Skiing with your kids can be a really amazing experience, it can also be really challenging. Finding the right equipment is 70% of the battle, the other 30% is getting them out the door and then carrying all that crap the base of the lifts. If you’re planning a spring break trip, or just a long weekend even, make sure you’ve got the right goods for your kids to have a great time too! This will ensure happy skiers and happy parents for years to come.
On Saturday I dropped Gemma off in ski school, and as I prepared to leave to go skiing with my wife and friends – she asked “Dad, will you stay and watch me ski?” I never would have guessed it before I had kids, but I can honestly say there are few things in my life that can rival the exhilaration of watching my kids taking on the challenges of the mountains, and loving the experience. Jenn Wood – Gemma’s tireless Kids Ranch Instructor was happy to have me tag along. The whole experience was a blast, watching Jenn giving the kids freedom to roam, while teaching them how to be safe, and watching all these 5 year old girls tear around the mountain so easily. Growing up in JH is a rare privilege.
Howdy, #jaxnlance here for a straight up powder post! I mean, we have to throw down at least one post full of pow stoke. Oh and did we mention these were all taken in the past 10 days? Conditions are straight up EPIC! I am writing this with a JH tapped report that just came through of 11 new inches since lifts closed with that bringing it to a whopping new total of 435 inches for the season and a 135″ snow depth (man, I need to type really fast and hit the slopes!) Here is our powder day low down…
Words: Kendall McCune
It’s hard to deny that for winter activities in Jackson Hole, skiing is king… but why does that mean we have to forget about our favorite summer activities? A few weeks ago, I discovered firsthand that my high pressure day dreams of being on my bike don’t have to remain that way. Meet: the fat bike (you may have heard it called a snow bike; but you can actually ride it during all four seasons!):
Jax n’ Lance here for a weekly dose of adventure. First things first, can you believe the ridiculous amount of snow we have been getting?!? Call me a broken record or call it groundhog day, yet 44 inches since the 28th? Blasting through records, and literally dropping snow more days than I can keep track of. And I am pretty sure the tram can’t even believe the powder blowing in its way… #blessed. If you don’t live here and were tossing the idea around of a visit, here is a teaser…
Powder aside, or when you have had enough powder days #isthatevenpossible, this week we thought we would throw another dose of winter adventure your way.
I got to ski with the Steep & Deep Adaptive camp last winter and have been looking forward to the chance to do it again ever since. Not only do these guys have a blast on the hill, but they absolutely shred and the energy is contagious. Campers come back year after year and it’s easy to see why.
Jackson Hole hasn’t seen a February with more snow since 1986. February has been the second snowiest on record, with well over 11 feet falling (140″ to be exact). Since the snow globe got shaken up on 1/27, there have only been three days without measurable snowfall. Mother nature isn’t calling it quits either, with a Winter Storm Warning through Sunday morning forecasting big snow in the Tetons and fat flakes currently falling. Join us in taking a look back at a truly incredible month of riding powder.
The cycle of snow kicked off in earnest with 19″ on 1/30 & 1/31, but we’re just talking about February. After the strong finish to January, we saw a few inches on each of the first two days of February. Here on February 2nd, Jess McMillan starts the month off right with fresh snow and pillows (which have probably long since been buried).