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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.


Erik Laing

Sunday, May 13, 2018
What a great resort and excellent terrain. A couple people in Jackson mentioned off hand that Targhee was better, but it seems a bit like declaring a favorite child. It might be factually true to say you love one more but heck, they're both better behaved then any of your friends kids! Definitely doesn't seem to be a resort ideal for a vast experience range, though there is green level terrain for the less experienced.

Taylor Barr

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
By far the best ski resort in North America. The old-town western feel is maintained and you get to experience good, authentic skiing. The people are friendly and not as pretentious as other Rocky Mountain resorts. The backcountry is absolutely incredible and do not be afraid to at least see Corbets from the top of the mountain. They are also not stingy whatsoever, which certainly promotes customer loyalty. This resort has everything for all skill levels. I sincerely hope that Jackson Hole doesn't change.

Doug Hilderbrandt

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018
Not sure what to say here. It's Jackson Hole! Come here. Or don't. Best word to describe this mountain is AMAZING. Great terrain for intermediate and expert abilities, nice areas for beginners. Too much to describe really. It's an experience that you need to have for yourself if you're a skier or rider.

David Kouba

Monday, March 26, 2018
There is no other. Went to steep and deep snowboard camp for the first time this year. Cecelia was my instructor. Have never had such good teaching in my life. Some of the people from my group and I will definitely come back. Jackson rocks!

Ben Meszaros

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
I absolutely love this resort. They have great lift service with multiple points to get up the mountain quickly. The tram is also super great and amazing way to get to the top, a must do if you are here, even if not skiing. The owners are constantly putting more money into this place to make it better. I started coming 3 years ago and I keep coming back every year since. For non locals, also check out their vertical feet club on their website or inquire at guest services.

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