Targhee opens top to bottom; JHMR preps AV

By Jim Stanford on November 23, 2012

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was able to blow snow yesterday, but natural coverage remains thin or nonexistent below 7,500 feet.

Grand Targhee became the first Teton-area ski resort to open this winter, operating the Dreamcatcher and Shoshone chairs today on Fred’s Mountain.

With a snow depth of 28 inches at 8,800 feet, Targhee was able to open 1,500 of its 2,600 acres. The resort is offering discounted lift tickets through Sunday; with a donation of two canned goods or nonperishable food items, guests can ride for $34. Donations go to Teton Valley Food Bank.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort plans to open its Apres Vous and Teewinot chairs Saturday. With little to no snow below 7,500 feet, the resort has relied on snowmaking to create a groomed strip from the top of Apres Vous to the base of the mountain, totaling more than 2,100 vertical feet.

This is the earliest opening in the 48-year history of the resort. Through Dec. 7, adult lift tickets are $65 online or $68 at the windows.

Snow King in Jackson plans to open Dec. 8.

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3 Comments so far

  1. Haha November 24, 2012 12:52 am

    $65 to ski the white strip of death? Really JH? Ridiculous.

  2. Katie November 24, 2012 6:11 pm

    $72 to ski the white strip at Aspen.

  3. CactusFunkBombs November 25, 2012 3:43 pm

    Nice work with the foodbank donations Targhee! Way to give back to the community! Ullr said thanks with the 15″+ pow today!

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