Jackson Hole Has the Best Aerial Tram of Them All
The confusingly named Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa (Who ever heard of a lodge being named for a tropical bird? In Wyoming?) is welcoming the new Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Tram, an engineering feet years in the making:
Two years in construction, the new tram is one of the most expensive and technically challenging aerial trams in the U.S. Twice the size of the original, the new tram will carry 100 passengers and cover 4,139 vertical feet--the longest continual vertical rise for a ski lift in North America--in nine minutes to the crest of the Tetons where untracked powder awaits.
Right then. A ten-minute ride scaling a mountain so that you can plummit down it. Those of us with a fear of heights probably won't be skiing. But those of you who get excited about this sort of thing will want to hit up the Rusty Parrot because, get this, they are giving you free ski rental. FREE!
Their "Tram Opening Package" includes four nights, three days of lift tickets, three days of gear (skiis, boots, poles), a full "chef-prepared breakfast" each morning, outdoor hot tub on the deck, transport to the resort, and, dun dun dunnn, a tram special memento gift.
The promo runs January through March 2009 and is $439 per room per night, based on double occupany plus taxes and fees.
You can also pay a little extra to get a fireplace, which we recommend since Rusty Parrot is one of the ten best places to cuddle in front of a fire.
If you go please let us know what the tram memento gift is. We're really curious.