With 114" and counting, JHMR is firing up Big Red for the season this Saturday. | JHMR photo.
The wait is over! Jackson Hole Mountain Resort plans to open the Aerial Tram this Saturday December 3 as well as Sublette Chair and Bridger Gondola. With a continuous stream of snowfall flowing into the Tetons for the past few weeks (114 inches and counting), the resort is opening much of the upper mountain’s terrain and the full 4139 vertical feet available off the Tram. The newly replaced Thunder Lift is scheduled to open on Dec. 10, with an opening ceremony including live music and a ribbon cutting to follow on Dec. 17. The new Thunder high-speed quad lift operates at twice the velocity of the original Thunder and was installed this summer to replace the original, popular Thunder lift after decades of service. This will cut guests’ ride time in half from roughly seven minutes to under four minutes and facilitate access to 1,454 vertical feet of some of the most popular terrain on the upper mountain.