Editor’s Note – these are not LMSG’s rankings. As a matter of fact we wholeheartedly disagree with the good people at Forbes but everyone is entitled to an opinion, even if they are wrong! Let us know what you think and we’ll add the best comments.
It’s becoming a bit tyrannical at this point. Every year, same thing. Jackson Hole is to skiing what the Patriots are to the NFL. You take away the copious snowfall and you’re still left with the best fall lines and terrain. Take away the tram and you still have a gondola that covers 2,500 feet of vertical. New England was denied Tom Brady and the team still managed to go 3-1. Jackson Hole does the same for skiers.
And the place just made a key off-season acquisition this year: yet another gondola. It’s not even fair.
The one knock on Jackson was its lack of terrain for the average destination skier, which is to say gobs of blue runs, and that deficiency has been righted with vigor, as the resort has made large leaps in its ability to deliver skiers to wide coursing groomers in nearly every off-season going back five years.