So you think that Jackson Hole is only for Extreme Skiers? Think again!

So you think that Jackson Hole is a haven for Extreme skiers only? That you need to be able to dive into the Corbet’s Couloir to say you’ve been there/done that?

This season Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is looking forward to open its 53rd ski season on November 22nd for holiday sightseeing rides on the Aerial Tram and then for skiing on the Saturday, November 24th. But this year, Jackson Hole has enhanced the mountain to make it more ‘family friendly’.

Jackson Hole is renowned for its amazing landscape. Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You think Jackson Hole is only for Extreme Skiers? Think again. Also a haven for beginners now.
Jackson Hole is renowned for its amazing landscape. Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You think Jackson Hole is only for Extreme Skiers? Think again. Also a haven for beginners now.

NEW! Solitude Station 

Solitude Station was thought and then built in Jackson Hole to create an easier skier progression and family experience. Dedicated entirely to kids and adults learning, this vast complex is accessed via a quick two-minute gondola ride from the base area.

Solitude Station’s expansive lodge at the Sweetwater Gondola mid-station, thoughtfully designed with 12,000 square feet of dining, rental, and official Mountain Sports School home base, is a premiere amenity for guests looking to improve their skiing and riding.  Geared for kids ages 7 and up, as well as families and adult group lessons, Solitude Station is designed to maximize learning and development in an empowering and constructive atmosphere.  The all-in-one service for every need under one roof is a state-of-the-art concept unique to Jackson Hole, and designed to complement the Resort’s unmatched terrain and mountain environment.

Jackson Hole Tram over Corbet's Colouir. This is for Extreme Skiers, but you also have new terrain for beginners and families. Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Jackson Hole Tram over Corbet’s Colouir. This is for Extreme Skiers, but you also have new terrain for beginners and families. Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

RPK 3: Kitchen, Bar and Après

Jackson Hole’s newest base area dining and entertainment option, RPK 3, opens its doors this December 2018. Conveniently located adjacent to the tram, RPK 3 is a restaurant and bar in Teton Village offering fast-casual lunch, fun après scene and everything in-between.  With a menu set to satisfy all types of skiers, riders and Jackson Hole visitors, a selection of ‘healthy-ish’, comfort food will be served in a sleek, yet warm and spirited environment.  RPK 3’s unmatched location within the Village core is an exciting and highly anticipated addition to the base area scene, the space hosts an expansive bar, and a mix of communal and smaller tables centered around an inviting fireplace.  RPK 3 opens daily at 10am for bar service, 11am for lunch, and food and drinks are served until après is over.

Families get together after skiing - Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You think Jackson Hole is only for Expert or Extreme Skiers? Think again.
Families get together after skiing – Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You think Jackson Hole is only for Expert or Extreme Skiers? Think again.

Best Snow & Most Accessible Resort in the Rockies

Over the last several years Jackson Hole has reported some of the deepest snowpack in the country. The 2017-2018 season finished with 502 inches of total snow, making for an above average year in terms of snowfall and snow depths on the upper mountain.  With an average snowfall of 459 inches annually, coupled with recent enhancements to snowmaking systems, JHMR delivers the highest quality mountain experience. This winter fly to Jackson Hole non-stop from 12 major US citiesNon-stop routes from Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Newark, JFK, Atlanta, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Seattle, Denver and Salt Lake City make Jackson Hole the most accessible Rocky Mountain destination resort.

Fly Jackson Hole - Jackson Hole Air- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You think Jackson Hole is only for Extreme Skiers? Think again!
Fly Jackson Hole – Jackson Hole Air- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You think Jackson Hole is only for Extreme Skiers? Think again!

More information on Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

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You can start thinking about your trip, by reading the articles on the Planning your Ski Trip tab.  Or how to pack for your family ski trip. Or our last news on equipment as seen at the London Ski Show. Lots of snow makes you wonder how the resorts deal with the avalanche danger. Here you can read the interview to Coco Torres, former Head of Operations of Las Leñas, in Argentina, as how they dealt with avalanches at the resort. 

Or perhaps you may choose to read the Ski Resort NewsSki Passes News, and the Must-Read Guides to Zermatt,  CourmayeurVal di Fiemme and Crans-Montana. Coming soon will be the guides to Lech and St Anton. Or see an amazing heli flight over the Mont Blanc Massif. Also see tips on how not to be scammed when booking a ski chalet.

Families can have a great time in Jackson Hole. Photo Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Families can have a great time in Jackson Hole. Photo Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

You can also read what’s new at Les Trois Vallées and the last article on what is new at the Tirol ski areas,  in 3 Zinnen Dolomites ,  in Gstaadand in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. 

Or check how Cairngorm Mountain might not run its funicular this coming season and how that can affect the region.

Also, you can read how Grandvalira will be staying together as one lift ticket company and how they are adding Ordino Arcalis to  this offer. Or read about the latest investments in Whistler Blackcomb. Or see how Taos is going against the industry trend, and instead of merging with the two biggest oligopolies in skiing at the moment, it goes and buys an airline to get more bums in resort.

If you want to salivate and think of snow, see our snow report from last weekend here. Or see how Aspen Snowmass has started its snowmaking operation. 

Featured Image: Jackson Hole only for Experts? Think again, now it is a grand spot to go as a beginner and for families. Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

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