The Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opened yesterday, Thanksgiving Day. As far as I know, it's the first time our mountain has ever opened the lifts for Thanksgiving Day, so it was truly a day to give thanks.
The snow cover is still quite thin, particularly on the lower half of the mountain. Where they've been making snow on Apres Vous, however, the cover and quality is great.
Today was a cool thing... it was free skiing for anybody. The ski corp did that as a way to thank the Jackson community for helping make the overall improvements that landed JH at the top of the Ski Magazine (and Forbes, for that matter) list as best ski resort in North America. It was actually really cool, as I rode up several chairs with people from regional communities (like Idaho Falls and Riverton and even Salt Lake City) who had made the trek here for free skiing. Made for a crowded hill, but everyone was having fun.
Here are some photos from yesterday...
Probably about 100 people waiting for the Teewinot Chair to open for the season:
View of Easy Does It and Liftline runs from the Casper Bowl Chair:
Looking across Amphitheater and Cirque from near the top of the Bridger Gondola:
They opened the mountain with Moran and Werner runs off the Apres Vous chair, Easy Does It, Liftline, and Croaky Point off the Casper Chair, and Amphitheater, Upper Gros Ventre, and Upper Sundance from the Marmot Chair.
We're supposed to have a fair amount of snow over several days beginning tomorrow.