Jackson Hole CLOSES Tram For Rest of Season Due to Coronavirus on March 14th

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Jackson Hole, WY just announced that they will be closing the tram for the remainder of the season due to Coronavirus starting tomorrow, March 14th, 2020.

Jackson Hole closes for the season on April 12th, 2020.

Snowbird has also closed their tram for Coronavirus.

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JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT’S RESPONSE

Operational Changes & Guest Service Information

JHMR is taking significant steps to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 by specifically focusing on social distancing measures impacting the Resort’s standard operations.
Here are a few actions JHMR is implementing immediately:

  • Closure of the Aerial Tram as of March 14, 2020.
  • Loading limited passenger on the Bridger and Sweetwater Gondolas.  Note, if you are part of the vulnerable population for this disease, JHMR asks skiers and riders to avoid riding our enclosed lifts.
  • Improved social distancing in all facilities and lift lines through increased crowd management.
  • Preventative operational measures to food and beverage outlets  with procedures including closure of two self-serve buffets at Rendezvous Lodge and Solitude Station.
  • Enhanced cleaning of all restaurants, common spaces and public facilities including enclosed lifts, restrooms, and buses.
  • Heightened handwashing and sick guidelines for all employees and front-line personnel.
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Jackson Hole’s Trail Map. Photo Credit: Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Press Release:

March 13, 2020 @5pm: The spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) is monitoring the situation closely and working with the Teton County Health Department by following the guidelines from the Center of Disease Control (CDC) to ensure the health and safety of all guests and staff. JHMR appreciates your patience and support as some changes to operations are implemented for the remainder of the season.

If you or a loved one is sick and might be at risk for infection, please stay at home or in your hotel room or traveler lodging and call the St. John’s Health Corona Hotline: 307-739-4898 or email wdh.covid19@wyo.gov for assistance and best next steps. For up-to-date information visit the Teton County Health Department website.

MORE COVID-19 FAQS

Let’s all prevent the spread of germs. Here’s how:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60 percent alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated with germs.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people.
  • Limit contact with others, and try to preserve defensible space when possible among strangers and in public settings.
  • PLEASE stay home if you are sick.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Cough into your elbow, not your ski gloves.
  • If you are part of the vulnerable population for this disease, please consider not riding the enclosed lifts at the resort.

EVENT CANCELATIONS:

In conjunction with Teton County and the Town of Jackson Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR), has canceled all large public events for the remainder of the season as a precautionary measure.  Specifically, these cancelations include Jackson Hole Rendezvous Spring Festival March 26-28, 2020 and all Music Under the Tram series. Although it’s disappointing  to cancel the annual free music we all love, this was the right decision to make.

This weekend, March 14-16, 2020 Jackson Hole Food & Wine’s Taste of Teton VIllage event for Winter Fest, JH Ski Club Town Downhill, and Music Under the Tram have all been canceled. Saturday’s Rossignol Ride Free will still take place, albeit on a smaller scale  with demos and live music in RPK 3.


JACKSON HOLE MOUNTAIN RESORT’S RESPONSE

Operational Changes & Guest Service Information

JHMR is taking significant steps to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 by specifically focusing on social distancing measures impacting the Resort’s standard operations.
Here are a few actions JHMR is implementing immediately:

  • Closure of the Aerial Tram as of March 14, 2020.
  • Loading limited passenger on the Bridger and Sweetwater Gondolas.  Note, if you are part of the vulnerable population for this disease, JHMR asks skiers and riders to avoid riding our enclosed lifts.
  • Improved social distancing in all facilities and lift lines through increased crowd management.
  • Preventative operational measures to food and beverage outlets  with procedures including closure of two self-serve buffets at Rendezvous Lodge and Solitude Station.
  • Enhanced cleaning of all restaurants, common spaces and public facilities including enclosed lifts, restrooms, and buses.
  • Heightened handwashing and sick guidelines for all employees and front-line personnel.

March 13, 2020 – Limited Numbers on Aerial Tram, Bridger and Sweetwater Gondolas

As of today, JHMR will be limiting the numbers on the Aerial Tram, Bridger Gondola and Sweetwater Gondola in order to preserve defensible space for employees and guests and reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.  The health and safety of our guests and staff is the number one priority, and JHMR appreciates your patience and support during this situation.


March 12, 2020 – Rendezvous Festival Canceled

The health and well-being of our community, guests and staff is of the utmost importance to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR). JHMR is taking a proactive approach regarding COVID-19.  JHMR is monitoring the situation closely and working with the Teton County Health Department by following the guidelines from the Center of Disease Control (CDC).

Per the directive from Town and County officials to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19 through large-scale public gatherings, JHMR will be canceling the Rendezvous Spring Festival for March 26-28, 2020.  All spring music events are canceled for the remainder of the season.

The mountain is open through April 12, 2020 as planned with a heightened focus on safety and hygiene for our employees and guests. There is currently one confirmed case of COVID-19 in Sheridan County, Wyoming, and the entire Jackson Hole community is working together to take proactive measures to reduce the potential spread of the virus.

JHMR will continue to monitor the situation daily, and provide updates when necessary to this web page.  For more information on COVID-19 in Teton County, click here.


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