Jackson Hole ski resort closed for 5 days after epic storm

Already the snowiest February on record, and the month is barely half over.

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16 Feb 2017 – A vicious storm last week dropped more than 30 inches of snow on the Wyoming ski resort, putting it over the 400-inch mark for the entire season.

The John Moulton Barn and Teton Range – Wikipedia

The resort closed Wednesday after heavy winds snapped power lines all along Highway 390, cutting off all power to Teton Village and more than 4,000 people. The Teton Village was declared in a “state of emergency.”

On Friday, the area officially became a “disaster area” after three of four highways had to be closed, Powder magazine reported.

With safety being the top priority, officials announced that the resort would remain closed until Monday, February 13.

The resort is currently reporting 434 inches (11 meters) of total snowfall for the season, with snow depths of 135 inches (342 cm) on the upper mountain and 91 inches (231 cm) at mid-mountain.

It is already the snowiest February on record at the resort, says ski.com/blog.…And the month is barely half over.

http://www.ski.com/blog/jackson-hole-reports-snowiest-feb-on-record-deepest-snowpack-in-u-s/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/02/12/jackson-hole-ski-resort-set-to-re-open-after-ferocious-storm.html

http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/articles/epic-storm-closes-jackson-hole-for-five-days-w466284

Thanks to Clay Olson and Dan Yoder for these links

2 thoughts on “Jackson Hole ski resort closed for 5 days after epic storm”

  1. After another 40 inches of snow last 24 hrs, Mammoth Mountain’s snowfall total is now in the top 10 seasons since 1969, with three months of snow season yet to come. The current storm cycle should see 500 inches passed for the season (478 inches as of this morning).

    The all time record since 1969 is over 650 inches, so a way to go before the season is officially record breaking…..

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