Unleash your inner skier or snowboarder with real estate at Teton Village, situated at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Frequently rated the top ski resort in the nation, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (or “the Mountain”) is widely celebrated for its terrain, massive snowfall and more than 4,100-foot vertical drop from the top of the lift-accessed Rendezvous Peak.
Teton Village itself is a charming collection of shops, restaurants and activities in a stunning mountain setting just outside Grand Teton National Park.
Whether you want downhill or cross-country skiing from a ski-in, ski-out location, mountain biking or road cycling, hiking or snowshoeing, paragliding or horse-drawn sleigh rides, golf or frisbee golf, you’ll find it from your basecamp at Teton Village.
Not to mention the cultural scene…
The Grand Teton Music Festival hosts a series of 40 high-class, world-renowned summer concerts, often featuring full orchestras. And Teton Village acts as a nexus for sporting events like the unique Pole Pedal Paddle, live concerts by national acts and more.
The neighborhoods and subdivisions of Teton Village with available real estate include:
– The Four Seasons Resort private residences
– Hotel Terra condominiums
– Teton Mountain Lodge condominiums
– Snake River Lodge and Spa condominiums
– Granite Ridge homes and real estate
– Ellen Creek homesites, homes and property
– Lake Creek Ranch homes and real estate
– Shooting Star homesites and homes
Please contact JH Property Group for expert guidance to the right Teton Village property for you.
History of Teton Village and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort generally opens by Thanksgiving weekend. But in 1965 when the resort first opened as Jackson Hole Ski Resort, the critical snow just didn’t come.
Only 18 months earlier, late spring snows stretching into May left 3 feet of snow cover as workers tried to break ground on the anticipated resort. It would lead to a one-year delay on opening. And then some.
Opening day pushed to December 18. Still no snow.
President Paul McCollister and Vice President Alex Morley watched the skies on tenterhooks along with locals hoping for an economic boon.
Anticipation for the new resort had built to epic proportions. After all, winter at the time formed the economic “bust” to the summer “boom” in Jackson Hole. Sure, locals made the best of it with a rope tow at Teton Pass, skiing at Snow King, cutter races and the like, but winter visitors were few and far between.
Jackson Hole Ski Resort was supposed to change that. And now no snow…
Finally, a Christmas storm dropped 22 inches at the resort and it opened on December 28 to much local relief.
McCollister, a California advertising executive, and Morley dreamed up the resort soon after a ski industry consultant called it “absolutely ideal and overwhelming” for siting a ski resort. The pair soon optioned a purchase of Crystal Springs Ranch, a girls camp located at the base of the mountain.
McCollister had retired to Jackson in 1957. In 1959, he explored the option of a ski resort in Cache Creek — just east of Snow King — as president of the Jackson Hole Ski Club in 1959. He set aside that pursuit when he realized the area was too small for a ski area.
“Small” isn’t a word that could be used to describe Rendezvous Peak and its surroundings. In fact, early marketing called it out as experts-only terrain — which hampered its growth in the end. After all, despite amazing expert runs, the 2,500-acre ski area still has more intermediate and beginner terrain than 90 percent of other U.S. ski areas.
So the duo chased down the $1.5 million project and secured a federal loan of $975,000 to do so. Other investments streamed in from Jackson Hole Ski Corp. and others.
Reports indicated the resort would open up 106 jobs for locals who often went unemployed through the winter. Additionally, it would have an aerial tram, three double chairlifts, three gondolas with five more double chairlifts to come later.
Some called Jackson Hole Ski Resort “America’s newest and largest ski resort” when completed. But even with two feet of fresh snow, that winter remained quiet with a total of 19,500 skier days.
The tram changed things considerably when it opened in summer 1966. That season, skier days nearly tripled to 54,500.
From there, the resort gradually added new chairs and skier days kept climbing to 246,000 by 1987. Partners filed out of the property through those early decades (including Morley), but McCollister kept building.
In 1992, the Kemmerer family (which Kemmerer, Wyoming is named after) bought a controlling interest in the resort.
Jackson’s distance from any major city, lack of major commercial jet service until 1987 and lack of funding hamstrung development until more recently.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with its iconic red tram (replaced and upgraded between 2006 and 2008) logged a record 634,500 skier days in 2018.