Saint Patrick’s Day in any ski town is a big celebration. People like to be outside and indulge in adult beverages once the weather warms up and the sun comes out. This is definitely true for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. I got the pleasure to spend my Saint Patrick’s Day in Jackson Hole and enjoyed a day on the slopes and later listened to some great music under the tram.
The day started off like any other Saturday morning and despite some rain at the base, up top there was enough new snow to get some fresh turns. As the runs continued, more and more people showed up to the mountain wearing variations of green. Some were dressed head to toe in an assembly of green, there was at least one leprechaun parading around, and others took the more conservative route with green beads.
It was around 3pm when we called it a day with tired legs and took one last victory lap through the park. From the base of the gondola we could see there was a transformation from the morning. Beer tents were erected and a crowd of green was slowly trickling in. A band also sat pretty under the tram starting off Jackson’s “Music Under the Tram” series, which continues throughout the rest of the season every Saturday at 3pm.
As the sun came out and the crowds filled in I thought to myself that I could get used to the après scene in Jackson Hole, and despite the added bit of green on each person it seemed quite natural for this ski town. I am debating whether or not to return for the 7th Annual Jackson Hole Mountain Festival, March 30 – April 1, 2012. This weekend is full of skiing and snowboarding events, live music, and great spring skiing conditions. The concert is FREE and headlined by G-Love and Special Sauce with a firework display afterwards. Mountain Festival weekend also wouldn’t be complete without the 3rd annual Marmot Combs Classic and a number of other fun events in the Tetons! I think I might need to hop back into my car and return for another weekend with the Tetons as my backdrop.
- Laura Daly, Marketing Team
March is the month to be in Jackson! Visit www.mountainreservations.com or call to talk to one of our Destination Experts at 1.800.754.9378!