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.
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.
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.
Warm temperatures and melting snow have led to some great trail conditions here in Jackson Hole. There is plenty of dry singletrack in the Cache Creek/Snow King trail network and our minds are on mountain biking. To help you gear up for summer riding fun, Hoback Sports is hosting it’s annual Memorial Day sale, Friday May 23rd-Monday May 26th. Stop on by Hoback Sports (in the town of Jackson, 520 W. Broadway) for 10% off bike components, 15% of bike accessories, 15% off bike clothing & more. There are also store wide savings of 10-60% with closeout prices on last year’s summer/winter hard & soft goods.
It seems like just yesterday that we were enjoying winter tram laps this past winter. Now that late May has arrived and (some) snow has melted, its time to ring in the summer season with the re-opening of the Aerial Tram at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. As your “ticket to the top” the Tram cruises 4,139 vertical feet above the valley floor to the summit of Rendezvous Mountain.
Welcome to Summer 2014! Jackson Hole Sports wants to welcome all of our guests to another amazing summer here in Teton Village. Jackson Hole Sports opened last weekend and we are so proud to have the valley’s largest selection of lifestyle clothing, bike rentals, and disc golf discs. With apparel from Marmot, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear, Victorinox, Dylan, Lole, Arcteryx, Aventura, Teva, Sunuk, Olukai, Eider, Nau, Horny Toad, Quicksilver, Oakley, and Pistil; Jackson Hole Sports offers clothing and accessories to fit every niche.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has invested a great deal of time, resources and money into being as green as possible and our veggie oil trucks are one of the coolest displays of that commitment. We caught up with Vehicle Maintenance Manager Steve Parker to learn a little bit more about the Veggie Oil trucks.
There are currently 3 veggie oil trucks in our fleet, including the oldest truck which has gone over 25,000 miles on veggie oil alone. 25,000 miles of driving represents a significant amount of fuel savings, and according to Steve it drives like a dream.
With over 500″ of snow, the winter of 2013/14 was a year to remember. Looking back on our season, here are the top 10 Facebook posts from the winter. It’s pretty clear that everyone “likes” powder.
It’s that time of year again- snow is melting and trails are starting to dry out around the valley. With just a little bit of dry singletrack but lots more to come, now is the time to get your bike in for a tune and beat the rush that begins when it gets really warm out. We caught up with Brendon Newton, an experienced bike mechanic at Hoback Sports.
Do I need my suspension worked on every year?
“Rebuilding your suspension on a mountain bike is important not only to extend the life of the suspension but also to keep it feeling good. There’s a small amount of lube in there and there’s rubber based seals that wear out or dry rot. Most manufacturers are going to recommend that you have your suspension serviced at a minimum of once per year. There are a number of products that we recommend service on as much as once per month, maybe a couple of times per summer to keep those items lubed, running well and really working to their maximum potential. That’s something that people tend to underestimate.”
Editor’s Note: The Jackson Hole Eco Fair will be happening on Saturday, May 10th from 12-5pm at the base of Snow King Mountain (on the baseball field) in the Town of Jackson. We will be there displaying our veggie oil trucks and there will be many other exhibitors, including Hole Food Rescue, which is profiled below by founder Alison Dunford. Check out more information on the Eco Fair and we’ll see you there on Saturday!
Words: Alison Dunford
As I replay the first time I jumped into a dumpster looking for food, my heart still races remembering the uncertainty I felt. I was a quizzical 20 year old challenging social norms, attempting to find myself as well as a “freegan” meal I suppose. Standing in that dark alley of my local health-food store, I had little foresight into what the word waste would come to mean to my personal and professional trajectory.