Light the Town Pink | #GoPinkJH

Come on out to the town square on Thursday evening and join St. John’s Medical Center’s oncology team, hospital and foundation staff, volunteers, survivors, and members of our community as they turn on pink lights around the square and help spread Breast Cancer awareness.

On Thursday, October 2, at 5:30 at the antler arch on the southwest corner of the town square, St. John’s Medical Center will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness month with a ceremony on the Jackson town square to “Light the Town Pink”. “We hope that the pink lights on the elk antler arch will serve to remind people throughout October that early detection saves lives,” said event emcee and hospital trustee Elizabeth Masek.
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Teton Village Sports End of Season SALE

There’s snow on the mountains and Teton Village Sports is making room for all of the latest winter gear–but first, they need to clear out some of their summer inventory. Come out this Friday through Sunday for 40% off on all summer merchandise, with an additional 10% off for passholders. But wait, the deal get’s sweeter–All last season skis are 50% off and passholders get 10% off 2015 new winter gear. Wine and cheese will be served on Saturday from 2 until close, so come out to the village, check out the snow on the mountain, and take advantage of this awesome deal.
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SAVE THE DATE: The White Party

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White doesn’t have to go out of style after Labor Day… Throw on your best winter white and join us for an action-packed evening of film and fashion to raise money for Teton County Search & Rescue.  Evening festivities include Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s 3rd annual Fashion Show followed by the premiere of Warren Miller’s newest film, “No Turning Back,” which features JHMR athletes Jess McMillan and Rob Kingwill.

Sip a cocktail, enjoy food from local vendors, and get involved in the stocked silent and live auction, which features an array of 2015 winter gear valued at over $10,000. From backpacks and custom boot-fits to a live auction of full ski kits modeled by local skiers, this night is sure to be blast.  Tickets are only $16 and available at the Center for the Arts—all proceeds go to Teton County Search & Rescue.  See you on the 25th–Considerate it an important part of your ski season preparation!

Event: The White Party

Date: October 25th, 2014

Venue: The Center for the Arts

Time: Matinee Film at 2 pm and Evening Event at 6 pm

Tickets: $5 for matinee and $16 for The White Party

For tickets click here or call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 307-733-4900

 

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Fall Snow in Jackson Hole | September 29th

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This isn’t the first snow of the year in Jackson Hole, but with opening day just 59 days away we are really starting to get the winter itch. These photos were all shot from near the top of the aerial tram, with an inch or two (it’s still snowing though!) gracing the upper mountain this morning:
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Jackson Hole From the Range – Gavin Fine’s NYC Foodie Favorites

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Our favorite local restauranteur, gourmand, and general food guru Gavin Fine and his team, along with Chef Wes Hamilton’s crew, are headed to New York in a couple days and are getting ready to cook it up at the James Beard House with a little bit of their own eating on the side, of course.

We asked the expert foodie for his top NYC picks for eating out as when he and his gang are not honored to be cooking at the James Beard House next Thursday you may find Fine and the boys at any of the following:

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Gavin’s Top New York Picks

Best Bistros:  

Raoul’s – best steak frites in the city, old school bistro in Soho

Balthazar – larger scale brasserie bistro

Pastis – for Sunday brunch

 

Italian:      

Lupa Osteria Romana – Mario Batali restaurant in the West Village; a  classic, Roman

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dell’anima – great wine bar and Italian food with a fantastic wine program

Charlie Bird – New West Village run by the former chef of The Little Nell in Aspen

L’Apicio – a delicious, modern twist on Italian

 

Thai:     

Pok Pok – James Beard chef from Portland (Andy Ricker)’s restaurant with some of

the best Thai in the country

 

BBQ:

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – great Harlem, downhome place

 

Upscale Big Meal:    

Daniel – iconic Daniel Boulud

Le Bernardin – best seafood in the country

Batard – haven’t been yet, but it’s supposed to be fantastic

 

Favorite Small Spot:

Bar Jamon – similar to Bin22 with stand up tapas, great wines, cheese, meats;

located on a hidden side street

 

Favorite Place to Grab a Crafted Cocktail:

Employees Only – started the NYC cocktail craze back in the day, they are serious about their drinks

 

Favorite Family Friendly Spot:

Brooklyn Flea Market – over 150 food stands with foods from all over, vintage, antique

 

Favorite Place for a Drink: Gramercy Tavern

 

Favorite Organic:

Roberta’s – all organic, everything is from their garden, super simple, wood burning oven, steak, chicken

Top 10 Reasons Why Fall is Spectacular in Jackson Hole.

It’s no secret that Jackson Hole is a beautiful place, but when fall sweeps her fingers through the valley, the scene becomes dramatically more lovely.  Here are my top 10 reasons why September is so spectacular.

1.  The leaves are always turning colors in September, and the sky radiates the most unbelievable turquoise blue.  fall_colors_Jackson Hole
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Jackson Hole at the James Beard House Sneak Peek

Two weeks from today, the highly anticipated Jackson Hole cooking event at New York’s James Beard House, ‘From the Range’ will have passed and every attendees tummy will be filled to the brim with the cooking delights of Chef’s Wes and Roger. They and their team have been working hard on menus all summer and are ready to roll out the red culinary carpet in two collaborative meals served up at the downtown foodie destination.

The Beard House is a beautiful townhouse and former home of cooking legend James Beard and on October 2, Jackson Hole will have the honor of setting up shop and performing.

 

Here’s a look at the dining room where it will all go down. In addition to the fine media attendees that will be coming for lunch, other distinguished guests include community partners in support of the effort. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Fine Dining Restaurant Group would like to thank the following:

The Wyoming Office of Tourism | Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce

Amangani | The Four Seasons Jackson Hole | Hotel Jackson | Hotel Terra Jackson Hole | Snake River Lodge & Spa | Spring Creek Ranch |Snow King Resort | The Wort Hotel Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa

And…maybe here is more of the ‘peek’ part:

SHIFT |  New West Knife Works | Wyoming Whiskey | Mountain Dandy

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Ackerman Family Vineyards | Heron Wine | Niner Family Vineyards |

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SHIFT JH: A Beginner’s Guide to Saving the World

Saving the world is an absolutely daunting task. These days, conservation and sustainability decisions are around every corner, whether it’s using re-useable grocery bags, turning off your lights when you leave a room, or buying an electric car. Some people are environmental champions. They incorporate green living into all facets of their life and set a positive example for others. The same is true for businesses and organizations that work hard to minimize their footprint by adjusting their energy and resource consumption. To anyone who has made an effort to readjust their life in honor of the environment, I applaud you. For those of you who are overwhelmed by saving the earth, I totally understand.

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It’s a common, pessimistic opinion that one person cannot change the world. One person’s hybrid car will not offset global warming and one brown paper grocery bag will not empty a landfill. This used to be my opinion, until I moved back to Jackson Hole from New York City. In large cities, there’s a feeling of personal independence that prevents many people from believing that their actions impact the whole. In fact, convenience overrides individual responsibility–Why use and clean a travel mug when I can just throw away a to-go cup? Jackson Hole, however, truly emulates the principles of community and is celebrating champions of conservation and sustainability this year in the 2nd annual SHIFT Festival, which boasts a variety of events from October 8th-12th.

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For those of you who feel overwhelmed by becoming a greener community member, The SHIFT Festival is your chance to make meaningful baby steps. And if you’re one of the environmental champions I previously mentioned, this is the perfect opportunity to engage with local community members in various discussions exploring the intersection of conservation with nature, culture, and adventure. SHIFT truly caters to all ages and interests; whether you’re a political activist, foodie, naturalist, or a beautiful combination of all three, SHIFT has an event that will inspire, educate, and inevitably spark productive conversation. For example, on October 11th (day 4), you could start your day at Elevated Grounds Coffeehouse to learn about the company’s sustainability efforts, attend the Tools for Tomorrow conservation campaign workshop, and then finish out the day at the TGR film screening at Center for the Arts.

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SHIFT makes it clear that successful acts of conservation and sustainability are not just about minimizing environmental impact, but rather about celebrating the individuals that create positive change. I’m excited to attend several of these events and support the organizations and businesses that take their role in the community seriously. I may not be saving the whole world in a day, but awareness, education, and participation seem like a really productive place to start. Who’s with me?

Stay tuned for my inside look at SHIFT events and how they relate to sustainability efforts made by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  For tickets and event information: http://shiftjh.org/

Jackson Hole at the James Beard House

In anticipation of Jackson Hole’s first-ever cooking event at the iconic James Beard House in Manhattan’s West Village, we did some advance recon and took a summer visit to the culinary institution one warm August day to get the lay of the land for our October 2 media event and evening dinner feature.

Vintage Map on Wall of James Beard House Kitchen: JH not on the grid at the time.

 

The Beard House is the former home of the food visionary and educator and the historic building oozes character, elegance and history. Beard’s brownstone transformed to “performance space” for chefs. Visitors to the Beard House will walk through the door almost immediately to the tight kitchen and see chefs preparing and cooking live for guests.

The best part- the dining and eating- takes place upstairs on the second story of Beard’s home in an elegant library and dining area dedicated to enjoying good food and wine.

James Beard portrait, The James Beard House

Guest will dine on Chefs Wes Hamilton and Rodger Freedman’s innovative, collaborative and authentically Wyoming menu at a select sit down lunch followed by a festive dinner for James Beard Foundation members, Jackson Hole enthusiasts and the general food-focused New York public. It’s an excellent opportunity for fans of Jackson Hole to gather and eat the best food the resort and community has to offer by some of our most celebrated chefs. Stay tuned for more #holefood reports on the upcoming From the Range event next week- including highlights of the purveyors Jackson Hole is partnering with on October 2.

Disc Golf in Teton Village | Tournament Coming Up on Saturday 9/13

Saturday will be a big day in Teton Village with summer activities like mountain biking, tram, ropes course and more in addition to the World Premiere of TGR’s Almost Live film. Adding to the fun is the Annual Jackson Hole Disc Golf Tournament, taking place at Jackson Hole’s own free disc golf course.

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