Dropping into the Weekend

TGIF everyone!  Here’s a list of what’s happening in Jackson this weekend. Have fun and be safe!

  • Apres and DJ Cut la Whut Presented by Bud Light
    • Location: Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café
    • Time: Friday, January 16th from 4-6pm.
    • Information: $1 off Bud and Bud Light, Great Prizes and Giveaways


  • Teton Adaptive Sports Après Soiree
    • Location: Hotel Terra Ballroom in Teton Village
    • Time: Saturday, January 17th from 3:30 to 7:30pm
    • Information:  Silent Auction, Big Raffle, Food, Music and more


  • Moose Hockey Game vs. Minnesota 
    • Location: Snow King Ice Arena
    • Time: Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th at 9 pm
    • Information: $9 tickets, $5 tickets for JHMR passholders
  • Live Music by MINER
    • Location: The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
    • Cost: $7 admission
    • Time:  January 17th and 18th at 4 pm


  • The Jackson Salon Show
    • Location: JH Art Association
    • Time: Friday, January 16th from 5:30-7 pm
    • Information: Works by Association Members
  • WyoBass Performance
    • Location: Town Square Tavern
    • Time: Saturday, January 17th at 10 pm
    • Cost: Free
  • Prevailing Westerlies: Exhibit Opening
    • Location: Center for the Arts in Downtown Jackson
    • Time: Friday, January 16th from 5:30-7
    • Information:  Opening Reception for Ed Lavino
  • Brew Your Own Root Beer
    • Location: JH Children’s Museum
    • Time: Sunday, January 18th from 11:30-1pm
    • Information: For kids 6 and older, $20 to participate

And…Lots of Skiing!!

Throwing Down with a Throwback

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It’s 2015 in Jackson Hole and that means The Big One is officially in its 50th year. Celebrations are already underway as evidenced by the release of the ‘Born to Be Wild’ piece a first video in a series to roll out  leading up to December 19th when the resort will officially be blowing it out for the big old birthday celebration.


Five more videos to come, so stay tuned. But in the meantime, Throwbacks will be going off every Thursday on this blog and the surrounding social universe.

Jackson Hole experts and history buffs can expect a weekly dose of vintage eye candy to the tune of backscratchers off the Tensleep roller, classic Corbet drops on the regular, and the occasional Powder 8 nod touting the glory of days gone by.

We’ll kick it off this first Thursday of the 50th with two quintessential Jackson icons:

Coombs & Corbet’s

Ski Legend Doug Coombs Drops Kirby's Entrance, Corbet's Couloir

Ski Legend Doug Coombs Drops Kirby’s Entrance, Corbet’s Couloir

Classic Photo Via Wade McKoy and Focus Productions

Elevated Women’s Camp

post by JuliAnne Forrest

It all comes down to one word: Confidence. That one word was key to a successful week at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for the Annual Elevated Women’s Ski Camp last year. This year I am planning on building on that confidence and once again, improving my skiing.

Elevated was created in 2013 to improve the skills of female intermediate skiers. Intermediate covers a variety of ski levels and that is what makes this camp so unique and helpful. Whether you are a base intermediate skier, that would be me, who wants to hone their skills and gain confidence in their skiing, or the advanced skier who is ready to push their skiing to the expert level, Elevated has something for everyone.

Last year seven groups of women with varying ski levels established friendships that will undoubtedly bring them back again and again for camp. There were foxes, angels, silent film stars and rodeo cowgirls, but more on that later in the video. When you bring a group of like-minded women together to ski and support each other, let’s just say a lot of fun is inevitable.


Global Fat Bike Summit in Jackson Hole!


Hundreds of Fat Bike enthusiasts will gather at the Snow King Resort Jan. 24/25 at the 4th Annual Global Fat Bike Festival. Immediately recognizable by their huge 5” low pressure fat tires, Fat Bikes are the fastest growing segment of the bicycle industry as winter outdoor enthusiasts realize how easy and maneuverable Fat Bikes are to ride.  Hoback Sports, located in downtown Jackson,  has been an early adopter of the sport and will be hosting events throughout the weekend.

“These things can be ridden just about anywhere,” said Festival Coordinator Gary Sjoquist. “Frozen lakes, beaches, groomed trails, and out on dirt trails, too. First time Fat Bike riders always come back with a grin.”


The Festival at Snow King will feature test rides of Fat Bikes from manufacturers like Salsa, Surly, Trek Specialized, Borealis, and Durango Bike Co.  Vendors will display cold weather riding apparel, fat bike tires, and the newest lightweight products like carbon rims and cranksets.


Resolutions to be a better skier? 11 Exercises to Boost Your Ski Fitness

If you’ve ever been to Jackson, then you know this place is chocked full of strong men and women.  We spend as much time as possible focusing on our bodies so that we can do the sports and activities we love so much.  We all know we need exercise, but spending at least 1 hour each week focusing on exercises that are dedicated to your sport will help your body transfer the training when you need it most.  These 11 exercises will not only get your muscles trained , but will help your mind map these body movements into becoming a stronger and better skier.



Dropping into the Weekend

Congratulations! You’ve rock-starred your way through the first full week of January and now it’s time to enjoy the weekend. Make sure you get some time on the slopes, and when you’re done shredding,  this is what’s happening in Jackson. Have fun and be safe!

  • Wyoming Randonee Roundup Race
    • Location: Apres Vous, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
    • Time: Sunday, January 11th at 8 am
    • Information:  More information can be found here.


  • “Pimp My Ride” Happy Hour Spin Class
    • Location: Revolution Indoor Cycling
    • Time: Friday, January 9th at 5:30 pm
    • Information:  $5 admission, Register online here.


Jackson Hole Goes Over 200″ on the Season

The latest storm has come to an end with a total of 35″ over 3 days, and Jackson Hole has gone over the 200″ mark on the season (207″ officially). All of the snow has us sitting pretty with snow depths well above average, with 88″ on the upper mountain.

The storm began in earnest on Saturday night, and the Sunday morning snow report was 6″. By the time the afternoon rolled around the weather was getting wild and the turns were deep!

Tanner Flanagan finds a choice pocket of fluff:

Dropping into the Weekend

Holy 2015!  It’s time to start off the New Year with a fun social schedule–what do you have in store?   Nothing?  Not to worry, here’s a list of some of the events going on this weekend.  Have fun and be safe!

  • 10th Annual Backcountry Film Festival
    • Time: Friday, January 2nd at 7:30 pm
    • Location: Pink Garter Theatre
    • Information:  $10 Admission
  • James McMurtry in Concert 
    • Location: Center for the Arts
    • Time: Friday, January 2nd at 7 pm
    • Information:  Tickets available online and at the CFTA Box Office
  • Huidekoper Cup at Wilson Rink
    • Location: Owen Bircher Park in Wilson
    • Time: Saturday, January 2nd at 10:30 am
    • Information:  Watch this annual Hockey Tournament with a cup of Hot Cocoa!
  • Appreciation Party for Mayor Mark Barron
    • Location: Center for the Art
    • Time: Saturday, January 3rd at 7 pm
    • Information: Free and open to the public
  • WyoBass Performance
    • Location: Town Square Tavern
    • Time: Saturday, January 3rd at 10 pm
    • Cost: Free
  • Wine Tasting on a Budget
    • Location: Dornans in Moose
    • Time:  Sunday, January 4th from 6-8pm
    • Information:  For more information  please call 733-2415, ext 202


Bringing in the New Year in Wintery Jackson Hole

Tomorrow is New Years Eve and the mountains feel like they’re preparing us for a new year. The crisp clear skies and new snow have left a fresh blanket of white, and we’re all feeling ready for 2015 to bring us fresh ideas, powder, and overall wonderment.  new-years-jackson-hole-fireworks-1

Jackson Hole offers some great options for celebrations on New Years Eve, and partaking in them is a guaranteed great way to end the year, and start off another!  Here are a few options that will appeal to the party goers as well as the ‘in bed by 9’ types.

Jackson Hole in Teton Village has a torch light parade followed by fireworks, which starts at 6pm.  This is not to be missed by the kiddos, and starts early enough so even the little ones can catch the firework magic. *Editor’s Note: The torchlight parade and fireworks will run as scheduled, but the Kid’s “Glow Worm Parade” has been canceled.


If you’re feeling like a party, check out the Gondi Gala at Couloir Restaurant at the top of the Gondola, starting at 9pm, offering the valley’s most prestigious and beautiful view.  Couloir is notably the best party every December 31st: there is world class star gazing, a moon lit gondola ride, great music, great wine and drinks and all the ambiance and fun a great party needs.

Snow King also offers fireworks and glow torch parade, for those of you staying closer to town. The festivities start at 6:15 in town, you can find out more details here.



If you’re interested in fine dining your way into 2015, there are a few great restaurants that are worth checking out.  If you’re late to the game and can’t find any reservations, ask these restaurants about sitting at the bar as a lot of area restaurants have open bar seats that are just as great (I do recommend getting in early if you want a seat).  Local on the town square has a great burger and a lot of delicious game meat options.  Rendezvous Bistro is a Jackson classic, and is always a great choice for revelry and delicious food.  Hayden’s Post in Snow King Resort is one of the valley’s newer restaurants and is offering a prix fix menu of $60/person with awesome indoor viewing of snow kings torch light parade and fireworks.  The fireplace, food, and decor are all spot on for a great night.  The Snake River Grill has the incredible food and a small bar– if you’re lucky enough to score a seat, you won’t be disappointed. Il Villagio Osteria is a fabulous Italian restaurant in Teton Village that offers the best of both worlds, fireworks and then delicious food and wine.  Finally, The Rose is a bar/restaurant in town that has the most talented bar tenders in town, and offers delicious food.  Even more ideal, the valley’s best music venue is next door where a Michael Jackson tribute band will be rocking into the night.

Check out Jackson’s Foodie mag, Dishing, for all the details on the best restaurants in town.

However you celebrate the end of 2014, and the beginning of 2015, I hope you find just the thing to bring 2015 in the most beautiful of ways.

Happy New Year!



Deepcember Delivers Again | 12/29 Snow Update

It’s been a White Christmas and beyond in Jackson Hole with 66″ falling since December 14th, and only one day without measurable snowfall in that period. The past 48 hours have graced us with 12″ on the upper mountain and 19″ at mid-mountain, with many claiming yesterday as the best powder skiing in years.

Tigger Knecht digs in: