(Teton Village, Wyo.) – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) announced an online sale of the remaining Eagles Rest Chairs; all proceeds from the chairs are going to the Pepi Stiegler Fund
Eagles Rest is an original lift that ran for the entire 50 years at JHMR,
and was taken down earlier this month as part of the new Sweetwater Gondola
construction. The online sale will go live at noon on Thursday, May 12th and
will be open until all the chairs are sold.
Pepi Stiegler, now 79 years old, was the tenured and first ski school
director at JHMR from 1965 until 1992. Pepi worked for the resort for
thirty seven years, and from 1992 until 2002 Pepi served as a mountain
ambassador. After winning gold in the 1964 Olympics in slalom, Pepi was
recruited by Paul McCollister to head up a world class ski school in
Jackson Hole. He did so, and his legacy is honored with a run named after
him, Pepi’s Ridge, located on the ridge below the Sublette Chair. Pepi
remained an active skier up until a few years ago. This past October, he
suffered a terrible fall, but is making a steady recovery with the support
of friends and family. To help cover medical costs the Pepi Stiegler Fund
was formed this spring.
JHMR to show their support is selling the last original chairs and donating
all processed to the Pepi Stiegler Fund.
“We want to help Pepi and his family, and by allowing fans of Pepi and JHMR
to purchase a piece of Jackson Hole history seems a fitting way to do so,”
said. JHMR owner Connie Kemmerer.
Eagles Rest chairs will be sold for $500. Chairs are limited and will be
sold in order as online orders are received. Pick up is required (pick up