Monthly Archives: December 2013

Jackson Hole Center for the Arts Tonight: Imagine

Life Spent on the Edge. A film from Nuit de la Glisse,  Perfect Moment Entertainment and Chamonix-based filmmaker and thrill seeker Thierry Donnard.

Jackson Hole Center for the Arts lights up tonight with a film screening of Imagine: Life Spent on the Edge. Starring world-wide athletes and a few local free birds including Matt Annetts and a little free falling seg with the super Jeff Leger, the film captures the thrill and possibility of a life dedicated to pursuits in the mountains and the sea.

Like all creative pieces, hailing from France, the film promises to be inspired, elegant and un petit extreme.

Imagine – Life Spent on the Edge

United States Film Premiere!
presented by Center for the Arts and Perfect Moment Entertainment

Friday, December 27

Center Theater
2 screenings – 6:30pm & 9:00pm*

Christmas in Jackson Hole

This is such a great marketing piece from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort- it just has to be lifted!

Holiday Round-Up

We have 2+ feet of new snow. It is going to be a white Christmas.
Merry Christmas from all of us at JHMR

The days leading up to Christmas here in the Tetons have delivered over 30 inches of fresh snow making Jackson Hole one of the more blanketed resorts so far this season. So, enjoying the snow and the holiday and will be back with more merriment as the new year approaches.

Merry Christmas from Jackson Hole!

Jackson Hole Holiday Round-Up

Santa arrived early over the weekend at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Whenever he visits Jackson Hole, Mr. Claus makes sure his visit is in keeping with Jackson’s more extreme approach and rappels in red-suit style from the iconic tram. Consider it Santa’s alpine answer to a sleigh.

Only in Jackson Hole…

It’s a festive and fun time of year everywhere but if this Santa drop illustrates anything, it’s absolutely Jackson Hole’s particular brand of Christmas magic. While the ever-emerging ski area increasingly morphs into a resort, most visitors won’t find the mechanical, Disney-esque touch often typical of mega ski resorts around the holidays, rather it’s a more low- key, no frills and authentic celebratory sense driven by enthusiastic locals, the family friendly vibe of intimate Teton Village and the pervasive love for mountain culture.

There’s loads of ways to celebrate the season in Jackson Hole for locals and visitors alike. As far as the mountain is concerned, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has rounded up a hearty holiday schedule between now and the New Year. Kick it off with a visit from Cowboy Santa at Teton Mountain Lodge, Holiday Caroling on Christmas Eve at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole and take it all the way to the annual Torchlight Parade.

Check Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s full Holiday Round Up Schedule!

36 Hours in Jackson Hole, Wyo. The local perspective

The Other World that is Jackson Hole. Local Rob DesLauriers skies 'Twice is Nice' in the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort side country. Photo: Jimmy Chin

The Other World that is Jackson Hole. Local Rob DesLauriers skies ‘Twice is Nice’ in the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort side country. Photo: Jimmy Chin

Jackson Hole, tucked away in the burly corner of the the Rocky Mountain West, on the outskirts of the extraordinary Yellowstone ecosystem and grounded in spectacular Grand Teton National Park, is as magical and otherworldly of a spot as they come. December days are short and dark, containing a secret formula for the good life known by few. With less than 10,000 local residents on the official books, Jackson Hole’s population is small and the segment that goes skiing every day is even smaller. The steepest of slopes making up iconic Jackson Hole Mountain Resort hold a ghost-like tale of soulful ski days during the infant opening weeks. There is less of a rush of coveted cold smoke, rather the bowls, chutes and groomers are swirling with a frigid hiss of  contradictory filled-in hard pack that is both smooth and satisfying. Skiing at the end of the day is largely a singular experience, whether it’s the peace of watching fellow skiers silhouette  cruising from the top of the world that is Rendezvous Bowl or of the solidarity of skiing with a pack of JHMR’s dedicated version of ‘Decemberists,’ the experience is all-at-once pure and a perfect preseason for the annual  emerging sense of the skier self.

Today, The New York Times shares a little bit of that secret with ’36 Hours in Jackson Hole, Wyo.’ but like the title suggests, hours spent only taps the surface of the peace and possibility of this mountain town.

And while you’re at it, may want to check out New York Times Travel annual Gear Round-Up “From Head to Toe and Below.”

Speaking of head to toe and below…check how the locals do it.

Jake Kilgrow pops off at the end of a December Day. Photo: Chris Figenshau via Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Jake Kilgrow pops off at the end of a December Day. Photo: Chris Figenshau via Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.




SPUR Restaurant & Bar First Anniversary Party

Celebrate Spur Restaurant & Bar's First Year!


There’s a proper apres ski celebration going on tomorrow at Spur Restaurant & Bar in Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa. The hugely popular newest addition to the Teton Village apres scene is turning one. So, hang up the skis at the end of a great day and settle into a Faceplant, Meet your Maker and some Marley Nachos for a good old time with your pals and the favorite JH watering hole.

Jimmy Chin in Grand Teton


Glorious days and nights are here in the Tetons with a high pressure system combined with a full moon and an impending Winter solstice. Here’s a little Teton love with local all-out mountain man, artist, producer and entrepreneur Jimmy Chin.

Teton Village Block Party

Tonight in Teton Village, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will be ringing in the season with:

Earn Your Turkey!

“Head to Teton Village this Thursday night for a festive evening of retail sales and holiday fun. Save up to 20% at Teton Village Sports, Wool & Whiskey, MADE Jackson Hole, and Rodeo. In addition to big savings for your holiday shopping, TVS will be hosting their legendary Martini Party from 4-7PM, and Wool & Whiskey will be serving up Manhattans!”

This triple annual event has been gathering steam, not just for the complimentary cocktails served up by Teton Village Sports and Wool & Whiskey, but for the great Christmas shopping deals at MADE Jackson Hole and Rodeo– two great places to scoop up goods and duds amidst a sea of gear-grabbing possibilities at all the sport shops. It’s a fun social event for strolling  the pathways of the village and stopping in for a pop while you shop. This year, Hotel Terra seems to be the hub. Not only is it home to both MADE and Rodeo but it’s in house ‘tavern,’ otherwise known as Il Villaggio Osteria is offering free glasses of wine with a show of purchase – a la receipt- from any of the stores offering 20% off. Load up the sleigh for a fun ride in Teton Village tonight.

Cafe Genevieve Catering for the Holiday


Cafe Genevieve’s food is as warm and good as the restaurant looks this Holiday season.

Since opening it’s doors with acclaimed Southern-inspired cooking a couple years ago, Cafe Genevieve has been warming up local bellies with everything outrageously delicious to carry you through breakfast, lunch and dinner. Cafe Genevieve serves all day and thank goodness because the food is oh-so-comforting and creative and the atmosphere absolutely the same. Today we’re here to shed a little light on the lesser-known, equally yummy, under (pork) belly of the operation, Cafe Genevieve Catering.

While the catering side of the Cafe Genevieve outfit certainly is well versed in weddings and larger events,  perhaps the best concept yet is that of their home cooking coming right to your door. Their team delivers delightful and sometimes decadent staples – just not off the town square. Cafe Genevieve recently launched a new website making it all the more easier to select, stage and serve a mouthwatering meal at home or elsewhere. Genevieve’s classic approach to food is perfect and caloric enough to fit the holiday party bill. Choose form homemade biscuits with ham and pimento cheese, pork belly wrapped in butter lettuce Asian style or this incredible sweet potato dessert-y devil that boggles the senses. Wash it down with some egg nog and famed pig candy (also perfect as a stocking stuffer) and you’ve got one heck of a holiday party   happening. So properly deck the halls with good food this Jackson Hole holiday season with Cafe Genevieve Catering.



‘Ski Lodges Going to More Modern Look’ Hotel Terra Sets the Bar

As far as Jackson Hole’s set of luxury accommodations are concerned, Hotel Terra has been considered the leader in hip approach to both architecture and amenities. The eco-chic hotel helped set a new bar for ski lodges when it first opened it’s doors in Winter of 2008. After five years of  setting Silver-LEED-certificed standards, the hotel is still enjoying buzz and great press. A recent article touted Hotel Terra for it’s clean lines, contemporary art and open floor plans’ as being ‘in.’

Hotel Terra's Chic Interiors

Hotel Terra’s Chic Interiors

Hotel Terra Jackson Hole is in good company in this roundup. The article places it in league with other luxury hospitality category leaders including Viceroy Aspen, the much anticipated ‘W’ Verbier and even inspired new developments in the about-to-blow-up Andermatt, Switzerland.

Rob DesLauiers, owner and developer of Hotel Terra Jackson Hole and Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa (it’s big sister/ predecessor hotel) first envisioned the hotel as a modern approach to traditional alpine hospitality, anticipating that it would appeal to the emerging millenials, many of whom are less impressed with the traditional ski style of its lodge-like forbears. The final result realized an effortlessly chic and almost etherial hideout in the form of hotel rooms and condo hotel configurations of urban studios, one, two and three bedroom suites suiting an increasingly minimalist seeking, albeit fiercely focused, segment of modern day skiers.