News July 23, 2019

White Pine Gets Back To Business

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Business is getting back under way at White Pine Ski Resort near Pinedale after the devastating fire July 12thleveled the resort’s main lodge building. I

n a recent news release, Resort CEO Alan Blackburn and General Manager Katie Lane stated that the lifts at White Pine were undamaged and will operate this winter, although the skiers will have to purchase day passes from a temporary dwelling.

Pinedale’s District Ranger for Bridger Teton National Forest will assist with deciding on the best option for a temporary building, where it might be sited as well as ensuring construction and wiring conform with code.

Rossignol has been in touch with the resort asking how they might help replace the thousands of dollars of skis and snowboards that were lost in the fire.

Horses in the corrals at White Pine were not injured in the fire and have been moved to alternative pasture; and the White Pine summer horse riding program continues to operate its trail rides, gear drops and pack trips.

The resort’s cabins and the Tent Village & RV areas all escaped fire damage and remain available for rental as well. Meanwhile, brides who had planned to be wedded at the resort have chosen to keep their plans at White Pine, holding the wedding in a large, festive tent rented from a local company with dance floor and decorative lighting.