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Jackson Hole plans to open full slate of ski lifts

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All lifts scheduled for Saturday

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort announced Wednesday that the Wyoming ski area intends to open all of its major lifts by Saturday. With all the lifts open, skiers and boarders will be able to access 4,139 vertical feet of terrain. A storm earlier in the week left almost 2 feet of new snow in the upper elevations of the Tetons. As of Wednesday morning, the resort reported 112 inches of total snow for the season, a 46-inch base at the summit, and a 37-inch mid-mountain base.

On Friday, the Bridger Gondola, Marmot and Thunder chairlifts will open for the season, along with Casper Restaurant, Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café and the Headwall Deli. On Saturday, the Aerial Tram and Sublette chairlift will open for the season.

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“The last storm made for great conditions for this time of year, and with value-season lift pricing this is a great time to experience Jackson Hole,” said Jerry Blann, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort president.

Grand Targhee also in good shape

The other major ski area in the Tetons, Grand Targhee Resort, was almost completely open by Wednesday with 98 percent of the lift-served terrain available. Grand Targhee tends to receive more snowfall than Jackson Hole. This season has held true to form with Grand Targhee reporting slightly more than Jackson Hole with 120 annual inches by Wednesday morning.

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