Jackson Hole, WY Closes ALL Backcountry Gates After 4 Feet of Snow in 3 Days

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Backcountry accesses = CLOSED. Image: Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY has closed all backcountry gates until further notice.

In the past 3 days, 4 FEET of snow has fallen, which has pushed the avalanche danger to HIGH at all elevations.


  • All gates that provide access to Granite Canyon Drainage
  • All gates to the south of the resort boundaries

Please respect these closures and stay safe.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY yesterday. Image: Chris Figenshaw/JHMR Facebook

JHMR Press Release:

News Release: Teton Village Parking Lots Full & Backcountry Gates Closed

(February 26, 2019), Teton Village, WY – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) and the Teton Village Association (TVA) would like to notify public that there is no more parking available in any of the Teton Village parking lots.  JHMR asks that anyone who wishes to come skiing, plan accordingly and please take the bus.  For more information on parking and free public transit to Teton Village, please click here.  

The mountains around the Jackson Hole area have received over 4 feet of snow in the last 3 days, with 3-4 more feet anticipated in coming days. The current Teton area avalanche forecast is high at all elevations and backcountry travel is not recommended.  Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) officials and Teton County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) have requested that the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort close all backcountry gates until further notice. JHMR will be honoring their requests and closing all of the backcountry gates. This closure includes all gates that provide access to the Granite Canyon drainage and all gates to the south of the resorts boundaries.  Please respect these closures and stay safe.

Avalanche danger is HIGH. Image: Bridger Teton Avalanche Center
Snow report. Image: JHMR
Snowfall totals. Image: JHMR

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