Blann leaves on high note as JHMR announces record season

JACKSON HOLE, WYO – There is much to celebrate at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort as the 2017-18 winter season wraps. JHMR announced today that the resort’s 634,500 skier visits this season marks the highest in resort history, surpassing the previous record set in 2013-14. The 2017-18 season finished with 502 inches of total snow, making for an above-average year in terms of snowfall and snow depths on the upper mountain.

The success of the season is attributed to many factors including Jackson Hole’s snow conditions, especially when compared to snow levels throughout Colorado, Utah and California. Increased air service combined with JHMR’s strong guest service initiatives is also believed to be a factor in the record visitation.

Outgoing president Jerry Blann will be sent off with high accolades. Blann commented, “This was a memorable year for JHMR, and I am pleased with the ski product and level of service our staff was able to provide consistently throughout the season. We saw a great volume of visitors from around the world, and we were able to spread that business out throughout the season.  We had a record season by over 10%, but not one day that was our busiest day ever. To achieve our best skier day target ever is a testament to our staff and years of hard work and planning.  The Kemmerer family vision for the ski area is starting to mature, and I am pleased to be ending my career at JHMR on this high note.”

Looking ahead to next season, with Blann stepping down, Mary Kate Buckley will take the helm of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort starting this June. Coming next winter the new Solitude Station, located at the Sweetwater Gondola mid-station, will open, creating a new ski learning center. Nick Wilson’s is also getting upgraded as new base area fast casual dining concept that will debut for the Winter 2018-19 season.

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