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Snow King Ski Resort Gondola Proposal Gets Final Approval

The Jackson Hole Town Council just approved a new gondola for Snow King Ski Resort. Max Ritter photo.

Snow King Ski Resort in Jackson just got the green light to start building a new gondola. The new gondola is one aspect of a much bigger expansion plan put forth by the ski resort, which also includes a zip line, a summit observatory and complex for events and weddings, a new snowmaking pump house, and new ticketing facility. For now, the Jackson Hole Town Council gave the gondola the stamp of approval at a special meeting on Monday. Construction is set to begin at the Phil Baux Park with the Gondola’s loading station. The gondola will go in place of the resort’s pre-existing cougar lift, which is set to be relocated 250 feet uphill. The town council hopes that the installation of the new gondola will help support the snow sports community and winter recreation at the King.

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As for the rest of Snow King’s master plan, the council decided to wait until August 3rd to vote on the controversial new zip line. The zip line has garnered significant complaints from local Snow King neighbors, citing an additional noise nuisance. Despite the controversy, the zip line was already approved in the Snow King’s master plan, so town council members will focus the discussion on finding the best operating hours for Snow King and the community.

I understand why SKMR wants to do this expansion, but it’s not going to make Jackson better. The ski area should shrink to a more appropriate size to reflect actual usage rather than expand. The planned expansion is going to massively increase activity in the summer - just when we don’t need it. More road cuts, more clear cuts, more noise and light. More people “doing” Jackson Hole. The pun is appropriate.

I have really been wanting to do some skiing! This looks like it will be great!

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I have really been wanting to do some skiing! This looks like it will be great!


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I am very happy to hear that proposal for a new gondola for the Snow King ski resort was approved by The Jackson Hole town council. This will be a piece of happy news for all skiers.  CBD topicals  New opportunities will be open to them.

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