The Historical 2010 Opening of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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Opening day at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort this past Saturday, November 27th is one for the books! Never in the history of JHMR has so much snow fallen to date. With a record 130" of total season snowfall and the current snow depth at 51" came a record opening of the entire mountain that was wall to wall with all lifts running.

With record snowfall waiting in the mountains skiers and boarders lined up early for a spot on the infamous first tram of the season. The crowd was filled with amazing energy, thats hard to describe, as JHMR opened the tram gate and the entire mountain. It was a full on powder day and only November 27th! Everyone was blown away by how much snow and open terrain there was. This historical 2010 opening of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will always be remembered. Thank you JHMR for making history!

Photos by Greg Von Doersten, Dan Gibeau, Chris Dunn

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Still dark and the tram line is already starting to stack up. Photo: Dan Gibeau. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** The snow has been piling up and mountain is ready. Photo: Dan Gibeau. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** The tram line is getting longer and longer. Photo: Dan Gibeau. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** The mountain is covered in white. So much open terrain! Photo: Chris Dunn. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Excited skiers and boarders waiting in line. Photo: Chris Dunn. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Johnny Recchio and friends at the front of the line. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Views of the tram line. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** People getting fired up and ready. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Ski patrollers head up. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** History in the making!. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** All smiles on this epic morning. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Mountain is officialy open!. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Here comes the first public tram **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Locals getting amped as the door begins to close and they head up the mountain **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Reaching the summit. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Ready, set, go!. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** And the race to POW begins. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Its go time!. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Happy customers. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Lets do it. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Stoked beyond belief. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Its happening. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** All smiles and cheers. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Yeahhhhhh. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Shred-time. Photo: Greg Von Doersten. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Ricky Bates gets some fresh powder. Photo: Dan Gibeau. **

Jackson Hole 2010 Opening Day** Finding some powder pillows in the woods. Photo: Dan Gibeau. **

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