Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has announced business at the resort during the just-concluded season surpassed its busiest season ever, this year counting 502,222 skiers and snowboarders. This is also the first time JHMR has reached 500,000 skier visits. Resort President Jerry Blann says that is a benchmark that few resorts ever achieve. That record number was reached despite snowfall on the ski hills 60% of average at the base and 80% at mid-mountain. All-in-all, resort officials say the snowfall was about 100 inches below average. A resort release credited new flights and additional airline seats flying into Jackson’s airport for helping boost the numbers. Two new nonstop flights were added this past season from Newark, N.J., and San Francisco. Additionally, non-stop flights resumed between Jackson and Minneapolis after being absent from the flight schedule for several years.