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    WINTER FUN IN JACKSON HOLE 2012 may be drawing to a close, but 2013 is bringing many winter activities to indulge in during your next trip to Jackson Hole. Aside from all the fun there is to be had on a day to day basis, including but definitely not limited to: skiing the mountain resorts, snowmobiling through the national forests, wildlife watching in the national parks, snowshoeing with a park ranger, indulging your artistic side at the National Museum of Wildlife Art and our various local galleries, sleighing through the Elk Refuge, snow tubing down Snow King Mountain, cheering on the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team, and even paragliding when the winds are just right. Jackson is also chalk full of local events that are sure to be a hoot. Below is a list of many big events, for your planning pleasure:

January 5

7:00am to 3:00pm: USSMA Ski Mountaineering National Championships at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

January 8

7:00pm: Backcountry Film Festival, all ages show, at The Pink Garter.

January 10

7:00pm: Chicago s legendary sketch comedy theatre, The Second City: Laughing Matters will feature some of the best sketches, songs, and improvisations from The Second City s fifty two year history. The Second City is truly a Chicago landmark and a national treasure. at the Center for the Arts.

January 12

7:30pm: Singer-songwriter Ruthie Foster, her latest album Let It Burn is nominated for "Best Blues Album" at the 2013 Grammy Awards, at the Center for the Arts.

January 17

7:00pm: Civil Twilight with special guest Michael Scalabrin. The three lifelong friends-brothers Steven and Andrew McKellar and Richard Wouters-who make up the Wind-up Records recording group Civil Twilight have been playing music together since they were teenagers growing up in South Africa. Emulating the rock music they heard coming out of Europe and America, from Oasis, U2 and Nirvana to The Verve, The Police, Muse and Radiohead, you can feel that foreign quality in Richard Wouters' somber drum beat, Steven's piano, and Andrew's edgy, The Edge-like guitars. At the Center for the Arts.

January 19

10:00am: 2nd Annual Grand Targhee Snow Bike Race, at Grand Targhee Resort.

8:00pm: The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir is America's premier gospel choir and has traveled the globe for 25 years, sharing its joy of faith and raising funds for children's charities. At the Center for the Performing Arts.

9:00pm: Tribal Seeds from San Diego, this award-winning reggae group have become known for their spiritually driven, refreshing rock vibe they have infused with the roots style of reggae music. At the Pink Garter Theater.

January 19 to 21

All day: Wes Barron Speed Series, hosted by the JH Ski Club and JHMR, the series is three SuperG races for U14 and U16 racers in the Intermountain Division of USSA, which will take place on Moran Run on Apres Vous. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

January 21

All Day: Free Entrance to Grand Teton National Park

January 25

6:30pm to 9:30pm: The International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race. Founded in 1996 by Frank Teasley to make sled dog racing more accessible to the public. With an exciting Town Square start, fireworks and a free-to-the-public musher party in Jackson, the race kicks off its 2013 season on Jan 25th. Around Town Square.

January 23 to 30

7:00pm: Diavolo, the stunning visual and acrobatic dance company, begin performances at the Center for the Arts

January 31

9:00pm: Portland Cello Project, and Alialujah Choir at the Pink Garter Theater.

February 5

9:00pm: Iration Heatseakers. The islands of Hawaii are not only the biggest influence on Iration's sound they are home to all of its members, the band was born from a love of all types of music and a desire to create something new. Elements of Reggae, Rock, and Pop are mixed with keyboard/synth and melodic vocal lines to create something truly unique. These Hawaiian raised naturally talented musicians look forward to spreading their original sound, aloha spirit, and cutting edge surf culture as far as possible and will continue to make original music. At the Pink Garter Theater.

February 5 to 7

All Day: Special Olympics Wyoming athletes complete in various events at Snow King and Jackson Hole Mountain Resorts

February 10

7:00pm: The Geoffrey Keezer Trio, Geoffrey Keezer, Mike Pope, and Marvin 'Smitty' Smith to Jackson for the spectacular Jazz show you've all been waiting for. At the Center for the Arts


15-24 brings Winterfest!

Friday, February 15

5:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

6:00pm: Shriner s Club Calcutta at The Virginian

7:00pm: Moose Hockey vs. Hollywood Hammers at Snow King Center featuring Country Rock from Kole Moulton & Lonely Road.

8:00pm: Hot Tuna (former Jefferson Airplane) at Pink Garter Theater

Saturday, February 16

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Sean Nurse Memorial Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

10:00am-2:00pm: JHSC Moose Chase Marathon at the Trail Creek Nordic Center

12:00pm: Cutter Races at South Park

3:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

7:00pm: Moose Hockey vs. Hollywood Hammers at Snow King Center with Country Rock from Kole Moulton & Lonely Road, at the Snow King Sports and Event Center

Sunday, February 17

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Sean Nurse Memorial Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

12:00pm: Cutter Races at South Park

3:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

President s Day, Monday, February 18

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Sean Nurse Memorial Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

2:00pm: Softball Tournament at Powderhorn Park

5:00pm: Snow Bike Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

Wednesday, February 20

All Day: Snow Sculpting Begins at Town Square

4:00pm: Rail Jam at Snow King Mountain Resort

5:00pm-8:00pm: JHSC Wednesday Night Lights

7:00pm Delta Rae, think Mumford & Sons meets Fleetwood Mac -- an Alt-Pop band with four lead singers whose music incorporates all aspects of Americana. At the Center for the Arts.

Thursday, February 21

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Wild West Classic Elite FIS Series Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

5:00pm : Gallery Walk at Various Galleries

Friday, February 22

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Wild West Classic Elite FIS Series Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

5:30pm: Mason Club s Wine Tasting at Center for the Arts

5:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

9:00pm The Infamous Stringdusters Ski Tour. They sound like no one else, combining virtuosic chops on five traditional bluegrass instruments, with an ethos of pushing the genre forward. The Stringdusters' live show takes improvised string band music to new places, combining musicianship and songwriting with experimental performance and contagious energy flowing between the band and crowd. At the Pink Garter Theater.

Saturday, February 23

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Wild West Classic Elite FIS Series Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Club Series Ski Race at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

12:00pm: Snow Sculpture Judging at Town Square

12:30pm: Skijoring at South Park

2:30pm : K-9 KegPull at Teton County Fairgrounds

3:00-9:00pm: Ice Skating on the Square at Town Square

4:00pm : Dodgeball on Ice at Teton County Fairgrounds

5:00pm : Calcutta for Ski Jouring at Elks Club

7:00pm: Moose Hockey vs. the Boston Prospector at Snow King Center with Jackson s favorite 80 s hair band 86.

8:00pm : 49er Ball at The Virginian

Sunday, February 24

9:00am-4:00pm: JHSC Wild West Classic Elite FIS Series Ski Race at Snow King Mountain Resort

12:30pm: Skijouring at South Park

Sunday, February 25

7:00pm Mickey Hart Band- Mickey Hart is best known for his nearly three decades as an integral part of an extraordinary expedition into the soul and spirit of music, disguised as the rock and roll band the Grateful Dead. At the Center for the Arts.

March 1 to 3 & 8 to 10

9:00am to 3:00pm: The Dick's Ditch Classic, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort's premier ski and snowboard freeride/race event, winds over manmade and natural terrain in Amphitheater Bowl. It's a banked slalom, with a thigh-burning course like no other, big prize money for pros, bragging rights and belt buckles for amateur classes. New this year Dick's Ditch will span two weekends, one for skiers and one for snowboarders, both with qualifiers on Saturday and winner-takes-all Sundays. Round one will be March 1-3, Round two will be March 8-10, 2013. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 2

All day: Grand Targhee Adaptive Sports Fun Race, at Grand Targhee Mountain Resort. All funds raised from the 4th Annual Teton Adaptive Sports Fun Race will go to scholarships for adaptive lessons, to support the School Programs as well as for equipment purchases. At Grand Targhee Resort.

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Salem, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 3

8:30pm Leftover Salmon. Their latest album, Aquatic Hitchhiker produced by Los Lobos' Steve Berlin is Leftover Salmon's first record in eight years and first ever of all original material. "Steve [Berlin] understood where this album needed to go and how we all needed to work together as a band to make it happen" explains Emmitt. Set for release on May 22, the recording process solidified the new Salmon, cauterizing old wounds and allowing fresh ideas to grow over past scars. At the Pink Garter Theater.

March 10

10:00am to 4:00pm: The Jackson Town Downhill featuring the heart-throbbing Mini-Hahnenkamm course on Snow King with divisions for Pro, Recreation, Telemark, Junior, Fat and Baggy and Snowboard. The event is the Club's way of recognizing that skiing - and ski racing - is truly a lifetime sport. At Snow King Mountain Resort.

March 16

7:00am-3:00pm: Caroline Classic (GS) Skiers of all ages are welcome to compete! At Snow King Mountain Resort.

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: 86, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 21 to 24

All Day: World Championship Snowmobile HillClimb, the four day event draws over 10,000 fans and more than 300 snowmobile hill climb racers from all over the US and Canada to the valley, for one of the largest non-profit charity snowmobile events in the United States. Thursday Races begin at 9am and run to 6pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday Races will starting at 8am and go through 6pm. At Snow King Mountain Resort.

March 21

7:00pm: Who s Bad, a power-packed tribute to Michael Jackson that has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw-dropping, musical must-see. As the longest-running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing. At the Center for the Arts.

March 23

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Mandatory Air, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

March 25

7:00pm: Donavon Frankenreiter, a protégé of Jack Johnson, the two learned guitar together and hanging out between surfing trips to the beach. Jack Johnson released Frankenreiter s solo album under his label, Brushfire Records in 2004. At the Center for the Arts.

March 30

3:30pm -5:30pm Music Under the Tram: Lazy Eyes, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

5:00pm: Mountain Festival Concert, acts still to be announced, at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

All day: The 38th Annual Pole, Paddle, Peddle. 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. 

March 30 to April 2

All Day: The 7th annual Jackson Hole Mountain Festival, 2013! An incredible event that delivers shameless outdoor fun over a weekend of skiing and snowboarding events, live music and spring sunshine at the base of the Tetons! A FREE concert at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and so much more.

April 20

All Day: The Grand Targhee Resort 11th Annual Spring Cardboard Box Derby. Watch as cardboard artists and mechanics turn little more than cardboard, paper, tape, glue, and string into the most creative sculptures that you can think of like dragons, race cars, UFO's, and other themes.

Should any of these events, or even the activities listed above tickle your fancy, please contact our concierge team or 307-734-2076 and they will provide you with more in-depth information, reserve space for you and your family, and at times even be able to secure a discounted rates! We look forward to sharing all that Jackson Hole has to offer, with you during your next visit!

0 comments    |    Posted by Marisa on Dec 27, 2012 at 9:12 PM
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Plan your Spring Break Ski Trip to Jackson, WY

Spend Spring Break 2012 at Jackson, Wyoming's Snow King Resort

Jackson Hole Spring Break Most colleges and universities take spring break in March, with the big weeks being March 5-23, 2012. Why go south and laze around on a beach when you can spend your spring break skiing or snowboarding some of the nation's best ski areas in Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Snow King Resort's Ski All 3 package makes it affordable to get luxury lodging and the opportunity to ski at the area's famous ski resorts. Skiing and snowboarding are healthy, alternative ways to spend your spring break. Downhill skiing and snowboarding burn about 400 calories per hour, give your legs a great workout and even have cardiovascular benefits. Read more about the benefits. And, well, it's just super fun!

Why Jackson?

Cowboy powder. Sick skiing. Friendly folks. Grand views. Clean mountain air. Fabulous night life. Excellent DJ scene. Real-live cowboys. There are too many good reasons that Jackson Hole (JH) is the perfect place for college students to spend spring break.
"I did the ski bum thing in Jackson Hole, slinging drinks by night at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar to finance billion-dollar-view skiing by day, and I lived through the nightlife and the c-c-cold days in cultured cowboy-ville to tell you Jackson is the best of the best ski towns around. And they welcome college students--believe it." -- Kathleen Crislip

Take advantage of the Snow King "Ski All 3 Package"

Snow King resort's Ski All 3 package is unique in Jackson Hole. It's like having an interchangeable lift ticket! This package allows you to choose, on a daily basis, which of Jackson Hole's three ski areas you would like to visit. Choose between Snow King Ski Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort. Package includes Lodging at Snow King Resort, lift tickets at your chosen ski resort, daily breakfast buffet at the Atrium restaurant, skier shuttle to JHMR and Grand Targhee, and transfers between Jackson Hole Airport and Snow King Resort. Prices start at $257 per person per stay based on double occupancy in a standard hotel room staying for three nights and skiing two days.

Ski the "King": Snow King Ski Hill

Snow King Ski Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming Lodging The town hill has a variety of ski and snowboard terrain, including one run, Upper Exhibition, rumored to be the steepest in-bounds run on the continent. Snow King is the only area resort open for night skiing (Tuesday through Saturday until 8 p.m.) and it's 2 for 1 on Tuesdays. If you're not a skier or snowboarder, check out the Snow Tubing on the Snow King hill. Read a review of Snow King. If you're lucky enough to be on spring break March 11-13, you can check out the Town Hill Ski Race that takes place annually at Snow King. Watch racers from kids to former Olympians duke it out on the steep slope.
Snow King offers a little bit of everything without being crowded." --Bill Briggs, founder of Snow King s Great American Ski School and the first person to ski the Grand Teton (in 1971).

Nightlife around the Town Square:

Ride "Big Red" to the top of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR)

VC ShotSki If you're an expert skier or snowboarder, you can consider riding the newish, 100-person tram, aka "Big Red," to the summit at 10,450 ft. of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This will give you a 4000+ vertical ft. drop down some of the nation's gnarliest terrain. If you're a novice skier, stick with the right side of the mountain or mid-mountain runs. Take the gondola up to find challenging blue runs and/or a nice spot to have lunch overlooking the Jackson Hole Valley. If your spring break happens on April 1st you can take part in all the fun that is "Gaper Fool's Day." It's no joke, people dress up in costume to go skiing. Watch out for giant bunnys skiing double black diamonds, a plethora of 80's ski clothing and moves, colored wigs, and way too many old school one-piece suits. Too much fun.

Obligatory Apres:

  1. Start at the Village Cafe, or what locals call "the VC", for a slice of pizza and maybe a pass at the shot ski. Take it easy, though, because the high altitude increases alcohol's effects.
  2. Walk due south to the world-famous Mangy Moose Saloon for some truffle fries and maybe some live entertainment. Remember, dancing in ski boots is something everyone should do at least once a lifetime!
  3. Rinse and repeat.

Have a Taste of the "Best Powder on Earth" at Grand Targhee Resort

Fresh Powder at Grand Targhee Take the Snow King shuttle over the hill to Grand Targhee Resort, which is a more "Colorado-esque" resort situated on the western slope of the Tetons in Alta, Wyoming, accessible only through Teton Valley. It receives a ton of light powder snow (more than 500 inches annually) and its lack of lift lines creates an uncrowded skier and snowboarder paradise. Get going early and plan on spending the whole day over there.

Post-Powder Play:

  1. Ski up to the Trap Bar and Grille for après and music.
  2. Head down the hill to Wildlife Brewing in Victor, ID for awesome beer and pizza.
  3. Once you get back over the Teton Pass, stop in Wilson at the Stagecoach. Get some free popcorn and shoot some pool at this "locals" bar. If it's Thursday, that means Disco Night: Dress up and boogie down. If it's Sunday night, that means "Church" or when the Stagecoach Band plays cowboy music and people enthusiastically western swing dance.
Check out more Jackson Hole activities and reviews from Unofficial Networks here.

What to Pack

Jackson Hole is the land of extremes. One minute it could be 30 degrees and the next 30 below. Plan and pack accordingly. Here are some suggestions of what to bring along. Don't worry if you forget something, Jackson has plenty of shopping to be had from super-swanky boutiques to equipped outdoor stores to the always-fun thrift shop, Browse n' Buy. If you don't have ski stuff, there are plenty of rental options.

Pack Properly:

  • Warm hat, ski gloves and ski socks
  • Water-resistant ski or snowboard jacket
  • Insulating layer, such as a down sweater or Polartec jacket
  • Mid-weight, synthetic or wool base layer
  • Ski or snowboard boots
  • Skis or snowboard
  • Ski poles
  • Ski helmet
  • Goggles
  • Snow boots
  • Casual clothing for going out
  • Sunscreen
0 comments    |    Posted by admin on Mar 1, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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Running Wild in the Tetons

Even though the mountains are still snowy and the air brisk, most valley level trails and park roads are dry and clear.  The usually busy 9 mile Moose Wilson Road between the Teton Village and the Moose entry of Grand Teton National Park is a joy to run this time of year with crisp temperatures, few vehicles and majestic views of snowy Tetons and the surrounding Mountain Range.  The few bridge crossings reveal icy, clear and fast moving creeks snaking through the trees.  If your idea of a perfect run is losing yourself in the surrounding scenery than May is a perfect time of year to run through the winter mountains colliding with the soon to be summer foothills.  May is also a good time to see wild life.  The Moose, Elk and Buffalo are all on the scene this time of year.  The trails on the Snake River levee are clear of snow as well.  Keep an eye out for Bald Eagles and Osprey when running these trails.  If you prefer to stay off the roads and the dirt there are miles of paved bike and running trails all over Jackson.  Visit Friends of Pathways to see the miles of paved trails that spread from the Teton Village to the town of Jackson and all the way to the Grand Teton National Park.
0 comments    |    Posted by Jim on May 19, 2011 at 2:41 PM
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