Weekend Recap: Squaw Opened The Palisades, PNW Gets Pow'nded, And How Is Jackson Not Open Yet?

Weekend Recap: Squaw Opened The Palisades, PNW Gets Pow'nded, And How Is Jackson Not Open Yet?

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Weekend Recap: Squaw Opened The Palisades, PNW Gets Pow'nded, And How Is Jackson Not Open Yet?

Jackson Hole this morning, 11/20/17 | Cover Image: Squaw/Alpine

What a weekend. Squaw opens and proceeds to drop the rope on the Palisades almost immediately. The entire state of Washington is basically in mid-winter form. And how the hell is Jackson Hole not open yet? They’ve already seen 115″ of snow this season!

Related: Mt Baker Opening Day Was For Real

Well, unfortunately JHMR is under a USFS lease that dictates their opening and closing dates. That and being right next to a national park has its regulatory burdens of course.

“Due to record breaking early season snowfall, our mountain operations are conducting avalanche mitigation work and have begun setting up. For everyone’s safety please stay off the mountain until opening day, November 25th. Thank you.” – Jackson Hole Ski Patrol

But in 5 days Jackson locals will be lapping up the already plush base and we assume they’ll have Big Red flying too…

Squaw Opened The Palisades…

Day 3 of the season and we're skiing the Palisades! Main and National chutes opened today. Photo: @samkieck shot on @gopro #mysquawalpine

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When they open the Palisades on your second day, you go. #mainchute #mysquawalpine

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#squawvalley day 3, #Palisades

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PNW Gets Pow’nded

Jackson Hole Opening Day Is Just 5 Days Away

Six days until opening and the mountain is looking prime. Stay tuned here and on jacksonhole.com for lift and terrain openings.

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Find out more here: Jackson Hole  Conditions Report

 

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