Dropping into the 50th

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It’s one of those weekends that you just don’t want to miss at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.   Why?  Let’s see if you pass this 50th themed pop quiz!

Why is this year important at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort?
a. Because I’ll finally master my 360 spread eagle sass-meister twist
b. The Jackson Hole Mountain is celebrating its 50th Anniversary season with a new lift, new restaurant, special events, and plenty of powder.
c. The spicy pizza is still on the Nick Wilson’s menu
d. All of the above

If you chose D. All of the above, you are a genius mastermind and are now invited to an amazing lineup of 50th events this weekend in Teton Village (sidenote: if you answered incorrectly, I forgive you and you’re also invited to the amazing lineup of events).

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Here’s the full schedule for Saturday. We’re looking forward to seeing you there as we celebrate 50 years of Jackson Hole!

Teton Lift Opening and “First Chair” Ceremony
Location: Base Terminal of the new Teton Lift
Time: Saturday at 9:30 am, Gondola or Teewinot/AV load at 9:00 am
Information: Please join owners, staff and athletes for this special historical moment and enjoy music from Chanman, a few small treats and of course a ride on the new lift.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  This lift has come to life over the last 6 months and it’s so cool that we all get to try the finished product this weekend.  If you didn’t get to see the video documenting how it was made, be sure to check it out!

JHMR Athlete Signing with Travis Rice
Location: Hole in the Wall in the Bridger Center
Time: Saturday at 4:00-5:00 pm
Information: Travis Rice will be signing his 50th Anniversary Libtech boards at Hole in the Wall in the Bridger Center.
Only a few 50th Anniversary T.Rice Snowboards left.   If you want to buy one, click here! Mark Carter, Bryan Iguchi, and the 50th board designer Mikey Franco will be there as well.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Jackson Hole is proud to have some of the best snowboarders in the world representing our resort.  Head up to Hole in the wall around 4 for a signing and meet n greet.  It’ll get you all stoked for the World Snowboard Day group ride on Sunday!

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The “Big Bang” Celebration with 50th Movie screening and fireworks show
Location: Base of the Bridger Gondola
Time: Saturday 5:00-6:00 pm
Information: This is a do-not-miss event! Bring your kids to experience the arrival of Santa on a new “secret” 50th anniversary sleigh at 5pm sharp, treats for kids and the first on-snow public showing of the 50th Born to Be Wild movie, followed by a one of a kind fireworks show.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: SANTA IS COMING!  SANTA IS REALLY REALLY COMING!!  There will be cookies, hot chocolate, good attitudes, good speeches, good movies, and fireworks set to music from the last 5 decades?  Rumor has it that Loveshack by the B52’s will be a part of the music lineup, so if you’re looking for me I’ll be the one dancing like a maniac.

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World Snowboard Day Ride with JHMR Athlete Rob Kingwill
Location: Base of the Bridger Gondola
Time: Sunday at 10 am
Information: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is proud to sponsor free clinics, offer reduced rental rates, so you can rip it up all day on December 20th. Instructors from our Mountain Sports School will be offering free snowboard clinics during the morning and afternoon, so come on out and get sideways!  Free snowboard clinics for variant abilities from 10-11:30, 11:45-1:15, 1:30-3.  50% off snowboard rentals at JHS and TVS with mention of “World Snowboard Day.”
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  This is your chance to ride with the very best and meet some new people in the process.  Head over to the gondola at 10 am and maybe yell “cowabunga” when you’re in the Stash Park.  No pressure, but definitely one of my strongest suggestions.

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By the way, if you’re still scrambling to find last minute gifts for family and friends, we’re here to help you out:  Check out the extensive collection of limited 50th Anniversary gear, which will surely bring a smile to anyone’s face. Click here to take a look! Have the best weekend everyone! Thanks for celebrating our 50th birthday with us!

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