Hot off the presses is our newly updated Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Backcountry Guide. Printed on synthetic water-proof and tear-resistant paper, the updated map has additional designated landmarks and new aerial photo of the front side of Rendezvous Mountain. New is also a letter/number grid for cross referencing locations.
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Here's a quick POV video of some spring powder skiing last weekend in the Jackson Hole side-country.
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Here's a shot of 14 year old wonder kid Daniel Tisi in Casper Bowl while filming with Teton Gravity Research last weekend.
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After weeks of anticipation I finally got to test out the new Volkl One and Two powder skis at the Powder Magazine 2013 Ski Test. Both skis sport a new design featuring full rocker and a narrow, shark nose, profile tip, with the sidecut starting a bit lower down tip than most traditional skis. The Volkl One proved to be more versatile than I expected, carving surprisingly well on groomers and hardpack for such a wide ski. With a sidecut of 138_116_130 the 186cm One shines in soft snow and powder, but is maneuverable enough to make tighter turns in the resort when needed. The One definitely found it's calling when taken to bigger terrain in the side-country, where it was fast and floaty in powder. Here's a quick POV video from a run with the Volkl crew and ski film star Ian MacIntosh.
I also tested the Volkl Two, a wider and slightly stiffer version of the One. At 124mm under foot and fully rockered as well, the Two is definitely a full blown powder ski perfect for backcountry and sidecountry missions. The 186cm Two skied very much like the One, but with more float and stability for charging at higher speeds. The Two was also very impressive on harpack and in variable snow, carving through suncrust and wind drifts without a problem. The Volkl Two will be my go-to powder ski for 2014!
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Construction of the much anticipated Snake River Pathways Bridge along Wyoming Highway 22 has begun. Crews and equipment arrived at the staging area on March 6 and the digging for foundations got underway on March 7. For more details go to the pathways website, www.friendsofpathways.org
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The Jackson Town Downhill features 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. Jackson Hole is one of the last places in the country to organize and support a non-sanctioned downhill race. This community favorite draws over 200 competitors and 500 spectators.
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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.
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The Skijoring slalom course in South Park, Jackson Hole, includes three ski jumps.[/caption] The North American Ski Joring Association brought this exciting race back to Jackson Hole this February, 2013, after a long hiatus from the 1980s original event in Teton Village. The new skijoring slalom course was at the Cutter Races venue in South Park and includes three ski jumps.
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