Fly High (and Cheap) with United to Jackson, WY

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We are happy to announce our friends at United Airlines have announced an air fare sale to Jackson for early season ski fanatics! Grab one of these deals available for travel between  December 1-25, 2015.  Published return fares* on united.com start from $410 from LAX and SFO and $510 from Newark and Boston. PLUS, you can combine these with our amazing $300 flight credit offer** from Jackson Hole Central Reservations and you got yourself a ski vacation at an amazing price! Round up a friend (or two), carve out a few days of “you time” and treat yourself to an early holiday gift. Bookings must be made by December 10, 2015.

**$300 flight credit per person when you book a minimum 4 night package that includes airfare, lodging and lift ticket with Jackson Hole Central Reservations. Call 888-838-6606 to learn more or make a reservation. Minimum 4 Night Package. Book by: December 10, 2015 

* Tickets | Tickets must be purchased at least 7 days prior to departure, but no later than December 10, 2015. Roundtrip purchase may be required. Travel Period | Travel may not begin until December 1, 2015 and must be completed by December 25, 2015. Fare Validity |  Fares are valid in the Economy (Coach) cabin on United/United Express carriers Minimum Stay | A two-night or Saturday-night minimum stay may be required. Miscellaneous | Fares, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply. Seats are capacity controlled and may not be available on all flights or days.

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Sublette lift looking ready for the season.

Sublette lift looking ready for the season.

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Deal Season at Teton Village Sports

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Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opens in less than two weeks, which means there’s still time to prep for the season! Teton Village Sports is ready for winter and still boasts great deals for skiers and riders who need last minute gear and accessories.

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Last season helmets and Hestra women’s gloves are 40-50% off and a selection of men’s base layers are half off as well. Need to outfit your little ones? The Kids Seasonal Lease Program is still in full swing and offers a great value for the season. Click here for more information.

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Last, but not least–The tune shop is open and ready to spruce up your skis or board before opening day. Be sure to get tuned up soon so that you can be first in the lift line on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th.

Teton Village Sports
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www.tetonvillagesports.com

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44″ and Counting!

Morning in Grand Teton National Park.
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Winter is upon us in Jackson Hole.  We’ve just had our first series of storms that produced significant snowfall and are on track with average snow depth after a long Indian summer.  The snow that has been falling is dense, with a high water content, making it a wonderful base snowpack on the upper mountain.  Combine that with cold nights and snowmaking, and we are looking great for our 50th anniversary season opening.  To celebrate, we are having lots of exciting events and offers throughout the season including $6 lift tickets November 27 and the opening of the Teton Lift December 19.

Check out the photos below from today and this weekend in Jackson Hole.

Sublette lift looking ready for the season.

Sublette lift looking ready for the season.

Northern Lights on a cold night. Gros Ventre river.

Northern Lights on a cold night. Gros Ventre river.

Cody Peak. Rendezvous Bowl.

Cody Peak. Rendezvous Bowl.

The Grand Teton.

The Grand Teton.

 

Kick off the 2015-2016 season in style on Flashback Friday!  Join us Friday, November 27th ONLY, enjoy $6 lift access – the same price of a Jackson Hole lift ticket in 1965!  

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Remembering Alex Morley

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One of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s co-founders, Alex Morley passed away at his home in Bend, OR last weekend. He was 96 years old. JHMR has been fortunate to have stayed in touch with Alex and his family over the years, and he has been involved with the resort well after he sold his share of the company. He visited Jackson in 2008 for the opening of the new Aerial Tram, and stayed connected this fall with the excitement around the 50th Anniversary.

Alex with his son Bruce Morley during a visit summer 2013

Alex with his son Bruce Morley during a visit summer 2013

Alex was born in Cheyenne to Scottish immigrant parents; he earned a degree in civil engineering from Colorado A&M University before becoming an Air Force paratrooper pilot. After the war, Morley married, and settled back in Cheyenne, and started a construction business, but in his heart, (in his own words), “wanted to be a ski bum.”

Alex Morley and Paul McCollister in Teton Village

Alex Morley and Paul McCollister in Teton Village

Following that ski bum dream, in 1961 Morley moved his family to Jackson Hole. He bought land and built a house on Antelope Flats, near the Moose entrance to Grand Teton National Park. Paul McCollister, a recently retired advertising executive, lived about one mile from Morley. The two men then started exploring the Tetons in hopes of finding a location to development a ski area. Alex said, from his home, “I looked across the valley and thought, ‘some of those mountains are better than Snow King by 10 times!’”. “I first thought about putting the ski resort on Buck,” Morley added, “but we realized pretty quickly that was a bad idea. It was too tough, and it was inside the park.”
The men turned their attention to Rendezvous Mountain, just outside the park’s southern boundary.
And then for three winters, the men packed out a test slope on Après Vous Mountain.

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Alex Morley showing his 50th pride.

When you look back at the vision that Paul and Alex had, it was bold, really bold — to take a mountain like this in the middle of nowhere and develop it as a major resort,” said JHMR president Jerry Blann. “No one today would do that. No one today could do that.” JHMR opened in 1965. “Building [Jackson Hole], I had the greatest time. I loved every minute of it,” Morley said.
Quotes sourced from Jackson Hole News and Guide article – published Tuesday, Nov 3rd, 2015.

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22 Inches and Counting

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Well folks, it may not feel like winter down in the valley, but up in the peaks of the Teton Range, there’s no arguing that the snow has arrived. Since October 29, snow has been falling consistently, with 22 inches of snow blanketing the upper reaches of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.   Here are some pictures taken at the top yesterday morning:

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There’s a lot more snow in the forecast, which is good because there’s some serious fun to be had at the end of the month.  Oh you hadn’t heard?  No worries, here’s the 411, the info, the knowledge:

November 26th:  Opening Day of  Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s 50th Anniversary Season.  The snow up top will be fresh and untouched, waiting for your first  Instagrams of the season.

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November 27th: FLASHBACK FRIDAY.  Lift tickets will be $6, the original ticket price when JHMR opened in 1965.  Costumes from all the decades are encouraged, and will make for a fun throwback vibe. That’s not all, there will be $6 rentals and waxes at JH Sports, Teton Village Sports and Hoback Sports, plus free ski and snowboard lessons (one hour clinics available, sign up at the base that day for a time).  All of the lift ticket proceeds will go to four local non-profits that exemplify the core values of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. What will you do when you’re done shredding in your sweet throwback threads?? Live music at the base of the gondola and $6 food and drink specials from Teton Village restaurants such as Nick Wilson’s, the Mangy Moose, The Handle Bar and the Spur will be going all day long.   WHAT. A. DAY. IT. WILL. BE.

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For all of the snow lovers out there- Check out this snowman I made at the base terminal of the new Teton Lift.  The high-speed quad lift is looking really slick and now has a 6″ snowman named “Nelson” keeping it company until the official opening on December 19th.  With that, I’ll leave you to your #JHDreaming and this cool video (with helicopters!!) about how the Teton Lift was constructed.

 

 

 

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Winter is upon us in Jackson Hole

The tram is getting ready for the 50th season!  Tram workers performing routine maintenance to make sure Big Red runs smoothly.
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Our amazing Indian Summer has finally come to an end. We have snow in the high country, temperature highs of 40s in the valley and upper 20s in the mountains. It’s quite possible the snow is here to stay.

The snowmakers have fired up the guns this week as temperatures dropped into the low 20s. The snowmakers work 5 days a week with 12 hour shifts and can pump a total of 4000 gallons per minute in the right conditions. With one month to go until opening day, Jackson Hole is going to be covered in white soon.

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Snow guns firing on Apres Vous at sunrise.

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Here is the view from the top of the NEW Teton Lift, which opens December 19th. Who’s ready for lift service pow laps in this expanded terrain?

Cowboy pow anyone?

Cowboy pow anyone?

Big Red at its finest - in snow.

Big Red at its finest – in snow.

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The tram dock with a fresh white coating.

23 degrees and snow up top. Winter is upon us!

23 degrees and snow up top. Winter is upon us!

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Snow King in the town of Jackson with a fresh dusting.

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Tetons and snow!

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Enter to win a vacation to Jackson Hole and Rossignol gear for two! http://bit.ly/1RzwWrV

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Jackson Hole at Squire John’s November 14th

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Jackson Hole Shop Day | November 14th, 12-6 PM

Come see us at Squire John’s on November 14th from 12-6 PM and talk to the team from Jackson Hole while enjoying food, beverages and giveaways.

  • -Win great prizes from Jackson Hole
  • -Jackson Hole Giveaways
  • -Food and Beverages will be served
  • -We’re ready for winter – get new gear for Winter from the Squire John’s shop!
  • -Squire John’s is located in West Blue Mountains, ON at 209896 Highway 26


Jackson Hole: Canadian Dollars at Par

Jackson Hole invites our Canadian friends to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with Canadian Dollars at Par.  Your Canadian dollars equal US dollars in a package including lift tickets and lodging at par in Jackson Hole.

On top of all that, receive a $200 or $300 air credit per person on qualifying packages.  This is the deal you have been waiting for to experience Jackson Hole’s legendary skiing and riding.  Call (888)838-6602 to book.

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Winter is Coming: Time to Gear Up Kids!

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Snow has started to appear on the mountain tops which means one very exciting thing – the 50th Anniversary winter season is approaching!  Jackson Hole Sports, Teton Village Sports and Hoback Sports are ready for winter and fully stocked with skis and snowboards for this year’s Kids’ Seasonal Lease Program.  Rates and details are in the poster above–Feel free to call the stores for more information!

 

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Time to Show Off Your Waffle Skills!

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary season, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is calling all waffle fans to design the next Corbet’s Cabin waffle at the top of the Tram!

Simply decorate any waffle with your signature ingredients, upload a photo of the creation with its official name, list its toppings and tag it with #JHwaffle. The winning waffle will be added to the 50th menu for everyone to experience plus win $100 in waffles! #JHWaffle

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Do you like your ski boots?

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What is the most important piece of gear in your ski kit?  You could argue that it is the skis.  Sure, the shape, the profile, the stiffness, all of those things are important.  You might argue that the bindings are a difference maker; they are the interface between the skis and the boots, after all.  My money, however, is on the boots.

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Not only are they crucial for performance, they can make or break a day on the hill if they don’t fit properly.  Boots are the essential component for feel, agility and confidence on the mountain. That being said, there are many variables that must be considered.  Set aside looks and the question of what will match your outfit best for one second and consider all the factors involved in whether or not a ski boot will help improve your turns throughout the season.  Then ask yourself if those boots that have been sitting in your garage collecting dust and possible housing a mouse are the answer to your skiing problems.  If you are ready for a new pair, or if you want to give those boots another shot, then we say now is the perfect time to evict the mouse and go see your friendly, local boot fitter at Jackson Hole Sports.  With luck they may be able to dial in your current boot.  If not, they can give you the perfect brand and model suggestions based on your foot size and shape.  The advantage to doing this now is that the bulk of the new winter product is in house and on display, so you will have more options to choose from.  So get out to Jackson Hole Sports and check out all the new boots for the fast approaching winter season.  Right now, they are offering $50 off a DFP footbed with the purchase of a new winter ’15/’16 ski boot.  Just one more reason to head to Jackson Hole Sports and get ready for the 50th Anniversary winter season!

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