Jackson Hole, WY Conditions Report: Santa Knew Who Was Nice

Jon Roubik | | Conditions ReportConditions Report
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Wishlist fulfilled. Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Only 2″ was reported Monday morning at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, however that was only the beginning. Most of the storm’s snow followed the 6:00AM report. Light snow fell steadily throughout the day, supplemented by some short bands of heavier snow.

As snow piled up, the turns kept getting better! Last tram at 3:3OPM led to nicely refreshed Rendezvous Bowl and the ability to link some deep turns together. Visibility was manageable considering it was puking at the top!

An additional 5″ was reported by the end of the day Monday. The storm was supposed to be backing off, but it was clear to see that forecasters were having a difficult time nailing down exact details and this time, it was working in our favor!

On Tuesday morning, JHMR reported added an additional 3″, for a 8″ 24-hour mid-mountain total (10″ at the upper mountain).¬†Snow continued throughout the day Tuesday, dropping an couple inches more.

It was a White Christmas in Jackson, indeed. After a below average December, this storm was the gift we were looking for. Christmas Day provided the deepest single day report since Dec. 1st.

Finally, Tuesday night brought additional snow allowing JHMR to report another 4″ for the 24 hour period (6″ at the upper mountain). Skies are expected to clear Wednesday. Falling temperatures should also aid snow preservation this week before the next chance of snow later this weekend into New Years Eve and New Years Day.

Now is a great time to be in Jackson after 18″ since Saturday! Get out there and make some turns!

Photos:

Powder turns
Ditching the sleigh for the skis, Santa has no trouble finding his way through the deep sections. Image: JHMR
Jackson Hole
Unwrap the big red box. Image: snowbrains
Jackson Hole
Refills – the gift that keeps on giving. Image: snowbrains
Fun presents found under the tree! Image: snowbrains
All smiles. Image: snowbrains

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