For much of its history Jackson Hole has always had skiing, and many schoolchildren learned how to execute their turns on the slopes of Snow King that led right into town.
It was a quick transaction. Forty dollars, one snapshot, and the deal was done. Just like that, 12-year-old Forest Stearns was the proud owner of the first season pass ever sold for Jackson Hole Ski Corporation.
After lapping the Aerial Tram all day skiers retreat to the Mangy Moose in search of a frothy glass of brew, to tune their gear in the basement of the Hostel or to get fondue with their ski instructors at the Alpenhof.
On Dec. 19 Jackson Hole Mountain resort will unveil the Teton lift, which will take skiers to the top of Sheridan Ridge and down the new Kemmerer run. The brand-new addition will be the first of many upgrades that will take place at the resort over the next three years if approved by the U.S…
For nearly five decades it’s been going up and down, around and around, always to the same place, without changing its route, just trundling along at low speed and with little to break the routine.
From top-shelf racers to crazy kids with crazy ideas, learning to ski at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has always brought students face to face with big skiers with bigger personalities.
As they walk away from the resort, snowboarders can be spotted nearly a mile off. Their pants sag a hair lower and the soft flex of their boots adds a swagger to their step. Some call it attitude, but boarders are the first to say it’s a lifestyle as smooth as a track through new snow.
It was one of those months: It hadn’t snowed in at least three weeks. The mountain was completely tracked out, and the leftover powder stashes were long gone. Benny Wilson and George Hufsmith were having a beer at the Mangy Moose after yet another day of powderless skiing.