Snow King Gondola

Snow King Mountain Resort will offer free rides up its new gondola on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with live music from Lazy Eyes and a speech from Jackson mayor Hailey Morton Levinson. The first hundred riders get free drinks at the summit. 

Today at 11 a.m., Snow King Mountain Resort will open its new gondola to the public.

Residents are encouraged to take a free ride to the top of Town Hill, enjoy music by local band Lazy Eyes and check out the extensive renovations Snow King staff have made to the mountain. 

It's the only day people will get to ride to the top for free, said general manager Ryan Stanley. 

While it's not exactly the grand opening Stanley envisioned, he's still hoping the lure of scenic rides encourages people to come by. The first hundred people to ride the gondola will get free drinks at the summit. 

At the top of Snow King, new beginner zones with carpet lifts have been carved into the landscape. The sunny backside of the mountain also got a facelift with fresh runs and its very own Sunnyside Lift.

Construction continues on summit buildings, but the panorama house will be open this winter (and this Saturday) with limited food and drinks. 

Jackson mayor Hailey Morton Levinson is expected to speak at the 11 a.m. ribbon cutting. The gondola will run until 4 p.m.

Contact Evan Robinson-Johnson at 732-5901 or

Evan Robinson-Johnson covers issues residents face on a daily basis, from smoky skies to housing insecurity. Originally from New England, he has settled in east Jackson and avoids crowds by rollerblading through the alleyways.

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(1) comment

Judd Grossman

The gondola is fine. The clear cuts are abhorrent.

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