As the season here in Jackson Hole starts to get going, the benefits of being a resort employee just keep coming and coming. After the company-wide orientation, the resort took us all to all over to the famous apres-ski hot spot, the Mangy Moose. The live band was awesome, the resort gave everyone complementary drink tickets, and Smith and Skullcandy were there making sure nobody went home empty handed! Great music, free drinks, free gear, definitely a night that none of us would soon forget.
A few days later, we all woke up to 5” of fresh snow! It is definitely nice to have a free season pass, and just come to the village and hop on a chairlift as I please. Even with 5” of fresh snow it would be hard to shell out $89 for only 6 open trails. Some of my friends who don’t work for the resort still haven’t gotten a chance to ski yet because of this, so I’m realizing early on how nice the benefits of being a pass holder are! After a morning of laying fresh tracks for the first time this season, some friends and I headed to Jackson Hole Sports for the huge employee sale, where EVERYTHING in the store was from 30-70% off!! Needless to say, I may have gone a bit overboard…but hey, at least I will definitely be set up for the rest of the year!
This weekend, the Bridger Gondola and Casper lift will be opening up, making a lot more terrain available. I’m sure the weekend warriors will be out in full force, and I will be too!