Ready for pow turns? February was the deepest month on record at Jackson Hole, and more snow is on the way
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is one of our favorite places to ride in the United States. There is nowhere else in the country that embraces the Wild West mentality like Jackson Hole. It’s steep, rugged, and just one day of riding there will make you a better snowboarder. To make this place even better, it hasn’t stopped snowing. With over 500 inches of snow to date, Jackson Hole is experiencing one of their best winters on record, so from seemingly endless pow to a monthlong party called March Radness, we have all the reasons you need to immediately book your trip to Wyoming.
To prove our point, we’re heading there next week for the JH PowWow, where pow hunters and board shapers are congregating to celebrate the art of snowboarding. Last year, Jackson Hole received almost four feet of snow in as many days. Are you seeing a trend yet?
February 2017 was Jackson Hole’s deepest month on record
We all love a good powder day, but a powder month? That’s something special. Over 13 feet of snow fell in the hallowed Rendezvous Bowl in February, that’s the largest amount of snowfall in a single month at Jackson Hole. Out of the short 28 days, only five of those days claimed one inch or less, meaning you could almost guarantee to get fresh tracks on the mountain. Believe it or not, March is looking to be more of the same.
The Aerial Tram takes you to Rendezvous Bowl, aka Pow Town
It takes Big Red nine minutes to take you from the base of Teton Village to Corbet’s Cabin at the summit of Jackson Hole. This is your opportunity to scope out your next run, pucker from the sheer size of the mountain, and take in the views of the Tetons. This is also what takes you to Rendezvous Bowl and to pow day bliss. Over 4,000 feet of vertical drop now lies between you and the bottom. No matter how tired your legs get, the pow turns will be too good to say no to another lap.
You can save $300 on your trip if you book through Jackson Hole
That’s right, if you book your roundtrip flights, lodging, and lift tickets through Jackson Hole, you are eligible to receive a $300 discount per person. Just think what you could do with that money… Maybe buy every item on the menu at Teton Thai? Or a beautiful print by Bryan Iguchi or Jamie Lynn from Asymbol? A celebratory bottle of champagne? You’re at Jackson Hole, live it up.
The Rendezvous Festival is a real party
From March 16–19, 2017, the Rendezvous Festival is going to take over the base of Jackson Hole and downtown Jackson Town Square for a four-night celebration of music and mountain lifestyle. Zac Brown Band is doing yet another performance for Rendezvous in 2017, and we hear they put on quite the show. The best part? Admission is free with the exception of the Zac Brown Band concert, so you get down with a plethora of concerts, events, and merrymaking with the price of a few beers. This would be a great way to utilize the $300 you just saved on your trip… just saying. If you can’t make it for the Rendezvous Festival, Jackson Hole is hosting March Radness throughout the month that includes Music Under the Tram and the Casper Beach Party. To speak from experience, it is destined to get rowdy.