Jackson Hole Mountain Resort announced in a press release today that they are raising their minimum wage amongst non-tipped employees from $15/hour to $18/hour. That’s a pretty significant move from one of the most well-known ski resorts in the world.
JHMR has stated that they are raising wages to help ease the cost of living in the area. It’s unclear how much of a difference $3/hour will really make in a place an absurdly expensive place like Jackson, WY (especially with inflation running rampant), but at least it’s a step in the right direction.
Here’s to hoping more ski resorts follow-suit. Having industry leaders like JHMR move forward on raising wages should influence other ski resorts and ski areas to do the same.
Read the full press release below from JHMR:
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Announces Pay Raise For Employees
Resort Increases Wages For Non-Tipped Workers To Help Ease Cost of Living
(TETON VILLAGE, WYO. – DECEMBER 2021) – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the iconic Rocky Mountain resort that has served as a premier North American mountain destination for nearly 60 years, announced today that it will increase its minimum wage for all non-tipped positions to $18 per hour, effective immediately. The move marks a significant increase from the previous minimum wage of $15 per hour and is part of an ongoing initiative that prioritizes supporting JHMR staff to live and work in the community.
This initiative intends to recruit and attract new employees to the Resort for this winter while continuing to help retain staff. JHMR has posted all its job openings on its employment website to complement this announcement: Employment – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
“We continue to invest in our employees, specifically with increased wages and housing opportunities, because we believe that providing additional means of support is imperative to retaining the fabric of this community as a whole,” JHMR President Mary Kate Buckley said. “This investment speaks to the value all of our employees provide to Jackson Hole and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.”
The latest move from JHMR and the Kemmerer family is the second such increase in minimum wage pay in 2021, and the resort also implemented a cost of living increase for all employees earlier this year. The Resort also opened the Stilson North housing development and acquired additional seasonal housing options for employees for this winter, and future housing opportunities are currently in development.
Founded in 1965 and located in Wyoming’s Teton Range of the Rocky Mountains, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is widely considered one of the top mountain resorts in North America. It offers roughly 5,500 acres of combined inbounds and backcountry ski areas and is perhaps best known for its steep terrain and large continuous vertical drop of 4,139 feet.
About Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) located in Teton Village, Wyoming, is a values-led, family owned, iconic mountain destination with a purpose of enriching the lives of its guests, employees, and community through premium, authentic, and memorable big mountain experiences only found in the Tetons. Jackson Hole famously delivers the finest powder snow with 4,139 of continuous vertical feet of legendary terrain and 2,500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert terrain. Neighboring celebrated Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and operating in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, makes Jackson Hole an exceptional and unique global destination. With an enduring commitment to the surrounding landscape, wildlife and authentic community character, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort strives to live by its values by reducing environmental impact and in doing so runs 100% of its operations on Green Power.
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