Monthly Archives: November 2013

Jackson Hole Terrain Open: Opening Day

Now we’re talking…Terrain. Opening Day:

The Big One is Opening Up Part of the Shop on Thanksgiving

The Big One is Opening Up Part of the Shop on Thanksgiving

Straight from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort squack box:

“Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will open on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 28th with almost 3,000 vertical feet of beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain thanks to a combination of great early season snowfall on the upper mountain and snowmaking on the lower slopes.

This holiday weekend, the resort will operate Après Vous, Casper, Marmot and Teewinot chairlifts, and the Bronco Terrain Park will also open with multiple features. More snow is in the forecast for the weekend, so stay tuned for additional terrain openings in the near future. 

Don’t forget about the FREE Community Ski Day on Friday, November 29th. See you on the hill!”

Check out Jackson Hole’s weekend calendar and buckle up those ski boots. 

That’s a pretty solid start right there. Means skiers of all varietals, especially those who aren’t afraid to traverse a little, will be able to (in the words of a famous local ski bum) ‘tattoo’ up the mountain before they sit down to a traditional meal. This year, it’s all about turns and then Turkey, most likely in that order. But would like to take an opportunity to give thanks to Jackson Hole for spreading the love and stoke, taking the black out of Friday and turning it around that pristine white with a free lift access all day.


Jackson Hole Two for One

There’s roughly two weeks left to load up for winter on Jackson Hole’s two for ones.

While the deals are great for saving money on the final tab, they’re so ubiquitous , it’s almost impossible to not to want to splurge nightly on whatever deal is on deck at pretty much every dining establishment in Jackson. Spin the wheel at Trio, load up on $6 Sushi Rolls, two for one’s literally all around town- take your pick.

With so many choices, it can be hard to navigate and strategize. Thankfully the delightful foodie gals over at Dishing offer a handy resource for the hungry. Dishing’s calendar clarifies all the offerings from Happy Hour to hangover cures.




Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Opening Day

In an unprecedented, never-before-seen move, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is opening on Thanksgiving Day for the 2013-2014 ski season.

WHEEE! JHMR Opens One Week from Today!

WHEEE! JHMR Opens One Week from Today!

Pop that Turkey in the oven and head out to one unforgettable Thanksgiving day at the iconic resort. It’s the biggest news around town this year. Jackson Hole has never opened on anything other than a standard Saturday, let alone a Friday (and free at that), and this year, it’s the real deal meal ticket of all JHMR time.  While it’s no Macy’s Day Parade out here on the ‘white strip of death,’ the rather bountiful pre-opening snowfall looks promising for a grander opening than expected. And if that is, in fact, the case, you can be sure the only thing floating will be people through powder and tram cars and gondolas through the sky.

Thanksgiving day in Jackson Hole- and throughout the weekend- will be a great time to celebrate and give thanks for the good life here in the Tetons. There’s loads going on. Locals are sure to flock to the slopes for Friday’s celebratory Community Ski Free Day, provocative PEEP Show, Town Lighting and so much more.

Follow the fun here and see you on Apres Vous with friends, family and Turkey’s in tow!

Grand Targhee Opening Day 2013

Get ready to enter the white room Friday for…Grand Targhee’s Opening Day.  They’ll be spinning those lifts and the early birds will be getting a solid start to powder skiing for the 2013-2014  season.

Grand Targhee is Gearing Up

Grand Targhee is Gearing Up for the 2013-2014 Ski Season Photo via: Grand Targhee 

Our favorite neighbors over the hill offer excellent access to uncrowded, pristine and wildly scenic slopes. Targhee’s opening one week prior to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort makes for one heck of a warm-up and, quite frankly, typically offers an exceptionally solid start in comparison to the first days over in Jackson Hole.

It might be worthwhile to blow that Friday five o’clock whistle a bit early, round up a gang of pals or kiddos and head directly to the Dreamcatcher Lift and start the first real winter weekend off properly. Drinks at the Trap bar after your little turn sesh is the perfect topper to what promises to beautiful weekend of skiing in Idaho.

Jackson Hole Off Season

Howdy stranger… it’s been a while. And we’re back. Bringing you a little bit of the lay of the land around these here parts. Jackson Hole’s off season, in particular, could use a little bit of dedicated  commentary on a transitional time of year in a rather tiny town in the heart of the Teton Range. The townspeople and the mountains itself seem to be taking a deep breath getting ready for the famed and favorite season of all.

Peaceful Backcountry at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Peaceful Backcountry at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Hard to tell whether we are at the tail-end or the heart of the off-season here but with Jackson Hole Mountain Resort opening 10 days from now, winter anticipation is ramping up. There’s still a lot of battening down the hatches going on, either with home, car or gear, two for one’s up the wazoo (great way to store up for winter) and the kiddos (also sometimes known as skids) may be really starting to scramble for that old pass hookup to officially take to the hills.

It’s an almost sacred time of year. An opportunity to stretch, take stock, hang with friends and hole up. But the energy and excitement surrounding the ski season, which has already well-begun on Teton Pass, is about as palpable as a kid standing at the top of the stairs on Christmas morning waiting to see what Santa has brought. Let’s hope that this year, like all those before, means old St. Nick or maybe sooner some Thanksgiving Turkey float, will be dropping off plenty of white stuff.