Ok, you heard the news: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is touted as Ski Magazine’s #1 Resort in North America. That’s top-notch news for any number of reasons we will get into a couple of paragraphs deeper but here’s a little added cherry on top of the already too-good-to-be-true newfound title.
Yesterday, Jackson Hole announced in another exciting news release (as if last week’s shout out wasn’t enough), “The Party’s Not Over.” To celebrate their newfound status as the #1 Ski Resort in North America- a first-time accolade for the iconic resort, Jackson Hole is offering a Free Ski Day the day after the resort officially opens for the season-Thursday, November 28th THANKSGIVING- on Friday, November 29, 2013. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort President Jerry Blann explains, “We wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this #1 ranking, and free skiing seemed the perfect gift. In the spirit of giving back to our amazing community, a suggested donation of $1 will be matched by JHMR.” And they say $1 can’t buy anything these days…
To wet your $1 whistle a little more, here’s a goosebump delivering brand new (added yesterday) brand video from Jackson Hole. They have it right, living here certainly makes you feel alive.
More from the JHMR Press Release courtesy of the lovely Anna Cole:
WAIT – The Party is Not Over
JHMR Announces #1 Free Ski Day
(September 23, 2013), Teton Village, WY – On the heels of #1 Resort Award by SKI Magazine readers, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) announced a free ski day on Friday, November 29th, 2013. “We wanted to say thank you to everyone who has helped us achieve this #1 ranking, and free skiing seemed the perfect gift,” stated JHMR President Jerry Blann. “In the spirit of giving back to our amazing community, a suggested donation of $1 will be matched by JHMR,” Blann added.
SKI Magazine’s survey, now in its 26th year, provides an annual snapshot of the Top 50 resorts in North America. Readers rank resorts in 20 different categories from snow and lifts, to dining and service. Jackson Hole earned the top spot this year, as well as Top 10 rankings in a wide range of areas, from Challenge and Character (both # 1’s) to Lodging (# 3) and Service (# 7). For a mountain never known for extensive grooming until the recent “All New All Blue” initiatives, Jackson Hole ranked #19 in grooming this year. “Jackson Hole has done as good of a job as any resort in recent memory of expanding its appeal to a wider audience, now offering a remarkable experience to skiers of all talents and tastes,” Greg Ditrinco, Editor of SKI Magazine says.
Jackson Hole opens for the winter 2013.14 season on November 28th, and continues to famously deliver epic powder snow, 4,139 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding in North America and a genuine “Last of the Old West” atmosphere. Neighboring the legacy National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton and operating in Bridger Teton National Forest, there is no more spectacular setting for a destination resort in the world. And now Jackson Hole is one of the most easily accessed destination resorts in the West with direct flights from twelve major cities, including new non-stop flights from JFK, Houston* and Seattle in addition to San Francisco, Minneapolis and Newark last winter. For route maps, ski packages, online tickets (now with Best Price guarantee), web cams, videos and more please visit jacksonhole.com or facebook.com/jacksonhole