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Once Extreme, Now Mainstream: Jackson Hole Is Named North America’s No. 1 Ski Resort

0917_Jackson_Hole_630x420This is an article on Business Week about the ranking of ski resorts by Ski Magazine. The SKI resort survey has been going for 26 years, and draws upon subscribers—145,000 of them last year. Do you agree?

 

“Jackson Hole has always been on the bucket list for any committed skier,” says Greg Ditrinco, the editor of SKI. “It’s right up there with Chamonix and AK [Alaska]. It’s the birthplace of extreme skiing. They’ve always had some of the best terrain. … But that’s God-given. What this ranking reflects is that they’ve taken care of all the management-driven elements, too.” Ditrinco says Jackson Hole had only once before cracked the top 10 (No. 6 in 2012-13), and that the previous winners, such as Vail, Colo., and Deer Valley, Utah, are all-inclusive destinations—places where families tend to spend a week.

There are any number of specific tweaks that might account for Jackson Hole leapfrogging its rivals. An obvious one is volume. On the strength of nonstop flights from 12 U.S. cities, the resort had its most visitors ever last winter (502,000, according to brand director Anna Olson). At the same time, the owners—the ski mountain is still independently owned and operated by the Kemmerer family—have invested $135 million in capital improvements over the last 12 years. Reached in his Jackson office, resort President Jerry Blann allowed that the mountain “can humble you,” which is why “we’ve really focused on maximizing our intermediate terrain, grooming, and making the whole trip more convenient.”

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Fly Frontier to Jackson Hole this Ski Season

Frontier Airlines today announced it will expand on its existing annual summer seasonal nonstop service between Denver, Colo. (DEN) and Jackson Hole, Wyo. (JAC) with the addition of winter season flying beginning Feb. 13, 2013. The Denver-based carrier will operate two weekly flights through April 7, 2013. Frontier’s summer season service in Jackson Hole will resume May 2013. Fares as low as $99* each way are available only atFlyFrontier.com through Nov. 18, 2012.

“Our customers have thoroughly enjoyed our low fares and convenient service into Jackson Hole during the peak summer months and we’re thrilled to bring them that same low fare access to Jackson Hole’s famous ski slopes this winter,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s senior vice president, commercial. “In addition to our well-known low fares, customers will enjoy traveling into Jackson Hole aboard our comfortable Airbus aircraft with DIRECTV® service in every seatback and options for additional legroom in our STRETCH seating section.”

For more information or to purchase a Frontier flight, visit FlyFrontier.com.

Airfare Sale from Dallas to Jackson Hole

Available for a limited time, Jackson Hole Central Reservations, in conjunction with American Airlines, is offering an exclusive discounted rate on your ski vacation from Dallas, TX.

Starting at $499* per person and include:

  • Roundtrip airfare from Dallas on American Airlines
  • 3 nights lodging in Town of Jackson
  • 2 day lift ticket at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
  • Taxes and fees

Call our local travel experts today to learn more or customize this package with lodging upgrades, additional activities and transportation, 888-838-6606.