American Airlines to Fly Year-Round to Jackson Hole


Beginning Spring 2018, American Airlines will provide year round air service to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. American Airlines will fly a daily CRJ7000 from Dallas Fort Worth, TX to Jackson Hole, Wyoming complementing their A319 service during the summer and winter months.

“Commercial air service is a significant factor in expanding and developing Wyoming’s economy,” said Governor Mead. “Entrepreneurs and businesses need quick access to markets and customers. Visitors want convenient access to their destination. Residents want the mobility air service provides. The addition by American Airlines of year-round service is a boon to Jackson and Wyoming. It is good news for our state.”

The community has been asking for increased, year-round options, and will get just that this Spring. The Spring/Fall service (April/May and October/November/early December) will complete the year-round air service for American Airlines.

Spring and Fall service will be operated on a CR7.

Spring schedule:

Departure Depart Time        Arrival     Arrival Time
DFW 11:10 JAC 12:58
JAC 13:35 DFW 17:17

Note: Schedules are subject to change.

August 16, 2017 Real Estate News

Incredible views characterize properties year-round.

by Staff Writers

JACKSON, WY – As Jackson Hole prepares for Monday’s “Great American Eclipse”, the number one question around town is, “Where are you going to watch?”

It is no secret that Jackson lies in the line of totality and is one of best places in the country to view this  rare natural phenomenon.  While valley residents and visitors alike flock to popular sites in our National Parks, along the Gros Ventre River and up Curtis Canyon, there is no better time to consider some of Jackson Hole’s finest views.

Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty has a selection of extraordinary  properties currently for sale with spectacular year-round views, many of which  sit almost directly in the middle of the line of totality.  With views of Sleeping Indian and the National Elk Refuge, these properties give their owners the perfect viewing point for the eclipse, but also offer incredible Teton and valley views year- round.

One such property on the market lies less than a half-mile from the exact center of totality for the eclipse.  Located on the bench of Solitude, this home also boasts direct Grand Teton views. The classic western design adds comfort and warmth to the well-built two bedroom log home. It is reminiscent of a traditional log cabin with fine craftsmanship and upgraded features throughout. The property also features a four car garage and a separate 1,500 square foot barn.

Just south of Sagebrush Drive in Fairway Estates is a stone and timber framed home on three acres, sited to take advantage of unobstructed views of the entire Teton Range, and the Sleeping Indian across the valley. The home utilizes an advanced geothermal heating and cooling system for the ultimate in energy efficiency and comfort no matter what the seasons may bring. Completed in 2012, this home offers the both craftsmanship and comfort among a blend of gorgeous natural finishes.

Timber frame home in the shadow of the Tetons.

Considering calling Wyoming home? Visit one of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty’s twelve offices for additional information on these extraordinary view homes, and real estate opportunities throughout the Jackson Hole region.

by Staff Writers

JACKSON, WY – On July 6, REAL Trends released their annual “America’s Best Real Estate Agents”—a ranking of the nation’s most productive sales associates.

Inclusion in the rankings required individual agents to have closed a minimum of $20 million in sales during 2016, or $30 million in sales volume for sales teams.

REAL Trends sources the data for their rankings from “surveys from virtually every national branded network,…local associations of Realtors®, multiple listing services, all applicants from past years’ rankings, and the 1,600 largest brokerage firms in the United States,” according to the consulting and communications company. For 2017, “America’s Best” independently verified and ranked over 12,600 residential real estate professionals.

As in 2016’s rankings—sales teams from Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty held seven of the top ten rankings for sales volume in the state of Wyoming. This year’s eighth-ranked team, the “Big Mountain Group,” recently joined JHSIR following the brokerage’s early-August acquisition of Obsidian Real Estate. Only two individual agents in the state exceeded the sales threshold required for the 2017 rankings, with both agents—Tom Evans and Brett Frantz—representing JHSIR.

“We have assembled an incredibly knowledgeable and experienced group of sales agents that continue to be consistently ranked among the top in their field,” said Donna Clinton, Managing Broker and Chief Operating Officer for Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty. “What is more important than the ranking itself,” she added, “is the trust and respect that they’ve developed with their clients to get them to this point.”

Steve Murray, publisher of REAL Trend’s America’s Best Real Estate Agents, further highlighted the success of theses agents by noting that “the average residential real estate agent in the United States… had less than $1.3 million in sales” during 2016.

The brokerage cited a strong collaborative environment among its agents as one of the key reasons for such strong representation among the annual “America’s Best” rankings.


June 28, 2017 Real Estate News

Modern influence and aesthetics drive new construction and remodels alike.

by Staff Writers

The sign atop Teton Pass may announce Jackson Hole as “the last of the old west,” but a markedly contemporary vision of the valley is evolving a couple thousand feet below.

As two properties on the market in Wilson illustrate—clean lines and bold material choices are increasingly becoming the vernacular of architects and homeowners seeking to provide a contrasting and modern take on the mountain home through contemporary design

Grey barnwood siding and dark metal roof provide a subtle contemporary framework for this new construction recently completed at 2463 Fish Creek Road in Wilson.

Dramatic views of the Jackson Hole valley and the “Sleeping Indian” are the focal point of a recently completed home nestled into an aspen grove at 2463 Fish Creek Road. The property provides unmatched location, privacy and scenic beauty only minutes away from the town of Wilson.

Craftsmanship and attention to detail are paramount in this home—characterized by a dark metal roof, muted grey barnwood siding, sleek interior lines and high-end finishes throughout. Interior design and exterior finishes were selected by Stockton & Shirk as a part of a collaborative team with an eye towards “giving a modern edge to a home that still felt warm and earthy,” said design team member Allison Frederick.

Central to the open floor plan is a stone fireplace with a mantle of reclaimed timber, accented with hand-hammered iron brackets and doors. “The fireplace visually grounds the living and dining spaces while the hammered iron elements are echoed throughout home,” said Frederick.

White painted alder cabinetry in the kitchen of 2463 Fish Creek Road contrasts with the rich black stained island.

The end result is a home that feels modern and refined while remaining harmonious with its place in valley.

South of Wilson in Indian Paintbrush is a bold, contemporary take on a western remodel. Exposed architectural steel, painted original logs, and warm cedar siding meld and unify under the design of local architecture firm Gilday Architects.

A unique blend of modern aesthetics merge with traditional log elements in this Indian Paintbrush home.

“The liveability and experience when inside the home is the ultimate fusion of modern simplicity and rustic design elements,” says Jake Kilgrow, listing agent and Associate Broker with Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty.

The home takes advantage of extensive floor-to-ceiling windows, hardscaping and modern landscaping improvements to extend the living area to an exterior gas fire pit—and the Tetons beyond. “A tremendous amount of thought and consideration has gone into the redesign and transformation of this home,” says Kilgrow of the remodel.

Considering calling Wyoming home? Visit one of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty’s nine regional offices for additional information on these modern and contemporary homes, and real estate opportunities throughout Jackson Hole.

May 24, 2017 Real Estate News

Jackson Hole golf community provides opportunities to live and play.

by Staff Writers

Shooting Star offers those seeking to build near the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort the ideal blend of privacy and access, luxury and recreation. The development consists of 1,300 acres of protected lands adjacent to the southern boundary of Teton Village, with a master plan designed to limit the development to one hundred Homesites, and eighty-two Cabins or Lodges.

Shooting Star Lot 8, at the base of Teton Village.

Lot 8 at Shooting Star is the only Homesite currently available outside of developer inventory. The lot abuts a protected spruce and aspen grove along the western perimeter of the development and provides the community’s most elevated views of the ski resort, as well as views of the “Sleeping Indian” and Jackson Peak across the valley. This Homesite offers the ability to build up to 8,000 habitable square feet of custom residence.

Artist’s rendering of a six bedroom residence on the market and nearing completion on Lot 92 of the Homesites at Shooting Star.

Artist’s rendering of a six bedroom residence on the market and nearing completion on Lot 92 of the Homesites at Shooting Star.Also on the market and  nearing completion on Homesite Lot 92 is a 7,450 square foot, six-bedroom residence design by acclaimed architect Larry Berlin and built by Mark Lovett of Epstein and Lovett Construction. The home has been painstakingly crafted utilizing century-old reclaimed Amish beams and chestnut flooring, French white oak, and elegant Montana red stone for a one of a kind western estate. The home is sited alongside the headwaters of Fish Creek and provides dramatic views of the ski resort, aerial tram and the Tetons beyond.

What makes Shooting Star such a highly-regarded community and golf course in Jackson Hole, according to  Matt Cardis, of  GolfInYourState, is that, “Shooting Star is more than just a golf club membership—but rather an investment in experience and the Jackson Hole lifestyle. Aside from the ranch land turned Tom Fazio masterpiece, its location at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, world-class facilities and additional guest services make this one of the most unique private membership clubs in the country.”

Shooting Star’s acclaim among residential golf courses has garnered attention in national rankings from GolfWeek, Forbes and others, and the development’s suite of amenities caters to year-round activities with extensive Nordic ski trails, and unbeatable access with door-to-door shuttle service to some of the best ski terrain in the United States in the winter.

Private fishing and golf adorn an exemplary property.

by Ed Liebzeit, Associate Broker

The recreation season in Jackson Hole is year-round and summer brings a couple of our favorite activities—golf and fishing!

The Snake River, Fish Creek, Flat Creek, Green River, Hoback River, South Fork, and Henry’s Fork are all considered exceptional fishing destinations in the area. Although spring runoff as a result of this winter’s big snowpack may delay prime fishing on the Snake, many have reported exceptional early-season fishing, and some of the other rivers and creeks will likely be great again very soon.

The golf season is already here—with all courses, public and private, open for the summer. Teton Pines and Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis have a 30-plus year heritage within the valley, with both offering play to the public and feature course designs by Arnold Palmer and Robert Trent Jones. The last decade has dramatically increased the quality and number of golf options in our area, creating a Mecca of golf courses designed by some of the world’s best. During this time we have seen courses added with designs by Gary Stevens, Tom Weiskopf, Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, David McLay Kidd and Hale Irwin—all within minutes of anywhere in Jackson.

A select few residential opportunities exist in Jackson Hole that manage to combine direct access to both the golf and fishing recreational opportunities of the valley while maintaining the utmost sense of privacy and convenience. More rare still is opportunity to fish and practice golf directly in one’s backyard, and no residence provides this experience better than a beautiful home listed for sale just north of Jackson.

Exquisitely manicured grounds include enhanced spring creeks and a private golf practice and play area.

A true mountain modern design with over 11,500 square feet of exquisite living space, this property provides expansive, breathtaking views of the Tetons and across the valley to the “Sleeping Indian.”

Encompassed within the property’s forty acres is what may be the best fishing around, with more than ¾ miles of Three Channel Creek providing enhanced trout spawning habitat and a wonderful pond with moving water and even a beach area. Golf enthusiasts will appreciate the private green built to PGA specifications that includes a green, bunkers and three tee boxes amidst the exquisitely manicured grounds.

This property is a great opportunity to refine your fishing or golf game under a backdrop of the Tetons, and is a must-see for anyone with an appreciation for bold architecture and an unmatched setting.

March 22, 2017 Real Estate News

2017 inventory levels continue to stabilize across market segments.

by Staff Writers

JACKSON, WY – The past several years have seen a noticeable decline in active listings on the market for properties under $850k in Teton County, Wyoming.<.p>

Properties within this market segment have seen a corresponding decline in absorption rates as buyers looking for single-family homes and condominiums are jumping at the opportunity to own a piece of Jackson Hole. Available listings have continued to correct from a peak established in 2012 (See Figure 2) with levels normalizing within the last two years.

Inventory of listings priced between $850k and $1.5M have seen only a slight decline through seasonal averages during the same period, while listing inventory numbers in the luxury segments of the market at $3M and above have remained essentially constant.

Across the market as a whole, the average number of days-on-market is down as buyers move quickly to secure quality inventory.

With the increased desire for lifestyle-inspired home purchases and a continued need for workforce housing solutions within Teton County, the lower-priced market segment continues to see robust activity amidst tightening inventory levels.


by Staff Writers

JACKSON, WY – The year-end 2016 edition of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty’s Resort Report is available now.

The Resort Report provides a snapshot into annual sales data for the unique, lifestyle-driven real estate markets of twelve resort communities located within the finest ski destinations in the United States.

The report is a collaboration between eleven independent Sotheby’s International Realty brokerages, and is your gateway to discovering the ski property of your dreams. Explore average sales prices, days on market, average price per square foot and numerous key market metrics. Contact an agent for a copy of the report, or for additional information on the Jackson Hole regional real estate market.

February 15, 2017 Real Estate News

175 S. Glenwood aims to provide needed commercial and residential space.

by Arthur Corontzes, Associate Broker
with Staff Writers

Jackson, Wyoming has a unique new development opportunity currently available in the heart of town.  The Western Motel site, at 175 S. Glenwood Street, has been slated for flexible redevelopment into either mixed-use, residential, or commercial use, with the capacity for both long and short term housing, and below-grade parking—four features that are virtually unheard of in a single development currently available within the town of Jackson….

January 25, 2017 Real Estate News

Sublette Woods offers four private parcels north of Wilson.

by Staff Writers

Just west of the Ellen Creek subdivision lies a quiet and secluded 68-acre parcel adjoining the southern boundary of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This parcel—known as Sublette Woods—is being offered for sale as four large, wooded lots with the ideal blend of privacy and convenience on the West Bank, north of Wilson….

Resort offers more ways than ever to explore your luxury ownership.

by Staff Writers

“I came out to Jackson Hole to ski, and I never left.” These words have been spoken by countless visitors to western Wyoming. If this winter’s skiing has you feeling the same way, it has never been easier to make your dream of luxury ownership in Jackson a reality.

The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole offers the perfect mix of luxury accommodations and access to adventure. Regardless of whether you dream of spending a few weeks skiing powder in the winter, or perfect summer days in our National Parks—The Four Seasons offers a variety of full and fractional ownership opportunities with turn-key ease….

December 28, 2016 Real Estate News

Real estate agents active throughout the community over the holidays

by Staff Writers

The sound of bells rang out as local real estate agents and staff from Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty, clad in Santa hats, greeted holiday shoppers outside of K-Mart earlier in December. The day has become an annual tradition for the brokerage, whose agents partner with the local branch of the Salvation Army for its signature holiday fund raising campaign….

Jackson Hole Ranked Top Ski Resort, Again

Ranking first once is an honor. Twice rules out a fluke. Three times establishes a pattern, and six times is legendary….

“It’s becoming a bit tyrannical at this point…” might be a bit aggressive of a lead-in from the likes of Forbes, but there is no dancing around it—the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been named the #1 ski area in North America for the sixth year in a row as we rapidly approach the kick-off to the 2017 season.

This week has shown the triumphant return of winter to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem that has both Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee scheduled to open on Thursday, December 1. Between 1AM Sunday and 5AM Tuesday, Jackson Hole’s Rendezvous Bowl reported 24 inches of snow, and Grand Targhee reported 19 inches of snow with additional accumulation forecasted in the mountains prior to the lifts spinning up.

The annual report, authored by Christopher Steiner for Forbes, ranks “The Top 10 Ski Resorts in North America for 2017” based on its unique algorithm with a tongue-in-cheek name—the “Pure Awesomeness Factor.” With a P.A.F. score of 99.0, Jackson Hole continued its reign as #1 via a 2.24 point margin over its nearest-ranked competitor. World-class in bounds and backcountry terrain, a new gondola, and expanded intermediate runs helped Jackson Hole rise above the rest once again. Meanwhile, neighboring Grand Targhee came in at eleventh for 2017 with the designation of being “one of the best places for snow in the world.” Together, there is no better ski destination in North America. The complete list of the best 220 Resorts in North America is available through ranking partner ZRankings.

New within the rankings this year is a feature they’ve dubbed “Powderfares,” which suggests airfares for quick-turn flights from select metro areas for storm chasers with the flexibility to drop everything in the pursuit of face-shots and the untracked. Regardless of how much lead time your trip requires, those looking to capitalize on flights directly into Jackson this winter will appreciate this winter’s 2016/2017 Airline Schedule for the Jackson Hole Airport—featuring direct flights from twelve major-metro areas.