New Summer Athlete: Meet Eric Orton

This summer here at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort we are excited to partner up with an elite team of summer athletes, we’re calling them The Dream Team, as these folks “live the dream” on a daily basis, whether it be biking, running, roping or kayaking, they are training, working outdoors and always enjoying the best of what Jackson Hole has to offer. Throughout the summer we’ll follow Eric Orton on the mountain trails, Will Taggart on the rivers and lakes of Jackson Hole, Crystal Wright into the rodeo center stage, and Andrew Whiteford for some two wheel fun throughout the valley trail system.


The JH2O Project

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September 2013 saw the start of another Leadership Jackson Hole class. This class, offered by the University of Wyoming Extension is a series of sessions and workshops for emerging and established leaders who wish to increase their leadership skills, knowledge and participation in community issues. This 9 month class is offered every two years to members of the community. Each class is assigned the task of developing and completing a group project. These projects not only serve as a means to educate participants in how to successfully develop and complete a project within our community, but ultimately determining how the project can benefit the community in some way. Past projects have included replacing the roof on the Jackson Peak Ski Cabin and the Boulder Park.

Sita | Fishing on Jenny Lake

There are many types of fishermen who frequent the waters of the Jackson Hole Valley. Each of them, have what may be called their own style, or perhaps more eloquently, their raison d’etre. My husband, happens to be a fisherman who quite likes to eat what he catches. I on the other hand, prefer to simply catch for the thrill.


What to Do this Weekend in Jackson Hole | June 20-22

wood-wort-heroWith so much to do at any one moment in Jackson Hole it is easy to get lost in the options.  This weekend is no different.  With seemingly unlimited options for outdoor activities along with a great lineup of music and other activities this weekend is sure to live up to the hype.  There are too many events and activities lined up to list them all so I will highlight a few that are sure to be worth the effort.


Winter’s Last Stand | Chasing Summer Snow with JHMR Athlete Griffin Post

I hastily rifled through bins of winter gear in the shed in my backyard. I had neatly packed away all of this stuff for the season just last weekend. Flurries were flying outside and the word was that significant snowfall had already accumulated at the higher elevations of the Teton Range. The date was June 18th and I was trying to gather my gear to go skiing the next day.

The spring has been suspiciously summer-like in Jackson Hole, and in the haze of flip-flops, mountain biking and river time I had forgotten that it was only June. This temporary switch back to winter is the type of weather that only seems to happen immediately after you put your skis in storage of take the snow tires off your car. I should have seen it coming.

It’s easy to grumble when you see snowflakes out the window and you’re already in your summer routine, but there are definitely some positives that stem from this kind of weather. When I got a message from JHMR athlete Griffin Post asking about skiing on Thursday morning, I ignored it at first. He couldn’t be serious, could he? Skiing was the furthest thing from my mind at this point in June, but 5 minutes passed and I came to my senses. I was in.

This Weekend in Teton Village | June 14-15

This is a big weekend in Teton Village as the Bike Park, Bungee Trampoline, Rock Wall and brand new Aerial Adventure Course will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 14th. Tune in here to learn how you can get in on the fun as well as more info on our new Grand Adventure Pass that bundles some of these activities together for the best way to spend the day in Teton Village.

Pictured above is the new Aerial Adventure Course. I haven’t gotten to sample the course yet but have been hearing rave reviews from staff members that have been training all week. The Aerial Adventure Course will be open all weekend from 10am-6pm.

Jackson Hole Bike Park Opens on Saturday

Saturday June 14th is opening day in the Jackson Hole Bike Park and we can’t wait to add bike park laps to our regular routine. Smooth, flowy trails with features for all ability levels are what makes the Bike Park so great. We got out recently to get reacquainted with the trails and check out what our Trail Crew has been up to. The most notable difference for opening day will be larger features on the Bandit Trail. The Trail Crew has some other tricks up their sleeves as well, with a new beginner jump trail also in the works later this summer.

JHMR Athlete Andrew Whiteford samples one of the freshly dug and re-sized jumps on Bandit

Paragliding in Jackson Hole

Of all the great ways to experience the Tetons (and there are many), the most dramatic may be a scenic paragliding flight from right here at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Depending on winds, you might fly from the top of the tram or top of the gondola (or not at all if winds are unsafe to fly). Either way, the views are absolutely jaw-dropping and you’ll never look at Jackson Hole the same way again.

Action Packed Memorial Day Weekend in Jackson Hole

Memorial Day in the Tetons unofficially marks the start of summer.  The weather is improving, trails are drying out, lakes are icing out and summer activities are starting to ramp up.  Memorial Day 2014 offers no shortage of entertainment.  The town of Jackson and Teton Village will play host to a myriad of events and activities for all ages to enjoy.  With so many options to choose from I thought I would offer up one possible agenda for your Memorial Day weekend.