Resort is 16th on Ski magazine list

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort came in at No. 16 among 30 Western ski areas in Ski magazine’s 2020 Reader Resort survey. That’s lower than usual.

The magazine’s Best of the West rankings a year ago put the resort in seventh place on a list of 15.

“Call it the Ikon effect,” Ski’s website said. “When a popular, influential resort such as Jackson Hole teams up with a popular, influential pass product such as the Ikon Pass, there’s backlash. Couple that with a moderate snow year in 2017-18, and there’s your No. 16, a lower ranking than this iconic mountain deserves.

“Numbers aside,” it said, “Jackson is a bucket-list destination for a reason, and none of those reasons have changed.”

Grand Targhee was No. 20 on the list. The top three were Aspen Snowmass, Colorado; Sun Valley, Idaho; and Whitefish Mountain Resort in Montana.

— Staff report

Clothing shop to relocate for winter

Belle Cose has spruced up the Crabtree Corner space recently vacated by the fossil and rock shop By Nature Gallery with fresh paint and a new floor.

With that done, the Belle Cose women’s clothing store on King Street will relocate there for the winter. The plan is for it to open Nov. 25 and stay there until April.

After that, 86 E. Broadway will become a “concept store” called Shoppe By Belle Cose. It will feature a decor and selection of merchandise based on themes that will change throughout the year.

— Staff report

Beyond Efficiency to host mixer at Altamira

Thursday’s Chamber Mixer will take place at Altamira Fine Art and will feature Beyond Efficiency, a “team of architects, engineers and researchers who consult on high performance building projects throughout the western U.S.”

The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m. Hot appetizers from E. Leaven, beer from Roadhouse Brewing and wine will be served. The first 20 guests will be treated to free, hot spiced cider from Wyoming Whiskey. There will be a raffle for a free home energy monitor or other prizes.

Chamber Mixers are held throughout the year by Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce members. They are free to attend and open to all.

— Staff report

September unemployment at 2%

Teton County saw an employment rate of 2% in September. That was the lowest for all Wyoming counties, according to the Research and Planning Section of the state Department of Workforce Services.

Wyoming as a whole had a seasonally adjusted unemployment rate of 3.8% in September, lower than September 2018’s 4.2% but slightly higher than the current U.S. unemployment rate of 3.5%.

— Staff report

Contact Jennifer Dorsey at or 732-5908.

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