Mountain Collective On Sale Today!

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We’re excited to announce that Sun Valley is an official member of the Mountain Collective family!

Even better news–Starting today, a limited number of Mountain Collective passes are on sale for only $369 US. The Mountain Collective™ Pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the eight destinations (AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine, Sun Valley, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb), plus a 50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates. Pricing for the kids pass (ages 12 and under) is just $99 for the 2015-16 season, offering an incredible deal for families.

With purchase today, you get a bonus day–Check out the deal here before the passes sell out!

 

Dick’s Ditch 2015 Results

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The 16th annual Dick’s Ditch Banked Slalom was another great success!

Competitors from all over the country came to test their times on “that crazy ditch.” Racing conditions were excellent, with hard and fast turns in the morning, and softer conditions as the day warmed. See results below.

2015 Dick’s Ditch Final Results (PDF)

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The highly sought-after winner’s belt buckle.

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Snowboarders and skiers both raced this weekend.

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Masters snowboard division take the podium.

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Beautiful sunny, warm weather made for great conditions.

Dropping into the RADness

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Why just drop into the weekend when you can officially drop into March RADness?! March is here, and so are the concerts, epic après sessions, and spring skiing–Grab a friend, grab an adult beverage (or crispy cold Pepsi), and get out to the village!

Justin Smith Live

  • Location:  The Handle Bar at the Four Seasons in Teton Village
  • Time: Thursday, March 5th from 4 – 7pm
  • Information:  Enjoy après outside!  Beer, delicious bites, and the sweet sounds of Justin Smith

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT:  Apres?  More like ApRAD!  Sorry, that was really bad, but I promise that Justin’s performance will be really good.  Plus, there’s no better feeling than taking in the gorgeous mountain views outside next to a warm fire.  Yup, there’s fire!

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Head for the Hills at Town Square Tavern

  • Location:  The Town Square Tavern in Downtown Jackson
  • Time: Friday, March 6th at 9 pm
  • Information:  Tickets are $10, must be 21 to enter

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT: This is an awesome band and we are so lucky that they’re making a stop in Jackson Hole.  The Town Square Tavern is super central, so you can grab dinner in town and then head over!  $10 for a concert is an awesome deal, considering some people are probably paying $10 for a coffee in other towns.   Plus, look how chill, yet intense they look in this photo!

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Matt Donovan at The Handle Bar

  • Location:  The Handle Bar at the Four Seasons in Teton Village
  • Time: Friday, March 6th from 4 – 7pm
  • Information:  Enjoy après outside!  Beer, delicious bites, and the rhythmic tunes of Matt Donovan.2-head-for-the-hills

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT:  I know Matt–He’s a great guy, which means that you’ll be supporting a good person AND enjoying music at the same time. Look how happy Ilka and I look in this picture just THINKING about music at The Handle Bar.

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86 Hair Band at Mangy Moose

  • Location:  The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
  • Time: Friday, March 6th at 9 pm
  • Information:You asked for it! Well, so maybe you didn’t…but you’re gonna get it! Lay back, relax, and prepare to receive the gift of 86! Dress 80’s style, and be ready to have some serious fun shaking your acid-washed butt to the sounds of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Guns and Roses, Journey, Whitesnake, etc.

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT:  I am willing to put my reputation on the line for this one.  86 is the best show I’ve seen in a long time and I HIGHLY recommend that you get out to The Mangy Moose on Friday night.  They are electric in every way, and you’ll definitely know all of the songs that they play.  If you’re smart and attend….you should also consider wearing some 80’s flare.  It’ll only enhance the face-meltyness of it all.

Jackson Hole Moose Hockey Game vs. Vermont

  • Location: Snow King Area
  • Time: Friday, March 6th and Saturday March 7th at 7:30 pm
  • Information:  Tickets are $10 at the door, $5 for season passholders

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT:  So I went to the Moose game last weekend and had SO MUCH FUN.  I’ll be honest—I don’t know who won and I didn’t really watch any of the hockey….BUT!  I made at least 3 friends and that’s what it’s all about.  Go Hockey!

Dick’s Ditch Classic Banked Slalom

  • Location: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village
  • Time: Friday, March 6th through Sunday, March 8th
  • Information: The Dick’s Ditch Classic Banked Slalom is like no other ski and snowboard event in the world. With 18 categories for groms (age 12), amateurs, masters, and pros in ski and snowboard disciplines, there’s a class for anyone willing to accept the challenge. For more information and registration, click here.

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT: The slogan for Dick’s Ditch this year is “That’s One Crazy Ditch,” because it’s a pretty loco ditch (Spanish for crazy ditch). I’ll be out there as a spectator, so come hangout with me!

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BOOK SIGNING with author Kit DesLauriers

  • Location: Jackson Hole Sports in Teton Village
  • Time: Saturday March 7, 2015 from 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Information: Pick up a copy of Higher Love-Skiing the Seven Summits, and meet Kit!

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT: If you want to meet a truly amazing female author, head up to JH Sports on Saturday.  This plan makes a lot of sense, because you’ll already be out here for Dick’s Ditch and then you can tap into your intellectual side with Kit before heading to Music Under the Tram.  I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again–Your welcome for planning your best day eva.

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Music Under the Tram – One Ton Pig

  • Location: Teton Village, Next to Nick Wilson’s
  • Time: Saturday, March 7th from 3-6 pm
  • Information:  Year 4 of this massively popular free spring concert series. Favorite regional and local bands entertain the crowds every Saturday in this unforgettable, sunny location, slopeside under the tram.  Grab your friends, and après like there is no tomorrow!

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT: Yay!!! Music Under the Tram is back!  Yes…it’s literally under the Tram, so it takes very little effort to finish skiing and then jam out with your friends.  And the friends you don’t know yet. Look for me–I’ll be the girl super excited about everything going on.

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Eco Après featuring JH2O

  • Location:  Events Tent/Under the Tram, Teton Village
  • Time:  Saturday, March 7th from 2-5:30pm
  • Information:  It’s après with an environmentally friendly twist! Join us this Saturday, March 7th in the White Events Tent to learn about local non-profits that work tirelessly to protect this valley that we love so much. We’ll be selling beer-filled Eco Apres Sili-Pints for $10, which includes a free refill!

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT:  It’s rare that you get an opportunity to do good and have fun at the same time, so be sure to (e)C(0)HECK it out!  There will be raffle prizes, amazing sili-pint beer deals, and philanthropic vibes for all.  Our goal is to raise $2000 so that we can install a JH2O Refillable Water station in the Village Commons.  It’s a good place to head before Music Under the Tram kicks off, and I’ll be in there making as many environmentally relevant puns as my brain can muster.  Don’t miss the puns!

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Hell’s Belles

  • Location: The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
  • Time: Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 pm
  • Information:  Always a Mangy Moose Saloon SELL-OUT!  Hell’s Belles are first and foremost dedicated AC/DC fanatics. This is what we all have in common, we’re all part of a huge community of devotees to one of the greatest Rock&Roll bands in the world. $12 – Purchase Here: www.etix.com

SHELLIE’S RAD INSIGHT:  All of my friends have been talking about how awesome this band is, which is enough for me.  Be there.  Don’t be square (unless you’re SpongeBob lol).

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March Brings Fresh Snow in Jackson Hole

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After picking up 5″ of snow on Saturday, today’s 5″ refresh brought us some great turns in Jackson Hole. The report was 5″ at 6AM, but it continued to snow heavily in the morning and we picked up a few additional inches since.

The second run of the day was one we will be remembering all week long, with fresh, dry snow sitting on top of a beautifully groomed Rag Run.
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Eco Après at Jackson Hole!

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It’s après with an environmentally friendly twist!  Join us this Saturday, March 7th in the White Events Tent to learn about local non-profits that work tirelessly to protect this valley that we love so much.  We’ll be selling beer-filled Eco Apres Sili-Pints for $10, which includes a free refill! Even more exciting, the more non-profit tables you visit, the higher your chances are of winning some really awesome raffle prizes.  See you at 2pm on Saturday!

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March Radness Instagram Takeover

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This March, six talented photographers are taking over @jacksonhole on Instagram, showcasing their favorite JH moments. To make the month even more RAD we’re giving you a chance to be featured on @jacksonhole and win 2 lift tickets for JHMR. Tag your photos #JHdreaming to be entered and every five days a new winner will be announced.920 width

Let’s get to know the takeover photographers that will be posting and picking their favorite #JHdreaming photos that you post.

Jay Goodrich – With an artistic eye and a love for trees we can’t wait to see what Jay posts to open up the Instagram takeover for the month of March.
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Andy Bardon – From Everest to the Tetons, National Geographic photographer, Andy Bardon is sure light up the @jacksonhole Instagram feed.
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Fredrick Marmsater -With a passion for adventure including snow, rock and ice Fred always gets the job done.fred marmsater1
Wade McKoy – Legendary Jackson Hole photographer, Wade McKoy has been in the JH ski scene for 40 years. He carved the way for ski photographers and is still pushing the limits of what is captured with a camera.
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Greg Von Doersten – From working with Teton Gravity Research to chasing kayaks on the lnga Rapids, the largest rapids in the world on the Congo River, we know we are in for a treat with Greg behind @jacksonhole.
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Chris Figenshau – Our Photo of the Day photographer, when he’s not on an expedition, for the last twenty years is going to close out the @jacksonhole Instagram takeover.Chris Figenshau

Be sure to follow @jacksonhole on Instagram and tag your photos #JHdreaming to be entered win. Check out all the #JHdreaming photos.

Dropping into the Weekend

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AHHH IT’S THE LAST WEEKEND IN FEBRUARY-WHAT DOES THAT MEAN???  It means that we all need to carpe diem and carpe noctem til the clock turns March. The best way to seize every moment is by waking up with a smile on your face, hitting the slopes, and then attending any of the fun local events listed below.  Have fun, be safe, and look both ways before crossing the street!

Après @ Nick Wilson’s Presented by Bud Light

  • Location:  Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café in Teton Village
  • Time: Sunday, March 1st from 4-6 pm
  • Information: DJ VerT-OnE $1 off Bud and Bud Light Great Prizes and Giveaways
  • THE INSIDE SCOOP:  There are a few ways that you can kick March off right.  Wake up and say “Rabbit Rabbit” before you say anything else (I don’t know…someone told me in 3rd grade that it’s good luck), get a group of friends out to The Village, shred all day, and then head over to Nick’s for the last Apres session in this awesome event series sponsored by Bud Light.  If you say “Rabbit Rabbit,” maybe you’ll be SUPER lucky and win one of the great prizes.  May the odds be ever in your favor!

NICKS3_FINAL_OUTLINEDMoose Hockey Game vs. Cleveland
Location: Snow King Arena
Time: Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th at 7:30
Information: Tickets are $9 at the door, $5 with proof of JHMR Grand Pass
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Moose games are ALWAYS a fun time.  I’ll be there on Friday night, so if you’re not having fun, just find me and I’ll tell you a couple of knock knock jokes that I know.  Then we can go watch the game up against the boards and get kind of nervous every time there’s a fight near us.  Doesn’t this sound fun?  I know.

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Live Music On the Square
Location: The Silver Dollar Bar in The Wort Hotel
Time: Friday, February 27th and Saturday, February 28th at 7:30
Information: Boondocks – Americana/Folk/Country Blues
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  The Silver Dollar Bar is a local favorite and a great place to ease into your evening.  The Boondocks are a really talented band, and if you play your cards your right, you might get asked to dance!  If you don’t want to dance, just grab a drink and find a seat so that you can cheer on the dancers.  Also-The quesadillas are awesome.

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Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.
Location: Off Square Theatre Company
Time: Friday, February 27th at 6:30 and Saturday, February 28th at 1 pm
Information: Performed by Jackson’s youth and presented by Off Square Theatre Company. $22 for adults, $12 for ages 4-18, free for 3 and younger
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  I used to perform in these musicals when I was young and they are really impressive productions.  This is a great family event and a perfect way to support community arts. AND! If you’re reading this and you’re under the age of 3…  a) Wow you’re very advanced for your age!  b) You get to attend the show for free!

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WyoBass
Location: The Town Square Tavern
Time: Saturday, February 28th at 10 pm
Information: DJs Spartan and Just Kenny spin electro, house, dubstep and hits.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  The Tavern is the best place to be this weekend after 10 pm.  It’s right downtown and when you’re done hitting the dance floor, you can walk one block away and grab a DELICIOUS slice of pizza at Pinky G’s.

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