It’s time to finish out this 50th anniversary strong -Clearly, Mother Nature wants us to. With 11 inches expected in the next two days and more set to arrive on Monday, you have every excuse to spend your weekend out on the slopes. For all of the planners out there, here’s a complete list of events and concerts that you can check out when you’re done shredding the pow.
Ski with Pepi Fundraiser
Location: The Mangy Moose in Teton Village
Time: Friday at 7 pm, Ticket admission is $100
Information: The ski community, near and far, is rallying around Pepi Stiegler, who suffered a serious accident three months ago. Stiegler, 78, founded the Jackson Hole Ski School, is an Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist and has been an ambassador for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for most of its 50-year history. The Pepi Stiegler Fund was formed to help Stiegler and his family with the costs of the accident, including medical bills, recovery and rehabilitation.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Pepi is a part of the JHMR family and an integral part of the resort’s history. Now it’s our time to support him as he recovers from an accident that will require a lot of medical attention. Let’s party for Pepi! Get your ticket and make an evening of it–Even better, your ticket to the event enters you in a raffle with a slew of amazing prizes.
Out West Fest 2016
Location: The Pink Garter Theater in Downtown Jackson
Time: Friday at 9 pm
Information: Admission is $10. Buy tickets here. Benyaro, Pat Chadwick, Sneaky Pete (6 piece), Canyon Kids (6 piece). Raffle Ticket included with ticket to the concert. Prizes: Pair of Maiden Skis, Acoustic Guitar, Year long subscription to Yoga Today
THE INSIDE SCOOP: This is a lineup worth way more than $10. I would highly suggest grabbing some friends (grabbing some Pinky G’s pizza) and heading to the Pink Garter to support these local musicians. If you’ve been practicing new dance moves, this is a great place to debut them!
Karen Oatey Pole Pedal Paddle
Location: Teton Village to the Snake River Canyon
Time: Saturday, Start times vary by class.
Information: The Pole Pedal Paddle is a tradition in Jackson Hole, and 2015 is its 41th anniversary year. The four-event race, where contestants compete either individually or in teams, consists of an alpine ski leg, a cross-country ski leg, a bicycle leg, and a boating leg. The Pole Pedal Paddle is a fundraising event for the Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing affordable Alpine, Freeride, Nordic and Snowboard programs to Jackson youth.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: If you’re willing to wake up for it, it’s always fun to watch this event and cheer on all of the unbelievable athletes competing. With a steady amount of snow due to come in on Friday, this event should be good. Bring some coffee and your cheering voice!
Music Under the Tram – One Ton Pig
Location: Under the Tram Dock, Teton Village
Time: Saturday from 3-5 pm
Information: Free admission. Great bands entertain the crowds every Saturday in March in this unforgettable, sunny location, slopeside under the tram.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: This is one of my favorite ways to enjoy music- OUTSIDE (with a cold brew and some fun friends). If you get there and you don’t have a cold crew or fun friends, just find some fun looking people and say hello. Friendliness is well known in the Jackson area, ESPECIALLY when powder has just arrived. Once you have the friends, head to Nick Wilson’s for the cold brew.
World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb
Location: Snow King Mountain in Downtown Jackson
Time: Saturday and Sunday
Information: Huge crowds are anticipated for the 40th Annual World Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb coming soon in March of 2016. The Jackson Hole Snow Devils will once again host this exciting event, which promises to be one of the best yet!
THE INSIDE SCOOP: It’s finally here! The Hill Climb! Weather limitations forced a cancellation last year, but this year everything is looking brap-brap-braptastic. Wear your sunscreen, stay hydrated and enjoy this incredibly unique event!
Interdominational Sunrise Easter Service at the Gondola Summit
Location: Rendezvous Lodge, Top of Bridger Gondola in Teton Village
Time: Sunday morning, load Gondola at 6:15am, service starts at 6:45am
Information: Everyone is welcome for an interdenominational worship service with Rev. Ben Pascal at the Gondola Summit at sunrise. Participants will ride the Gondola up to the service, and back down before the mountain opens. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear, as the service will be outside, weather permitting. The Gondola ride to the service is complimentary.
THE INSIDE SCOOP: Where else can you go to an Easter service at over 9,000 feet? Above the clouds, the sunrise will be exquisite and you’ll wake away with memories (and maybe even photos!) that will last a lifetime. Plus, it’s a free gondola ride!