JHDaily Article: Snow King Mountain set for 77th season

By Clark Forster Jackson Hole Daily |Posted: Friday, December 4, 2015 4:30 am

Snow King Mountain kicks off its 77th season Saturday, when the Cougar lift begins running at 10 a.m.

The valley didn’t receive much November snowfall, but mountain general manager Ryan Stanley said the intense snowmaking efforts before last week’s NorAms has the Town Hill in relatively good shape.

“Following the NorAms we’ve got some of the best conditions in the valley on the open terrain,” Stanley said.

The lift and the rope tow will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lift tickets cost $47 a day for adults and $30 for juniors ages 6-14 and seniors 65 and older. Prices for half-day tickets are $37 for adults and $25 for juniors and seniors.

Resort spokeswoman Keely Herron said the resort will sell full-day lift tickets for half-day prices while just Cougar lift and the rope tow are operating.

Season passes cost $389 for adults and $289 for juniors and seniors.

All kids younger than 6 ski for free.

Herron said the mountain hopes to have the Rafferty lift and the tube park open on Dec. 19.

As for the terrain park and the new Cowboy Coaster, Herron said the mountain is hoping to have those open by the holidays.

The Treetop Adventure Park will be open around the holidays as well. The park will be open Dec. 20, Dec. 24, Dec. 26 and Dec. 28-31.

The Flying Squirrel kid’s course and the black course will remain closed throughout the winter.