A banner snow year in Jackson Hole this past winter helped notch a record season at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The local mountain, which has consistently been ranked as the top ski destination in the country, logged 715,100 skier days. That’s 80,600 more than the previous high, which was set only a year earlier.


A skier at JHMR enjoys a record snow year


This past winter Jackson Hole received over 500 inches of snow, including 131 inches in February. It was the snowiest February in the valley’s history, and only inches away from the snowiest month on record, which was set in January 1969. Locals dubbed the month “Stormosaurus.”


“What’s impressive to me is that 2014, ’17 and ’19 are the three snowiest Februaries on record,” said local meteorologist Jim Woodmencey.


Record snowfall in February made for memorable skiing in Jackson Hole.

Record snowfall in February made for memorable skiing in Jackson Hole.


Anna Cole, spokesperson for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, said the record snow coupled with prime end-of-season conditions contributed to the peak year. “Between the well-timed snow early in the season to the epically deep February to the phenomenal skiing at the end of season, it was a great year,” Cole told the Jackson Hole News & Guide. She adds that the resort is continuing to invest in transit, parking and operations for years ahead.


A record number of skiers helped propel START, Jackson Hole’s public transportation system, to a record year as well. Over 628,000 passengers this winter marked the highest ridership in the organization’s history, topping the previous high set last year.


“We are proud of the partnership we have with the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and the Teton Village Association as we work together to reduce traffic congestion to and from the resort,” Darren Brugmann, START director, told Buckrail. “As we continue to gain ridership, we are constantly looking for ways to enhance service.”


START, Jackson Hole's public transportation system, also logged a record year.

START, Jackson Hole’s public transportation system, also logged a record year.


Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates’ team helped contribute to both Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s and START’s record year. There were more than a few powder days around the office, including a company-wide ski day in February.


“Jackson Hole is a truly unique place,” said Rad Spencer, associate broker. “Few other places offer such an ideal balance between work and play, and none provide better access to recreation and rugged beauty than the Greater Teton area.”


Interested in learning more about this remarkable destination? Contact our dedicated team of real estate professionals to learn more. No one knows Jackson Hole better.

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