Viewing by month: November 2013

2013-2014 Winter Fun!

We know that you are coming to Jackson Hole to ski at the Number One Ski Resort in North America, to view the Tetons and her wildlife from the back of snowmobile, snowshoe through Bridger Teton National Forest, and cap off your day with night skiing at Snow King Mountain and après at Hayden’s Post. Yet there may be a little extra time here or there when you want to enjoy some local fun. Below are just some of the activities that will be occurring throughout the winter season. New and exciting opportunities are constantly being added so be sure to contact our concierge team to hear about the latest and greatest.

Reoccurring Events:

Mondays: 

  • 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Hootenanny at Dornans in Moose. Local Musicians take the stage to perform for those dining and drinking at Dornans. Every Monday December 2nd through March 31st.

Tuesdays: 

  • 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Acoustic Open Mic Jam Night at Hayden’s Post. Every Tuesday from January 7 to March 25. At Hayden’s Post, inside Snow King Hotel. 

Wednesdays: 

  • 7:00pm to 10:00pm. BINGO! All Proceeds go towards scholarships for local high school seniors. Every Wednesday through April. At the Elks Lodge.
  • 6:00pm to 10:00pm. Board Game Night.  Come dine, drink, and play your favorite board games with your friends. Every Wednesday from January 8 to March 26. At Hayden’s Post, inside Snow King Hotel.

Thursdays:

  • 9:00pm to 11:00pm. BINGO night at Snow King. Every Thursday from January 9 to March 27. At Hayden’s Post, inside Snow King Hotel.

Fridays:

  • 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Hayden’s Post Après. Live Music and Ski Specials from December 27 to March 28. At Hayden’s Post, inside Snow King Hotel.

Saturdays: 

  • 9:00pm to 11:00pm Live Music in Hayden’s Post. Every Saturday from December 21 to March 29. At Hayden’s Post, inside Snow King Hotel.

WINTER EVENTS
November 22
9:00am. Opening Day for Grand Targhee Resort. Come celebrate another Teton winter season with all of us at Grand Targhee Resort. Enjoy great opening day and finish the day off at the first Après of the year at The Trap Bar & Grill. At Grand Targhee Resort. 

November 22 to 23
7:30pm to 9:00pm Jackson Hole Moose Hockey vs. Salt Lake.  The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Senior A Division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full to check hockey with no holds barred action. All games feature live music from some of Jackson’s most talented local musicians as well as food, snacks and your favorite adult beverages. At Snow King Sports & Events Center. 

November 23
11:00am to 1:30pm. Holiday Bazaar. Silent auction, fresh greens (get your wreath here and help a good cause), huge bake sale (think Thanksgiving), vendors, soup and salad lunch.  At Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church. 

6:00pm and 9:00pm Storm Show presents “Frosty Flakes.” The flakes are falling fast and piling high in Storm Show's 13th annual ski/ride/adrenaline film, "Frosty Flakes."  Veteran producers Darrell Miller and Ryan Halverson have brought to the table a deliciously tasty serving of big mountain lines and powdery entertainment that's sure to leave your mouth watering for winter '14.  This year they’re sending it bigger than ever and bringing you more hard to hitting, action to packed, must to see shredding from the Jackson Hole backcountry and beyond! At the Center for the Arts. 

November 27
6:00pm. Menorah Lighting. Light the Menorah, sing songs and celebrate the first night of Chanukah. Open to the public, a great learning experience for the diverse crowd that participates. At the Four Seasons.

November 28
8:45am. 21st annual Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot Race. For this traditional 5 to k event, walkers start at 8:45 a.m. followed by runners at 9 a.m. Following the run, Lil' Gobblers event takes place in the recreation center parking lot for ages 10 and younger. Bring canned goods to donate to local charities. Around Town. 

9:00am. Opening Day for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

November 29
1:00pm Holiday Passport. Come out and shop local this holiday season. 15 Jackson Hole Businesses celebrate Black Friday and Small Business Saturday with a 2 week shopping event! Visit any participating business and grab your Passport, collect stamps as you shop for the holidays, and when you reach 6 stamps you can enter to win over $2500 worth of prizes! Around Town.

2:00 to 4:00pm 2nd Annual JHSSF .22 Caliber Thanksgiving Turkey Shoot!  (No turkeys will be injured, it’s all target shooting.)Shoot don't shop! Bring your 22 and your safety gear and your family and come have a great time! At the Jackson Hole Gun Club. 

5:00 to 7:00pm Jackson Hole Town Square Lighting. Thousands of LED bulbs will be wrapped around the famous elk antler arches and strung around the stately trees. The lighting of the Town Square is a breathtaking moment as the bulbs sparkle to life. Children and families delight at the arrival of Santa Claus who enters with a team of sled dogs from Jackson Hole Iditarod. A special group of volunteers from Dancers' Workshop will be assisting Santa and the children hoping to visit with him and Teton Literacy Center will provide free books to children of all ages. Town Square.

November 30
8:00am Small Business Saturday. Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses nationwide. Last year, over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday. Around Town. 

4:00pm. Snow Peep Show. After last year's inaugural bash, we're looking forward to this gear preview and fashion show in Teton Village, to benefit Teton County Search and Rescue. At the Four Seasons.

7:00pm and 9:00pm Sweetgrass Productions presents Valhalla. Valhalla, Sweetgrass Productions’ fourth feature film, is the tale of one man’s search to rediscover the freedom of his youth. Feeling the distant heat of it’s fire still burning in the mountains of the frozen north, he goes in search of those tending the flame—the untamed, the wild, and the outcast dwelling on the fringe. Weaving narrative to driven style with award to winning, face to melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul. At the Pink Garter Theater. 

December 1
1:00pm to 3:00pm. Chanukah on Ice. Open ice skating, skating games for children, families and adults, hot potato Latkes, chocolate Chanukah gelt, sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), free Menorah kits, delicious salads and more. There will be a Center rink menorah lighting ceremony. At the Snow King Sports and Events Center. 

December 4
5:30pm to 6:30pm. Teton Village Menorah Lighting. Celebrate the last night of Chanukah by lighting the menorah, singing Chanukah songs and hearing the story of Chanukah. The event symbolizes the triumph of light over darkness, goodness over indecency and freedom over oppression. Treats such as hot potato latkes, doughnuts filled with jelly (sufganiyot) and chocolate Chanukah gelt will be served while menorahs and dreidels (spinning tops) will be available for all. 

December 6
6:00pm to 7:00pm Snow King Mountain Ski School Cocktail Reception. Meet and Greet with Snow King Ski School General Manager and Ski Instructors, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and $1.00 Draft Beers. At Hayden’s Post, in Snow King Hotel. 

6:00pm. 22nd Annual Powder Pig GTK9 Avy Dog Fundraiser. GTK9 is completely supported through donations and 100% of the proceeds from this event will go toward training, veterinary care, courses and food for our team of avalanche dogs. All of our GTK9 dogs are certified to international standards by their handlers and tested annually.  At Tony’s Pizza & Pasta in Driggs. 

7:30pm The Coldsmoke Winter Film Tour and After Party. Short Films from around the world will be shown including:
•    A very special unreleased episode of Salomon Freeski TV
•    Super Pillows, Switchback Entertainment
•    For a Few Lines More, Whiteroom Productions
•    Eye of the Beholder, Upthink Lab
•    Morning Rituals, Purp
•    Let’s Go Get Small – Norseman Production
•    Others still to be determined!
The After Party: After the films get to know the sounds of Milton Menasco and the Big Fiasco as you dance to their mountain inspired funky reggae sound with plenty of face melting jams. At the Pink Garter Theater. 

December 7
8:00am to 3:00pm 12th Annual Christmas Bazaar. An annual event with 40+ vendors.  From beautiful handmade crafts to great gifts of all kinds, this event gets bigger and better every year.  Food, music, drawings, and a visit from Santa from 12pm to 1pm makes this one of the best Christmas Bazaars in the region. At the Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole.

9:00am – 4:00pm Jackson Hole Art Association’s Christmas Bazaar. Support the Jackson Hole Art Association and Local Artists at the Christmas Bazaar. At the Snow King Sports and Events Center. 

10:00am. Opening Day for Snow King Mountain to weather providing. Help kick off our 75th year! At Snow King Mountain. 

December 8
11:30am to 2:30pm. 28th Annual Christmas Tree Festival. Soroptimist hosts festive event with champagne brunch and live and silent auctions. Live holiday music and more than 25 decorated Christmas trees to view. Purchase a tree for your home or for an area organization in need of some holiday cheer. At the Virginian Lodge. 

December 13 to 14
7:30pm to 9:00pm Jackson Hole Moose Hockey vs. Sun Valley.  The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Senior A Division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full to check hockey with no holds barred action. All games feature live music from some of Jackson’s most talented local musicians as well as food, snacks and your favorite adult beverages. At Snow King Sports & Events Center. 

All Day. Jackson Hole Youth Hockey to PeeWee Tournament. At Snow King Sports and Events Center. 

December 14
10:00 to 4:00 pm. 75th Anniversary Party and Free Ski Day. If you have never skied the King, December 14th is your day to get out and taste what our mountain has to offer.  Snow King is kicking off the 75th Anniversary season with a free ski day for the general public.  Bring your friends, family, and neighbors out for a day of fun on the slopes followed by an afternoon/evening of music.  Snake River Brewing’s forthcoming Snow King Pale Ale will be flowing, come out and celebrate with us. At Snow King Mountain. 

10:00am to 2:00pm. Targhee Fat Bike Race & Demo. Fat bike demos from Habitat, Peaked Sports, Fitzgerald’s. The Grand Targhee Snow Bike Race: 15K 1 lap / 30K 2 laps race on the nordic track. Race shirt for all racers. At Grand Targhee Resort. 

6:00pm to 8:00pm. Snow King Winter Season Kick Off. Join the team at Snow King Hotel and the Snow King Mountain Ski Patrol as we tap the 75th Anniversary Snow King Pale Ale Keg. Live Music and Drink Specials. At Hayden’s Post, inside Snow King Hotel. 

8:00pm. 1964 The Tribute: Beatles. The Tribute takes their audiences on a musical journey to an era in rock history that will live in all of our hearts forever. They are hailed by critics and fans alike as the most authentic and endearing Beatles tribute in the world. At the Pink Garter Theater. 

December 20
6:00pm to 8:00pm. Snow King Hotel Holiday Tree Lighting. Jackson Hole High School Holiday Chamber will perform and Snow King usher’s in the Holiday spirit with the lighting of Holiday Trees. Complimentary Holiday Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Egg Nog and Hot Cider will be provided around the Lobby Fireplace and Holiday Tree.

9:00pm to 11:00pm Live Music at Hayden’s Post. Hayden’s Post at Snow King Hotel.

December 20 to 21
All Day. Nordic Junior National Qualifier. Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club was founded in 1938 and is Jackson's oldest non to profit. Annually serving over 400 young athletes. At Trail Creek Nordic Center in Wilson. 

December 20 to 22
4:00pm. The Princess & the Pea: A Fragmented Fairytale. Dancers' Workshop presents an original adaptation of "The Princess and the Pea," a classic fairytale embellished and reinvented, told through the art of dance. At the Center for the Arts. 

December 21
4:45pm. Santa’s Arrival in Teton Village. Greet Santa at the base of the tram as he makes his way into Teton Village from above. Santa Claus will be meeting the children at the outside deck of the Teton Club after his arrival. Everyone is welcome! At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

6:00pm to 8:00pm. Snow King Hotel Holiday Festivities. Join us for Caroling and Complimentary Holiday Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Egg Nog and Hot Cider will be provided around the Lobby Fireplace and Holiday Tree.

9:00pm to 11:00pm Live Music and The 1st Annual Hayden’s Post Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest. Join us for our first ugly sweater contest, with National Lampoon’s Christmas playing in the background, and a photo booth to capture all the beautifully ugly fun. At Hayden’s Post at Snow King Hotel.
    
December 22
6:00pm to 8:00pm. Snow King Hotel Holiday Festivities. Join us for Jackson Hole Community Orchestra and Complimentary Holiday Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Egg Nog and Hot Cider will be provided around the Lobby Fireplace and Holiday Tree.

December 23
6:00pm to 8:00pm. Snow King Hotel Holiday Festivities. Join us for a visit from Santa Claus and Complimentary Holiday Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Egg Nog and Hot Cider will be provided around the Lobby Fireplace and Holiday Tree.

December 24
12:00pm to 8:00pm Christmas Eve Dining at Hayden’s Post. A La Carte Offering and Our Special $55.00 ++ per person Prix Fixe Menu- 3 Courses, Amuse Bouche, and Glass of Champagne.
    
6:00pm to 8:00pm. Snow King Hotel Holiday Festivities. Join us for holiday tunes around the Lobby with our very own Cowboy Steve and Complimentary Holiday Cookies, Hot Cocoa, Egg Nog and Hot Cider will be provided around the Lobby Fireplace and Holiday Tree.

December 25
12:00pm to 8:00pm Christmas Eve Dining at Hayden’s Post. A La Carte Offering and Our Special $55.00 ++ per person Prix Fixe Menu- 3 Courses, Amuse Bouche, and Glass of Champagne.

1:00pm. Ski with Santa on Christmas Day! Jackson Hole Mountain Resort guests are invited to meet Santa for run or two on Teewinot on Christmas Day. He'll be at the bottom of the lift at 1:00pm, or keep an eye out for him on Teewinot! At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

December 27 to 28
7:30pm to 9:00pm Jackson Hole Moose Hockey vs. Bozeman.  The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Senior A Division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full to check hockey with no holds barred action. All games feature live music from some of Jackson’s most talented local musicians as well as food, snacks and your favorite adult beverages. At Snow King Sports & Events Center.

December 28
10:00am Betty Woolsey Classic Race. Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club was founded in 1938 and is Jackson's oldest non to profit. Annually serving over 400 young athletes. At Trail Creek Nordic Center in Wilson.

December 31
4:50pm Glow Worm Kid’s Ski Parade. Young skiers are welcome to join in this Teton Village New Year's tradition, which substitutes glowsticks for torchlights in a ski parade at dusk. If you are able to ski Teewinot confidently and are under age 14, we'd love for you to participate! (Younger kids will do a shorter parade via snowmobile before older kids ski from the top of Teewinot.) The parade is free, and you don't need to sign up in advance. Meet at the JHMR Kids Ranch at the Cody House at 4:50, dressed and ready to head up  to  no poles please! Bring your parents along to watch the parade at 5:30, and stay for the torchlight and fireworks show that follows. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

5:30pm to 7:30pm and 8:30pm to 2014! (two seatings) New Year’s Eve Dinner at Hayden’s Post. Join us at Hayden’s Post for the best views of the Snow King Mountain Torchlight Parade and New Year’s Fireworks! Our Prix Fix menu will offer 3 Courses + Amuse Bouche and Glass of Champagne. DJ WYOBASS will start at 10:00pm to help ring in 2014! For more information and reservations be sure to call Hayden’s Post- 307-734-3187

6:00pm. New Year's Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The JH staff will put on a traditional Torchlight Parade on Apres to Vous at 6pm, followed by a renowned fireworks display over Teton Village. Happy New Year to All!!! At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. 

8:00pm to 10:00pm New Year’s Torchlight Parade and Fireworks at Snow King Mountain. Join SKM to ring in the new year with a torchlight parade and fireworks show.  The staff at SKM anticipates throwing a bit of a fiesta this year prior to the torchlight parade in celebration of our 75th Anniversary.

January 3
All Day. Club Series #1 Caroline Classis, GS. The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard “Club Series” is a time to honored annual competition that features challenging courses and draws over 150 competitors of all ages, from throughout the region. At Snow King Mountain. 

January 3 to 4
7:30pm to 9:00pm Jackson Hole Moose Hockey vs. Sun Valley.  The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Senior A Division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full to check hockey with no holds barred action. All games feature live music from some of Jackson’s most talented local musicians as well as food, snacks and your favorite adult beverages. At Snow King Sports & Events Center.

January 4
All Day. Wyoming Rando Roundup & Snow King Hill Climb. United States Ski Mountaineering Association. At Snow King Mountain. 

5:00pm and 8:00pm. An Evening with Ira Glass. NPR host and creator of This American Life, Glass will talk about his radio program and how it's put together: what makes a compelling story, where they find the amazing stories for their show, how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn't usually do. During his talk, Glass will mix stories from the show, live onstage, combining his narration with pre to taped quotes and music, recreating the sound of the show as the audience watches. At the Center for the Arts. 

January 5
All Day. Wyoming Rando Roundup. Jackson Hole SkiMo Race. United States Ski Mountaineering Association. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

January 9
7:00 to 10:30pm The Met: Live Verdi’s Falstaff. An undisputed master of Falstaff, Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi's opera for the first time at the Met since 2005. Robert Carsen's production to the first new Met Falstaff since 1964 to is set in the English countryside in the mid to 20th century. Ambrogio Maestri (last season's Dulcamara in the Opening Night production of L'Elisir d'Amore) sings the title role of the brilliant and blustery Sir John Falstaff, opposite a marvelous ensemble that includes Angela Meade, Stephanie Blythe, Lisette Oropesa, and Franco Vassallo. At the Center for the Arts. 

January 10
3:30pm – 6:30 pm. Pica’s Margarita Cup. Jackson's adult racing league in team scoring format with Pica's as the title sponsor!  Teams consist of up to 6 people (4 score points each race).  There are weekly raffle prizes, Pica’s Tacos & bar at every race. All proceeds benefit the JHSC Alpine Race Team. At Snow King Mountain. 

January 10 to 11
7:30pm to 9:00pm Jackson Hole Moose Hockey vs. Denver.  The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Senior A Division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full to check hockey with no holds barred action. All games feature live music from some of Jackson’s most talented local musicians as well as food, snacks and your favorite adult beverages. At Snow King Sports & Events Center.

January 11 to 12
All Day. U to 12/10 North Series 2 GS. Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club was founded in 1938 and is Jackson's oldest non to profit. Annually serving over 400 young athletes. At Snow King Mountain.

January 17 to 18
7:30pm to 9:00pm Jackson Hole Moose Hockey vs. New York.  The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Senior A Division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full to check hockey with no holds barred action. All games feature live music from some of Jackson’s most talented local musicians as well as food, snacks and your favorite adult beverages. At Snow King Sports & Events Center.

January 18
10:00am 3rd Annual Grand Targhee Fat Bike Race. The Grand Targhee Snow Bike Race 15K 1 lap / 30K 2 laps / 45K 3 laps race on the nordic track. Awards Carmon at 2:00pm at the finish line. At Grand Targhee Resort. 

January 18 to 20
All Day. Wes Barron Speed Series, 3 Super G’s. Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club was founded in 1938 and is Jackson's oldest non to profit. Annually serving over 400 young athletes. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

January 22
8:00pm. Tribal Seeds & Through the Roots. Tribal Seeds' unmatched musical talent and authentic sound has brought them to the forefront of the reggae rock genre, as their art form has reached people of all ages across the United States, and worldwide. Through the Roots have been covering ground and making waves across the United States. Fusing rock and electronic elements with a strong roots reggae foundation, Through the Roots have developed a unique sound and experience that captivates audiences during their live performances. At the Center for the Arts. 

January 23
6:00pm to 8:00pm. Last of the First Skiers to an evening with Mark Jenkins from National Geographic & the University of Wyoming. The Kazakh and Tuvan tribesmen of the region use the skis to hunt elk. Guns are illegal, so they lasso the beasts from their skis to  to  to a primordial tableau that is depicted in local petroglyphs dating from 5000 to 12,000 BP.  National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins lived and hunted with these extraordinary skiers last winter.  Jenkins will present a program exploring the last enclave of prehistoric skiing, its links to the modern global ski culture, and the profound adaptability of humankind in an increasingly globalized world. At the Center for the Arts.

January 24
3:30pm – 6:30 pm. Pica’s Margarita Cup. Jackson's adult racing league in team scoring format with Pica's as the title sponsor!  Teams consist of up to 6 people (4 score points each race).  There are weekly raffle prizes, Pica’s Tacos & bar at every race. All proceeds benefit the JHSC Alpine Race Team. At Snow King Mountain.

January 25
All Day. Club Series #2, GS. The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard “Club Series” is a time to honored annual competition that features challenging courses and draws over 150 competitors of all ages, from throughout the region. At Grand Targhee Resort.

January 25 to 26
All Day. Cowboy Classic 2 GS. Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club was founded in 1938 and is Jackson's oldest non to profit. Annually serving over 400 young athletes. At Snow King Mountain.

January 31
All Day. International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race:
•    9:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.  to  Vet check to open to the public to meet the teams
•    3:00 to  5:00 p.m.  to  Pre to race headquarters The Wort Hotel
•    5:00 p.m.  to  festivities on the Town Square booths, giveaways, hot coco
•    6:00 p.m.  to  Storm Show Productions Video on Big Screen
•    6:30 p.m.  to  Mushers leave the Starting Gate
•    8:00 p.m. to   Pedigree Party at Snow King, Fireworks and Torchlight Parade

January 31 to February 2
All Day. U14 Sean Nurse Memorial 2 GS/2SL. Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard Club was founded in 1938 and is Jackson's oldest non to profit. Annually serving over 400 young athletes. At Snow King Mountain.

January 31 to February 1
7:30pm to 9:00pm Jackson Hole Moose Hockey vs. Park City.  The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Senior A Division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full to check hockey with no holds barred action. All games feature live music from some of Jackson’s most talented local musicians as well as food, snacks and your favorite adult beverages. At Snow King Sports & Events Center.

All Day. Jackson Hole Youth Hockey. Midget A U18 Tournament. At Snow King Sports and Events Center. 

February 2
SUPERBOWL SUNDAY. Join us at Hayden’s Post and cheer your team on to victory while enjoying dining and drinking specials. At Hayden’s Post, inside Snow King Hotel.

February 7
3:30pm – 6:30 pm. Pica’s Margarita Cup. Jackson's adult racing league in team scoring format with Pica's as the title sponsor!  Teams consist of up to 6 people (4 score points each race).  There are weekly raffle prizes, Pica’s Tacos & bar at every race. All proceeds benefit the JHSC Alpine Race Team. At Snow King Mountain.

February 7 to 8
7:30pm to 9:00pm Jackson Hole Moose Hockey vs. Chicago.  The Jackson Hole Moose Hockey team is a nonprofit organization that competes in the Senior A Division of the U.S.A. Hockey Association. The competition level is full to check hockey with no holds barred action. All games feature live music from some of Jackson’s most talented local musicians as well as food, snacks and your favorite adult beverages. At Snow King Sports & Events Center.

All Day. Jackson Hole Youth Hockey: Bantam Tournament. At Snow King Sports and Events Center. 

February 8
All Day. Club Series #3, SL. The Jackson Hole Ski & Snowboard “Club Series” is a time to honored annual competition that features challenging courses and draws over 150 competitors of all ages, from throughout the region. At Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

9:00pm. Keller Williams. Being a Keller Williams fan means being ready for anything—trying to guess where this omnivorous artist will head next might be fun but chances are good you won't even come close. In the past three years alone Williams has recorded an album of eclectic cover tunes with the Keels (Thief), a children's record (Kids), the bass to centric and appropriately titled Bass, a bluegrass set with the Travelin' McCourys (Pick) and a Grateful Dead tribute project on which he played piano exclusively(Keys). At the Pink Garter Theater. 

February 9
9:00pm. IRATION: AUTOMATIC WINTER TOUR Natural Vibrations, The Movement. The islands of Hawaii are not only the biggest influence on Iration's sound they are home to all of its members. Iration 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. Iration is best heard in a live setting where you can truly experience the full spectrum of their range. At the Pink Garter Theater. 

February 14
7:00 to 11:00pm The Met: Live Dvo?ák's Rusalka. The great Renée Fleming returns to one of her signature roles, singing the enchanting “Song to the Moon” in Dvorák’s soulful fairy to tale opera. Tenor Piotr Beczala co to stars as the Prince, Dolora Zajick is Jezibaba, and dynamic young maestro Yannick Nézet to Séguin is on the podium. At the Center for the Arts. 

February 14 to 16
All Day. Jackson Hole Youth Hockey - Squirt B Tournament. At Snow King Sports and Events Center.

Check back in a few days and we'll post the rest of the winter happens!

Remembering to be Thankful

Each day I go about my life, it is fairly similar. I work, hike or snowboard- sometimes both, play with my rescue dog, hang out with the love of my life, eat something yummy and locally sourced, take a clean hot shower, cuddle up in my bed to rest 8 hours and rise again the next day. Rarely do I think about the reason that I am able to do these things. Occasionally when the price of gas is astronomical, I might wonder what is going on oversees to cause the escalation. Or if I catch Bill Maher and there is a segment on the military, I generally pause to send a few prayers over to our men and women. To be honest, I tend to push all these “unpleasant things” to the back of my mind, and live in my little Jackson bubble.
 
Scrolling through my FaceBook over breakfast this morning I came across a post from my Aunt, she is the proud mother of an Air Force Academy graduate and USAF pilot. The quote struck me as I believe it was meant to, especially on this day, 
                     “People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”                                                 George Orwell. 
 
I am one of those peacefully sleeping people, and I am not nearly as thankful as I should be. I take for granted this “American Dream,” I am so blessed to live. Just as easily I could have been born in other place or another time, and my life would not be so easy. I cannot imagine rising each morning “ready to do violence.”
 
My cousin, is just one of many who have and are currently serving both in my family and in my life. I am proud to say that my Great-Grandfather was one of the few pure-blood Hohokam Native American men to serve in the Navy during World War Two. His son, my Great Uncle Michael, was a Drill Sargent during both Korea and Vietnam. He was brutal to his men during Basic, but had the highest number of returnees due to their strenuous training at Camp LeJeune. One of my best friends dropped out of college sophomore year, forgoing his full ride soccer scholarship to stand amongst fellow Marines in the War on Terror.Each one of these men, and so many others like them have given up their everyday freedoms, in order to protect and defend the activities I daily take for granted- to watch football, see loved ones, sleep in comfortable beds, eat delicious meals... the list is never-ending.
 
What is worse, not one of these men has returned unscathed. Each one has seen and done things I could not fathom or even begin to handle, nor would I ever wish anyone ever have to. Every serviceman gives enormous parts of themselves that they will never get back, and they do it for people they will never know. Physically, emotionally, psychologically, or some combination, these men and women are forever changed. They will always be soldiers.
 
A very good friend recently completed three terms as a Marine in Iraq and Afghanistan. Three times, breath was bated as his return was anticipated. He does not talk about his time in the Middle East. By glance you would never know he was a seasoned soldier, he appears more as a nerdy oversized teddy bear. The summer of 2011 he married the girl of his dreams, this fall he quit is desk job in finance because he just can’t sit. His plan is join the police force, to resume his ability to daily protect and serve, to handle the situations other just can’t. Nothing could be like Iraq or Afghanistan. There is nothing he couldn’t fight through. I will never be able to express the depth my thanks should be to this man and all the others, for how they have changed and all they have given up for me.
 
Today I will offer my thanks that I am able to live my life in bubble, to not think on things that are appalling, terrifying and deadly. I offer my thanks to every single brave man, woman, and in some horrifying instances- child who rose up ready to do violence. Tomorrow I will work, hike, play with my rescue dog, hang out with the love of my life, eat something yummy and locally sourced, take a clean hot shower, cuddle up in my bed to rest 8 hours and rise again the next day, because these soldiers allow me the freedom to do so. 
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A Few of My Favorite Jackson Hole Winter Things

The past couple of mornings I have noticed the classic Sound of Music tune, My Favorite Things has been playing in my head as I walk out to my car to drive into work. Especially this verse:

“Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things”

As a born and raised Seattleite there were a few things that stereotypically announced the coming winter to me: the first of those is fairly continuous rainfall and no sight of the sun, second would have been the additional layer of sweaters and knee high boots to my wardrobe, and the third and most Seattle of all was the debut of Starbucks Christmas cups and Gingerbread Lattes, you see them EVERYWHERE in the Seattle area. Here in Jackson my three things have varied throughout the years but generally have included the unearthing of my snowboarding gear and additional under layers of the merino wool persuasion, the hunt for the perfect gloves to keep my fingers unfrozen as I go about daily tasks, and the countdown to opening day (currently: 21 days, 22 hours, 58 minutes and 3 seconds!)

My snowboarding gear has been unearthed, merino layers taken up real estate in my closet and my perfect gloves were received for a Christmas gift last year- Kinco Leather, waxed and branded with the Wyoming Cowboy. (You too can have a pair of your own, as these gloves are custom branded by a local here in town, and sold at the Jackson Hole Resort Stores.) Winter in Jackson Hole is definitely a completely different experience from my wet youth in the Pacific Northwest. It may be a few degrees cooler here, but it is not the bone chilling wet cold, and I can certainly do without the months of sunless days and drizzle that Seattle winters always brought. There is however something to be said for the joy a Starbucks Christmas Cup can bring to your morning routine...

To be clear, I am not one to say that old Howard Schultz has created the perfectly roasted bean, in all honesty there are many other local coffee shops that I generally frequent, and would guide you to should you ask, perhaps because I am still very bitter over the loss of my beloved SuperSonics. However, should you ask our team here at Snow King where the Starbucks is, we can now guide you to a bonafide location just a few blocks away on Town Square. Starbucks has come to Jackson! Now I have a lovely combination of my Seattle and Jackson winters...

…Steamy Gingerbread Lattes in red Christmas cups
Devinely warm gloves that keep my fingers toasty
Endless powder riding that leaves my soul satisfied
These are a few of my favorite things…

The snow has begun to consistently fall in Jackson, though the accumulation hasn’t been enormous, the temperatures have been perfection for creating that one thing all of us adore- powder. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort already reporting 55” of snowfall on the mountain, and they have begun snow making efforts throughout the resort. Storm fronts are rolling in one after the other causing the entire town to gear up for what we hope will be a year of epic snowfall and incredible riding, in the shadow of our glorious Tetons! If you have yet to plan your adventure to Jackson we are standing by to help you with all your adventure needs. It is going to be one of those years and you certainly don’t want to miss out!

 

 

Our winter packages are already being booked, so take a look and see which one works best for you and your family, you and your ski buddies, or maybe just you depending on how you like to spend your time in the mountains. Click to learn more about our Ski and Winter Adventure Packages. Or give us a call 800.522.5464 and we will happily walk you through all the options and help you find your best fit, maybe even give you a couple more local tips and tricks, like where to get the best RPK3 and what exactly that is.

See you out there this winter, I'll be the one with a face full of powder singing " and these are a few of my favorite things..." 

24 comments    |    Posted by Marisa on Nov 6, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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