Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is pleased to report a strong 2013/2014 winter season characterized by some of the best snow totals and snowpack depths in the resort's nearly fifty years, in addition to another year of record skier visits. The season finished with 500 inches of snow, and 140 inch snow depth making this the fourth deepest snowpack in the 48 year history of the resort. The resort's approximately 563,631 skier visits surpass the previous record set last winter. The increase in skier visits of 12% over last year was achieved with visitation increases in every month of operation.
"This winter was the 'perfect storm' for JHMR, with a confluence of many factors contributing to the season. Mother Nature delivered 500 inches of snow, our good fortune of winning the #1 SKI Magazine ranking, plus increased air service from twelve US cities all came together to create a great experience for skiers and riders this year," stated JHMR President, Jerry Blann.
"Receiving the #1 Ranking by SKI Magazine this past fall created a tangible momentum for the season, and the success of this winter is truly a measure of all the hard work by our whole team," he added. "We at JHMR feel very fortune to have such dedicated employees and ownership commitment to preserving the character of Jackson Hole."
"Furthermore, the Kemmerer Family has consistently invested in JHMR for the long term," Blann notes – over the past 18 years the Kemmerer Family has invested an average of $8 million per year into improvements to the resort. By comparison over this period, JHMR has averaged 2.3 times more capital spend per skier visit than all Rocky Mountain Resorts as a group.
"It is exciting to see everything come together. I'd add that this year's success is also the result of many years of hard work and cooperative efforts between the mountain, the Jackson community, as well as the State of Wyoming. We've evolved to a consistently strong collaboration between the Wyoming Office of Tourism, Jackson Hole Travel and Tourism Board, Jackson Hole Chamber, JH Air, Central Reservations, Teton Village and the business community in general. Working together makes Jackson Hole a much more attractive destination and led to our joint success this winter," Blann stated.
Looking ahead, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will open the Aerial Tram for the summer season on Saturday, May 24th. The Jackson Hole Mountain Bike Park accessed by the Teewinot Chairlift is scheduled to open on June 14th, followed by the Bridger Gondola and the Couloir Restaurant on June 17th. The Deck at the top of the Bridger Gondola will open on June 22nd. A new Aerial Adventure Course will open for the season mid June. For complete information on summer dining, events, and activities please visit www.jacksonhole.com.