Things escalated quickly in Northwest Wyoming over the course of February. We kicked off the month with substantial snowfall and quickly set pace to enjoy the ‘Deepest February Ever‘ at JHMR and more notably the town of Jackson. Following a slight lull of high pressure in the middle of the month, rumors began to fly of a westerly zonal flow with its sights set on the Tetons and the rest is well… once again history. As you’ve probably heard or assumed by now, what followed has made this a ‘February to Remember’.https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/KSF.729x90.2018.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/KSF.729x90.2018.jpg 728w, https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/KSF.729x90.2018-580x72.jpg 580w, https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/KSF.729x90.2018-140x17.jpg 140w" sizes="(max-width: 728px) 100vw, 728px" />https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/728x90.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/728x90.jpg 728w, https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/728x90-580x72.jpg 580w, https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/728x90-140x17.jpg 140w" sizes="(max-width: 728px) 100vw, 728px" />https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/v-GSI.728x90.jpg" class="attachment-full size-full" alt="" srcset="https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/v-GSI.728x90.jpg 728w, https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/v-GSI.728x90-580x72.jpg 580w, https://www.jacksonhole.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/v-GSI.728x90-140x17.jpg 140w" sizes="(max-width: 728px) 100vw, 728px" />
Since last Sunday morning, we’ve received over 7′ of grade ‘A’ Teton powder which has repeatedly cleaned the canvas and begun to bury pretty much everything in sight. As PSA’s ring across town reminding homeowners to dig out fire hydrants and gas lines, Teton Village powder partygoers are experiencing unparalleled deep turns and some might even say, ‘all-time conditions’. And now all-time might not be a stretch as data from the avalanche lab in Teton Village has confirmed that this is officially the DEEPEST February Ever. Check out this February calendar that shows snowfall based on days. For those counting at home, we received measurable snowfall on 23 of the 28 days on the month and wound up landing 212″ over the course of the month.
While we’re in a historical context here are some eye openers regarding this February:*
- This February was the second snowiest month in resort history and more notably its the shortest month of the ski season.
- The most recent storm cycle provided 7 FEET of snow in 6 days to close out the month.
- Snowfall for the month of February was 280% of normal at Rendezvous Bowl and 325% of normal at the base area.
- Base area snow depths for the season, as of yesterday, February 28, are the deepest JHMR has ever had on that date.
We’ve compiled our favorite photos and videos from this month for your enjoyment. Hopefully, you’ve been able to get out and enjoy Mother Nature’s offering, as we’ve taken storm skiing to a new level. If not, feast your eyes on an assortment of photos highlighting conditions.
If you’ve enjoyed your time on the hill this month, make sure to take a minute and thank any Jackson Hole Ski Patroller, or Lift Operations team member. Without their hard work through what seemed like a never-ending storm, lifts wouldn’t spin and those powder turns wouldn’t happen. So cheers to you, JHSP and Operations staff!
*All of these snow statistics are derived from daily field measurements taken by the JHMR avalanche-forecasting program, in partnership with Bridger Teton National Forest Avalanche Center.
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