Why would Bob Smith be psyched? Because its not even December yet and the Tetons have already received over 80″ of snow, with up to 30″ of new snow predicted to fall this weekend. Hell…yeah!!! Grand Targhee is opening this weekend and things should be prime for the JHMR opening on the 27th. It’s been a long time since JHMR had an opening day with the tram running skiers to the top, but this year could be a different story with a reported 40″ base right now in Rendezvous Bowl already.
It’s hard to say how things will look out at Teton Village on opening day, but it sure would please a lot of locals if the powers-that-be made the right call and had the upper mountain open when the lifts start to turn. BUT, I also wouldn’t hold my breath, as there usually is some sort of bigger scheme the higher ups have in mind, and often keep things closed for one reason or another. It’s been a years since I made it out for an opening day at JHMR, but if the big hill is open, there isn’t much better than skiing Sublette and Thunder lifts without any bumps already in the making. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that planets align and we all get what we hope for…becasue it could be sickest opening day in a long, long time!!!
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