Huge crashes to big stomps, Corbet’s Couloir is known as the most infamous run in North America. Join our announcers as they interview guests and professional athletes before dropping in, watch the aftermath and see the reactions at the bottom.
It’s deal season in the valley–Head over to Jackson Hole Sports, Teton Village Sports, or Hoback Sports for 20-40% off a variety of merchandise throughout the store. Now’s the time to start planning for next year’s activities, so take advantage of these low prices while they last. Click here for more information and store hours!
Hey there people of Jackson Hole! Can you believe another glorious week of winter has gone by? Time flies when you’re shredding Laramie Bowl. Be sure to get outside this weekend, but if you need to beef up your social schedule with more action, check out the events below. Have fun, be safe, and tip your waiters!
Après @ Nick Wilson’s Presented by Bud Light
- Location: Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café
- Time: Saturday, February 21st from 4-6
- Information: DJ VerT-OnE, $1 off Bud and Bud Light, Great Prizes and Giveaways
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: It’s snowing! So make sure you get out to the Village at some point on Saturday–Shred it up, tell some jokes with your friends on the chairlift and then ski your way down to Nick’s for this après party. I’ve been to two of them, and it’s always a good crowd and even better vibe.
- Location: Snow King Mountain
- Time: Friday, February 20th and Saturday, February 21st from 8 am to 6:30
- Information: The nation’s largest backcountry ski festival, Vertfest, is slated to take over Jackson Hole, February 20-21, 2015. The community event, presented by the Jackson Hole Travel & Tourism Board and Teton Motors, brings together Jackson’s backcountry ski community for two days of ski movie screenings, races, ski and avy clinics and beer drinking!
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: Any time Jackson folks get together for ski-related activities, it’s BOUND to be a good time. Especially if you bring a friend or 5. or 10 if you’re super popular.
PIMP MY RIDE: ALL ABOUT THE 90’s
- Location: Revolution Indoor Cycling Studio
- Time: Friday, February 20th at 5:30 pm
- Information: Cycling takes a 90’s twist and there’s only 3 bikes left! Purchase $5 Drop-In then reserve your space here.
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: Andrea is teaching class this Friday and she has already promised that you will be transported back to the 90’s with the power of music. I highly recommend tying a flannel around your waist and breaking a solid sweat in this class before you hit the town on Friday night!
Pretty Faces Screening with Lynsey Dyer
- Location: Snow King Ball Room
- Time: Friday, February 2oth from 7-9 pm
- Information: Pretty faces is an all female ski film featuring the best athletes from around the world in celebration of playing outside, pushing the sport of skiing and living up to our fullest potential as a supportive community.
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: GIRL POWER TO THE MAX. I love seeing the lady skiers of Jackson Hole show what shredding is all about. I would suggest heading to Hayden’s Post for a quick bite and a drink and then head over to see this film if you missed the screening in the fall.
Disco Inferno! A Concert for JH Fire and EMS
- Location: The Town Square Tavern
- Time: Friday, February 20th at 10 pm
- Information: Uncle Stack and The Attack are performing! Come out in your finest 70’s costume to support JH Fire and get your boogie on. 10PM for $10!
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: I just so happen to know the drummer, and he promises a wild night. I’ll be there wearing my favorite outfit from the 70’s (jk, I wasn’t alive yet), and shredding up the dance floor. Who wants to join me? It’s always fun to party when you know you’re supporting a local cause.
USASA Slopestyle and Halfpipe Snowboard Competition
- Location: Eagles Terrain Park in Teton Village
- Time: Saturday, February 21st and Sunday, February 22nd
- Information: The USASA Slopestyle and Halfpipe Competitions are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, February 21-22. Most competitors arrive to ride on Friday, and the event will take place in the Eagles Terrain Park on Saturday and in the Halfpipe on Sunday. There will also be a Friday night Rail Jam at Snow King at 4pm. Registration will be held the day of the event from 7:30am – 9:00am in the Gabe Room. Every participant must have a USASA membership. All competitors under the age of 18 must have guardian sign liability release. There will be a limit of 115 competitors per day.
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: This is a great place to check out local talent. Bring your kids to watch or cheer on an athlete that you know. The sun will be out, so put on some SPF and SUPPORT! Click here for more information!
Riot Act, Inc. presents Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love”
- Location: Intencions
- Time: Saturday, February 21st from 8-10 pm
- Information: In her first time directing a full length play, director Deborah Supowit helms a wonderful cast including Leah Holmes as May, Graham Koten as Eddie, Frankie McCarthy as Martin, and Stephen Lottridge as The Old Man.Tickets are available in advance online at www.riotactinc.org or at the door and cost $15 for adults or $12 for students/seniors. Seating is limited, so be sure to buy your tickets in advance.
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: Jackson Hole is notorious for attracting a lot of talent and never fails to impress people who come out to support actors do what they do best–ACT! Check out Riot Act Inc to learn more about their organization and the various events they host.
What do Uganda and snowboarding have in common? The answer is 22-year-old Brolin Mawejje. Follow Brolin’s coming of age story from the backwoods of Uganda to the US in search of better life, rallying support for the 2018 Olympics, all while pursuing a career as a doctor. This film has been two years in the making–Come celebrate the film with Brolin and the filmmakers!
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DOORs open at 6:00pm
LIVE MUSIC AND FOOD & DRINKS IN LOBBY
Film starts at 7:30pm
$17 film only
$32 film + after party at The Pink Garter with ODESZA
It’s time to start thinking about weekend plans folks! It’s Valentine’s Day on Saturday, but that doesn’t mean you have to sit at home and chat it up with a box of conversation hearts. Get outside! The slopes are all groomed up and ready to shred, and it will be sunny and gorgeous. Once the sun sets, be sure to hit up one or ALL of the events below. Lots of music and lots of fun…..who’s ready?
Cure for the Common
- Location: The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
- Time: Friday, February 13th at 4 pm
- Information: FREE Live on the Mangy Moose stage – Here’s what the Bozeman Daily Chronical had to say about this band: “Cure for the Common lives up to its name. Armed with an arsenal of original funk rock tunes, the band is known for packing houses full of eager dancers ready to follow them into the morning.
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: Whenever there’s a party at the Moose, I try to be there. The energy will be high, and the bands will be wailing, so grab a beer, order a pizza (with sausage, mushrooms and basil….YUM), and take in all that the iconic Moose has to offer.
HeartBeats Valentine’s Day Swing Dance
- Location: Center for the Arts Lobby
- Time: Friday, February 13th at 7 pm
- Information: It’s almost Valentine’s Day and it’s Friday the 13th! Join the Jazz Foundation of Jackson Hole and the Cathedral Voices and dance for love or dance against it. Either way just come enjoy some music!
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: Nothing captures the power of love quite like Jazz, you guys. Take someone special down to the CTA Lobby and show them just how much they mean to you. THEN, you’ll be close to downtown and you can go check out the scene there. I’m planning the best evening for you–You’re welcome!
Russian Club Vodka Tasting
- Location: Davies-Reid Gallery
- Time: Friday, February 13th from 6:30-8
- Information: Drink a selection of vodkas and eat Russian hors’ d’oeuvres.
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: Two phrases make me think that this event is worth attending: “Russian Club” and “Vodka Tasting.” Enough said. Na zdorovye!
- Après @ Nick Wilson’s Presented by Bud Light
- Location: Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café in Teton Village
- Time: Saturday, February 14th from 4-6 pm
- Information: DJ VerT-OnE $1 off Bud and Bud Light Great Prizes and Giveaways
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: Rip up the slopes on Saturday with your sweetie (or your Dad if you’re me) and then hit up this raging party sponsored by Bud Light. You can ski right up–No fuss, no muss and maybe you’ll even win a prize!!!!
Benefit Concert with Kip Attaway
- Location: The Virginian Saloon
- Time: Saturday, February 14th at 9 pm
- Information: Come support the local Shriner’s raise money for children in medical need.
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: Kip Attaway always delivers a wild show in one of the best bars in town. The Saloon will be packed, hearts will be full of Valentine’s lurvee, and there’s a photobooth if you want to capture the fun for your scrapbook(s).
Wonders of Jackson Hole’s Deep Sky
- Location: Teton County Library
- Time: Any time!
- Information This exhibit features more than 20 new astronomical images taken in Jackson Hole by Michael Adler. Images include four spectacular nebulas (clouds of gas and dust) that lie in the brilliant summer Milky Way. A companion image shows the entire northern Milky Way, photographed from the bottom of the Grand Canyon where one can see the red light from these four nebulas. Images also show a wide variety of nebulas captured throughout the year, including beautiful remnants of supernovae and sun-like stars after they end their lives.
- THE INSIDE SCOOP: If you think Jackson Hole is beautiful in the light of day, just wait until you see these images of the sky at night. The stars look so close you could reach out and grab them. This is a great activity and you can learn something too!
post by Sita
Valentine’s Day is pretty much always a let down for me. The thing is, I (we) never go out of our way to make it romantic and fun, and I always feel like any effort is cheesy or boring. So, this year we (I) am making a plan to have fun. Here are 10 great dates that might make this Valentine’s one to remember whether you’re single or married for 30 years! Some of these are on Friday night, even thought Valentine’s is on a Saturday. Hopefully one of these ideas will spark some love into these cold February nights.
1. Night skiing at Snow King. There’s something awesome about skiing at night, and even more awesome about cozying up to your honey on a dark cold night in between ski runs. Seeing the town lit up against a winter sunset isn’t a bad way to spend any night! The lifts run from 4-7pm, and the cost is $25/person.
2. Spend your evening stargazing at the Jackson Hole skies. Wyoming Stargazing is hosting a session with an astronomer, multiple iPads, and a Dobsonian telescope on the lawn at the Center for Arts on Friday night (the 13th) from 7pm-9pm. Oh yeah, and it’s free! Star knowledge is not just cool, it’s downright sexy. Find out more information at http://www.wyomingstargazing.org.
3. Attend the long awaited showing of Fifty Shades of Grey. The movie premiers on Thursday, at Jackson Hole Twin Cinema and will show nightly at 8 pm.
4. Seek solitude and spend the day cross country skiing at Turpin Meadows Ranch, followed by an amazing dinner at the ranch, one of Jackson’s best. Dinner by reservation only, the ranch offers rentals and $15/day of skiing. This one is not to be missed.
5. Couples massages are utterly decadent, which is exactly why you and your special someone should consider getting one. Getting a massage is the perfect way to treat yourself, relaxing your mind and your body. Achieving that relaxation alongside your lover is just bonus. My favorite place to get messages in town are, 1) The Rusty Parrot $$$ (http://www.rustyparrot.com/spa/massage-therapy) 2) Bear and Doe Banya $$ which boasts steam room, sauna, cold plunge, and the best masseuse west of the Mississippi. (http://www.bearanddoebanya.com) 3) The Four Seasons $$$ if you can afford it, you know why its on here. Simply the best the business. (http://www.fourseasons.com/jacksonhole/spa/massages/)
6. Take a sleigh ride. Jackson has a couple of different sleigh options, Mill Iron Ranch offers elk viewing and an amazing steak dinner, Spring Creek Ranch has a 45 minute ride with some amazing views, and the elk refuge ride focused on getting up close to the elk. Sleigh rides are so magical, there’s no other way to put it. There’s something incredible about being pulled along by horses with mountains and all of your troubles far away.
7. Go to a concert. Listening to some music or getting your dance on can be just the thing to shake off the February blues and get closer to your special someone! Check the local papers to find out who’s playing what and when. Mangy Moose, Town Square Tavern, The Pink Garter Theater and the Center for the Arts are all hosting concerts. Live music and some dance moves will satisfy all of the Valentiners out there, singles, girls night out, friends, married couples everyone!! Whatever it is… dancing will make it better.
8. Get your GAL-entines on by joining the Jackson Hole Babe Force on Sunday at 12 pm at the top of the Gondi for an afternoon of skiing with Jackson’s finest ladies. Skiing with girls is the new ski date. These girls are supportive, fun, and will fill your weekend with laughs, great skiing, and plenty of girl power.
9. For those of you who aren’t looking for a human match, stop by the animal adoption center and take a dog or cat for the weekend, or maybe forever! The animal adoption center is worth checking out even if you know you can’t keep the animal at home, having a warm cuddly animal to spend the day with, or just sharing a beautiful walk might make it your best Valentine’s ever!
10. Do a sweaty yoga class at Inversion Yoga with your honey and open your chakras to feel the love. Find out their schedule here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=9611
post by Hadley Hammer
The Freeride World Tour has been plagued yet again with poor snow conditions this year. And while it’s been difficult finding stable venues that are not littered with rocks, we have lucked out with amazing freeskiing.
Photo: Garret Altmann enjoying Austria
I arrived to Austria after Chamonix with a group of American riders four days before the competition. We were met with a few new meters of snow upon our arrival. The first day skiing was one of the more special days on the slopes I’ve ever had. Due to the storm, we were relegated to skiing the tree-ed slope under the gondola as you could not see the end of your ski tips anywhere else. We skied the same pitch from 9-4pm, our tracks refiling with every run. We refueled with apfel strudel, espresso, and the biggest grins I’ve seen on a ski day. Skiing off-piste is not as common in Austria, and we had our zone completely to ourselves that day. There was no pressure to go faster or slower, just to enjoy the feeling of gliding through “ze powdah”.
Photo: My run in Fieberbrunn :PC credit Freeride World Tour / D. Carlier
With the sense of complete rejuvenation, I was ready to really attack the competition. We had a long morning of weather delays (riding the gondola in the dark at 6:30am, and not starting the competition till 11:30am), but the face was filled with powder and the sun came out of nowhere.
The mountains in Europe are prodigious. While we waited at the top of the venue, I couldn’t help but look around and become inspired by my surroundings. Feeling lucky to even be a competitor on the tour, I dropped in with a new feeling of focus and happiness.
Navigating through powder, rocks, and a ton of tree shrubs, I came out of the technical section feeling happy to be on my feet and having fun…so much fun that I decided to pop off a bottom feature. For a second I landed, and then quickly tomahawked, losing my ski.
Once again I found myself in last place. It’s not the most ideal place to be, but as Jess Baker once told me- you can’t let competitions affect the way you think of yourself as a skier. They are just one run, one day.
We are now in Andorra and it’s all or nothing for this next competition. I have faith that it will all come together…and if not, that’s okay too. It’s been an awesome trip to Europe either way.
Post by: Forrest and Casey Jillson
For my sister Casey and I, being a part of the Mountain Athlete freeski team is a huge privilege, and commitment. We are doing everything we can to give ourselves every opportunity to achieve our on-mountain goals, including podiums on the Freeride World Tour, movie segments, photo opportunities, and overall exposure in the ever competitive world of skiing.
Mountain Athlete is a gym based here in Jackson run by Coach Rob Shaul. It is a lot like Crossfit but different in the way it trains certain athletes in a way specific to their sport, making programming directly transferable to the mountain. At Mountain Athlete we train as a team and we are all very goal oriented, taking a serious and disciplined approach to achieving success in skiing. Training the way we do at Mountain Athlete is not the only route taken when skiers decide they want to make skiing a career but, if you want to have a drastic course correction, and you are transitioning from being a good recreational skier to someone who wants to take their skiing to the next level, and be recognized for it, it’s one that that must be taken.
The best professional athletes from all major sports take their off season training very seriously, the same goes for competitive skiing. The time you spend on snow when you are skiing seems like the best time to progress, but training during the summer is an equally good way to grow in the sport and keep the ball rolling after ski season has ended. Off season training is a way to maintain the progression by continuing to become stronger, faster, more durable and become as fit and prepared as possible on the first day of ski season rather than using the first few weeks of skiing to get into “skiing shape”.
At Mountain Athlete we spend the summers building a solid base and working every muscle in the body as well as the mind, gaining more and more momentum as the summer progresses. During our preparation for the ski season in the gym we roll into a more sport specific training cycle where we train eccentric leg strength and leg lactate tolerance, instead of focusing on work capacity and conditioning, and all around fitness, we spend more time hammering the legs, and the core muscles. This grueling 12 week cycle builds what Coach Shaul calls, the mountain chassis – a very stable frame for the us skiers to use while pushing our skiing to the limit. Isolating and working these muscle groups the way that we do makes us the most prepared as we can possibly be for the upcoming winter full of big mountain competitions, tram laps and as many mountaineering trips and summits as possible.
Something new this year is the collaboration of Mountain Athlete and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort forming a big mountain oriented freeski team Coached by Rob Delauriers. Rob will be focusing on the technical side of skiing and all the little things we can do to profoundly improve our skiing. Rob has been featured in eight Warren Miller movies starting way back when most of the team he’s coaching were still in diapers. He is one of the most aesthetic skiers we have ever seen making him by far the best candidate for the job. In a matter of two weeks of training twice a week, he has done an amazing job of breaking down each of our individual styles and habits on skis and shining light on both the things that we are very good at, as well as the things that we need to work on.
Casey and I have been on skis since we were two years old, so being able to break through the habits that we have formed and subtly give our technique the tweak that it needs has shown to give us more confidence in steep terrain, making it possible to ski faster, more fluidity and with more finesse. Robs ability to not only demonstrate what it is he is trying to teach, but to also verbally convey it to us in a way that is very easy to absorb and understand is something that I find very valuable.
Being able to live and train in this amazing town and to be on the elite team of skiers at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is something that we find ourselves laughing at in disbelief on a daily basis. We feel so fortunate to call this place home and to be able to chase our dreams with other outstanding athletes who also appreciate the opportunities that we are being presented with here in Jackson Hole.
Editor’s Note: Forrest and Casey’s first competition of the season will be this weekend at the Subaru Freeride Series in Snowbird. For results and other event updates, check here over the course of the weekend.
Just in case you’ve been watching a Law and Order Marathon with the blinds down for the last 3 days, you should know that it has snowed SO INCREDIBLY MUCH! Can you say 31″ storm total?! The powder is deep and ready to be shredded. When the lifts close and it’s time to relax, here’s a list of what’s going on in the valley. Have fun and be safe!
Apres and DJ VerT-OnE Presented by Bud Light
- Location: Nick Wilson’s Cowboy Café
- Time: Sunday, February 8th from 4-6pm.
- Information: $1 off Bud and Bud Light, Great Prizes and Giveaways
- The Inside Scoop: You can literally glide right into a party at the end of the ski day. Why wouldn’t you drop in to see what the prizes and giveaways are all about? Plus, the Spicy Pizza slice is something that makes my mouth water instantly .
- Location: The Mangy Moose Saloon in Teton Village
- Time: Saturday, February 7th from 4-6 pm
- Information: John Wayne’s World is Jackson’s only instrumental jazz-funk ensemble featuring five of the busiest and most talented musicians in the region.
- The Inside Scoop: The Mangy Moose is notorious for it’s rocking parties and lively après sessions. Order some nachos and some beverages and enjoy a band that occasionally comes to The Village to blow our minds.
- Location: Snow King Arena
- Time: Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th at 7 pm
- Information: Moose vs. Philadelphia. Tickets are $9, $5 with JHMR Season Pass
- The Inside Scoop: This is where the action IS on the weekend in Jackson. The Moose Team is a talented group of athletes who might throw in a lively show (read: small fight) every now and then. Plus, live music between every period makes it fun for adults and kids alike. Just make sure you bring your pass for a discount and maybe some gloves.
Laff Staff Improv Performance
- Location: Center for the Arts’ Black Box Theater
- Time: Friday, February 6th and Saturday, February 7th from 8-10 pm
- Information: Tickets are $10 at the Center for the Arts Box Office
- The Inside Scoop: Though our local community may be small in numbers, the comedic talent is NOT lacking. This show is bound to be a hoot, but best to leave the kids with a babysitter.
Family Valentine-Making Party
- Location: Teton County Library
- Time: Saturday, February 7th from 10-11:30 am
- Information: Make valentines for family and friends.
- The Inside Scoop: Tis the season to make Valentines! If you bring the love, Teton County Library will bring the supplies. <3
Madame X Gala: The Snow Ball Fundraiser
- Location: Center for the Arts
- Time: Saturday, February 7th from 6-10 pm
- Information: Benefit for Off Square Theatre Company with dinner dancing and a murder mystery. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Inside Scoop: It’s time to get dressed up and hit the TOWN for a Clue-like murder mystery party. I’ll be there….unless I get to be the mystery murder victim. Dun, dun, dun…….
HAVE FUN THIS WEEKEND FROM YOUR FRIENDLY JHMR AMBASSADORS!
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With a storm total of 26″ and more snow on the way this week, February is off to a DEEP start. We have received 265” for the season with a snow depth of 95”.
If you haven’t already, make plans to get to Jackson Hole for some of the best snow conditions in North America!
The first two days of the storm brought 6 and 6 inches respectively. Can you spot the Tram behind all of this SNOW?
Don’t worry, our team is digging out Corbet’s Cabin. You can still get a World Famous Waffle before you shred fresh powder in Rendezvous Bowl!
The snow totals are looking very good for Jackson Hole this year.