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The letter lists three proposed solutions, "Pay employees a stipend of $20 per day they work to offset the cost of parking in the Ranch Lot. Open new parking lots for employees only. Open up the Ranch Lot to free employee parking, and open other lots for carpooling to replace the Ranch Lot." Photo: JHMR

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR), is ready to welcome guests to another winter of skiing and riding, and 2020’s Thanksgiving Day opening officially kicks off the 55th season.

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As JHMR’s chairs start to spin in Teton Village this week, President Mary Kate Buckley welcomes guests noting, “we have worked hard since closing last winter to prepare for this season’s opening – not only have we invested to expand our trails, extend our snowmaking and make other improvements, we’ve also modified virtually every aspect of our mountain, food and beverage, retail and rental operations to comply with COVID health protocols. We ask our guests to observe our health and safety protocols in order to help us to achieve our goal to open safely and stay open all season long.”

On Thursday, Nov. 26 at 8:30 a.m., JHMR will open Teewinot, Sweetwater Gondola to the top, and Après Vous lifts and the Solitude covered surface lift will also open for the season at 9 a.m., with additional lifts and terrain scheduled to open throughout the weekend as snow and weather conditions allow. Full day and afternoon lift tickets are sold out for Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27. As of today, limited quantities of day tickets and afternoon tickets for Saturday and Sunday are still available.

JHMR is pleased to share the following operational and guest service information for early-season visitors.

JHMR Operations starting Nov. 26, 2020:

Guest Services Ticket Office/Center: Daily throughout the season 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


  • Apres Vous 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Sweetwater Gondola 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Teewinot 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Solitude covered surface lift: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Opening Saturday, Nov. 28 in addition to lifts listed above:

  • Teton 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Casper 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Food & Beverage:

  • Casper Restaurant 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Café 6311: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Open Friday through Sunday (Nov. 27 – 29) then closed until Dec. 5:

RPK3: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a limited menu.

Mountain Sports School:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. all outlets except Solitude Station which is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Retail Outlets:

  • The General Store: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Hoback Sports: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • JH Sports/Hole in the Wall: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Resort Store: Closed Thanksgiving (normal hours Friday on – 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
  • Rodeo: Closed Thanksgiving (normal hours Friday on – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
  • TetonVillage Sports: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

**All openings, hours and COVID protocols are subject to change**

Face Coverings and COVID Safety:

JHMR guests will be required to wear face coverings over both nose and mouth at all times while riding all lifts when loading, and when standing in lift lines as well as inside facilities. Guests are recommended to wear a dry face covering when possible for the best protection. The standard guidance is a non-woven fabric with two or more layers is preferred. A standard surgical mask is three layers. An N95 respirator with an exhalation valve is not an adequate face covering. Scarves or bandannas are also not considered adequate protection. These face-covering guidelines are to protect yourself and other guests while visiting JHMR this winter. JHMR will have surgical masks for guests to use, but it is encouraged for all guests to come prepared with proper face coverings, water, and a plan for the day.
For details and a comprehensive list of frequently asked questions regarding JHMR’s updated operations and policies surrounding COVID-19, click here.