Photo Gallery: 22″ of snow blanket Jackson Hole (and counting…)

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

Thanks to this weekend’s big storm—which brought 22″ of new snow to Jackson, WY—Jackson Hole Mountain Resort‘s Casper Lift opened today. The Bridger Gondola and Marmot lift are scheduled to open tomorrow, while the Thunder and Sublette lifts—along with the Aerial Tram—will open for the season on Saturday, December 8. Another storm cycle is headed for the Tetons, and resort officials say they’re expecting another significant amount of new snow.

“Conditions are fantastic right now,” says Julie Weinberger of JHMR. “While we haven’t had the lower mountain snowfall we are accustomed to, the upper mountain has seen over 100 inches of snowfall this season. November 24 was our earliest opening ever, and with Casper, Thunder, Marmot and the Tram [opening 12/9], we couldn’t be more psyched on the conditions.” Weinberger explains, “It has actually been to our benefit that the storms have been coming in warm with wet snow that sticks to everything. We’re skiing the trees on Casper which is pretty unheard of for this time of year. The storm from the first weekend in December is what ultimately allowed us to get all this terrain ready to open. We received 22 inches of snow. The forecast through Sunday is calling for snow as well.”