January has been a whirlwind of work travel, and a little family time. One of the highlights of the month was working with legendary snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and the TGR production team. I had the chance to work with Jeremy during his Grand Teton attempt. Riding the Grand had been a long time dream for Jeremy – and with an incredible window of snow and weather we were able to drop in on the imposing East Face/Otterbody route in deep powder conditions – an amazing experience for all involved. For the full story look for “Higher” to hit a cinema near you this fall. Jeremy was back this January to work on a segment, scheduled to air this winter. Its always great working with Jeremy – his long career in the mountains is a testament to the unique balance of motivation and patience – and its that delicate equilibrium that has keep him alive in dangerous places for along time. This time we were under a heavy storm track and we had to consider carefully what made sense – following the obvious signs that the mountains gave us. In the end we found deep snow and Jeremy showcased the talent that makes him one of the greatest riders of all time.
Backcountry Magazine makes the first stop of its basecamp tour at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort this weekend. The Backcountry Basecamp will be set up at the Bridger Center all weekend to bring the backcountry to the masses. The event features displays of the newest backcountry equipment and technical apparel, as well as on-site guides and experts who can answer the most important safety and gear questions. Both days will be filled with great opportunities to learn and ski safely with the pros.
The Teton Adaptive Sports (TAS) Annual Fundraiser Raffle event is the primary source of income for the TAS Winter Sports Scholarship Fund, which provides financial assistance for people with disabilities to take Adaptive Lessons through the Adaptive Programs at Jackson Hole and Grand Targhee. Last year TAS committed over $16.000 to support adaptive skiers. TAS needs everyone’s help to ensure that adaptive opportunities remain available to all.
You DO NOT have to be there to win. TGR’s film, Way of Life will show followed by a great band. (more…)
On every mountain there is a select few that earn the high title of a SKI BUM
Nine inches have fallen in the past 24 hours with 4 of those coming after the lifts closed yesterday. This brings our six-day snow total to over 35 inches and we are now over 21 feet of snow this season (253″ to be exact).
Watch the deepness:
Only one thing comes to mind for me when I think of Jackson Hole. Skiing!
Thanks to all the junior rippers for coming out and putting on an amazing show. The lines that were skied in Toilet Bowl were impressive. The next generation is here. Results: (more…)
The latest storm has brought over a foot of new snow to Jackson Hole, bringing the season total above 19 feet on the season. This storm wasn’t just relegated to the upper mountain- we enjoyed a great coating of powder from top to bottom. The whole mountain is skiing incredibly well and snow is still falling.
Storm skiing on the tram!
Editor’s Note: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) neither encourages nor discourages backcountry touring. Skiers/snowboarders crossing out of the JHMR boundaries do so at their own risk. Read the posted signs at the designated access gates before proceeding. Call the Bridger-Teton National Forest Backcountry Avalanche Hazard & Weather Forecast at 307.733.2664 for more information or contact our Guide Service at the Jackson Hole Mountain Sports School. 307.739.2779.
This past summer, LOKI came into our family. LOKI is a White Swiss Shepherd and was born on May 15th. Yep, we are those dog parents that take our little boy pretty much everywhere and ensure that he has many adventures. We are also those parents that celebrate each month as a Birthday until he hits one year.
Jax n’ Lance here for a dose of tips for the ladies on the handsome bearded men in Jackson,