[images from wikipedia and jacksonhole.com]
Jackson Hole released its visitor totals from the past season and they came out to a whopping 560,400 skiers. That’s the second highest season turnout behind the 2014 season, which boasted a whopping 563,000 skier visits.
The snowfall for the 2015/2016 season totaled 407 inches with a 99 inch snow depth, which makes it an average year for the Tetons. The above average visitor totals may be attributed to the increased air service to the Wyoming vacation destination and the 50th anniversary celebrations events held throughout the year.
This is what Jackson Hole’s President Jerry Blann had to say about the banner year:
“This was an exciting year for JHMR from beginning to end. We hosted fantastic events celebrating the 50th anniversary season, and receiving over 400 inches of snow made Jackson Hole’s conditions fantastic throughout the winter. The addition of the Teton Lift allowed skiers and riders to try out new inbounds terrain for the first time since 1996.”
Looking forward to next year, JH plans to open the new Sweetwater Gondola located between the Bridger Gondola and Teewinot High Speed Quad with a total rise of 1,276 vertical feet.
As for summer activities, the Aerial Tram will open for summer operations on May 28th and the mountain bike park accessed by the Teewinot Chair is scheduled to open June 18th.