Dropping into the Weekend

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Ladies and Gentlemen, Skiers and Riders, Broncos fans and Panthers Enthusiasts.  Welcome to another glorious weekend in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.  The snow is fluffy and the events are plentiful, making for a perfect time to rip and recreate with your good friends.  Let’s dive into the good stuff.   Don’t worry, I’ll give you my personal “inside scoop” every. single. time

JHMR Grand Reunion Weekend
Location: Teton Village, Wyoming
Time: Friday, February 5th to Sunday, February 7th
Information:  In celebration of 50 years, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is hosting “The Grand Reunion,” a first annual staff reunion in Teton Village. Weekend includes department après fun, ski racing, department photos and a throwback band at the Moose.. JHMR is extending 50% off lift tickets for the weekend and will bring back the Powder 8’s for some throwback competition.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  JHMR staffers are often described as a small family, and this weekend you will feel the familial love.  Former JHMR employees from all over will gather to enjoy a weekend full of throwback-esque events, all in an effort to relive the Jackson Hole dream. If you’ve never worked for JHMR, you still can!!! Check out our employee listings.

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John Wayne’s World at The Mangy Moose
Location: The Mangy Moose, Teton Village
Time: Friday at 9 pm
Information:John Wayne’s World is Jackson’s only instrumental jazz-funk ensemble featuring five of the busiest and most talented musicians in the region. JWW’s sound can be likened to that of The Meters, Booker T. and The MGs, The New Mastersounds and Medeski, Martin and Wood.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  Let’s get funky folks.  There’s no better crew to guide us into the weekend than John Wayne’s World, so grab a seat, a spicy marg, and a spicy friend and kick it OFF.  John Wayne is the drummer, and I think it would be fun to start a John Wayne chant at the concert. But we should probably practice.  So–WHEN I SAY JOHN, YOU SAY WAYNE. JOHN (WAYNE!), JOHN (WAYNE!)  Good work everyone.  With a little more training….we could be the best…


Grand National Powder 8’s
Location: Powder 8 Face of Cody Bowl
Time: Saturday at 10:30 am, weathering permitting
Information: Over 15 teams from around the Rockies have been invited to come to Jackson to compete in this restored tradition on Saturday, February 6th during the heart of JHMR’s continued 50th anniversary celebrations, namely the Grand Reunion Weekend.  We recommend viewing from Rendezvous Bowl or the top of the tram. People can also view from the bottom of the Power 8’s face but this is out of bounds and you need to know where you’re going, have a plan, avalanche training, and have your pack and avalanche safety gear ready. Just outside the ropes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort lies dangerous, unmarked terrain features, please exercise extreme caution.Backcountry equipment encouraged.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  If you’re a fan of elegance, athleticism, and powder, Saturday’s Powder 8’s will be your dream competition.  Teams of 2 will do their best to make perfect figure 8’s in perfect sync in perfect powder. Who will win?  You’ll have to head up to the top of the tram, grab a warm waffle and spectate like you’ve never spectated before! If you want to hang with me, I’ll be the one spectatin’ from the Tram with 4 waffles and a huge cup of coffee.  67% chance that I share.

This is What Second Place Looks Like: Jeff Leger & Tanner Flannagan Powder 8'ing in Pretty-Much-Perfect Synch

Jeff Leger & Tanner Flannagan Powder 8’ing in Pretty-Much-Perfect Sync

Location: Snake River Ranch, Across the street from Teton Village
Time: Saturday, February 6 and Sunday, February 7 at 1:00 pm
Information: For the first time, the annual skijoring competition hosted by the local charitable organization, the Jackson Hole Shrine Club, is being hosted on the Snake River Ranch, just outside of Teton Village. The team competition with horse and rider pulling a skier through a course that combines jumps, gates and spear rings is a test accuracy and speed. It’s a fun spectator sport, so come out and place bets on your favorite team. *No parking at Snake River Ranch, shuttle service will be provided.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  Skijoring is one a kind.  Here’s my Saturday/Sunday suggestion.  Get to the slopes early and get lots of laps in by the time the clock strikes noon.  Then head across the road to support the Shriners and see skijoring up close and personal.  I’ve never seen it before, so you better believe that I’ll be in the front row cheering for my favorite horse/skier team.

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86 at The Mangy Moose
Location: The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
Time: Saturday at 9 pm, $10 Tickets
Information: 86 specializes in Hair Metal, just the way you like to rock it! Guns and Roses, Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Journey, Kiss, AC/DC, and the like. In your face!
THE INSIDE SCOOP: This band literally rocks.  I saw them last year and experienced a perfect mixture of face-melting guitar licks, laughter and wild dancing.  If you want to have fun on Saturday night, I HIGHLY recommend buying your $10 ticket ahead of time and wearing your party pants.


Bob Marley Birthday Celebration:
Location: The Pink Garter Theater, Downtown Jackson
Time: Saturday at 10 pm, Free admission
Information: Reggae band and DJ to celebrate the birthday of Bob Marley
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Some people like Bob Marley and other people like birthdays, and SOME people like Bob Marley AND birthdays, which makes this party one of the most ideal scenarios EVER.  Get on it and get groovy.  If you want to.  No pressure.

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The 50th Superbowl
Location:  Wherever you can cheer the loudest.
Time: Sunday at 4:30 pm MT
Information: Denver Broncos vs Carolina Panthers
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  Ok folks, I want to cover all of my bases here.  If you’re going to watch the Super Bowl (to watch the Broncos win) there are lots of places where you can watch: The Spur, The Mangy Moose, Nick Wilsons, The Handle Bar, or any bar in downtown Jackson.  If you’re going to watch the Puppy Bowl, I would recommend finding a viewing location that is open to occasionally changing the channel to Animal Planet.  No puppy haters allowed (do those exist?)


See you out on the slopes folks!!

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