Jackson Hole, WY, Residents Considering Boycotting JHMR in Protest at Owners’ Political Affiliations

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort owner Jay Kemmerer. Credit: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Jackson Hole, WY, residents are reconsidering their season pass purchases after the owners of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort hosted a fundraiser attended by Republicans Jim Jordan and Marjorie Taylor Greene, and former Trump White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, reports the Jackson Hole News & GuideThe three were invited for their ties to the House Freedom Caucus, which includes the “most conservative of all Republicans.”

Jay and Karen Kemmerer, who have owned Jackson Hole Mountain Resort since 1992, organized the fundraiser to aid the House Freedom Fund. The House Freedom Fund “only supports candidates for Congress who are dedicated to open, accountable, and limited government – candidates who will fight to defend the Constitution and advance policies that promote liberty, safety, and prosperity for all Americans.”

Locals against Kemmerer’s political affiliations cite Greene’s anti-covid-19 vaccine views and other conspiracy theories, their stance on climate change, and Greene and Jordan’s role in perpetuating the claim that Donald Trump won the 2020 Election as reasons not to buy a ski pass or even boycotting the resort.

One Jackson Hole local, who stopped buying a pass years ago, told the News and Guide:

“If you’re going to give people that kind of money, I don’t want it to be going to things like this. This is ridiculous to me.”

– Marisa Sullivan

Around twenty residents protested in the town last week, holding banners with slogans such as “JHMR passes fund treason?” and “Hey JHMR, your green washing is showing.”

A Jackson Hole Mountain Resort spokesman declined to comment, saying only that the resort “has no insight or comment regarding Jay Kemmerer’s personal investments decisions,” reports the News and Guide.

Jay and Karen Kemmerer have a history of supporting Republican candidates, raising and/or donating millions to election campaigns and political action committees.

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10 thoughts on “Jackson Hole, WY, Residents Considering Boycotting JHMR in Protest at Owners’ Political Affiliations

  1. Here’s the bottom line. JHMR hold themselves up as stewards of the environment and market the resort as such. But then they support politicians who are climate denialists whose policies and beliefs will accelerate the end of skiing for all of us. When people tell you who they really are, believe them. These hypocrites need to sell JHMR to interests in line with the values of the skiing community.

  2. Anything to keep liberals out of traditionally conservative areas of the country. Don’t Californicate the Mountain West.

  3. Sweet JHMR will be less crowded, and I’m less likely to have someone decide the Gondola is a great place to start a strawman argument with fellow passengers.

    Maybe I won’t have to listen to some geriatric in a NJ accent verbally acost a lift op, because she missed her early up, while rocking head to toe Mike Bloomberg for President stickers pins and the like.

    This is a win

    1. Nothing happened to personal freedumb
      It’s their choice to donate to crooked liars
      And it’s the protesters right to ski somewhere else. Call it cancel culture but it’s really the swift hand of the free market that makes or breaks businesses

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