With fall just around the corner, it may not be ski season just yet, but Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just received its first snow of the season. Not only are they excited about that, but they’re also celebrating because they were named North America’s #1 ski resort for 2014.
It may be the beautiful views, the friendly customer service or just the overall thrill that keeps people coming back to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Whatever it is; the votes are in and skiers agree, the #1 resort in North America is right here in our own back yard.
“We’re very humbled and honored by this ski magazine award, didn’t expect it, but feel very very humbled to have actually received it” said President Jerry Blann.
The Ski Magazine survey is one of the longest and oldest surveys in the ski industry.
It’s been around for 26 years and covers everything from mountain terrain to grooming standards.
“Through this process, Jackson Hole, up until this year, has never been voted in the top 5, last year we were voted in the top 6 which was our highest ranking we’ve received up until this point” said Communications Manager, Anna Cole.
This year over 40,000 people filled out Ski Magazine’s survey. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort took the top spot in at least 5 different categories.
“Our staff goes the extra mile, they will mail back your cell phone if we find it on the mountain, we give you tours behind the scenes, so our staff really is you know part of the reason we’re number one” continued Cole.
“We’re really competing with resorts that are doing a million plus skier visits and we’re doing half of that and so we’re quite pleased with where we ended up” continued Blann.
The resort spent $6.5 Million on the mountain this summer preparing different projects they hope will improve the resort.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be throwing a celebratory party to kick off the season and also to celebrate their new title.
The party will be Thursday September 19th at 5 p.m. at Jackson Town Square.
Prizes and raffles will be given away, including a grand pass.