Forest Service Approves Snow King Mountain Resort, WY Expansion Plan

Taylor Stephan | | Industry NewsIndustry News
Summit Double
The Summit Double at Snow King Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: Snow King Mountain Resort/Facebook

The Bridger-Teton National Forest gave Snow King Mountain Resort the go ahead to implement several proposals of their master development plan starting in 2021.

The biggest item on their list of improvements is a brand new Leitner Poma gondola, which will replace the current Summit Double Chairlift. Along with the new gondola, new terrain will be officially opened up on the backside and resort edges.

Below is a brief overview of what Snow King is planning in the next 10 years:

Master Plan
Proposed master development plan for Snow King Mountain Resort. Photo Credit: Bridger -Teton National Forest

Lifts

  • 1981 Summit Double chairlift replaced with brand new gondola
  • New backside chairlift
  • 3 new teaching/access conveyor lifts

Terrain

  • Ski area boundary expansion to the East (67 acres) and West (88 acres)
  • Roughly 133 new acres of skiable terrain, including 30 acres of gladed terrain
  • New ski runs on front and backside of mountain
  • New summit teaching area
  • 2-mile novice skiway from the summit to the base

Infrastructure

  • New summit building to include restaurant, ski patrol facility, guest facilities, wedding venue, and more
  • 500 square foot observatory at the summit
  • 147 acres of additional snowmaking coverage
  • 27 acres of expanded night skiing

Summer

  • Zipline(s)
  • Mountain bike and hiking trails
  • Scenic lift rides

“We are extremely excited to take this leap forward for Snow King to ensure that the historic area can be economically viable and sustainable long into the future.”

– Ryan Stanley, General Manager of Snow King Mountain Resort

With the Forest Service now on board, as well as the Town of Jackson, a 45-day objection period has been initiated.

Additional information regarding Snow King and their master development plan can be found at snowkingmountain.com

Summit Double
Looking up the line of the Summit Double. Photo Credit: Snow King Mountain Resort/Facebook

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