News October 12, 2020

Snow King Mountain Says Gondola Ready for Winter 2021-2022

by Jackson Hole Radio News

Snow King Mountain Resort has received preliminary approval from the United States Forest Service for mountain improvements and based on that has committed to the purchase of a new gondola and chair lift for installation over the summer of 2021.

The resort made a commitment to Leitner-Poma, the gondola manufacturer, to ensure Snow King is first in line for gondola and lift construction in 2021.  The base of the gondola will be located at the current location of the Cougar lift and the base of the Cougar lift will be relocated 250 feet uphill. The playground and boulder park will remain unchanged.

Additional improvements will include a new beginner teaching zone at the summit, and snowmaking enhancements.

“We are extremely excited to take this leap forward for Snow King to ensure that the historic ski area can be economically viable and sustainable long into the future,” said recently appointed President of SKMR, Ryan Stanley.  “We have gone through a very extensive review process with both the Town of Jackson and USFS over the past five years and are now looking forward to making some exceptional improvements to the Town Hill that the community will be able to enjoy for decades to come.”