Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, one of the pinnacle resorts for skiers in North America, just announced comprehensive details about the upcoming winter season. The resort, which is included on the Ikon Pass and Mountain Collective pass, has a slew of answers to your questions on its website, but we’ve outlined the most important details below.
Unlike the reservation system offered by Vail Resorts, guests at Jackson Hole can expect daily skier capacity limits based on historic visitation numbers. Season pass, single and multi-day passes are currently not for sale and will reopen on October 5th. The reservation process is simple: On a given day, there will be a certain number of skiers allowed on the mountain, if that limit is reached, passes will no longer be for sale on that particular day.
Physical distancing will be implemented in lift lines, and on-mountain and base area dining and retail facilities will be reorganized distance skiers accordingly. Everyone visiting the resort will be required to wear personal face masks when in public places. Interestingly, Jackson Hole will also implement thermal cameras in an attempt to detect skiers with fevers, and will disinfect gondola cars, chairlifts and other high-traffic areas multiple times a day.
All of Jackson’s chairlifts and gondolas, including its iconic Aerial Tram, will function throughout the season; the tram, however, will accommodate less skiers than it has in the past. So long to crowded, butt-to-butt gondy rides. And Jackson Hole Ski Patrol will introduce a new bootpack to the top of Rendezvous Bowl from the top of the popular Sublette Chair.
To find answers to more specific questions regarding Jackson Hole’s operating policy this season, click here.