Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to open on Thanksgiving

In less than a week Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with fire up its chairlifts and officially open for the 2013-2014 ski season. This year marks the earliest opening ever on Thanksgiving Day. The upper mountains have received a reported 86″ of snow so far this year, with 33″ of it sticking around to form the base. Snow making efforts over the past month have provided coverage on the lower mountain for opening day. It’s not yet clear exacting what lifts will be spinning on Thursday, but in years past skiers have been able to ski off of Apres Vous Chair and Casper Chair on opening day.


This year, Jackson Hole has the distinct honor of being named the #1 Overall Ski Resort in North America by SKI magazine’s Reader’s Poll. Jackson Hole also received top ranks for Overall Satisfaction, Character, Variety and Challenge from over 10,000 readers participating in the poll. As a thank you to the skiing/riding community, this Friday November 29th Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will offer FREE skiing  to the local community and visitors alike. There are now 12 cities with direct flights to Jackson Hole including Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, San Francisco, Denver, New York (JFK), Newark, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Seattle and Salt Lake City.

Web Winter Map 12 Cities

REAL ESTATE IN TETON VILLAGE: Do you visit so often that it make sense to own a ski condo here? Are you a local and interested in investing in some prime ski-in, ski-out real estate? There are many options in Teton Village including 1-4 bedrooms condos and townhomes starting at $299,000, condo-hotels starting at $330,000 and single family homes starting at $2,250,000 as well as fractional ownership opportunities starting at just $10,000. Click the in links the preceding sentence to view the current inventory.

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Happy Skiing!


Fresh powder turns in the Jackson Hole backcountry



Jackson Hole Compass provides in-depth look at Jackson Community

JH Compass 2013 Cover

The 2013 edition of the Jackson Hole Compass publication was recently released in Jackson Hole, WY. This magazine, described as “a comprehensive overview of and reference to our community” takes an in-depth look at Jackson’s economy, demographics, politics, tourism, philanthropy, trends, recreation and most important to this blog, Housing. Below are some interesting statistics (based on the 2010 census) on Jackson Hole’s housing market.

  • 70% of Teton County’s 12,813 homes are occupied by year-round residents (a very high proportion for a resort town)
  • In the past 10 years, 40% of the new homes were constructed in the Town of Jackson.
  • In the past 10 years, Teton Village saw the highest growth in new homes, thanks to the Shooting Star development.
  • The Moose-Wilson Village Rd (Hwy 390) area houses the County’s largest share of second homes and short-term rental property.

Even though there hasn’t been much new home construction in the past few years, the real estate market has picked up sharply since the low point of 2009. Real estate sales have increased every year since, with 2013 on track to outpace them all as low inventory levels are driving higher sales prices.

Here are some other quick interesting facts about Teton County, Wyoming from The Compass:

  •  Since 1990 Teton County has ranked among the top five counties in the nation in per-capita income.
  • Teton County has roughly 1.25 jobs for every permanent resident (with much help from the tourism industry)
  • Yellowstone National Park sees nearly 3.5 million visitors per year; Grand Teton National Parks sees around 2.6 million per year.
  • Teton County’s median age is 37, slightly younger than the nation as a whole. The largest age group is 25-29.
  • There are over 200 non-profits in Teton County.

Read the entire 2013 digital edition of The Compass HERE.

What strikes you as the most interesting trend in Jackson Hole?