What is a tram splice? If you’ve been around Teton Village this week and seen this covered walkway on the tram cables, no, this isn’t some cool new summer activity. The tram cables were shortened by roughly 5 meters as routine use stretches out the cables, and this shortening process keeps the cables tight. This is done every few years and is just a part of us keeping the mountain safe.
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The 46th Annual Boy Scout Elk Antler Auction was held in Jackson Hole over the weekend. The Boy Scouts auction antlers that they have found on the National Elk Refuge. 80% of the proceeds go towards long-term habitat improvements on the National Elk Refuge. Congratulations to the Boy Scouts for another successful auction.
What happens at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort when we’re closed? Trail and lift maintenance workers share the mountain with abundant wildlife including Moose, Elk, Deer, Bears, Marmots and more. Come check out the wildlife and trails starting May 25th when the Aerial Tram opens for the summer season.
Keeping the Web Cams rolling for the summer! This is the Casper Quad Chair Webcam.
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The tulips welcomed us to Teton Village this morning. It is shaping up to be another great day in Jackson Hole. I saw my first wild flowers of the season this week as well. Get out for a hike and see what you can see.
It is starting to feel like summer in the Tetons. Friday saw the opening of the South enterance to Yellowstone National park. The opening of the park roads is always an unoffical milestone marking the start of another summer in the Tetons. Along with the park opening we have been experiencing warm sunny days. This has helped to dry out many of the biking and hiking trails and free the lakes of ice leading to endless recreational opportunities for visitors and locals alike. Of course, we are still a ways away from enjoy the higher altitude trails, but there is plenty to do. Here are a few suggestions:
1. Hike the Jenny Lake trail in Grand Teton National Park. – Jenny Lake offers some of the most beautiful views of the Tetons and the Cathedral Group in the park. The 7 mile trails circles the lake and is one of the easiest hikes in the park.
2. Visit Yellowstone – Spring and early summer is a fantastic time to visit Yellowstone. The animals are moving around after a long winter, plants are in bloom and the road are less crowded than the height of the summer season. Bring your camera, binoculars and a picinic basket and create a few lasting memories.
3. Mountain Bike Cache Creek – Jackson Hole is home to incredible mountain biking. Much of it can be found in the Cache Creek drainage. Hop on your bike and go for a spin. The word is that most of the trails are free of mud and snow and are in great shape.
Jackson Hole Sports is opening on Saturday May 18th for the summer season.
Come on by and see the largest selection of lifestyle clothing in the valley. We also have hybrid/cruiser bikes available for rent. Get your legs going and come and ride the bike paths! Mention this blog post and receive a full day hybrid bike rental and only pay the half day price. Half day rate is $35 for any 4 hour period and we will give you a full 24 hours for this special. We will be open 9-5 daily and look forward to the bike park opening on June 15th. We are also available to tune your bikes and we currently have no wait. Come and see your friendly staff members at Jackson Hole Sports.
The Jackson Hole Bike Park offers lift-serviced mountain biking on well-built trails for all ability levels. If you’re an advanced rider you’ll want to spend some time at the bike park as well as on some of the singletrack on Teton Pass.
Here is a little taste of the fun offered by the Parallel trail on Teton Pass, ridden and filmed by JHMR athlete and pro skier/mountain biker Andrew Whiteford:
Almost Spring 2011 from Andrew Whiteford on Vimeo.
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Ahhh…winter in Jackson Hole. As we head into spring the snow melts into water and fills up our lakes and streams, home of whitewater rafting and world-class fishing. But we can’t forget about the snow that came first:
A night time view of the town of Jackson below and the groomers hard at work at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in the distance
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Where else can you slay 12″+ trout, kick it with deer, and be literally in the middle of town?
Welcome to The Adventures of Throttle category of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Blog. Blog Correspondent Throttle wears may hats at JHMR and in life. Follow his adventures and enjoy his musings as he showcases Jackson Hole as only he can.
We never know what April, May and June weather in Jackson Hole will have in store for us. Some years we can get on the bikes, trails and rivers as soon as we put the skis away for the winter. Other years we find ours chomping at the bit waiting for the snow and rain to stop so we can get outside and enjoy everything that Jackson Hole has to offer. During these waiting periods I find myself creating a checklist of things I want to do this summer. It usually consists of a mix of things I have loved in the past as well as new trails to ride or hike, new rivers to fish or mountains to climb. As I look out the window this morning, gazing up at mountain still have covered with snow and the remnants of another great ski season the list is starting to solidify for this summer. I am left wondering what other people are thinking about as we wait for the trails to dry out, the streets to be swept and the grass to green. So I ask you, what are you going to do this summer in Jackson Hole? Whether you are here for entire summer, a week or a weekend. Will you climb the Grand Teton or catch a trout with a fly rod? Will you hike the Teton Crest Trail or plant the perfect garden? Jackson Hole is a paradise in the summer. Don’t let a moment of it pass you by.