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.
Summer fun. Took a bunch of kids. Got the day pass. We did the rope course, trampolines, rock wall, tower drop, and rode the lifts. All day fun. Mountain biking is another day of fun. Great summer retreat.
Wonderful place to ski! A great place to bring your family of any number and ages and level of experience. They have ski school which is definitely helpful for people with younger children to help them learn. It is such a wonderful place so of course it's pretty packed everywhere you go. The main bistro is usually packed when you want to eat lunch and is pretty high so you may be better off packing your lunch if you want to eat right away and avoid the crowds. It is pricey but the same goes with any ski resort but everything is worth the money! There are numerous bunny runs making it ideal for young children and beginners, as well as many black diamond runs challenging enough for the more advanced skier. Ski lifts ranging from seating 2 people to a family of 4. A tan is available to take you top your more challenging runs. A wonderful experience and we can't wait to go back!!
The JH bike bark is awesome. I really like the trails because they do a lot of maintenance on them. Although at the start of each year the trails get a bit muddy causing the mountain to shut them down and build detours - although there is not much you can do to avoid mud. But other than that it is great.
Phenomenal skiing! Spent a week there and was never bored however I did repeat runs a lot (the mountain is smaller than expected). The snow here is something else. So much powder and so light. The trails are on the difficult side, so I would suggest you have several years experience before throng this resort.
This is the most amazing place to stay. The staff are all very accommodating. There are shops, restaurants in Teton Village as well as Jackson. If you stay once, you'll definitely be going back.