While helicopter activity has paused for the time being, Snow King Mountain has asked the public to exercise caution in the area as it remains an active construction site. Photo: Snow King Mountain // Instagram

JACKSON, Wyo. — Yesterday, a helicopter carried towers for a gondola and lift up to the summit of Snow King Mountain.

Eventually, construction underway will reveal a new, eight-passenger Leitner-Poma Gondola that will run from the base to the summit of the mountain. Additionally, the construction of a new fixed-grip quad chairlift on the backside of the mountain will open up new terrain on the sunny south side of Snow King Mountain.

Relocation of the base of the Cougar lift approximately 250 feet uphill along the same alignment will also take place during the construction project.

Snow King Mountain has undergone a number of major enhancement projects during the summer of 2021.

While helicopter activity has paused for the time being, Snow King Mountain has asked the public to exercise caution in the area as it remains an active construction site.

“The old summit road is no longer a through-hiking route and portions of this road will be reclaimed in October. Rockfall potential exists, please be aware of your surroundings and what is going on above you when crossing the sink or swim trail,” read the resort’s website.

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who is lucky to call the Tetons home. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.