Old Bill’s is on deck for tomorrow morning, which means it’s time to put on your sneakers – just like you do every second Saturday in September- and take to the streets of downtown Jackson in support of favorite local charities and non-profits. The Community Foundation of Jackson Hole and Mr. and Mrs. Bill have been teaming up since 1997 to offer one of the most successful fundraisers in the country – all centered around the extraordinary programs and non-profits serving the vibrant community of Jackson Hole. Over the past 16 years, the event has helped raise over $91 million for local charities. This year, Old Bill and locals alike are shooting for a cool $100 million.
“The incredible $8,352,953 distributed in 2012 through Old Bill’s Fun Run represents contributions from 2,915 donors. Designated gifts of $5,963,639 were matched by a pool of $2,389,314 from Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill, Co-Challengers and Friends of the Match. The resulting match percentage totaled an amazing 55%, enhancing the impact of every Old Bill’s gift.”
Click here to check the seemingly endless drop-down menu of non-profits to support. Taken from the top down runs an incredible alphabetical gamut from Adoption in the Tetons to Yellowstone Teton Clean Energy Coalition. Take a pick from one or several and support all the highly effective entities that make life here in Jackson Hole that much more grand.
Tonight! Not to be missed.
Eat and drink and take in the glorious 30+ galleries that are spread out in and around the town square of Jackson Hole with the annual Palates & Palettes Gallery Walk. One of the annual Fall Arts Festivals’s favorite events, this night kicks off at 5:00 pm and runs till 8:00 or till the in-gallery complimentary bites and sips run out.
Almost the last of the season…
Shred alert at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort- not this winter, rather right now or tomorrow for the last time this season…Come out to the JH Bike Park for extended hours and a bike party every Friday to kick off the weekend! The Bike Park will be open 5-7pm with $10 Bike Park lift tickets, 2-for-1 demo bikes at JH Sports, Tin Can Cantina specials, and music from DJ RPK 12. Through Sept 13th The introduction of the JH Bike Park has added more of a scene to the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Watch young rippers bank tight turns and more established big kids drop- drops. Teewinot lift takes what seems like 90 seconds to reach a major downhill system rivaling that of Whistler and other resort-riding giants. If you have bold kiddos or boyfriends (ie: your more of a sideliner in the mountain biking scene), it sure is fun to just chill and sip a marg at the Tin Can Cantina and watch everyone else descend while soaking in the warm mountain sun. If the Mexican stand doesn’t totally do it for you with their fresh carnitas and Corona’s, posting up on the deck of the Four Seasons lobby lounge outdoor seating area or the relatively new Handle Bar is a nice alternative for people and rider watching while sipping a ‘fancy cocktail.’
This photo feel likes it’s on it’s way to becoming iconic:
Last winter, famed local photographer Jimmy Chin shared this little sacred moment of shred with the big wide world of social media over Instagram via his National Geographic channel. And man did it get a lot of attention. Millions of hearts (likes) were scored with this peaceful moment captured in the mountains that make up the seemingly endless backcountry of Jackson Hole.
A cool 8.5K+ are liking it right now and so are we
Labor Day and September is here which means Jackson Hole skiers have either secured their pass or are playing the waiting game to see what surfaces for the shred or perhaps simply planning to just hit ‘the pass’ instead. Either way, around these here parts it’s usually a good idea to continue laying out the cash in anticipation of the upcoming ski season in the form of stocking up at the various Labor Day sales. Jackson Hole Sports Labor Day Tent Sale starts this weekend. Check out their tent located next the Tram Clock Tower in Teton Village and get set up with discounts between 50%-70% off on Winter 12/13 clothing and gear. Come down to the tent from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, August 30th through Monday, September 2nd and get the goods. Fat skis, backpacks, poles, goggles, jackets, pants, boots, hats, helmets, and at the very least- you’ll get excited as the Labor Day Sales around the valley are the surest sign that winter is on it’s way. Next sign is the first snowfall, which is sure to start gracing the Tetons in the coming weeks. Check Pepi’s, Wildernest, Teton Village Sports and the Treehouse in the Village for the best goods too.
Shout outs to the other awesome sales in town including:
Wilson Backcountry Sports: Downtown, Sunny Downtown Wilson. Dynafit and backcountry gear galore.
Hoback Sports: the classics.
Teton Mountaineering on Cache- get’s you covered with everything from K2 to Black Diamond.
Skinny Skis: for the backcountry/Nordic geek in you.