EDIT: Repairs completed over the weekend, JH open as of 2/13/17
Jackson Hole is completely CLOSED after winds knocked down power poles on 2/8/17 that lead to Teton Village. Repairs may take up to a week. Sounds like airlines are helping people leave early without paying extra. However, right now travel to the northeast is at a standstill due to a major snowstorm impacting airports from DC/Baltimore to Boston. Sounds like some people may be moving into Jackson ASAP.
Wednesday, February 8th. 2:30 PM UPDATE After receiving updates throughout the day from Lower Valley Energy and assessing resources in Teton Village, JHMR is unable to re-open for the weekend, and the earliest targeted open date at this time is Monday, February 13th. Safety is the first concern, and JHMR is asking for only specific operational staff to come to Teton Village through the weekend. There is also the request for no unnecessary travel to Teton Village through the weekend as another winter storm approaches. Currently Lower Valley Energy has crews working around the clock to reconstruct the power poles. JHMR would like to remind locals that there is no uphill travel at this time, and JHMR is seriously enforcing this policy and asks everyone to stay off the mountain during this incident. The Ticket Office will not open today for refunds, guests are asked to keep tickets and refunds will be managed as soon as possible. JHMR will continue to update with information as it is available on jacksonhole.com and on social media channels. Airline partners, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines, due to winter weather impacts, they are issuing travel wavers for customers in Jackson Hole. Please contact your airline for details.
10:40 AM UPDATE Due to a massive wind storm last night, a significant number of power poles along Highway 390 were blown down, causing Teton Village to lose power. This power outage is being addressed by Lower Valley Energy, but the significance of this damage will be impacting Teton Village for up to seven days. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) will not be operating until further notice. All events scheduled for this week and weekend will be canceled, specifically Skijoring and Special Olympics. Safety is the first concern for JHMR visitors and staff, and JHMR is asking for only specific operational staff come to Teton Village today and request that no unnecessary travel to Teton Village is in effect until further notice. With another weather system coming into the area tonight, there is a winter storm watch in effect for the higher elevations. Warming temperatures could result in possible flooding in the valley, making conditions challenging for many reasons. JHMR is seriously enforcing no uphill travel this week and asks everyone to stay off the mountain. JHMR will be issuing refunds for all visitors, but at this time, we do not have a location to process those refunds. Updates on operations and incident information will be updated as they come in on this page. Teton Village Fire Department will be providing emergency services throughout this incident, and will be updating hotels and businesses as information comes in. The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and Jackson Hole Central Reservation will be assisting with lodging and travel options for displaced guests.
7AM Due to unforseen events from last nights storm Teton Village has been left without power. As a result, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort WILL NOT BE IN OPERATION THIS MORNING. We are working hard to resolve the problem and apologize for any inconvience this may cause. We will keep you posted on our operating status as events unfold. We thank you for your patience and understanding with this situation. Please stay tuned for operating status updates at Jacksonhole.com -MB
Moderator note: thread title updated as situation changed