With so much to do at any one moment in Jackson Hole it is easy to get lost in the options. This weekend is no different. With seemingly unlimited options for outdoor activities along with a great lineup of music and other activities this weekend is sure to live up to the hype. There are too many events and activities lined up to list them all so I will highlight a few that are sure to be worth the effort.
I hastily rifled through bins of winter gear in the shed in my backyard. I had neatly packed away all of this stuff for the season just last weekend. Flurries were flying outside and the word was that significant snowfall had already accumulated at the higher elevations of the Teton Range. The date was June 18th and I was trying to gather my gear to go skiing the next day.
The spring has been suspiciously summer-like in Jackson Hole, and in the haze of flip-flops, mountain biking and river time I had forgotten that it was only June. This temporary switch back to winter is the type of weather that only seems to happen immediately after you put your skis in storage of take the snow tires off your car. I should have seen it coming.
It’s easy to grumble when you see snowflakes out the window and you’re already in your summer routine, but there are definitely some positives that stem from this kind of weather. When I got a message from JHMR athlete Griffin Post asking about skiing on Thursday morning, I ignored it at first. He couldn’t be serious, could he? Skiing was the furthest thing from my mind at this point in June, but 5 minutes passed and I came to my senses. I was in.
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This is a big weekend in Teton Village as the Bike Park, Bungee Trampoline, Rock Wall and brand new Aerial Adventure Course will be opening for the season on Saturday, June 14th. Tune in here to learn how you can get in on the fun as well as more info on our new Grand Adventure Pass that bundles some of these activities together for the best way to spend the day in Teton Village.
Pictured above is the new Aerial Adventure Course. I haven’t gotten to sample the course yet but have been hearing rave reviews from staff members that have been training all week. The Aerial Adventure Course will be open all weekend from 10am-6pm.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.