Taste of the Tetons #holefood

Jackson Hole’s annual and highly anticipated Fall Arts Festival is well underway with the Western Design Conference, Palates and Palettes tonight and Taste of the Tetons, so the #holefood focus in Jackson is high right now. It’s perfect timing for this dedicated Friday Food forum where we explore the culinary landscape of Jackson Hole all in with a spirit of excitement surrounding Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Fine Dinging Restaurant Groups joint venture From the Range – Jackson Hole cooks at the James Beard House.

Time to Paint the Town in Jackson Hole!

Executive Chef Roger Freedman and Wes Hamilton are partnering to bring the best of Jackson Hole’s culinary palate to New York City. Freedman’s palate has a place throughout the valley spanning from Rendezvous Bistro to Osteria and even to a little delicious and lesser-known pet ice cream project. Fine Dining’s Restaurants will be represented at Palates & Palates, tonight, September 5th the Legacy Gallery and Dwelling with all Jackson Hole Restaurants and Bistro Catering as well as to Asymbol Gallery with Q Roadhouse & Brewing Co.

If you ‘palate’ is looking for more- gear up for Taste of the Tetons on Sunday where all Fine Dining’s Restaurants will be serving the following mouthwatering food lineup:

Bistro: Seared Utah corn cake with housemade pork garlic sausage and local huckleberry

Q: Ballard Farms pork mosaic, Red Door Barn apple cider gastrique and sunchoke chip
Kitchen: Pulled buffalo slider with Korean BBQ and pineapple sambal

Bin22: Housepulled mozzarella with Winterset Farms tomatoes, basil and parmesan crackers

Osteria: Braised rabbit agrodolce with a beet and goat cheese terrine

Cream & Sugar: Mini ice cream sandwiches

Nothing wets the Sunday palate like a little sneak peek taste of what’s to come!

September Activity Hours | Bike Park, Tram, Ropes, Dining, Retail & More

The summer fun at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort doesn’t end just yet!  We have all of the details on hours and open/closed status of the summer activities summarized here:

September Activity Hours

Tram | Open daily through Sunday October 5 | 9:00am – 5:00 pm

Aerial Adventure Course | Open Friday-Sunday through September, 10am-5pm

Purchase a Grand Adventure Pass on Fridays-Sundays for the best deal if you plan on riding the tram and using the Aerial Adventure Course.

Bike Park | Open Friday-Sunday through September.  Friday Hours: 10am-7pm (includes Friday Night Bikes).  Sat/Sun Hours: 10am-5pm.

Bungee Trampoline & Rock Wall | closed for season

Paragliding | Open through October 5th, with meeting times of 9am and 10am. Book Now or call (307) 739-2626.

Disc Golf | open and free. Inquire for more info or to purchase discs at JH Sports.

Dining Hours

Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Cafe | Open daily through Sunday October 5, 10am-5pm.

Couloir | Open for dinner through September 12th. Closed on 9/6, 9/7, 9/10 and 9/11.

The Deck | Gondola starts running at 4:30 PM. Open through September 12th. Closed on 9/6, 9/10 and 9/11.

Tin Can Cantina | Open Friday-Sundays in September. Hours: 11am-5pm on Sat/Sun and 11am-7pm on Fridays.

The General Store | Open daily through October 5th, 8am-5pm.

Top of the World Waffles | Open daily 9am-4:30 pm through October 5th.

Retail Hours

JH Sports| Open daily through Sunday October 5 | Mon-Thurs: 9am-5pm; Friday: 9am-7pm; Sat/Sun: 9am-5:30pm

Teton Village Sports | Open daily through Sunday October 5 | 8am-5pm

Wool & Whiskey | Open daily through Sunday October 5 | 10am-5pm

Sita | Why You Need to Take Your Kids to the Ropes Course

It’s no secret that kids and especially teenagers thrive off of adrenaline and risk. Here’s a way to challenge your kids in a way that’s not dangerous, but is challenging their brains and their bodies at the same time. If your kids have had enough of the same old thing, take them to Teton Village for one last punch of summer.
I took my favorite 8 and 12 year old gals for a morning date at the village, and we did it up. We screamed our way through the bungee jumping, (yeah, I did it too!) and then made our way up the brand new ropes course!

Kayaking in Wyoming – Class V on the Clark’s Fork Box

Editor’s note: Whether it is paddling (or surfing) the local water of Jackson Hole or buzzing around the lower atmosphere via kite, Will Taggart succeeds in creating his own brand of Jackson Hole adventure.  Also a passionate photographer and videographer, Will’s Vimeo channel offers an intimate look into the sports that make him tick. Story and photos below by Will Taggart.

After a great high water spring season here in Jackson, Wyoming and paddling every day the summer kicked in at Rendezvous River Sports.  12 hour work days ensue for three straight months. Getting out on the water after the longest days of work is the only thing keeping us sane. Thanks to the long days and a great river surf season we manage to keep in shape through the summer.


A Mountain Bike Ride with Andrew Whiteford | West Game Creek

Words: Andrew Whiteford
Heading out for a mountain bike ride from town, you’re hard pressed to beat the fun and adventure of West Game Creek. Hiding behind Snow King, West Game allows you relatively quick access to the sublime feeling of solitude. In addition to flowing singletrack, significant portions of West Game Creek were burned by wildfires in September 2012, providing for a dramatic backdrop on a ride. However, I’m getting a little ahead of myself, because before you can ride West Game Creek, you’ve got to get up there!
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Couloir at It’s Finest in New York City this Fall

By now, all you #holefood foodies out there who follow, have interest, and regularly indulge in the Jackson Hole food scene, may have heard that Couloir’s Chef Wes Hamilton and his Sous Chef Chef Dave Earlson will be joining Fine Dining Restaurant’s Chef Rodger Freedman at the illustrious James Beard House this fall for a day and evening of Jackson Hole-focused cooking. It’s a rare opportunity for two of Jackson’s most talented chefs to come together bringing food ‘From the Range’ of Wyoming to the Manhattan’s Lower West Side.

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JH Sports and Teton Village Sports | Labor Day Weekend Sale

Enjoy big savings in Teton Village this extended weekend (Friday – Monday) with Teton Village Sports and JH Sports. With ski season right around the corner, there’s no better time to get your gear and save a lot of money while doing it- enjoy up to 70% off winter items and up to 40% of summer items. Boot fitters will also be on hand to get you dialed in for winter.

JH Sports will be holding its sale outside in a tent by the tram and Teton Village Sports will host its sale in the shop.

From summer apparel to fishing, winter outerwear to hard goods and more:

Get to Know Fine Dining Restaurant Group

This Foodie Friday Focuses on Fine Dining Restaurant Group:

Once upon a time, Jackson Hole was considered a one horse, rugged outpost known for steep skiing and a place where ski bums sustained themselves by exclusively snacking on saltines. Thoughts and approach to food have since evolved and Jackson Hole is now recognized as an impressive, established and ever-emerging culinary destination in and of itself. Within this varied and young culinary landscape, it’s clear that Fine Dining Restaurant Group is a category leader in putting Jackson Hole on the food map.

Fine Dinging Restaurant Group owners Gavin Fine and Chef Roger Freedman have been instrumental in ushering in a new take on ski town food. Along with good friend and chef, Roger, Gavin opened the Rendezvous Bistro in 2001 to great success with both the local community and visitors, staking new territory in his service standards, thoughtful food delivery, and dynamic spaces.  Building on the instant success of “The Bistro,” Gavin went on to create the Fine Dining Restaurant Group, including Bistro Catering (2003), Q Roadhouse & Brewing Co. (2006), Il Villaggio Osteria (2008), The Kitchen (2011), Park City’s Silver (2011), Bin22 (2012) and Roadhouse Brewing Co. (2012).

Since the founding of Rendezvous Bistro in 2001, Fine Dining Restaurant Group’s establishments have become synonymous with quality, value, comfort, innovation and a groundbreaking approach to going out to eat in a cowboy town. All restaurants in the group umbrella are favored by locals and visitors from all over the world. Expertly crafted menus emphasize simplicity, seasonal flavors and ingredients. Restaurants running from the heart of downtown Jackson to the base of Teton Village are bustling, lively delicious places to dine in any season.

This fall, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Fine Dining Restaurant Group are working to bring the flavors of Wyoming to downtown Manhattan. Born out of Gavin and Roger’s dream to one day present at the James Beard House, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Fine Dining Restaurant Group will present Jackson Hole: From the Range on October 2nd. It’s a passion project that has been in the works for several years. After being invited to showcase the area’s culinary talents in 2014, Gavin and Roger were excited to partner with Chef Wes to develop and highlight the many flavors of the area at this October’s event. Not traveling to New York for the event? Be sure to try the celebrated restaurants while in Jackson Hole!



Bar BC Dude Ranch Restoration

The valley’s oldest standing dude ranch is looking a little nicer these days thanks to the University of Pennsylvania’s Architectural Conservation Lab who is spending a week doing a top-to-bottom preservation project on one of the ranch’s many historic sleeping cabins.

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