Jackson Hole Closes For The Day Due To Wild Weather + 'HIGH' Avalanche Danger

Jackson Hole Closes For The Day Due To Wild Weather + 'HIGH' Avalanche Danger

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Jackson Hole Closes For The Day Due To Wild Weather + 'HIGH' Avalanche Danger

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Jackson Hole ski patrol has decided to not open today after heavy winds and snow blasted the resort in the last 24 hours, making it unsafe for the skiing public.

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Over the past two days, new snow and blustery winds have caused the avalanche danger to spike. The most recent advisory has the Tetons marked as having a ‘HIGH’ danger rating.

Snow and wind are both forecasted through the evening but resort officials are hopeful they can reopen tomorrow. That said, expect delays as ski patrol has its hands full mitigating the avalanche danger across the resort.

“Our operations staff and patrol were on the mountain all morning, and attempted to open terrain, but due to winds affecting lift operations and avalanche conditions resulting from the new heavy snowfall, we did not feel comfortable opening for the day,” – Tim Mason, Vice President Operations

Teton Pass remains open but we recommend backcountry travelers excercise extreme caution when picking a route as “dense slab avalanches are likely to be easily triggered by humans.” 

Find the full statement here: Jackson Hole Snow Report

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