berkshireskier wrote:I'm just glad I don't have a vacation planned for JH in the next week or so.
At least they are offering refunds, though it doesn't say if that only applies to lift tickets. Lodging in JH with no power in winter would not be pleasant though.
berkshireskier wrote:I can't ever remember a major resort in the US shutting down for an entire week in the middle of the ski season?
A lot of Sierra resorts have been effectively shut down during the atmospheric river storms in January and this week with high rain/snow line and 100+mph winds. Mammoth has been about 10% open this week.
On MLK weekend 1980 I was at Tahoe during a 60-hour rain event which included a 24-hour power failure. Except at the casinos which had emergency generators and did a thriving business that weekend.
berkshireskier wrote:One of the best snow winters too in JH history.
Not really. Their press releases use a site near top of the Bridger gondola that probably gets more snow that 90% of terrain plus it includes snow before November. Fortunately the JH snow report web page http://www.jacksonhole.com/weather-snow-report.html
also provides the more realistic numbers from the long term mid-mountain site. Back out the 28 pre-November inches from that and you get 278 inches, 118% of normal snowfall season to date. That site has had 11 past seasons over 118%, topped by 572 inches (156%) in 1996-97.