Fox explores an empty JHMR

A fox walks along a wall in April, looking for a meal in front of the Bridger Gondola at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Summertime plans are beginning to take shape at Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, with attractions beginning to roll out for the season.

At Snow King, the Cowboy Coaster, Summit Scenic Lift, mini golf and Amaze’n Maze will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Saturday. The Treetop Adventure ropes course and zip lines will be open on weekends by reservation. Private harnessing times will be available to small groups on weekdays with weekend time slots available as well.

At Teton Village, some shops will return this weekend, with Jackson Hole Sports, Teton Village Sports and Rodeo slated to open Saturday.

The Bridger Gondola will crank up for the summer May 30, kicking off a series of rollouts through the end of June at the resort.

Later in June, the resort plans to open more of its summer operations in Teton Village, including the Via Ferrata and the Teewinot chairlift to service the Jackson Hole Bike Park.

The Aerial Tram will be offline for the duration of summer in an effort to abide by social distancing guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also undergo extensive maintenance, originally slated for 2021 but bumped up to take advantage of an idle summer.

Snow King Mountain Sports in Snow King Hotel will be renting bikes, stand-up paddle boards and kids’ kayaks. Guided hiking experiences will be offered for small groups, as well.

The Alpine Slide and bungee trampoline remain closed for now, though Snow King said it expects they and the Treetop Adventure to be open daily come June 13.

Both resorts will abide by social distancing guidelines with an emphasis on readily available access to sanitation. Both facilities ask guests to wear a face covering in situations that don’t allow for 6 feet between patrons.

Contact Chance Q. Cook at 732-7065,

Sports Editor Chance Cook has lived in rural Pennsylvania, upstate New York and Butte, Montana. He is no stranger to spending time in the woods chasing animals. If you see him out, challenge him to a game of pool. Send tips and questions.

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