Jackson Hole Gets More Flights, New Lodge

Accessibility to Jackson Hole now made easier with non-stop jet service from eight major U.S. cities. New Teton Mountain Lodge — one of several lodging additions in time for 2002-2003 season

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming ? September 30, 2002 ? Jackson Hole Mountain Resort finalized an agreement with Northwest Airlines, making this the fifth major air carrier to offer non-stop service from eight major U.S. cities into Jackson Hole for the 2002-2003 season. Additionally, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort continues its controlled growth with expanded lodging facilities including the Teton Mountain Lodge, the completion of Avanyu Spa and Health Club, and upgrades and transformations of several existing lodging and base area facilities.

Northwest Airlines will fly a daily non-stop 124-passenger Airbus 319 from St. Paul, Minneapolis to Jackson Hole. The Northwest arrangement will also include the first one-stop service from Europe to Jackson Hole. In addition to the new flights offered by Northwest Airlines, Continental, Delta, United, and American Airlines have also recently announced new flights into Jackson Hole. Continental Airlines now offers daily service from Houston, and weekend service from Newark.

Delta Airlines has announced new twice-daily flights from Salt Lake City, and non-stop weekend service from Atlanta. American Airlines is offering daily flights from Chicago and weekend service from Dallas, and United Airlines is offering daily jets from Denver.

In addition to adding new air services, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort continues to expand lodging facilities and services by adding several new properties to Teton Village. Four Seasons Resorts has selected Jackson Hole as the first Four Seasons ski resort destination. This 125-room hotel will include a private health club and spa, a pool, two restaurants, and 8,000 square feet of meeting space. Four Seasons is also building a 40-unit Residence Club, and 17 slope-side penthouse suites — scheduled to open Fall, 2003.

A world-class ski-in/ski-out resort in the heart of Teton Village, the Teton Mountain Lodge offers the ultimate Jackson Hole experience. Recently opened in September 2002 the Teton Mountain Lodge is a 129-unit condominium hotel, offering two- or three-bedroom suites, studio units, and traditional hotel rooms. The Lodge provides spa services, a fitness center, 2,200 square-feet of meeting space, and a full-service restaurant and bar, Cascades. Formerly know as Crystal Springs Inn, Crystal Springs Lodge will offer 18 one-, two-, and three-bedroom condominiums. The Snake River Lodge and Spa has completed its 17,000-square foot Avanyu Spa and Health Club that includes fitness equipment, men’s and ladies spa floors and also full-service spa treatments.

Two base area hotels, Best Western Inn and The Alpenhof recently underwent a remodeling transformation. The Best Western Inn has newly remodeled rooms, and upgraded conference facilities. Additionally, the Inn recently added a bar and restaurant called Vertical. The Alpenhof has received interior and exterior upgrades including the lobbies and rooms, and newly-added decks to the restaurants.

Several of the attractions, facilities, and services of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort have remained the same as to maintain its distinct rugged character of an adventurous outdoors destination. Named Top Family Resort by Family Fun Magazine in the Rockies, the Kids Ranch, offering daycare and ski and snowboard lessons, and Team Extreme, which is a ski and snowboard camp for kids 12 years and older, will continue with their award-winning programs.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will continue to offer its wide range of ski and snowboard camps including Steep and Deep Camps, Freeride Camp, Women’s Camp and Backcountry Camp. The Resort also offers private, group, beginner to advanced ski and snowboard instruction at the Resort’s Ski and Snowboard School.

The town of Jackson Hole has more than 50 restaurants, shoops, tubing parks, and wooden sidewalks, and is committed to preserving the Old West. For more information, visit www.jacksonhole.com