Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Weather forecasters are predicting another epically cold and snowy winter. Perfect.

Fireworks over Jackson Hole     Photo: Courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Head to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort where its 4,139 vertical feet of intimidating in-bound runs, like Corbet’s Couloir, come with a high pucker factor. Last winter 558 inches fell. The Farmer’s Almanac is forecasting an unusually cold and stormy season, and Jackson's already received 87 inches of snow this season.. The mountain’s annual New Year’s Eve celebration will feature bluegrass, Pabst Blue Ribbon, and dancing ski bums. On New Year’s Eve at 6 p.m., watch more than a 100 torchlight-wielding employees ski in a single-file line down the face of Apres Vous Mountain. After the last firework explodes, head to the Couloir Restaurant and Bar to celebrate the New Year with bluegrass sensation, the Miller Sisters. Can’t scalp a ticket? Don’t worry; bluegrass quintet Whiskey Morning will play eight miles away at the Stagecoach Bar in Wilson, Wyoming. Their song “10 a.m.” is an anthem to the Jackson Hole ski bum lifestyle. Stay at the ski in-ski out Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole and soak in one of the resort’s three slope-side hot tubs. Want to avoid the $795 price tag? Head into Jackson proper to stay at The Wort Hotel; on Tuesdays, its bar is the heart of Jackson’s nightlife. $238.50.

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