By Tom Ninnemann, Cowboy State Daily
The Jackson Town Council on Monday unanimously approved the staging of the 2021 Snow Devils World Championship Hill Climb event March 25 through 28 with a cap of 1,000 attendees permitted in the venue.
The motion to approve the 44th annual event at Snow King Mountain was made by Councilman Jim Rooks, who specified that the event would be evaluated each day for compliance with specified restrictions.
“ … With nightly debriefing sessions, to involve the chief of police, Michelle Weber, Snow Devils leadership, and the mayor of Jackson Hole with the understanding that a failure to reach the subjected conditions and restrictions listed in the staff report may include a reduction of the next day’s attendees,” he said.
The event was approved with the understanding that attendance could be reduced based on the nightly evaluation and the status of the town’s risk level.
Also to be taken under consideration would be the behaviors of those waiting in cue to enter the venue.
The annual event, which draws hundreds from around the world, was canceled in 2020 because of coronavirus concerns.