First Lady Melania Trump will need to bring her thermal underwear and a fur coat on Thursday when she makes her first official trip to Jackson Hole, WY since her husband, President Donald Trump, took office in 2017. Winter arrived at the resort over the weekend, as a blanket of snow up to a foot deep settled on the resort.
White House officials announced yesterday that Melania Trump is visiting Teton County to “visit some of America’s treasured national parks,” and to promote her “Be Best” initiative by encouraging children to use and enjoy those parks, reports the Jackson Hole News and Guide.
“The First Lady’s visit to Wyoming is intended to encourage children to spend more time outdoors,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement, “and help build an important life-long relationship between our youth and America’s extraordinary national parks and lands.”
Her arrival follows about a month after Donald Trump‘s campaign personnel raised over $1 million during an event at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in August. Politicians have long courted wealthy Jackson Hole donors, and a handful made the guestlist for the fundraiser.
The Trumps aren’t the only presidential hopefuls to make the rounds of the valley this year. Democratic candidates Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker both held fundraisers in August as well.