Keeping Those Feet Warm | with JH Sports’ Stephen McDonald

This week from Stephen McDonald, Board Certified Pedorthist at Jackson Hole Sports:

Jackson Hole can be a cold mountain! Cold snowy days, clear cold days and cloudy cold days- we have ‘em all. Cold is great for snow, but not always great for our feet.

The issue I hear most about is frigid feet. As a slopeside certified Pedorthist at Jackson Hole Sports, I see this as the #1 preventable issue keeping skiers and boarders from enjoying themselves on our mountain.

Custom footbeds and custom ski boot liners offer a much greater insulation or “R” value. We sell custom footbeds from Conformable, Masterfit, and DFP along with custom liners from Intuition and Zipfit. These areas are a great place to start with your initial bootfit. Clean socks and dry liners are the foundation to a great day, but often I look to the skiers other equipment and see the answers as to why they are cold.

Teton Village Block Party | Thursday Evening

Get in the Holiday spirit this Thursday evening (December 12th) with the Teton Village Block Party. The Block Party fun includes 20% off at participating Teton Village businesses, the annual TVS Martini Party from 4-7pm and free Manhattan’s at Wool & Whiskey.


  • 20% Off from 5-8 PM at MADE, Rodeo, Wool & Whiskey, Teton Village Sports & more
  • The legendary Teton Village Sports Martini Party from 4-7 PM
  • Free Manhattan’s at Wool & Whiskey

Come kick off the Holidays in Teton Village!


Early Season Stoke


Jax n’ Lance here. We are two adventure seekers that spend our Summer’s nestled in our home of Hood River, OR and are stoked to spend our third winter season shredding in the mighty Tetons.

We are entrepreneurs, adventure partners, and best friends who have a lot of passion for skiing and living life to its fullest. Oh, and we are getting married =) We believe that if you dream it, you can do it. We are excited to share our tales of shredding this season with you and hope to give insight into the passion we have daily to get after it.

Our drive to town is always an adventure in itself. Two cars packed to the rim with all of our toys, and this year we have our new addition LOKI. A white swiss shepherd of almost 7 months old to share in the powder filled adventures. After 13 hours of driving through rain and snow, we arrive hooting and hollering as we cannot even put a cap on the stoke we have to be here for another winter.

Persephone Bakery…A Parisian Experience

*Editor’s Note:  Joanna Sheets is a Certified Nurse Midwife in Jackson, but also a foodie enthusiast. She co-authors the blog  Her and her husband, Ryan, recently moved to Jackson and will be documenting their first year adventures from skiing to the best Thai in town.


Persephone Bakery - Photograph by Ryan J. Sheets


If you are headed to Jackson this winter season…or any season for that matter, there is a bakery that is a must visit in town. I remember my first Persephone encounter, which was merely a jaunt past the opened doors that stopped me in my tracks.

The quaint, rustic and elegant design caught my attention, but as my eyes fixed on the middle of the room I would have guessed my walk had lead me down the streets of France.   Showcased within a lush boulangerie display were breads, croissants, rolls, muffins and scones, pillowing on top of each other.


Opening Day Photos from Jackson Hole

We’ve been having a blast getting back on snow today, with a lot of fun skiing to be found off of Teewinot, Apres Vous, Marmot and Casper. With Free Ski Day (including live music, food/drink deals, raffle and more) tomorrow and fun events like the Peep Show on Saturday, things are just kicking off in Jackson Hole. Tune in for some photos from Day One!

Lining up on Teewinot with the new RFID gates. The early bird gets the fresh corduroy

Opening Day is Thursday with Almost 3,000 Vertical Feet of Skiing/Riding

With over 7 feet of snow falling this season and help from our snowmaking crew, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will open up with almost 3,000 vertical feet of skiing and riding. The Teewinot, Apres Vous, Casper and Marmot lifts will be opening up on Thanksgiving, offering up a great variety of terrain. We got out on the mountain to check things out yesterday morning and found some great skiing. Our ski patrol and mountain operations staff are out there working hard to finish up with getting the mountain ready to open.

Snowmaking is still going strong on the Apres Vous and Teewinot side of things, so we checked out what Marmot and Casper were looking like. Views from Lupine Way show the upper mountain looking gorgeous.

Behind the Scenes | Jackson Hole Snowmaking

Mother Nature has been kind to the upper elevations of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort so far, gracing us with 87″ already this season. Our snowmaking team has been hard at work as well, loading up the lower elevations and picking up where Mother Nature has left off. Working around the clock in sub-freezing temperatures is no easy job, and a lot goes into getting the mountain into prime skiing shape in the early season. It’s thanks to these guys that we will be skiing and riding almost 3,000 vertical feet on opening day (on Thanksgiving). Take a look behind the scenes of the Jackson Hole Snowmaking team: