Let us start off by saying that we love Jackson Hole & we know this is a sore subject, but every year at this time we are blown away by Jackson Hole being closed so early. Jackson just got 10 inches of fresh snow, their base is 84 inches deep, they’ve gotten 383 inches this year and they Closed on April 7th, 2013.
We’ve done the investigative work and found out that they close this time of year because this is when direct flights to Jackson’s airport stop and when the tourists stop coming. It’s completely logical. No tourists means no money. We understand.
Yet, that doesn’t negate the fact that Jackson is one of the best ski resorts on Earth and and arguably the best ski resort in North America.
There has to be a way to put together a bare-bones operational budget that keeps a skeleton crew employed. We just want the Tram, nothing else. Would they make money off this? No. Would it make everyone in the Jackson Hole community love them to death? Yes. And, we think they’d find a decent pilgrimage of media & hardcore skiers from the West who’d be willing to hop in their cars and come check out the Tram only, no B.S., “I’m hardcore” spring operations at Jackson Hole.