Dropping into the New Year

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Well gee whiz everyone, 2015 is coming to a close.  If you’re anything like me, you know that a New Year means little struggles like writing the date wrong for the next 1-3 months.  But it also allows fresh starts, new outlooks, and updated goals. Some of my goals include:

  1. Getting better at caramelizing onions.
  2. Maybe grow a little taller–5’8″ish
  3. Master the art of graceful deep powder skiing.
  4. Write better blog posts (that’s your queue– “Awww Shellie, your blog is perfect the way it is!”)

Anyway, you  get the point.  New Year, New You.  HOWEVER, you still have a full day to live your best 2015 life!  If you’re not sure what you’re going to do during your final hours of 2015, FEAR NOT! for I have a stacked list of NYE activities.  Let’s dive right in and weigh all of the options:

SIDENOTE:  If you’re a parent and are currently thinking, “Shellie, I would feel guilty painting the town red and leaving my kids with nothing fun to do,” I have a solution!

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT!!! On Kids Night Out, the Kids Ranch offers evening activities for children ages 4-18 in a supervised environment. Activities include a pizza party, indoor and outdoor games, movies and sledding. Please call 307-739-2788 for required reservations. Please note that the Glow Worm Parade has been cancelled due to frigid temperatures!

Great, now we can get to all of the fun adult activities!

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks
Location:  Base of Teewinot in Teton Village
Time: Thursday, NYE at 6:00 pm
Information:  JHMR employees treat you to a traditional torchlight parade on Apres-Vous followed by a celebratory fireworks show. Parade starts at 6pm, fireworks to follow.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Anything involving torches in a parade form is cool. Yes, you can quote me on that.  So if you’re looking for a “cool vibe” tonight, make your way to the base of Teewinot around 6.  Maybe get a spiked hot beverage to warm yourself, seeing that it’s slightly chilly in the valley right now.


New Years Eve: One Ton Pig Featuring Tony Furtado
Location:  The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
Time:  Thursday, NYE from 8:30 until 2016
Information: Tickets are $20 and are available at the Mangy Moose Market and Cellars, or online at: One Ton Pig/Tony Furtado Tickets
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  If you’re into “fun” and other things of that nature, The Mangy Moose is a great place to countdown to midnight.  If you’re self-conscious about counting down, there will be hundreds of other people who can guide you down the numbers.

one ton pig

Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons
Location: Town Square Tavern in Downtown Jackson
Time: Thursday, NYE at 10:00 pm
Information: Not a better way to ring in the New Year than with Jackson’s favorite funk outfit. Getcha tickets early, as this will SELL OUT.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  Look at the photo below.  Do you see those outfits?  On point, on fleek, on fashion, whatever you want to call it–They have clearly nailed it.  Just like they do at any place they play.  Sneaky Pete and TSW will have you boppin and dancing all night long, which is a great way to start a new year.  The last time I saw them play, they did a nice little Star Wars medley, so you better believe that they always have some fun little tricks under their fashionable sleeves.


New Year’s Eve Party with Major Zephyr and Ben Winship
Location: Silver Dollar Showroom at The Wort Hotel
Time: Thursday, NYE at 7:30 pm
Information:Free event, 21+ only.  More information here.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: If you like to swing dance (or just watch other people swing dance), I would highly recommend attending this NYE party.  It’s conveniently located in the historic downtown Wort Hotel, which adds a certain amount of “street cred” to your name as you make your way into 2016.  If you already have enough street cred, that’s debatable because you can never have too much street cred.  You can quote me on that.


Those are the big events tonight, folks.  Remember, have fun, be safe, make good decisions.  And here’s a list of the top 10 taxi companies in Jackson Hole!

See you next year!

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