There’s a new special event in Town - The Jackson Hole SnoCross National - which is being held at the base of Snow King Mountain this coming Friday and Saturday. In order to accommodate the preparations for this event, the Town of Jackson will close a portion of Snow King Avenue (between Cache Street and King Street) along with a portion of Cache Street (between Snow King Avenue and Pine Drive).
It is anticipated that these closures will begin late Thursday night and the streets will reopen again on Sunday morning. There will be limited ‘local traffic only’ access during these closures; however, motorists should plan ahead and be aware of a possible detours.
“These closures are essentially identical to the Snow Devil’s Hill Climb closures that we do every year,” said Sam Jewison, Streets Manager. “The only difference is that the duration of this closure will be shorter.”
The Snow King parking lot will also be closed for the duration of this event and several streets will be designated with No Parking signs. “This is a very professionally produced special event,” said Ryan Stanley, Snow King Mountain General Manager. “We have worked closely with the Town of Jackson and with the event production organization in requesting these street closures to maximize public safety and minimize set-up time.”
Event trailers have already started to roll into town to begin set-up and Snow King Mountain has been making snow whenever the weather permits in order to prepare for this new special event. The event will kick-off on Friday, December 8 at 8:00am and is scheduled to conclude at 8:30pm on Saturday, December 9.
In conjunction with the SnoCross event, Snow King Mountain is offering a free ski day on Friday, December 8. In addition to the youth, amateur and pro snow mobile racing events there will be free children’s sled demos, autograph sessions, give-a-ways, and games and activities for kids.
The Town of Jackson appreciates your understanding of these temporary and limited closures for this event. For more information on the event people may visit www.snowkingmountain.com