Jackson Hole Nordic
In 1992 Jay Kemmerer re-invested in Wyoming and purchased Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for his family and later in 1997 acquired a historic guest ranch in Dubois, WY called the CM Ranch. The Kemmerers have maintained the rustic character of the CM Ranch, inspiring families to return to vacation year after year.
Under their ownership, JHMR has enjoyed unprecedented growth, with more than $110 million dedicated to capital improvement to the Resort. The decision to replace the iconic aerial Tram with a state of the art new Tram in 2008 only serves to solidify the Kemmerers' commitment to the rich history of Jackson Hole and the State of Wyoming.
From his residence in Jackson Hole, Jay balances his varied duties as chairman of the Kemmerer Resources Corp. while maintaining a focused vision for the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. As chairman, he provides oversight and strategic direction for the Resort.
Among his numerous industry and community affiliations, he is a current trustee of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. He remains active with the Hearts for Honduras Foundation, a church affiliated organization to help the poor in the community of La Entrada, Honduras. He also founded the Harding Land Trust Inc. and is currently emeritus trustee. He oversees a 1,200 acre golf course development called Comanche Trace in Kerrville, Texas, and is undertaking a 610 acre real estate project in Santa Fe, New Mexico called Monte Soreno. In Jackson, he is a former Board member for the Grand Teton Music Festival and the Spring Gulch Preserve.
Connie, who lives full time in Jackson Hole, is a member of the Board of Directors of JHMR and also the Director of Special Projects for the Resort. Her commitment to protect the integrity of Resort's Old West image is clearly evident in the Resort store in downtown Jackson, the Bridger Center, Cody House in Teton Village, the Bridger Restaurant and Casper Restaurant on the mountain. Another of her passions is assisting the Jackson community with Wellness. In 2003 she established the Teton Wellness Institute which helps people make healthy lifestyle choices by inspiring health and wellness in every day life.
Betty lives in Sun Valley, Idaho, where she vacationed with her family as a child, remains a part owner of the Resort. Her devotion to the area, the ski industry, the outdoors and the environment provides support for the efforts of Jay and Connie in Jackson Hole. Betty oversees retail and customer service aspects of the CM Ranch.
Got to come back for a second visit after 14yrs. It's just as amazing as I remember. Best run/snow quality in the US in my opinion. Had a great time.
Well thought out and designed. Easy access to everything and surprises everywhere like a snow castle, Santa repelling from the tram and ice skating during the winter. Restaurants, shops and free parking.
What's not to like? Ski and ride in terrific terrain. Good food in their restaurants. Easy to navigate the lifts.
Great hot chocolate at the top. Good views. Lots of skiers.even met some new friends from Idaho. Nice trip. Still have the rest of the day to galuvant around. :)
No matter what you see anywhere this area is not for beginners. Personally I recommend that you are at least an intermediate skier. Make sure that you are comfortable with at least 4.5 on your dinns. Otherwise Have fun on corbets