Mountain Country Adventure Guide 2010 has arrived

Written by admin on May 26, 2010 – 2:10 pm -

We are excited to announce the arrival of the 2010 Mountain Country Adventure Guide to the Grand Teton and Yellowstone Region. Look for printed copies throughout Jackson Hole, click here to order a copy.  Enjoy!


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Valdez Heli POV Video

Written by admin on May 21, 2010 – 3:04 pm -

Here's a cool POV video from Doug Workman and our friends at Valdez Heli Ski Guides.  Looks like they had a great season up north!


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Jessica McMillan on the cover of Jackson Hole phone book

Written by admin on May 20, 2010 – 10:41 am -

Jessica McMillan, Jackson Hole Zip Local phone book 2010

Wade McKoy recently scored the cover of the Jackson Hole 2010- 2011 Zip Local phone book with this shot of Jessica McMillan.  Nice work Wade!


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Jimmy Chin to appear on Last Call with Carson Daly Friday

Written by admin on May 13, 2010 – 3:33 pm -

Local climber, skier, photographer and film maker Jimmy Chin will be spotlighted on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly show May 14th. The show airs Friday night (technically Saturday morning) check local listings for air times, Jimmy's piece will be after the first commercial break.


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TGR Almost Live Episode 2: Seth and Sage in Jackson Hole

Written by admin on May 13, 2010 – 11:01 am -

Still feels like winter in Jackson, here's some great powder skiing footage from our friends at TGR…

Almost Live – Episode 2 – Seth and Sage in Jackson Hole, from Teton Gravity Research on Vimeo.


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Super G TV episode 17 AK:Trophy Lines

Written by admin on May 11, 2010 – 10:07 am -

Here's some cool AK helmet cam footy from our friend Gabe Schroder…

Super G TV episode 17 AK:Trophy Lines from Super G TV on Vimeo.


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Volkl Nanuq skis, skins, and 2011 Marker F12 touring bindings

Written by Eric Rohr on May 6, 2010 – 2:21 pm -

I recently got the opportunity ski some fresh powder on Teton Pass and test out Volkl Nanuq touring skis with fitted climbing skins and the 2011 Marker F12 touring binding.  The Nanuq ski comes from the same mold as the original Volkl Mantra, with the same sidecut of 134-94-113, but without a sheet of metal, making it a bit lighter for touring.  The Nanuq skied like the Mantra, very versatile, great in powder, but stiff enough for hardpack and variable snow conditions.

Based on the same design as the Marker Duke, but over 30% lighter, the Tour F12 is an alpine style touring binding with a max DIN of 12 and weighs in at 1790 grams, about 12% lighter than the current Fritschi Freeride binding. Having a solid alpine design, the F12's downhill ski performance was excellent, very precise with better power transfer and edge grip than other any other touring binding I've skied.  The F12 toured well with a 2 position climbing bar for steeper terrain, one drawback I found, same as the Duke, was the binding must be removed to change from downhill ski mode into touring mode, but the downhill ski performance more than made up for this.

The custom skins come pre-trimmed to the skis, and have unique key lock design tip attachment preventing slippage.  The tail attaches with a sliding metal clip, similar to the Black Diamond and G3 skins.  The Hole in the ski tip could be used to build an improvised rescue sled. Volkl Nanuq, and Marker F12 touring binding, Teton Pass, WY


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