Viewing by month: February 2011
Jackson Hole Winter Festival starts off on Thursday the 16th with a Snow Sculpture Competition on the Historic Jackson Hole Town Square. There is even a special Snow Sculpting event just for kids. A little later in the evening enjoy fine art and fine food with a Downtown Gallery Walk. Many local restaurants have partnered with the art galleries to provide libations along the way. On Friday the 17th, the Snow King Resort is Winter Festival Headquarters with the Margarita Cup Race followed by the Outrageous Air Show and Bash. Don't forget about Moose Hockey as the Cache Valley Trappers take on our own Jackson Hole Moose. Let's go Moose!!!! The Moose will play the Cache Valley Trappers on both Friday and Saturday nights. Look for fireworks and a torch light parade on the Snow King Ski Area Friday night as well. Saturday the 18th is an even bigger day of events. First the Moose Chase Nordic Race takes off at 10 AM followed by the All American Cutter Races a truly unique race combining snow and horse drawn chariots. Later in the afternoon check out the Grand Teton Music Festival Family Concert a great show for all ages or the Alonzo King Lines Ballet. Jackson Hole finishes the evening right back at the Snow King Resort with a repeat of Friday night. More Outrageous Air Show and Moose Hockey! Saturday is going to be a busy day. The Winter Festival wraps up on Sunday with a Dodge-ball Tournament, K-9 Keg Pull, Beer, Brats & Live Music at the Jackson Hole Fairgrounds and day 2 of the All American Cutter Races. Throughout the entire weekend the Snow Sculpture Contest will continue. Did I mention the skiing is still great? The snowmobiling out to Yellowstone and Togwotee are still running strong? Celebrate President's Weekend in Jackson Hole! It's going to be a great party.
It's the middle of winter in Jackson Hole and the first half of the season has been a snowy success. With over 300 inches of natural snow fall to date at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Grand Targhee Resort the outlook for the second half of the season looks bright. The Snow King Resort has followed suit with Ski Races, Snow Tubing and new Beginner Terrain and Ski School Area. But, as we look towards the second half of the season it's nice to step out and enjoy a few winter activities other than roaring down one of our world class ski areas on Skis or Snowboard. The IPSSSDR (International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race) took off from the Historic Jackson Hole Town Square on January, 28th. The crowd gathered enjoyed close up interaction with the dogs and their mushers as well as live music from Screen Door Porch , dog treats from Pedigree and a choice of different food and beverage outlets. As the days start to get a bit longer and the nights not quite so cold its a good time to put on those yaktrax and try winter running or put away the downhill skis for a day and try skate skiing or cross country skiing. Cross country skis are a great way to visit the Grand Teton National Park or any of the land around Jackson Hole. For those leaving the downhill skis behind, but still looking for a little speed a Snowmobile may be the way to spend an afternoon. Many winter guests enjoy a Snowmobile trip to Yellowstone a once in a lifetime trip. It's always nice to take a mid season break and try some different activities, but don't forget there is still plenty of winter on tap and we hope to see another 300 inches of the white stuff! The Snow King Resort welcomes the Outrageous Air Show February 18th and 19th. The 2011 World Championship Snow King Hill Climb blasts off March 24th for another weekend of snowmobile madness. The skiing is some of the best in years, the days are starting to get longer and Jackson Hole and the Snow King Resort will be hosting events throughout the winter.