The Jackson area saw its first significant snowfall of the season this week, and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is busy preparing to open its slopes. The early-season storm brought more than 20 inches to the top of the mountain.
"We are definitely seeing some great traffic from this new snow," said Anna Cole, spokeswoman for the resort. "We are seeing people actively calling and planning vacations. This is our, this is a very busy time of year."
Although the winter storm dropped plenty of snow, Cole says they’re also making snow, to help cover the base of the mountain.
"We're really pleased to see the natural snowfall and happy to supplement that with the snowmaking efforts on the lower reaches of the mountain," she said. "So, we’re feeling pretty good right now."
When the mountain opens on Thanksgiving Day, it will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Cole says the resort is holding events throughout the winter to celebrate, including opening a new a lift.