be continued in the 2023-24 season.

Buckley praised the enormous efforts of all employees operating the Resort at the “highest level of service,” not only on the mountain but in retail and rental stores, dining locations and lodging.

She continued, “It is painful to have to close the Resort while the skiing and riding is still fantastic, so we’ve just made the decision to extend the 2023-24 season by an extra week to give our guests 143 days of fun and adventure at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.”

JHMR is looking forward to its summer operations with the Aerial Tram opening on May 20th and the Bridger Gondola, Sweetwater Gondola, Teewinot Chairlift, Jackson Hole Bike Park, Via Ferrata and more opening on later dates.

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