Unlike many resorts, Jackson is a rugged mountain first, a ski area second. Skiers here are merely privileged visitors.
Wyoming Recreation & Environment
The evacuation involved lowering skiers three at a time with harnesses 210 feet to the ground.
Rising out of the desolate Wyoming plains, the Snowy Range of the Medicine Bow Mountains was still blanketed with snow in early July.
The controversial wolf-reintroduction program is an historic milestone as wolves were wiped out of the Rocky Mountains earlier this century to protect sheep and cattle. Most environmentalists hailed the program as a step toward restoring a long-lost natural balance.