Power outages in Teton Village have left Jackson Hole with no option other than to be closed today.
Last night, Feb. 7, at about 7pm, eight or more power poles fell in Teton Village as a result of winds reaching over 70 mph.
Teton Village road closed for a few hours last night stranding people at the resort and surrounding areas with no power.
The road reopened around 9pm but the power has remained out. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s head of PR, Anna Cole, released a statement late last night: “There’s no way we’ll be operating [tomorrow, Feb. 8],” she said. “It sounds like it’s going to be all hands on deck. Our groomers will most likely be assisting Lower Valley to help move snow and clear the lines.”
Teton Pass, just south of the resort, connecting Wyoming to Idaho, was also closed for 24-plus hours yesterday due to avalanches crossing the roadway.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has received 29 inches of snow in the last 48 hours bringing their season total to 403 inches.