Wild Bill – A Jackson Hole Ski Legend, and soul shredder, that will make your soul sing in his presence

Wild Bill in his playground. At almost 64 years old this was the beginning of a 11 hour tour.
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Hey there folks. Jax n’ Lance here to showcase our first of many Jackson Hole legends for the #jh50

He is a Jackson Hole Legend and hero that has more soul, grit and ski talent than any of us know. You will find Bill at the resort daily, and to have the honor of his presence is flat out a special moment you will treasure for a lifetime. Low and behold as you are in the tram line, you might just run upon him … Tall, slender and sporting his sponsor Arcteryx in a full orange kit from head to toe. His long hair and smooth demeanor will either have you intimidated to say hi or want to jump right in and learn more about him. The second you say hello, you are in for an adventure…

We were lucky to meet Bill and his crew; Jason Stiegelmeyer and Ben Janus to enjoy a cup of coffee at The General Store and adventure on at the beginning of their guided tour.

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Bill would describe himself these days as a guy that tips between Wild and Child Bill in a fine balance that sets him dancing among the Tetons whether it be skiing, hiking, running or cave adventures.

Bill was born in Pennsylvania and throughout his life found a way out west and trailed his young passion and love for skiing that started when he was seven. He spent time getting lost hitchhiking to all of the favorite ski gems across the west. Bill spent time living in a hut in Alta and enjoying his first 100 ski day winter there, traveling on to Whistler and many other stops along the way. And then there was this one week vacation in Jackson and his life forever changed. In 1979, Bill made the official move to call Jackson his home.

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Now lets be clear, Bill isn’t just some skier. Bill is the humble guy in the tram line that has favorite lines that send chills down most of our spines such as Monster Bonus, Shady Lady and S&S. In fact, if you are ever around on Feb 18th, you might get lucky and see Bill take his annual Birthday run off into S&S. And his favorite line of all time is Cosmiques Couloir in Chamonix. I urge you to look it up. A high risk run, many risking ALL to enter, and he is here to tell the tale run after run. His favorite mountain in the Tetons: Mt. Moran.

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Tapping into the Nordic Side

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is notorious for downhill skiing, but one of its best hidden gems is the cross country terrain weaving throughout the greater Teton Valley.  Personally, downhill skiing can be hard on my knees, so occasionally I like to give them a break and try a different outdoor activity.

If you’ve never tried cross country skiing (also called Nordic), fear not!  Nordic Ambassadors are out at the Stilson Track every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm offering free (yes, free) cross country technique and skills.  They’re great teachers and eager to help anyone who shows up with gear.  Gearless?  Skinny Skis offers $10 off cross-country rentals if you mention that you’re going to ski with Don and Gwenn, your friendly Nordic ambassadors (see their smiling faces below).

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Want to take your technique to the next level?  Consider our Classic and Skate lesson series taught by Rob Murphy at Stilson Track. There are 3 sessions of 2 weekly classes for beginners and intermediate skiers. They are during lunch hour, 12-1 or 1-2. Registration is through Teton County Parks and Recreation.  And I’ll be honest, it’s a screaming deal for just $30 a session and it’s a great way to meet people with common interests!

If you’re interested in learning more, click here for details!

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Jackson Hole Powder 8 Local Qualifier | Calling All Style Cats! Coming to a Cody Bowl Near You

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Wait, What Year is It? Back By Popular Demand from 1975-2000, The Return of the Powder 8

Wait, What Year is It? Back By Popular Demand from 1975-2000, The Return of the Powder 8

50th FLASHBACK SPECIAL EVENT
GRAND NATIONAL POWDER 8’s LOCAL QUALIFIER
Calling All You Style Cats Out There | Strut Your Stuff in Cody Bowl
REGISTRATION | JANUARY 5-8 (NOON), 2016 
Saturday, January 16, 2016 | 10:30 am | Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Backcountry
WHO: YOU! A Teton County Wyoming Idaho Local… And a partner Been working on that Jackson Hole turn since ’78? Time to tune-up and take it to Cody for some friendly competition (for a big kitty) coming from 21 other local teams. 
WHAT: POWDER 8 Returns Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is bringing back a historic competition to the Powder 8 face of Cody Bowl.  
WHEN: SAT 1.16.16–Local Qualifier for the GoPro Grand National Powder 8’s – winning teams will go on to compete in the big kahuna to be held later-winter on February 6, 2016. 
WHY: HISTORY Bringing back a beloved tradition for a continued installment of properly celebrating JHMR’s 50th anniversary. After 1.16.16 Powder 8 Local Qualifier Competition on the Powder 8 Face of Cody Bowl, local victors challenge invited regional teams to the Grand National Powder 8 Grand Reunion Weekend Friday, February 5 – Sunday, February 7, 2016. 

LOCAL QUALIFIER NEED-TO-KNOW: 

  • Registration Dates: January 5-8, 2016. Ending at Noon on the 8th.
  • Registration Fee: $100 per team ($50 pp), payment via check, cash, PayPal upon secured spot. Teams triumphing to the final are not excluded from Grand National Fees.
  • Registration, Selection, Participation does not include a lift ticket- thanks for securing your own transit up and out to Cody Bowl.
  • Must be a local- you know what that means- don’t import your pal from AK to 8.

How to Register: Contact Kathryn Brackenridge
REGISTRATION: Kathryn Brackenridge | Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Events Manager | Kathryn.Brackenridge@jacksonhole.com | 307.739.2770

Registration Window & Questions: 

  • January 5-7, 2016
  • January 7 Deadline & Count if registered count exceeds 22 teams, organizers implement a draw picking 22 at random. Selected competitors announced and notified January 8.

Important Dates & Times: 

  • January 4-7, 2016 Registration
  • January 8, 2016 Selections Notified (Pending: If Need Be for Excess Entries)
  • Friday, January 15, 2016 5:00 pm Mandatory Competitors Meeting Covering  Backcountry Procedure Protocol, Draw Your Number/Lane Assignment in the  Events Tent
  • Competitor Tram: Must load 8:24 am Tram to Ski, Snooze/Lose Situation, No Exceptions
  • Start Time: 10:30 am Cody Bowl
  • 4:00 PM After-Party in the Gabe Room, No Prizes, Just Glory and a Past-Go to Grand Nationals

Requiring Each Competitor: Signed Liability Release, Carry Necessary Avy Gear, Beacon (minimum requirement for backcountry safety gear)
Big Picture, Nitty Gritty’s & FAQ:

  • Grand National | Grand Reunion $10,000 in Prize Money Sponsored by GoPro

$5,000 Winning Team
$3,000 Runners Up
$2,000 Thirds

  • Entry Fee: $200/team gets each team a two-day lift ticket valid for February 6 & 7, 2016 and additional 50% off tickets are available upon
  • Lodging Specials Are Available to Confirmed Competitors

Not-To-Be-Forgotten: THE RULES + Judging Criteria of Five Select Judges TBA
USA Powder 8 Championship Rules

Three components, 15 points each

  • Synchronized Skiing, two skiers ski in synch to form the figure of linked 8’s (not opposite synchronized)
  • Dynamic Skiing, both skiers use a blend of three ski performances (edging, twisting, bending) to maximize control, speed, shape, and synchronicity.
  • Roundness, symmetry, line of descent is a combination of three components. 
    • Roundness = round shaped turns.
    • Symmetry = turns from one side to the other are the same (left turns are the same as right turns).

Line of Descent = path of linked 8’s should be straight down, not necessarily following the fall line.

OTHER: Potential Fine Print of Additional Info to be edited below: 
Over 15 teams from around the Rockies have been invited to come to Jackson to compete in this restored tradition on Saturday, February 6th during the heart of JHMR’s continued 50th anniversary celebrations, namely the Grand Reunion Weekend Friday, February 5 – Sunday, February 7, 2016.
The nationally recognized event, which ran from 1975 until 2001, will feature:

  • Invited Teams from Surrounding Resorts
  • Jackson Hole Ski Patrol (Limit One Team)
  • Mountain Sports School (JHMR MSS Limited One Team)
  • JHMR Sponsored Athletes (Limit One Team)
  • Local Qualifier Winners (TBD, 2nd, 3rd etc)

Taken together a total of 22 teams all gunning for over $10,000 in cash and prizes.
An annual competition, which took place for over two decades in the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (then closed) Backcountry, was first won by Pepi Stiegler and Peter Habeler, and a long tradition of participating and winning teams were fielded from some of the best resorts in the Rocky Mountain region, including Vail, Aspen, Whistler, Big Sky, Bridger Bowl, Snowbird and Sun Valley and more-hopefully if not all of which are sending teams.  Held outside of the ski area boundary, before the backcountry gates were open to the public, the event was nationally renowned for years, and winners were then sent to the World Championships held at Mike Wiegele’s heli ski operation.  With the opening of the backcountry gates in the winter 1999-2000 and the decreasing popularity of synchronized skiing, the resort stopped hosting the competition after 2001.  JHMR is proud to bring back this time-honored competition for the 50th anniversary celebrations. As tradition would have it teams will be judged on, synchronization, symmetry of the 8’s, and skiers style. Five judges will be announced.  

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Top Ten Instagram Photos of 2015 from Jackson Hole

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@jacksonhole’s Instagram account strives to showcase gorgeous photography every day. From skiing to incredible landscapes, we want to keep you up-to-date with what’s happening in Jackson Hole. Many of the photos we feature come from the top photographers in the valley, bringing you the very best of the area at any given time. Be sure to give @jacksonhole and the featured photographers a follow to see more stunning pics.

Without further adieu, here are the top 10 Instagram photos of 2015 from Jackson Hole (in order, 1 to 10):

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Paradise found. An @amon_barker photo. #jacksonhole.

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#tbt to one of the most insane ski shots we’ve seen. From @amon_barker in #jacksonhole with a #teton backdrop. #JH50 A photo posted by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (@jacksonhole) on

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It’s been an incredible week in #Jacksonhole. Here’s one of our favorites captured by @apresvisuals.

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#Fall is in the air and geese are headed south. #sunrise in #jacksonhole A photo posted by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (@jacksonhole) on

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Maybe the coolest #teton pic we’ve ever seen. @soulcreature. #jacksonhole #lightning

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‘Tis the season for a Winter Storm Warning in #jacksonhole #jh50 #jhdreaming A photo posted by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (@jacksonhole) on

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Tonight in #tetonvillage. #jacksonhole #jhdreaming #jh50

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September snow and magical sunsets in #gtnp #jacksonhole #jhdreaming A photo posted by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (@jacksonhole) on

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Experiencing this is ________. Fill in the blank. A @bdurgan photo in #Jacksonhole.

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Get up high. It’s gorgeous out. #Jacksonhole A photo posted by Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (@jacksonhole) on

 

Give @jacksonhole a follow on Instagram for more.

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Dropping into the New Year

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Well gee whiz everyone, 2015 is coming to a close.  If you’re anything like me, you know that a New Year means little struggles like writing the date wrong for the next 1-3 months.  But it also allows fresh starts, new outlooks, and updated goals. Some of my goals include:

  1. Getting better at caramelizing onions.
  2. Maybe grow a little taller–5’8″ish
  3. Master the art of graceful deep powder skiing.
  4. Write better blog posts (that’s your queue– “Awww Shellie, your blog is perfect the way it is!”)

Anyway, you  get the point.  New Year, New You.  HOWEVER, you still have a full day to live your best 2015 life!  If you’re not sure what you’re going to do during your final hours of 2015, FEAR NOT! for I have a stacked list of NYE activities.  Let’s dive right in and weigh all of the options:

SIDENOTE:  If you’re a parent and are currently thinking, “Shellie, I would feel guilty painting the town red and leaving my kids with nothing fun to do,” I have a solution!

KIDS’ NIGHT OUT!!! On Kids Night Out, the Kids Ranch offers evening activities for children ages 4-18 in a supervised environment. Activities include a pizza party, indoor and outdoor games, movies and sledding. Please call 307-739-2788 for required reservations. Please note that the Glow Worm Parade has been cancelled due to frigid temperatures!

Great, now we can get to all of the fun adult activities!

Torchlight Parade and Fireworks
Location:  Base of Teewinot in Teton Village
Time: Thursday, NYE at 6:00 pm
Information:  JHMR employees treat you to a traditional torchlight parade on Apres-Vous followed by a celebratory fireworks show. Parade starts at 6pm, fireworks to follow.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Anything involving torches in a parade form is cool. Yes, you can quote me on that.  So if you’re looking for a “cool vibe” tonight, make your way to the base of Teewinot around 6.  Maybe get a spiked hot beverage to warm yourself, seeing that it’s slightly chilly in the valley right now.

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New Years Eve: One Ton Pig Featuring Tony Furtado
Location:  The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
Time:  Thursday, NYE from 8:30 until 2016
Information: Tickets are $20 and are available at the Mangy Moose Market and Cellars, or online at: One Ton Pig/Tony Furtado Tickets
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  If you’re into “fun” and other things of that nature, The Mangy Moose is a great place to countdown to midnight.  If you’re self-conscious about counting down, there will be hundreds of other people who can guide you down the numbers.

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Sneaky Pete & The Secret Weapons
Location: Town Square Tavern in Downtown Jackson
Time: Thursday, NYE at 10:00 pm
Information: Not a better way to ring in the New Year than with Jackson’s favorite funk outfit. Getcha tickets early, as this will SELL OUT.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  Look at the photo below.  Do you see those outfits?  On point, on fleek, on fashion, whatever you want to call it–They have clearly nailed it.  Just like they do at any place they play.  Sneaky Pete and TSW will have you boppin and dancing all night long, which is a great way to start a new year.  The last time I saw them play, they did a nice little Star Wars medley, so you better believe that they always have some fun little tricks under their fashionable sleeves.

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New Year’s Eve Party with Major Zephyr and Ben Winship
Location: Silver Dollar Showroom at The Wort Hotel
Time: Thursday, NYE at 7:30 pm
Information:Free event, 21+ only.  More information here.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: If you like to swing dance (or just watch other people swing dance), I would highly recommend attending this NYE party.  It’s conveniently located in the historic downtown Wort Hotel, which adds a certain amount of “street cred” to your name as you make your way into 2016.  If you already have enough street cred, that’s debatable because you can never have too much street cred.  You can quote me on that.

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Those are the big events tonight, folks.  Remember, have fun, be safe, make good decisions.  And here’s a list of the top 10 taxi companies in Jackson Hole!

See you next year!

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POWDER POST – Celebrating JH POW for #JH50’s Holiday Snow

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It’s been a sweet start to the season, eh? With 13 feet and counting and the first bluebird days since we moved here in early December, we are STOKED! With that said, we must interrupt our usual blog posts right off the bat to showcase all of the snow that fell and all of the fun that we are witnessing out there from visitors and locals alike this Holiday season. So we present Koudele Photography in his love of shooting JH POW and let the photos celebrate the Holiday magic of #JH50! Enjoy!

Rob deep in a pow stash

Rob deep in a pow stash

Unknown skier getting a soul shred

Unknown skier getting a soul shred

Jackson Hole skier Blaine Gallivan shredding some pow near the Teton Lift

Jackson Hole skier Blaine Gallivan shredding some pow near the Teton Lift

John Pew leads a signature line

John Pew leads a signature line

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Temperature Inversions in Jackson Hole | “Go Up to Warm Up”

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Temperature inversions in Jackson Hole are a weather phenomenon that all skiers and riders should be aware of. On winter days with temperature inversions in Jackson Hole, temperatures on the upper mountain can be 30-40 degrees warmer than at the valley floor. Read on to make sure you’re in the know on temperature inversions, which are perfect days to “Go Up to Warm Up” as MountainWeather.com meteorologist Jim Woodmencey says.

On cold winter days when valley temperatures hover around 0 degrees or below, you should always check the upper elevation temperatures as they can be as much as 30-40 degrees higher during an inversion than at the bottom of the mountain. Forecasts on sites like mountainweather.com are helpful in preparing ahead, while checking jacksonhole.com and JH Tapped should be part of your daily ski routine to check live temperatures before you leave the door. Make sure to check the differences in temperature at various elevations to see if there is an inversion and how strong it is.

What should you do when you see that there is a temperature inversion? Easy, go skiing! Stay up at the higher elevations to enjoy the relatively balmy temps. If you are known to suffer from “FOMO” don’t be the skier that takes the day off thinking it’s too cold, only to see your friends come back in the afternoon with smiles on their faces and fresh goggle tans.

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Temperature inversions are often (but not always) characterized by valley fog and beautiful sunshine above the inversion at the upper elevations. Local skiers/riders have come to call this view above the clouds the “Sea of Dreams.” Those who are in the know relish the beauty of these days and it’s almost impossible to take a bad photograph.

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Without getting too in-depth on the science behind temperature inversions, you can expect to find them in Jackson Hole when we have clear skies and high pressure overhead. According to Woodmencey, “A temperature inversion is when the air in the valley is colder than the air above it.” While typically temperatures get colder as you go up in elevation, an inversion is just the opposite with temperatures increasing as you go up in elevation. According to Woodmencey, “strong inversions might see a temperature difference between the base of the mountain and 10,000 feet of 30 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure you check the temperature forecast for both the valley and the mountains on mountainweather.com to know if it’s a good day to ‘Go Up to Warm Up’.”

The below diagram says it all. Don’t miss out on beautiful days on the mountain when it’s cold in the valley!
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See you at the top!

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Jax n’ Lance bringing on the JH stoke!

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STOKED TO BE BACK…That’s an understatement!

Howdy Folks! It is Jax  n’ Lance here and we are back in Jackson! For those meeting us for the first time, we are two adventure seekers that spend our Summer’s nestled in Hood River, OR and are stoked to spend our 4th for me and 7th for Lance winter season shredding in the mighty Tetons. Here is a snapshot of our other posts…

JAXLANCE_JW_084Our wedding at the top of the Tram on Spring Equinox, 2014, Photo courtesy of Julie Weinberger

We are entrepreneurs (Koudele Photography, MARiASH MARKETiNG, and Stoked Roasters+Coffeehouse), adventure partners, husband and wife, and best friends who have a passion for skiing and living life to its fullest. We believe that if you dream it, you can do it. We are excited to share many tales this season of a slew of characters over the past 50 years that have made Jackson Hole Mountain Resort the special place that it is today. We will also continue to share our tales of skipping out on the traditional lifestyle of corporate America, starting three businesses and finding a way to experience the magic of the Tetons every day while keeping all of our businesses afloat.

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On that note, there are those times that business takes a weighted precedence on the home front and we must skip a winter here in Jackson. Boy was that hard! For the first time in 19 years for Lance, he spent a winter home with the intent to storm chase. It was grey, rainy, gloomy and windy- not en epic winter for that in the Pac NW but enough about that experience eh! It made us appreciate being back here in the Tetons that much more. With that said, we thought we would share a little bit on our journey in the past 1.5 years to jump to where we are today.

In the absence of Jackson, our travels for work and pleasure took us to Kauai, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Greenland, Canada, Chile and both coasts  across the United States. We both get a great deal of fulfillment out of meeting all of the different people in this World and are feel lucky to dip into their way of life.

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Dropping into the Holidays

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! If any of you wished for snow last week, I hope you’re smiling right now.  It’s been quite the week here in Teton Village, with over 12 feet of snow and more on the way.  I’ll see you all on the slopes tomorrow to ski with Santa Claus on Teewinot, but when the day is over, what’s your evening plan?  Don’t have one? Not to worry, here’s a stacked list of all of the festivities this weekend. Merry Christmas everyone!

Interdenominational Holiday Service
Location: Hotel Terra Ballroom
Time: Thursday, Christmas Eve at 5 pm
Information: Join us for an interdenominational Holiday Service on Christmas Eve in the Hotel Terra ballroom. Service will last from 5pm-6:30pm. Stay tuned for more details.

Catholic Mass at The Four Seasons
Location: Four Seasons Resort
Time: Thursday, Christmas Eve at 6:30 pm
Information: Join the Four Seasons Resort as they offer a Catholic Mass on Christmas Eve. Mass begins at 6:30 PM.

Christmas Country Dance Party with Three Rivers Rock ‘n’ Country
Location: The Silver Dollar Showroom in The Wort Hotel
Time: Thursday, Christmas Eve at 7:30 pm
Information: Contact Silver Dollar Bar by phone at 307-732-3939 for more information.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: The Silver Dollar knows how to throw a festive event, and there’s no better time to get into the spirit than on Christmas Eve.  Come out and two step your way into Christmas Day.

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Skiing with Santa!
Location: Teewinot and Bridger Gondola base area
Time: Friday, Christmas Morning, 10am-12pm
Information: After your usual Christmas morning festivities, we would like to invite families of all ages to come out and take a few runs with Santa! He’ll be around the Teewinot and Bridger Gondola area, spinning the lifts and making turns with the kids, so look to catch him between 10am-12pm!
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  Oh, you didn’t know that Santa can shred? Catch him on Teewinot (if you can) and maybe you’ll get to ride the chairlift with this famous man!

Stargazing at Hotel Terra
Location: The Albright Room in Hotel Terra
Time: Sunday, December 27th from 6-7 pm
Information:Our exceptionally dark skies make Wyoming one of the best places for stargazing and astronomy events. Spend an evening navigating the constellations, planets and other stellar features while hearing the fascinating descriptions behind each object. This activity is perfect for groups, families, or anyone interested in experiencing and learning about the night sky. Meet in Albright Room of Hotel Terra.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: The winter night sky is Wyoming is one of my favorite things.  It’s fun to just look on your own, but even more fun to see the sky with the help of an expert.  If you’re wondering what stars you’re going to see–It’s not going to be Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.  But you might see the Big Dipper!

Christmas with the Papa Chan Trio
Location: The Silver Dollar Showroom in The Wort Hotel
Time: Friday, Christmas Day at 7:30 pm
Information: Spend your Christmas with the Papa Chan Trio featuring Johnny C Note (upright bass) and Jason Fritz (saxophones). Christmas classics, jazz standards, and good cheer to all.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  These guys are a great time and will keep everyone in a good mood after a long day of gifts and shredding.  If you’re hungry, The Silver Dollar makes a mean quesadilla…

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Rhythmic Circus: Feet Don’t Fail Me Now
Location: Center for the Arts-Town of Jackson
Time: Monday, December 28th at 7 pm
Information: $53-$69 (+ $2 Vendini processing fee). Home grown hoofers from Minneapolis hit the road with a trunk full of tap shoes, funky costumes and a big brass band, ready to burst onto the stage with FEET DON’T FAIL ME NOW!. “Heatbox” the human beatbox, joins the swingin’ seven-piece funk band to accompany each tap, shuffle, and stomp with a clang, riff and refrain. It’s easy to see why the this troupe was a 2012 winner of the Edinburgh Festival “Spirit of the Fringe” Award.
THE INSIDE SCOOP:  Though I haven’t seen these guys perform, I have seen The Blue Man Group and it was awesome.  I know that’s the worst comparison ever, but I’m just getting a feeling that it would be the same vibe.

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Film Premiere of “Don’t Crack Under Pressure”
Location: Center for the Arts, Town of Jackson
Time: Tuesday, December 29th at 7 pm
Information: Skiers, snowboarders, wingsuit pilots, surfers all have one thing in common: the desire to reach the goals they set for themselves, sometimes at the price of waiting months for various weather criteria to converge, and all this in a time when nature is becoming more and more chaotic. $18 (plus $2 Vendini fee)
THE INSIDE SCOOP: It’s always fascinating to see all of the thought and preparation that goes into taking on Mother Nature.  Jackson Hole is home to a lot of the most extreme skiers and snowboarders in the world, and this film provides a glimpse into their experiences.

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Have a great time out there and be safe everyone! MERRY MERRY!

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It’s Dumping!

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It’s on here in Jackson Hole!  In the past 7 days, we’ve received over 4 feet of snow, and there are only 2 days in the past 19 days we haven’t reported snow. Check out the fun we’ve been having.

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Iris Lazzareschi finds the steep goods.

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Iris gets thrown into the white room.

If you’re looking to get to Jackson Hole, there are some great deals to be had. Delta Airlines is currently holding an airline sale for Jackson Hole and there is also a special where you can Save $200 off of flights (per person!). These are great ways to get yourself out to Jackson Hole and enjoy all of the snow. Don’t forget to check out all of our best specials and packages here: http://www.jacksonhole.com/lodging/lodging-packages.html
Now back to the goods:

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Town square is getting hit hard too!

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Kendall McCune finds the goods off of Sublette.

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Griff needs a snorkel. . . and lunch! Did you know we have a new on-mountain dining option?

Piste Mountain Bistro officially opened its doors, yesterday!

Check out our newest restaurant at the top of the Bridger Gondola.  It’s open daily 11:30-3:00 for lunch. Throughout the Christmas holiday, dinner is starting nightly at 5:00. Make reservations on Open Table here.

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Locally sourced ingredients and shared plates will make this your new favorite mountain top dining experience.

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Local artist Mike Tierney shows off his creativity throughout the restaurant.

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The modern design expansion will host up to 150+ guests.

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Bar stools create a casual atmosphere.

Rendezvous Fest 2016

And one last thing: we just booked the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to open for the Zac Brown Band at our annual Rendezvous Festival March 17-20, 2016.  You won’t want to miss this one! Get your tickets for Saturday night’s show here. Thursday, Friday, and Sunday concerts are FREE to attend.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (singer from the Black Crows) will be opening up the night for Zac Brown Band on 3/19/15

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (singer from the Black Crows) will be opening up the night for the Zac Brown Band on 3/19/15


Finally, Jackson Hole is welcoming all skiers and snowboarders who own a 2015/16 winter resort season pass ANYWHERE in the world to come to The Big One and receive 50% off lift tickets. Travel to Jackson between Jan 11 – 31, 2016, show your season pass from any ski resort and receive a discounted lift ticket based on the valid in-resort, single day rate. Ski as many days as you like at 50% off the daily ticket rate during this time.

See you on the hill this winter!

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