For all the elements of a ski resort you can control, the one thing that we’ll never be able to truly manipulate is Mother Nature. As the ski season wraps up at many Wyoming ski areas after this weekend, they’re looking back at a strong season—but only because of great snow conditions since late January.
Lack of snow early in the season hurt many ski areas throughout Wyoming, and the season was looking bleak on the whole. Then, come mid-late January, Mother Nature decided to smile on the state, and with her snowstorms came skiers and snowboarders in droves. While these great snow days came, they did come a bit late in the season, so Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is reporting fewer skier days than last year’s 438,000. Additionally, White Pine Ski Area and Resort near Pinedale is reporting a somewhat off year.
On the positive side, Grand Targhee Resort received only 60% of its annual snowfall, but it reports the number of skier days is ahead of last year’s pace. Hogadon Ski Area near Casper reports ticket sales are exceeding last year by about 15%.
Thanks Ms. Nature, for giving Wyoming a great second half season of snow! Get out to these great resorts this weekend if you can folks!