Record-Breaking Snowfall Brings Plenty of Pow to Jackson, Wyoming
Jack Frost and friends are here to stay in Jackson, Wyoming. Wintery weather went all out this February, dumping a record two feet in just two days on the town of Jackson. However, winter wasn’t done yet, there were over 12 straight days of snow in the Jackson area this February. All the snowy storms mean plenty of wintery fun is still to be had in and around Jackson.
At Jackson Hole Resort, they report a 115-inch snow depth at upper mountain, with around 97 inches of snow falling in the Rendevous Bowl. The town of Jackson recorded a whopping 51.8 inches this February, a mere 4.2 inches shy of the record 56 inches that fell in January of 1969. Now that’s some fluff to get excited about!
With so much snowfall comes world-class powder skiing. The town of Jackson is thrilled for such a fruitful snowy season and there’s still plenty of terrain to ski. This year, with so much snow, resorts expect to have great conditions continuing into March and early spring.
All the snow does require special attention when traveling on roads. Be sure to carry some emergency supplies, such as a blanket, extra water, and snacks. Also, the increase in snowfall has brought animals down from higher elevations in search of food and warmth. If you are behind the wheel, take care to watch out for an increased number of moose, deer, and elk. Lastly, take extra precautions traveling in avalanche terrain, whether you are on skis, snowmobiles or even snowshoes.
Such a monumental snowfall means that in-resort skiing is better than ever this year! The lifts are spinning as fast as they can to get you straight up to the action. So strap on those skis and get the good stuff! Come to Jackson and celebrate the epic skiing and riding terrain with some of the best snow in the USA.