It may be ranked the number one ski resort in the nation, but Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is welcoming the warm temperatures and transitioning from winter to spring with its first ever Rendezvous Festival.
Jackson Hole Communications Manager Anna Cole says, "The Rendezvous really a way to celebrate the season, say thanks to everyone who's come out and this is really an event for locals and destinations visitors alike."
This isn’t the first time the resort has celebrated an end to its season. Staff has held the Mountain Festival for the last 9 years.
Jackson Hole Director of Business Development Bill Lewkowitz says, "We decided to have an end of the season spring festival and it started as the Mountain Festival for the first year and blues travelers was the first act that we ever had a one night concert on Saturday night."
Every year the event has gotten bigger and bigger, so resort staff has decided this year to rename it the Rendezvous Festival and get the town of Jackson involved. "This year's the first one we've expanded to three different concerts. Starting on Thursday night in the town of Jackson at Snow King Center and then a big concert on Friday evening in the main parking lot in front of the tram building and then again Saturday. So it’s really tripled in size," Lewkowitz said. Cole agrees. "This is basically elevating what Mountain Festival was into a bigger town and community wide celebration."
The change will have an impact on the town itself. "In the past we've had crowds up to 5,000 on Saturday night and hopefully this year we'll have that much or bigger each night," Lewkowitz said.
One thing’s for sure: This is one hot ticket. "We hope to see people in town and I know Teton Village is full already," Lewkowitz said.