Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is an iconic ski area that is on the bucket list of each and every passionate skier the world over. While every season is a good one to visit the 2,500-acre resort in the Tetons, this one may be the best yet.
Jackson Hole has already received 536 inches of snowfall this season—it receives an average of 459 inches annually, and there’s still over a month left in the ski season (closing day is April 9). The upper mountain snowpack depth is a whopping 159 inches. If the sheer amount of snow at Jackson Hole isn’t enough to prompt you to book a trip there this March, here are a few more reasons from the iconic Aerial Tram to a month-long party calledMarch Radness.
The Aerial Tram
A ride on Jackson Hole’s Aerial Tram (nicknamed Big Red) is something every skier should experience. The massive rosy box whisks 100 skiers 4,139 vertical feet to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain in nine minutes. From there, eager powder hounds have access to some of the best terrain in North America, ranging from steep chutes to open bowls, tight trees, massive cliffs and much more.
The airline credits
When you book roundtrip flights into Jackson Hole Airport, lodging (minimum three night stay) and lift tickets with the resort, they’ll knock $300 off your airline tickets.
And flying into Jackson Hole is a no-brainer—the airport is a mere 20-mile and 36-minute drive from the resort, allowing you to get after it on the slopes the same day you arrive. Call Jackson Hole Central Reservations (888-838-6661) by March 15 to book your stay.
The musical acts
Each March, Jackson Hole hosts a series of legendary musical acts and this year is no different.
Surf-rocker Donovan Frankenreiter and folk star Grant-Lee Phillips will invade the Rose and Pink Garter Theatre in downtown Jackson on March 13. On March 17, the talented vocal sounds of Erin and the Project will perform at the Mangy Moose in Teton Village. And on March 16 legendary bluegrass outfits Yonder Mountain String Band will bring their feet-stomping grooves to the Pink Garter. If you’re a real bluegrass nut, you can catch the Infamous Stringdusters on March 17 at the same venue.
Jackson Hole’s weekend concert series, Music Under The Tram, will also be running until closing day (March 4, 11, 19, 25 and April 1, 8 and 9), and its Casper Beach Party—three DJ sets located at the Casper Restaurant—will keep the beats and good vibes going until the end of the season (March 12, 26 and April 2).
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. Jackson Hole Rendezvous—a four-day spring festival—will be taking place from March 16 to 19. Musical acts include American rock duo Jamestown Revival, blues artist Samantha Fresh, reggae jammers Iration and grammy award winning country act Zac Brown Band. FREESKIER will also be hosting another stop of its rip-roarin’ FREESKIER Fest party tour on March 18. Stay tuned for details on that.
And on top of that, the Marmot Coombs Classic takes place on March 19. The event is in honor of the late Doug Coombs who is a legend in the Teton Valley. The contest is free to enter, and participants are rewarded with a raffle ticket for each lap they complete no one of two designated routes. The more difficult run involves hiking up to and skiing the Coombs Headwall (named after Doug), while the other is a traverse known as Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. Raffle prizes include gear from Marmot and K2.