Commence the quibbling and nay-saying!
Sidenote: I found it interesting that we came in # 10 in "Snow".
It is with great pleasure that I write to inform you that Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been chosen as North America’s Overall #1 Ski Resort for 2014 by the Ski Magazine Reader’s Poll. This news will be released today, September 18th, by Ski Magazine and the Jackson Hole News & Guide. Thank you for all that you have done to make this possible.
As you are aware, this is the preeminent annual industry ranking, one that Ski Magazine has published now for 26 years, and the ranking that all of our fellow resorts strive to reach. Since 2005, the #1 award has been the domain of Deer Valley, Vail Mountain, and most recently Whistler in 2012-13. JHMR was #6 last year, and before that, never inside of the top ten. As recently as two years ago we were #12. Clearly we have made incredible progress in a short amount of time and I cannot thank you enough for your service as a valued JHMR employee.
It is also notable that we performed very well in these key categories:
#1 – Variety, Challenge, Character, Overall Satisfaction
#2 – Digital Presence, Scenery
#3 – Lifts, Off-Hill Activities, Lodging
#5 – Service
#7 – Dining, Apres
#10 – On-Mountain Food, Snow
#12 – Family Programming
According to Ski Magazine’s editor, Greg Ditrinko, these across-the-board high scores are unprecedented and a clear validation of the fundamental superiority of the experience we offer our guests. It is also a validation of JHMR’s independent spirit and the path we have chosen.
To celebrate this achievement and your part in it, I’d like to personally invite you to the Countdown to Winter Party, September 19th on the Jackson Town Square. The venue will open at 5:00 pm with music, JHMR and TGR Athlete signings, a free raffle and much more. The stage show and short video premiere will begin at about 6:00 pm.