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Editor’s Note

A BRAND NEW HOME FOR BEST OF JACKSON HOLE Words Olaus Linn

Photo by Amy Ames

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We had a vision for a guide that would celebrate the folks who work hard to make their lives here.

How do you know when something is the best? These days, if we are visiting a new city, most of us turn to the internet to tell us where to get a cup of coffee or a hamburger. Ratings systems and popularity algorithms give us rankings of everything imaginable wherever we are. The results are pretty good - you can generally trust that if a restaurant has a high rating on Yelp it’s going to be decent. But these ratings do lack something fundamental: local knowledge. You’re never going to find that perfect hole-in-the-wall breakfast spot or classic dive bar looking at Google Maps. What you really need is a local to slip you some secret insider tips.

the brand-new bestofjacksonhole.com website. But the Buckrail team didn’t want to stop there. They brought me and my experienced magazine editorial and design staff on board to help bring to fruition a Best of Jackson Hole print publication. We had a vision for a different kind of guide to Jackson Hole: one created by and for the locals who live here. A guide that would highlight the hidden gems of the valley, celebrate the folks who work hard to make their lives here, and inspire readers to have experiences that they would never have found through TripAdvisor. We set out to capture a little bit of the magic of living in this place year round and share it with you.

Enter the Best of Jackson Hole competition. Every year since 2007, the Jackson Hole community has cast their votes for their favorite yoga instructors, artists, sandwich joints, and bike shops. Across 120 categories and hundreds of businesses, the cream of the crop rises to the top every time. This year there were over 240,000 votes cast by Jackson locals during the voting period in February. When the dust settled we awarded Gold, Silver, and Bronze wins to over 300 businesses and individuals. Chosen by the people for the people: these are the Best of Jackson Hole.

So without further ado, welcome to the Best of Jackson Hole 2019 Locals Guidebook. This is Issue 1 of what will be an annual publication. It is packed to the brim with awards given out by the people who live here, along with stories that expand on the insight of those awards. We have designed this guide to be the starting point of your adventures in Jackson Hole and we hope cracking it open will help you get off the beaten path while visiting the Tetons. Who you see in these pages are our friends and neighbors, companies we’ve worked with and worked for, and people who have contributed enormous amounts to the fabric of Jackson Hole. Highlighted are many of our personal favorite spots; places we’ve had birthday parties, first dates, and wakes. This is a slice of our very own vibrant little community, which is both sustained–and strained by–the popularity of this place. We hope you’ll support these folks while you’re here. It takes the creativity, passion, and the hard work of everyone who lives here to keep making Jackson Hole a great place to visit and the best place to call home. -Olaus Linn

What you are holding in your hands is something completely new. Prior to this year the competition was operated by the local alternative weekly newspaper Planet Jackson Hole, and the results were published as a special edition of the paper once a year. This past summer stewardship of the contest passed to another local source for news: Buckrail. With Buckrail’s digital mastery, the voting process for Best of Jackson Hole this year was bigger and smoother than ever, and the results now have a permanent online home at

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Staff

Editor-In-Chief Creative Director Olaus Linn

Publishers

Contributors

Editor’s Note

Ben Gavelda Julie Fustanio Kling Tory Cameron Aaron Davis Shannon Sollitt Emlie Newman Jenna Mahaffie

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Sales

Brian Modena

Brian Gulotta

Managing Editor

On The Web

Lauren Chase Smith

bestofjh.com

Advertising Director

Back Issues/Merch

Deidre Norman

info@bestofjh.com (307) 222-8609

Art Director Staff Photographer Ryan Dee

Copy Editor

Address 125 Scott LN Jackson, WY

Meg Daly

Special Thanks

Project Manager

Jenelle Linn Matt Bajor

Emily Greiff

Staff Writer Shannon Sollitt

Contents

Sharp Eye Deer Buckrail

Chief Technology Officer

Cover Photo Josh Packer

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Photographers Josh Packer Ryan Dee Nick Sulzer Lauren Chase Smith Ben Gavelda Tuck Fautleroy Steve Poole Apres Events Keegan Rice Sargent Schutt Josh Metten Lindley Rust Carrie Patterson Peter Lobozzo Jay Nel-McIntosh Cole Buckart Julie Bynum Aaron Kraft

David Agnello Teri Moy Danny Holland Bo McDowell LeAnne Yeates Jenae Huckins Lindsay Linton Buk Andrew Wells Matteo Steiner David Swift Jared Spieker Stephen Shelesky Adam J. Howard Aaron Davis Florence McCall Kia Mosenthal Robyn Vincent Scott Serfas

Things To Do

Local Favorites

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The Art of Après pg.

Jenna Mahaffie - pg.

Pedal Powered Tetons

The Deep Well of Jackson Hole

Ben Gavelda - pg.

Julie Fustanio Kling - pg.

Dog Friendly

The Miller Sisters: In Retrospect

Tory Cameron - pg.

Aaron Davis - pg.

Eco Immersion

Jackson Hole: Where Athletes Roam

Shannon Sollitt - pg.

Emlie Newman - pg.

Dining

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B3: The Breakfast Burrito Bible Jenna Mahaffie - pg.

Staff Photographer Nick Sulzer

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Jenna Mahaffie Like just about everyone else, Jenna moved to the area with an intent to stay for 3 months, but after 5 years of romping around the Tetons, she now calls Jackson home. When she’s not pushing pixels as a graphic designer and copywriter, you can find her somewhere in Phelps lake with a wetsuit and goggles, exploring the depths of the Snake River with a snorkel, or gracefully embarrassing herself on the Cabin Fever story slam stage.

Julie Fustanio Kling Julie Fustanio Kling is a freelance writer, yogi and ski instructor who teaches “snowga” - inhale rise, exhale turn. Her mindfulness practice began in New York City 18 years ago. Since then she has helped launch Teton Spirit Connection, a wellness magazine, and sixminutesdaily.com, a website and app to help people develop a daily practice of breath, positive intentions and gratitude. She is a graduate of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and Boston College.

Contributors Photo: Josh Packer

Aaron Davis Ben Gavelda Writer and photographer Ben Gavelda has deep roots in the snowboarding, mountain biking and outdoor worlds where’s documented everything from expeditions to Chilean Volcanoes, to profound interviews with the sports’ most prolific professionals. After a decade plus career in media Gavelda is now planted in building as a Project Superintendent/Manager for Jackson Hole Contracting. He wrote and photographed the piece on the best of biking for this issue.

Tory Cameron Tory moved to Jackson hole in her early 20s, keeping true to a pact made with her cousin when they were 12 years old. She loves everything about the Jackson culture, but her most precious times are spent running along mountain peaks and eating potato chips with her yellow lab named Keela.

Aaron Davis is a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and member of bands Screen Door Porch and Aaron Davis & the Mystery Machine. He has been covering the Teton County music scene as a journalist-photographer since 2005. Aaron released his ninth album and second solo record, The Meander, on June 21. AaronDavisMusic.com.

Emlie Newman Emile is a writer, snowboarder, and outdoor generalist based in Jackson. She is interested in the intersection of environmental science and storytelling. As well as the power of conversation to bridge worlds and transform our relationship to the land and one another. When she’s not roaming the surrounding mountains she’s soaking up solitude in their shadow.

Shannon Sollitt Shannon Sollitt grew up in Jackson under the watchful eye of the Tetons. Wyoming shaped her into an outdoorswoman, but a love for language and the human condition compels her to write.

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A HISTORIC & INTIMATE INN

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Jackson, the Huff House combines the charm of early 20th century ambiance with the comforts of modern appointments.

Things To Do T HING S TO D O COVE R

Huff House Inn’s unique guest rooms and cabins make any Jackson Hole stay exceptional.

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Roads The constant buzz of ratcheting freewheels and laughter rolls down the road. Kids, couples, and characters in costumes carve across the two lanes of open asphalt. A carefree calm carries on, as there are no vehicles for miles. Cruisers, carbon fiber rigs, trailers, and townies roll along this snow-banked path as the Tetons loom overhead. For a few sweet weeks in early spring Grand Teton National Park (Bronze–Best Biking pg. 12) is a haven for cycling as roads are cleared of snow and open only to bikes. The weather, however, can be fierce. Yet even when cars begin filling the road, GTNP boasts more separated cycling paths than any other national park in the country. Road riding is not the usual asphalt-only affair here in the Tetons. Car-less bike paths, old railroad grade, dirt roads, and pavement make up the hard surface riding options around the valley. What this rural nook of the mountain west might lack in traditional road riding it makes up for in miles of paved paths, varied routes, and lonely country roads. A lot has changed since Jackson’s first fourmile bike path was built in 1996. The Jackson area now boasts 67 miles of car-less pathways and has

garnered national attention and recognition for its two-wheeled infrastructure. Those individuals timid of tackling too many miles can utilize the one-way bike rentals from Hoback Sports (Silver–Best Bike Shop pg.15) to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which is an easy 12 mile ride. While you’re out in the Village, Teton Thai (Gold–Best Asian Cuisine pg. 40) or The Handlebar (Bronze–Best Après Scene pg. 54) are well worth a stop for fuel and relaxation. On the west side of Teton Pass, the path from Victor, Idaho, to Driggs is made up of quiet farm roads and the old Union Pacific Railway gravel route. Another choice route is Ski Hill Road, which climbs from Driggs up to Grand Targhee Resort under striking views of the western flank of the Grand Teton. More options are in store with a paved bike path from Victor to the top of Teton Pass in the works, alongside many more connections to fulfill the 180-mile Greater Yellowstone Trail. From Fall Creek Road to Ski Hill Road, Antelope Flats and the old rail gravel grind there’s no shortage of twowheeled tours around the Tetons.

Pedal Powered Tetons JACKSON’S FAVORITE ROAD AND MOUNTAIN BIKING Words & Photos by Ben Gavelda

As the season’s snowfall fades away, the paths and trails of the Tetons come alive with bikes. In a bike seat at this slower cyclical pace the landscape unfolds intimately. Free from a vehicle windshield it’s all right there: the views, smells, sounds, even the tumultuous climate. Whether deep in the forest on twisted singletrack or out

of town on the bike paths that line Jackson Hole, biking in the Tetons does not disappoint. The area’s riding and the culture that sustains it continues to grow. Advocacy, passion, planning, and a remarkable landscape help steer it all. Here’s a brief look at the dirt and paved possibilities the area has to offer.

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Dirt Aspens creak and sway in the strong spring winds while a faint crackling of pine needles under our knobby tires keeps rhythm. Glacial gray-blue water rushes under the bridge as we rumble over the boards. Traversing the Aspen Trail from Teton Canyon to Darby Canyon delivers widespread views of the Teton Valley in Idaho, and a short singletrack solace in early spring. It’s just a taste of what the region has to offer though. One drainage to the south sits a web of 70 miles of singletrack at the famed Grand Targhee Bike Park (Gold–Best Biking pg. 12), rated one of the top-five bike parks in the Northwest. For more of the gravity-fed, Teton Pass on the border of Idaho and Wyoming delivers easy shuttle access to some of the only Forest Service sanctioned downhill trails in the valley. A bit further north you’ll find the bike park at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, which delivers loads of liftaccessed trail. Beyond the resorts, miles and miles of trail can be found in the forests on each side of the Pass. Mountain biking is barely forty years old, and it’s finally coming of age here in the Tetons. With

growing trail organizations and support, events like Targhee’s Wydaho Bike Festival, and a blooming base of passionate mountain bikers, the Tetons are becoming an established mountain bike hub. Backcountry epics and mellow beginner loops can be found on both the east and west side. In Jackson, the Cache Creek Trailhead (Silver–Best Biking) provides an easy jump off point for in-town trails. Some of those can be linked with Snow King Mountain (Bronze–Best Family-Friendly Activity pg. ). From tubes to tunes, professional suspension service, and basic rentals, Jackson Hole has a number of full service bike shops. Hoback Sports or Hoffs Bikesmith (Gold–Best Bike Shop pg. ) in Jackson and Fitzgerald’s (Bronze–Best Bike Shop) in both Jackson and Victor are go-tos for gear, service, rentals and trail beta. Whatever kind of bike or adventure lay on your horizon, these shops will help you reach it. Be it smooth and bermed, chunky and challenging, or fast and loamy there’s trail for all in the Tetons. - Ben Gavelda Photo: Ben Gavelda

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Grand Targhee THE FINEST MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK IN THE TETONS

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3300 Ski Hill Rd, Alta, WY

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THE GATEWAY TO JACKSON BIKING

JACKSON HOLE’S CROWN JEWEL

Photo: Buckrail

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Follow Cache Creek Drive east out of Jackson

nps.gov/grte/index.htm

(307) 739-3399

Easily accessed from downtown Jackson, Cache Creek Trailhead is a local favorite trail system used year-round for biking, hiking, walking, and skiing. Located on the east side of the valley, is part of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The iconic beginner mountain bike trail is called Putt Putt Trail, which leads riders from the trailhead back to town.

Grand Teton National Park offers over 100 miles of paved roads and multi-use pathways excellent for biking, sightseeing, and exploring the park on two wheels. There are also ten campsites at the Jenny Lake Campground that are designated for bikers and hikers only, making it a little easier to secure an otherwise highly competitive campsite.

OTHER LOCAL FAVOR I TE S

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort jacksonhole.com

(307) 733-2292

Tip: read more about biking opportunities around Jackson Hole on Page 8

Come check out our full service bike shop just two blocks off theTown Square in Jackson Hole. Stop in for a cup of our custom coffee blend, a chat with our experienced staff or to take one of our rental bikes for an adventure!


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SCENIC & WHITEWATER RAFTING 225 West Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-6295

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Since 1967, Dave Hansen Whitewater has been leading scenic and whitewater float trips down the Snake River for people of all ages. “Whether it is busting through Lunch Counter and getting you soaked, or getting everyone laughing from tall tales of the Snake, our goal is to be the highlight of your vacation,” says owner Bud Chatham. Dave Hansen has won Gold seven years in a row!

Jackson Hole Whitewater

Triangle X Ranch

FAMILY-RUN RAFTING COMPANY

CLASSIC JACKSON HOLE DUDE RANCH

(307) 733-1007

(307) 733-2183

jhww.com

trianglex.com

Barker-Ewing Scenic Float Trips (800) 365-1800

barkerewing.com

BEST BIKE SHOP

BEST GEAR SHOP

Hoff’s Bikesmith

Skinny Skis

BIKES & REPAIR SHOP

OUTDOOR & CROSS-COUNTRY SKI GEAR

265 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 203-0444

65 W Deloney, Jackson skinnyskis.com

Hoback Sports

Teton Mountaineering

MTN BIKES, ROAD BIKES, E-BIKES & REPAIR

CLIMBING & BACKPACKING GEAR

(307) 733-5335

170 N Cache, Jackson tetonmtn.com

hobacksports.com

Fitzgerald’s Bicycles

Hoback Sports

BIKES & REPAIR ON BOTH SIDES OF TETON PASS

HUGE SELECTION OF GEAR & SKI EQUIPMENT

500 US-89, Jackson (307) 201-5453

(307) 733-5335

Tip: ask an employee at any bike or gear shop for suggestions on where to ride, hike, climb, or camp. They’re usually happy to help.

hobacksports.com

Mud Room Teton Village, WY (307) 733-2292

Nickers Wapiti, WY (307) 690-9023

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JacksonHole Live!

SPECIALIZED FLY FISHING GUIDES

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

3670 Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 922-3474

100 E Snow King Ave, Jackson (307) 201-1633

Since 1985, Westbank Anglers has been guiding fly fishing trips in the Greater Yellowstone and Jackson Hole area. Westbank provides all of the equipment as well as exceptional local guide service. Their fly fishing retail store is located on the Village Road. For a beautiful, rewarding day out on the river, Westbank is a great shop to call.

JacksonHoleLive is an outdoor concert series that happens every summer in Jackson Hole. Shows take place under the shadow of Snow King Mountain in downtown Jackson, making for a serene alpine setting. Enjoy awesome music, great food and beverages from a wide variety of vendors, and relaxing on the grass while you watch the show! Shows are all-ages and family-friendly.

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High Alpine Anglers

JH Fly Fishing School

People’s Market

Teton County Fair

EXPERTLY GUIDED TRIPS

HANDS-ON FLY FISHING LESSONS & TRIPS

ZERO-WASTE FARMER’S MARKET

RODEO, CARNIVAL & LIVE MUSIC

3380 S Appaloosa Dr, Jackson (207) 837-3959

802 Powderhorn Ln, Jackson (307) 699-3440

100 E Snow King Ave, Jackson

305 W Snow King Ave, Jackson (307) 733-5289

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures

Jackson Hole Shooting Experience

jacksonhole.com

jhecotouradventures.com (307) 690-9533

shootinjh.com (307) 733-4626

(307) 733-2292

TetonCountyFair.com

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BEST MOUNTAIN GUIDE

BEST LIF TEE

Garrick Hart

Riley Doyle

EXUM GUIDE & ACCOMPLISHED MOUNTAINEER

TRAM OPERATOR

ghart@tcsd.org

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Zahan Billimoria

Dyno Mike

EXUM GUIDE & PATAGONIA AMBASSADOR

THE NAME SAYS IT ALL

samsaramtnexperience@gmail.com

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Burns Guiding

Rob Holbrook

INDEPENDENT BACKCOUNTRY SKI GUIDE

LIFT OPERATION SUPERVISOR

bmb0112@gmail.com

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

(307) 690-6677

Adventures you’ll talk about for a lifetime. Backcountry, Climbing, & Hiking Guided Trips TETONS

Tip: remember to dress in layers and bring lots of water when you head into the mountains.

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www.burnsguide.com

3395 Cody Ln, Teton Village, WY (307) 733-2292

Grand Targhee Resort 3300 Ski Hill Rd, Alta, WY (307) 353-2300w

BEST RIVER GUIDE

BEST FISHING GUIDE

Alex Carr

Harrison Sauter

RIVER GUIDE

GRAND FISHING ADVENTURES GUIDE

bestofjacksonhole.com/alex-carr

grandfishing.com

Hunter Verde

Jake Mangis

KAYAKER & SKI PATROLLER

MANGIS GUIDES

bestofjacksonhole.com/hunter-verde

mangisguides.com

Lorraine Adams

Jake Rozier

BARKER-EWING RIVER GUIDE

WESTBANK ANGLERS GUIDE

945 W. Broadway, Jackson (800) 448-4202

westbank.com

“Thanks to the JH community for voting Grand Fishing Adventures guide, Harrison Sauter, as the best in the valley!”

(307) 734-9684

(800) 850-1220

Best Fishing Guide Harrison Sauter

(800) 922-3474

Tip: there are lots of excellent fly fishing spots in and around Jackson Hole. The Snake River is the most popular, but there’s also Pacific Creek, and the Buffalo Fork, Gros Ventre, and Hoback Rivers. For spin rod fishing Jackson Lake, Jenny Lake, Phelps Lake, and Slide Lake are great spots to try.

Come fish with Jackson Hole’s premier outfitter! Join us in Grand Teton National Park or explore the valley with our private river access and exclusive spring creeks. Our team of experienced guides look forward to taking you on your next Grand Adventure.

grandfishingadventures@gmail.com

307.413.3762

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Center for the Arts

BEST BOWLING ALLEY IN THE VALLEY

JACKSON HOLE’S CREATIVE HUB & PERFORMANCE CENTER

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(307) 201-5426

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402 E Snow King Ave, Jackson, WY (307) 201-5464

50 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-1500

3330 Cody Ln, Teton Village

For 80 years, Snow King Mountain has been used recreationally by hikers, mountain bikers, skiers, and snowboarders alike. During the summer months, you can ride up to the top via the Summit Chairlift - or hoof it to the top under your own power - for stunning panoramic views of Jackson.

The Pink Garter Theatre is the hotspot for nightlife and entertainment in Jackson. Sharing space with The Rose, the Pink Garter is a historic Jackson Hole theater that has become a multi-use entertainment space, hosting events such as story slams, DJs, local live music, and touring bands. We regard it as one of the most intimate live music venues in the valley.

Walk Festival Hall sits right at the heart of Teton Village, Wyoming. It is a very large performance space with excellent acoustics and great views of the performance area from every seat. Walk Festival Hall features musicians, concerts, theater performances, and special events year round, and is home to the Grand Teton Music Festival.

OTHER LOCAL FAVOR I TE S

(307) 733-1128

OT H E R LOCAL FAVOR I T E S

Grand Targhee Resort

Buffalo Roam Tours

Teton County Fair

3300 Ski Hill Rd, Alta, WY (307) 353-2300

Jackson, WY (307) 413-0954

305 W Snow King Ave, Jackson

JacksonHoleLive!

Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures

GaperGuide Self-Guided Tours

Targhee Fest

1300 S Carol Ln, Jackson, WY (307) 690-9533

565 N Cache St, Jackson, WY (307) 733-4626

3300 Ski Hill Rd, Alta, WY

(307) 733-5289

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Upon arriving in Jackson Hole, it becomes clear that locals love their pets. With numerous dogfriendly businesses and restaurants, virtually unlimited trails to run, bike, or hike with you fourlegged friend, Jackson Hole is a dog paradise.

Take Your Dog For A Walk On-Leash Want to explore the town of Jackson and its surrounding neighborhoods? Your pup can most definitely join! Check out the Town Map provided by the Friends of Pathways nonprofit organization at friendsofpathways.org. A dog favorite is the Elk Run entrance to High School Road and back. This route has a path that winds along the river, offering plenty of opportunities for cooling off in the water. Keep in mind that your dog must be leashed.

Dog Friendly WAYS TO ENJOY JACKSON HOLE WITH YOUR BEST FRIEND Words by Tory Cameron Photo by Ryan Dee

off in the creek. A local favorite is the Hagen/Putt Putt Loop which is about six miles, the perfect distance for your pup. On seriously hot summer days, the best place to be is soaking in a large body of water. Slide Lake offers the perfect place for a cool dip. Try renting a paddleboard from Rendezvous River Sports and paddling around the lake with your dog lounging on the bow. During the winter, Emily’s Pond and Turpin Meadows offer miles of dog friendly crosscountry ski trails. If you’re more in the mood for some downhill action, purchase an uphill ski pass and hike up Snow King with your pup for sunrise and enjoy the ski down! Dogs are allowed on the mountain before the lifts start to spin for the day.

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Snow King Mountain, the ski hill that watches over the town of Jackson, is perfect for dog adventures. In the summer, follow the switchbacks to reach the top, passing through all of the smells of critters, wildflowers, new friends, and fresh air! There is no requirement for dogs to be leashed, so let them be free, but keep them in sight and under voice control, of course.

In the summer months take advantage of the warmer nights and sit outside on a restaurant patio with your pooch! Bin22 (Gold–Best Happy Hour, pg.), Café Genevieve (Silver–Best Breakfast, pg.), Cowboy Coffee (Gold–Best Coffee Shop, pg.), Healthy Being Juicery (Silver–Best Health Food, pg.), Persephone (Bronze–Best Coffee Shop), and The Bird (Silver–Best Outdoor Dining, pg.) all allow your pets to relax, and enjoy a night out with their humans.

Need a little more of a challenge? Check out the Table Mountain hike on the Idaho side of the Tetons. Afterwards, stop by Grand Teton Brewing to enjoy a beer outside with your pooch and sample a variety of snacks from local food trucks. If you want to stay on the Jackson Hole side, Jackson Peak is an amazing option for a challenging day-hike with views of the town and all of its surrounding mountain ranges. On your way back down take a dip with your dog in Goodwin Lake. If hiking is not really your thing, try exploring the Cache Creek trail system by bike (Silver–Best Biking, pg.) where you can mountain bike (or run) with your dog. The trails offer plenty of spots to cool

Lost and Found! If you and your pup get separated while you’re out exploring Jackson Hole, don’t panic. Contact the Teton County Sheriff’s Department and PAWS of Jackson Hole (Bronze–Best Nonprofit, pg.) so they can help reunite you with your best friend. And if there’s room in your heart for another furry pal, consider adopting a pet from the Animal Adoption Center or from PAWS. - Tory Cameron

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GOLF COURSE & COUNTRY CLUB 5000 N Spring Gulch Rd, Jackson

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Teton Pines Resort LUXURY COUNTRY CLUB

3450 Clubhouse Dr, Wilson, WY (307) 732-3655

(307) 733-3111

Opened in 1965 as the very first golf course in the valley, Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club is the locals’ favorite course - they’ve won Gold three years in a row. The recently remodeled links not only features great play but also the most stunning Teton views of any club in the valley. After your round, try a Pepino Punch cocktail as you relax by the revamped pool or fireside on the patio.

Snake River Sporting Club PRIVATE WESTERN RESORT 14885 Sporting Club Road, Jackson

Tip: playing golf can be an excellent way to see wildlife. Moose, elk, and deer sometimes play through, and water features make great duck habitat.

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BEST SKI RUN

Scenic Safaris

The Hobacks

YELLOWSTONE & GRAND TETON TOURS

OPEN & ENDLESS TERRAIN

1255 S, US-89, Jackson

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

(307) 734-8898

Jackson Hole Adventure Rentals FAMILY ADVENTURE TOURS

Corbet’s Couloir

1060 US-89, Jackson (307) 733-5678

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Old Faithful Snowmobile Tours GUIDED SNOWMOBILE TOURS

Barbie Woods

750 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-9767

Tip: in the winter Yellowstone National Park is open to snowmobile tours, which give you a unique perspective on the Park.

LEGENDARY CHUTE OFF THE TOP OF THE TRAM

LITTLE SHREDDERS’ FAVORITE SPOT

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort 3395 Cody Ln, Teton Village, WY (307) 733-2292

Grand Targhee Resort 3300 Ski Hill Rd, Alta, WY (307) 353-2300w

BEST PL ACE TO LEARN

BEST PL ACE TO BOOGIE

Teton County Library

The Silver Dollar Bar

JACKSON’S PUBLIC LIBRARY

THE WORT HOTEL’S FAMOUS BAR

125 Virginian Ln, Jackson

(307) 733-2164

Art Association

50 Glenwood St, Jackson

(307) 732-3939

The Stagecoach Bar

VISUAL ARTS CLASSES & RESOURCES

70 YEAR OLD LOCAL INSTITUTION

240 S Glenwood St, Jackson

5755 W, WY-22, Wilson, WY

(307) 733-6379

(307) 733-4407

Central Wyoming College

Million Dollar Cowboy Bar

PUBLIC COMMUNITY COLLEGE

JACKSON’S LANDMARK WATERING HOLE

240 S Glenwood St, Jackson

(307) 733-7425

Tip: the Teton County Library has a variety of fully-equipped meeting spaces that can be reserved free of charge for your next meeting.

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DISCOVERING THE NATURAL ECOSYSTEM OF THE TETONS Words by Shannon Sollitt

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Photo: Jackson Hole Eco Tours / Josh Metten

As a guide in the Tetons, how do you keep a van full of new guests entertained for hours on end? Answer: you know absolutely everything about where you are and what you’re looking at. You’ve built a repository of stories from a lifetime of studying wildlife. You’re not just doing your job— you’re sharing your life. Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures provides guided tours that offer fully immersive experiences with

the incredible Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and its abundant wildlife. What sets Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures apart is its guides, according to Josh Metten, who’s been a guide for five years now. Every guide at Eco Tours has a background in wildlife biology, management, or environmental science, plus years of experience living in the Jackson Hole area.

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“We’re trying to connect people with this ecosystem and present them with the best information,” Metten says. “You can’t get that accurate interpretive experience on your own.” Eco Tour clients agree: “It would have taken us two weeks to capture half of what we saw,” said participant Gretchen Ward after a particularly eventful tour. “You can tell Josh has a biology degree. He knows everything.” Technically, Metten has a degree in Natural Resource Management, but he started off as a biology major in college. Metten has dedicated his entire adult life to understanding wildlife—first as a field technician and an educator, and now as a guide. He is ready to answer just about any question thrown his way. Have a question about cougars? Metten has two stories to share about his cougar close encounters. What’s that bird out the window? Metten can identify it with hardly more than a glance (he loves birds). One cold May morning, Metten’s tour chances upon a Great Gray Owl. It is the last stop of an already thrilling day—the same group has seen a baby moose who couldn’t have been more than a few days old, a mama bear with her two older cubs, and countless elk, pronghorn, and bison. But Great Gray Owls are particularly elusive and hard to spot. The only thing that gave this owl

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away was its piercing yellow eyes, and Metten found it right away. This is Eco Tour’s biggest asset. The guides don’t just know wildlife—they adore it. Their connection with each animal they encounter is so strong and so profound that it’s impossible for the guests not to feel it too. Which is exactly the goal, according to Metten. “We’re trying to ensure a future for this ecosystem.” Conservation is a core principal of Eco Tour Adventures. They want guests to fall in love with Jackson Hole and its wildlife so that they feel inspired to protect it. “The coolest thing that happens is when I get guests who ask me at the end of a trip, ‘how can I donate to help this place?’” It’s an especially powerful learning opportunity to see a whole family of grizzlies and to be informed that they are a threatened species. Perhaps it’s strategic, then, that Metten waits until that grizzly spotting to tell his guests, “the future of grizzlies depends on our tolerance for them and this ecosystem depends upon people to advocate for it.” “Everything you see—97% of it—is public land,” Metten told guests as their tour came to an end. Although protection of this area is far from perfect, “This is a conservation success story.”

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What can I expect on an Eco Tour Adventure? “Be as prepared as possible to get unexpected and rare wildlife sightings,” says Metten.

Small private groups and tours of up to five people travel in an equally luxurious SUV.

With Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures, no two days are the same. All adventures are dependent on the weather and the season but there are certain luxuries on which guests can depend: Eco Tour Adventures uses comfortable 10-passenger vans with full-length windows for most of their tours. With groups of seven people, everyone gets a window seat. The vans are equipped with “safari hatches” on the roof so that, if necessary, guests can observe wildlife from the safety of the van.

Eco Tours provides all of the spotting equipment to get a closer look at wildlife from a safe distance, including pairs of binoculars and spotting scopes. Additionally, guides have phone adaptors that allow them to take photos through the spotting scope so guests can enjoy the wildlife and not have to worry about getting the perfect shot themselves. In addition to equipment all trips include meals, snacks, and beverages.

Photo: Jackson Hole Eco Tours / Josh Metten

What is the best season to see wildlife? Every season! “There’s always stuff to see,” says Metten. Each season in Jackson Hole is dramatically different and offers a completely unique wildlife viewing opportunity. In his five years as a guide, Metten has never not seen wildlife on a tour. You just have to know where to look. Here’s what you might be able to see each season: Summer: June is a great time to see baby animals. Most baby animals in the valley are born between mid-May and early June. Late July is the beginning of mating season for bison, which is “really cool to watch.” August is affectionately known as “angry August” because it’s probably the least forgiving month of the year. It’s hot and dry. Wildlife tours have to start extra early—like, before sunrise early— or be out until dark, because animals get too hot to be out in the daylight hours. Fall: this is the mating season for most large mammals in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, making it a popular time to view wildlife. It’s also the season of hyperphagia, which is a scientific term for overeating. Both black bears and grizzly bears start consuming upwards of 20,000 calories a day to prepare for winter hibernation. Generally, you can see black bears until the end of October and grizzlies until the end of November. Elk begin gathering in the National Elk Refuge in late November, which is also when bighorn sheep begin rutting (fighting for mates).

Winter: the deep snowfall in Jackson Hole means fewer species are out and about but higher densities of animals in low-lying areas. Certain animals, like bears, are hibernating (hunkering down) for the winter. But the critters that are active are visible in abundance: golden eagles, bald eagles, and thousands of trumpeter swans make winter homes here. Elk and bighorn sheep gather in the National Elk Refuge, and the moose are highly concentrated in the valley looking for food. It’s also the best time of year to see wolves. February and March are the wolves’ mating season, and they become especially active. Winter also offers a totally unique Wyoming experience: tracking. Put on cross-country skis or snowshoes and go on an expedition to find animal tracks. You’ll feel like an original pioneer. Spring: Means more babies! Animals are migrating out of the valley and back up into the mountains, but not before taking advantage of the newlyexposed vegetation on the valley floor. Bison begin calving in April. Then elk, deer, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and moose follow suit in late May / early June. You also see fox kits, bear cubs, wolf cubs, baby eagles, baby owls… everything is in miniature. It’s also a great time for Metten’s favorite: birds! Close to 300 species migrate to or through the valley, and more than 150 of them nest right here.

What should I wear and bring on an Eco Tour?

Photo: Jackson Hole Eco Tours / Josh Metten

Unless you’re on a winter ski or snowshoe tour, most wildlife viewing happens within a comfortable distance of the van. Still, guests should be prepared for short hikes and all sorts of weather. Wear clothes you can comfortably sit and move it. Summer days generally start off cool, but warm up dramatically. Metten recommends bringing a pair of shorts to change into if it gets

too hot in the afternoon. Afternoon thunderstorms are pretty common in Jackson Hole, so a raincoat is always a good idea. Fall and spring tours are generally cooler, so bring extra layers, warm socks, a warm hat that covers your ears, and gloves. But the most important thing you can bring, according to Metten? “Questions. Lots of questions.” - Shannon Sollitt

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Generally speaking, Jackson Hole locals are looking for two things when it comes to breakfast: convenience and saturation. When you consider those two factors, it’s no wonder that breakfast burritos are pretty much available every half mile in town. From your classic grocery store selection to some of the finer bespoke options in town, we’ve done the work required to get you all the beta you need to find the breakfast burrito of your dreams.

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Sweet Cheeks Meats: what started as a lazy habit has quickly turned into a Tuesday tradition for many people in Jackson. On that day Sweet Cheeks (Gold–Best Local Food or Drink Producer, pg.) makes their signature breakfast burrito stuffed with eggs, cheese, meat, and their oh-so-delectable Oaxaca gravy. They’re not so big that you can’t devour them while driving, but they’re also not too small—this thing will keep you fueled ‘til lunch and beyond, whether you’re at the office or the mountain.

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B3: The Breakfast Burrito Bible THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE BREAKFAST ITEM Words by Jenna Mahaffie

Photos by Ryan Dee

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(307) 733-0557

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Since 1978, The Blue Lion has been serving French-inspired food in a small historic house in downtown Jackson. Starting at 5:30pm nightly, they serve up house specialties that range from cream cheese stuffed mushrooms to racks of lamb and elk tenderloin. They also have live acoustic guitar music accompanying dinner

OTHER LOCAL FAVOR I TE S

Teton Thai

White Buffalo Club

7342 Granite Loop Rd, Teton Village, WY (307) 733-0022

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The Phoenix and the Dragon is an Asian-inspired restaurant in Jackson Hole operated by culinary couple Eric and Zarina Sakai. What originated as a pop-up kiosk inside Jackson Whole Grocer evolved into a full location in downtown Jackson. The Phoenix and the Dragon serves food prepared from scratch and made to order, with flavors influenced by Eric and Zarina’s childhoods in Hawaii and the Philippines, respectively. Owner Zarina says, “We believe in providing healthy food that is satisfying, flavorful, and affordable.” Almost everything on their menu is dairy free, with plenty of gluten free and vegetarian options, as well. We recommend the delicious Lilikoi Ginger Shandy and the Pancit Bihon, a filling vermicelli noodle stir-fry.

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JACKSON’S HISTORIC DRUGSTORE DINER

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245 W Pearl Ave, Jackson

(307) 201-1674

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15 E Deloney Ave, Jackson

(307) 201-1275

Everest Momo Shack offers authentic Indian and Jackson Drug is a historic and iconic soda fountain Nepalese cuisine in a casual restaurant setting. and drug store in downtown Jackson. It was first They got their start as a food vendor during in 1919 and moved into the famous stone 1 / 2the PAGE opened AD summer at local events on the other side of Teton building on the north side of the Town Square in Pass in Idaho. Last winter they opened up their new 1937, where it operated until 2001. In 2010 the Gill location on Pearl Avenue in downtown Jackson. family repurchased the building and then reopened We recommend their pan-fried Bison Momos Jackson Drug last year. A century has gone by and (delicious Nepalese steamed dumplings) served the revamped drugstore/diner is still famous for its with homemade roasted sesame and tomato milkshakes and fries, homemade ice cream and sauce, and the Saag Paneer Curry served with rice. excellent family-raised beef burgers.

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Calico Restaurant & Bar

Orsetto Italian Bar & Eatery

2650 Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 733-2460

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Equal parts restaurant, bar, wine shop, and specialty grocer, Bin22 is a multi-faceted culinary space that brings Spanish-inspired flavors served tapas-style to Jackson Hole. Enjoy a glass of wine recommended by their expert wait staff, or grab any bottle f rom the shop to drink with dinner. There is no corkage fee on wine from the shop, making Bin22 one of the most affordable fine dining options in town. If you’re hungry, be sure to try a local favorite like the Wild-Mushroom Mozzarella, Spanish Salad, or Charred Octopus.

Snake River Grill

Virginian Restaurant

WESTERN FINE DINING

HOMESTYLE-COOKIN’ RESTAURANT

84 E Broadway Ave, Jackson (307) 733-0557

740 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-4330

Rendezvous Bistro 380 South, US-89, Jackson

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Glorietta Trattoria

Il Villagio Osteria is a vibrant, authentic Italian restaurant located at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Osteria serves Italian classics focusing on rustic flavors, including homemade pastas, wood-fired pizzas, salumi, seasonal salads, and wines. We highly recommend starting with an order of the Pomegranate Brussels Sprouts, followed by the Fusilli Pasta for a hearty dinner.

The Calico

WOODFIRED RUSTIC ITALIAN

CASUAL ITALIAN & NEIGHBORHOOD BAR

242 Glenwood St, Jackson (307) 733-3888

2650 Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson (307) 733-2460

Old Yellowstone Garage

Orsetto Italian Bar and Eatery

3275 Village Dr, Teton Village, WY (307) 201-5350

161 Center St, Jackson (307) 203-2664

Gold: Best Happy Hour Silver: Best Waitstaff Bronze: Best Date Night Spot Bronze: Best Liquor Store

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Dan Janjigian (known to most folks in Jackson Hole as “Jiggy”) is the sous chef for M Catering, a Jackson-based catering company that specializes in New American cuisine with an emphasis on sustainability and local ingredients. Dan’s creativity and his Middle Eastern roots have brought a new dimension to Head Chef Maho’s excellent food.

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(307) 733-0450

Jackson Whole Grocer is an independent, locallyowned grocery store carrying the highest-quality everyday essentials and organic natural foods. General Manager Tom Scott believes that “having a local grocer is really important to a community. We make decisions that aren’t based on total product movement and there’s no one telling us what to sell and what not to sell. We’re looking at making sure we’re meeting special dietary needs, supporting local farmers, and really strongly giving back to the community through philanthropic efforts.”

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Healthy Being

Lucky’s Market

TRIO RESTAURANT

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ORGANIC, VEGETARIAN CAFE & JUICERY

GROCERY & NATURAL FOOD STORE

165 E Broadway Ave, Jackson (307) 200-9006

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45 S Glenwood St, Jackson

(307) 734-8038

72 S Glenwood St, Jackson

(307) 264-1820

Tip: Jackson Hole is a popular spot for destination weddings, making catering a big industry here. Plan ahead and hire a caterer early for your event.

BEST CATERER

BEST CHEF Dan Janjigian

| CATERING | | PRIVATE CHEF SERVICES | | MENU DEVELOPMENT |

Tip: Jackson Hole is very supportive of local farmers and ranchers. You’ll find sustainable local food items incorporated into almost every menu in town.

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Best Thai Resturant

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JACKSON’S FAVORITE THAI FOOD

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7342 Granite Loop Rd, Teton Village

(307) 733-0022

tetonthaivillage.com

Teton Thai is an authentic, family-owned Thai restaurant sitting in the shadow of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming. Backed by endless tunes, the stellar staff dishes up tasty curries, noodles, and other Thai classics to satisfy the appetites of hungry skiers, snowboarders, and summer visitors. When the weather is warm, the place to be is out on the patio. Try the Roasted Duck Curry and cool down with a Spiked Thai Tea. A word of warning: when they ask you about spice level - they’re serious!

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CREATIVE SUSHI & COZY AMBIANCE

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75 S King St Jackson

(307) 264-1630

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165 N Center St. Jackson

King Sushi has developed a loyal local following over the past five years from those seeking exquisite and artfully crafted sushi. It is located in a small historic log cabin nestled on King Street, just off of the Jackson Town Square. Getting good seafood in land-locked Jackson Hole can be a challenge, but King Sushi makes it look easy by serving fresh, sustainable fish caught only twenty-four hours prior and delivered to the restaurant daily.

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Teton Tiger in downtown Jackson is a restaurant inspired by the street food of the Far East. They combine healthy, locally-sourced ingredients and a vast array of Asian flavors into one of the most exciting menus in Jackson Hole. Every part of the restaurant is impeccable, from its Old Worldinspired decor to the quirky menus. It is also a local favorite spot to have a drink: Teton Tiger has an excellent line-up of uniquely-crafted cocktails, tempting local brews, and an eclectic wine list.

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Thai Me Up

Best Asian Cusine

WWW.TETONTHAIVILLAGE.COM 307 733 0022

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Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas serves Mexican cuisine with a fresh, modern twist. Hatch owner Katherine Ward says their award-winning margaritas “consist of good tequila, fresh squeezed lime, and agave nectar.” With the largest selection of tequila in the state, Ward says that at Hatch they believe “tequila should always be enjoyed with quality food, friends and great service.” Try the Sambal Watermelon Margarita and see why Hatch has won Gold for their margs two years in a row.

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MEXICAN TAQUERIA

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1160 Alpine Ln, Jackson

(307) 734-4457

3385 Cody L, Jackson

(307) 732-6932

Calico Bar & Restaurant 2650 Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 733-2460

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El Abuelito

BEST DATE NIGHT SPOT

Snake River Grill

FAMILY-OWNED AUTHENTIC MEXICAN FOOD

WESTERN-CHIC FINE DINING

385 W Broadway, Jackson

84 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 733-1207

Pica’s

(307) 733-0557

King Sushi

MEXICAN TAQUERIA WITH PATIO DINING

FRESH & CREATIVE SUSHI

1160 Alpine Ln, Jackson

75 S King St, Jackson

(307) 734-4457

Merry Piglets

(307) 264-1630

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160 N Cache St, Jackson

7200 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 733-2966

(307) 739-9463

Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas

Orsetto Italian Bar & Eatery

120 W Broadway, Jackson

161 Center St, Jackson

(307) 203-2780

(307) 203-2664

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Pinky G’s Pizzeria has been slingin’ hot slices and whole pies since 2011 and prevails as the one and only truly late night food establishment in Jackson Hole. Located below The Rose and the Pink Garter Theatre, Pinky G’s attracts night owls who are looking for something to satisfy late night hunger. Voted Gold for Best Pizza every year since they first opened, Pinky G’s is the place to go when your belly is rumbling after 11pm.

Hand Fire Pizza

Cutty’s Bar & Grill

HANDMADE WOOD-FIRED PIZZA

FRIENDLY TAVERN & AMERICAN GRUB

120 N Cache St, Jackson (307) 733-7199

1140 WY-22, Jackson

(307) 201-1079

“THANK YOU FOR VOTING! WE ARE PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS GREAT COMMUNITY!”

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Calico Bar & Restaurant 2650 Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 733-2460

BEST BARBECUE

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Big Hole BBQ

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JACKSON’S FAVORITE CHINESE RESTAURANT

325 W Pearl Ave Jackson

4125 US-89, Jackson (307) 732-2473

4125 US-89, Jackson

850 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-8856

Moe’s Original

Liberty Burger

Sidewinders

ALABAMA-STYLE BARBECUE JOINT

AMERICAN GROWN & FAMILY OWNED

BUFFALO-STYLE WINGS

140 N Cache St Jackson

160 N Cache St, Jackson

945 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 264-1996

(307) 733-6637

(307) 200-6071

Chinatown Restaurant (307) 732-2473

Thai Plate THAI FOOD IN THE HEART OF JACKSON

(307) 734-5766

135 N Cache St, Jackson

(307) 264-1630

Bubba’s Bar-B-Que

Local Restaurant & Bar

Eleanor’s

Pica’s

OLD SCHOOL LOCAL FAVORITE

CONTEMPORARY CHOPHOUSE

HOLE-IN-THE-WALL LOCAL SPORTSBAR

AUTHENTIC MEXICAN TAQUERIA

100 Flat Creek, Jackson

55 N Cache St, Jackson

832 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-7901

1160 Alpine Ln, Jackson

(307) 733-2288

Tip: famous Food Network show Diners, Drive-ins and Dives has featured many of the Best of JH winners, including Pinky G’s.

(307) 201-1717

White Buffalo Club 160 W Gill Ave, Jackson

Snake River Brewpub (307) 734-4900

265 S Millward St, Jackson

Teton Thai (307) 733-4626

Pinky G’s 50 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 734-4457

7342 Granite Loop Rd, Teton Village, WY (307) 733-0022

Pinky G’s (307) 734-7465

50 W Broadway, Jackson

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The Rose

MERRY PIGLETS

SEASONAL& HAND CRAFTED COCKTAILS

160 N Cache St, Jackson, WY (307) 264-1630

50 W Broadway

Just Pete

Glorietta Trattoria

THE BIRD

4125 US-89, Jackson

Photo: Ryan Dee / Best of Jackson Hole

5755 W, WY-22, Wilson, WY

(307) 733-4407

stagecoachbar.net

CREATIVE SPECIALTY COCKTAILS

(307) 264-1630

242 Glenwood St, Jackson

(307) 733-3888

Chris Richards

Teton Tiger

SNAKE RIVER GRILL

INVENTIVE THEMED COCKTAILS

84 E Broadway Ave, Jackson (307) 733-0557

165 Center St, Jackson

Tip: on tipping: When it comes to cocktails, a $1 tip is not enough. You should tip 20% just like you would for an exceptional, gourmet meal.

(307) 733-4111

Orsetto Italian Bar & Eatery 565 N Cache St, Jackson, WY (307) 733-4626

Hatch Taqueria & Tequilas 120 W Broadway, Jackson, WY (307) 203-2780

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(307) 264-1630

(307) 732-3939

The Silver Dollar Bar & Grill is located in Jackson Hole’s historic Wort Hotel, which opened its doors in 1941. The Silver Dollar Bar is a fixture of the nightlife in downtown Jackson and is one of the best places for live music and dancing. Stop in on Tuesday nights for Bluegrass night to get your swing on, and try sipping a Wyoming Mule.

Photo: Keegan Rice / The Rose

50 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 733-1500

The Rose serves craft cocktails in a sumptuous speakeasy space in downtown Jackson. Each drink is carefully handcrafted, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients and seasonal inspiration. “We have a DJ every Friday night, and other local events. There’s always something going on at The Rose” says marketing director Rachel Reich.

AMERICAN-STYLE BAR & GRILL

200 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 739-9463

945 W Broadway Jackson

(307) 734-5766

Local Restaurant & Bar

Cutty’s Bar & Grill

CREATIVE LIBATIONS & SMALL BITES

GREAT SPOT TO WATCH THE BIG GAME

55 N Cache St, Jackson

1140 WY-22, Jackson

(307) 201-1717

Eleanor’s

(307) 201-1079

The Bird

FUNKY NEIGHBORHOOD JOINT

SOUTH OF TOWN BAR

832 W Broadway, Jackson

4125 US-89, Jackson

(307) 733-7901

(307) 732-2473

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Orsetto Italian Bar & Eatery

Thai Me Up

161 Center St, Jackson

75 E Pearl St, Jackson

(307) 203-2664

Calico Bar & Restaurant

Hole Bowl 980 W Broadway, Jackson

White Buffalo Club (307) 733-0005

(307) 201-5426

2650 Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 733-2460

160 W Gill Ave, Jackson

Snake River Brewing (307) 734-4900

265 S Millward St, Jackson

(307) 739-2337

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265 S Millward St, Jackson

(307) 739-2337

snakeriverbrewing.com

Snake River Brewing is Wyoming’s oldest brewery, and has been a favorite watering hole for Jackson locals for over 25 years. The Brewpub (how you’ll hear most locals refer to it) cleans up in the Best of Jackson Hole competition every year – they’ve had 8 wins since 2016 alone. Snake River Brewing produces their award-winning beers in house while serving up a full menu of locally-sourced food. Thirsty and in the mood for a quick bite? Grab a Scratch Pretzel, which they bake fresh daily, and pair it with their classic Jenny Lake Lager. We’re getting hungry just thinking about it.

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Melvin Brewing AWARD-WINNING CREATIVE BEERS

Roadhouse Brewing BEER CRAFTED IN THE TETONS

Photo: Cole Buckart

624 County Road 101, Alpine, WY

(307) 654-0427

The idea for Melvin Brewing originally developed from a desire to bring West Coast-style IPA to the “west coast” of Wyoming (aka Jackson Hole). They now have a large facility in Alpine, Wyoming, that is producing deliciously creative brews for distribution nationwide. They also still serve a wide swath of craft beers with a side of hip-hop and kung-fu at their Jackson location: Thai Me Up.

Photo: Julie Bynum

1225 Gregory Ln, Jackson

(307) 264-1900

Roadhouse Brewing Company has grown recently with a new production facility on Gregory Lane in Jackson and a new pub on the Town Square. The Brewery has a 30 barrel brewhouse, canning line, and barrel room, with a small taproom onsite. The Pub & Eatery serves pub fare paired with Roadhouse beers on tap – try the Sacred Creed Saison to quench your summer thirst.

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5600 WY-22, Wilson, WY

(307) 733-8288

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(307) 732-1910

Cafe Genevieve is a culinary fixture in Jackson Hole, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a historic log cabin originally constructed in the early 1900s. They serve southern-inspired brunch every day until 3pm, so there is no excuse not to try the Cajun Eggs Benedict, Fried Chicken and Waffles, and, of course, a side of Pig Candy.

Cowboy Coffee

CHIC FRENCH NOOK & ARTISINAL BREADS

BEST CUP OF JOE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI

Multiple locations (307) 200-6708

125 N Cache St, Jackson

The Bunnery

Pearl Street Bagels

(307) 733-7392

WHOLESOME & MADE FROM SCRATCH

CASUAL BAGEL & COFFEE SHOP

130 N Cache St, Jackson

Multiple locations

(307) 733-5474

(307) 739-1218

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ARTISINAL BAKERY & COFFEE SHOP

ARTISINAL PASTRIES & COFFEE

1110 Maple Way b, Jackson

Multiple locations (307) 200-6708

(307) 264-2956

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Persephone

Tip: Jackson’s coffee shops offer some of the best outdoor seating in town. Watch the hustle and bustle of the town from your seat outside.

BEST OUTDOOR DINING

Virginian Restaurant HOMESTYLE AMERICAN BREAKFAST

Photo: Nick Sulzer / Buckrail

740 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 733-4330

The Virginian Restaurant, a legendary Jackson Hole breakfast staple, is family-owned and operated and conveniently located next to the legendary Virginian Lodge. The Virginian Restaurant serves your favorite home-style breakfast classics like breakfast potatoes, french toast, eggs any style, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy.

Tip: lots of establishments in Jackson Hole serve brunch on Sundays in the tradition of Sunday Funday. Be on the lookout for bottomless Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s, as well as brunch specials. That’s right, chase that Saturday night hangover away with more booze!

Persephone

Dornan’s

RUSTIC FRENCH-INSPIRED PASTRIES

STUNNING TETON VIEWS & HEARTY FOOD

Multiple locations(307) 200-6708

12170 Dornans Rd, Moose, WY (307) 733-2415

Moo’s Ice Cream

Calico

GOURMET ICE CREAM & SORBET

FAMILY-FRIENDLY BACKYARD SEATING

155 Center St, Jackson

2650 Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 733-

(307) 733-1998

Atelier Ortega

The Bird

HAND-CRAFTED CHOCOLATES & DESSERTS

BEAUTIFUL DECK WITH VIEWS OF THE TETONS

150 Scott Ln, Jackson (307) 734-6400

4125 US-89, Jackson

Tip: The Persephone Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie is to die for. Available at both Persephone locations and at Picnic, this treat is not to be missed.

(307) 732-2473

Cafe Genevieve 135 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 732-1910

Handle Bar Teton Village, WY (307) 732-5157

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Creekside Market

NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET & DELI

SPECIALTY SANDOS & BUILD-YOUR-OWN

545 N Cache St, Jackson (307) 733-7926

545 N Cache St, Jackson

Streetfood

New York City Sub Shop

WILSON’S HANG-OUT SPOT

5755 WY-22, Wilson, WY

(307) 733-7926

THE FINEST SUBS OUTSIDE OF NYC

(307) 690-3223

20 N Jackson St, Jackson

(307) 733-4414

Cafe Genevieve

Pearl Street Bagels

SOUTHERN INSPIRED BRUNCH & LUNCH

FRESH BAGELS & COFFEE

135 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

Multiple locations

(307) 732-1910

Pinky G’s Pizzeria 50 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 734-7465

Snake River Brewing 265 S Milward St, Jackson

(307) 739-2337

BEST SLOSHIE

(307) 739-1218

Tip: Stop by Creekside on your way to the airport or to the park and pick up a custom sandwich to fuel all of your adventures!

BEST SUSHI

Creekside Market

King Sushi

THE HOUNDS ARE ON THE LOOSE

AUTHENTIC CUISINE & FRESH FISH

545 N Cache St, Jackson

75 S King St, Jackson

(307) 733-7926

(307) 264-1630

Hoback Market

Sudachi

COFFEE MUDSLIDE MAKES YOUR EYES WIDE

HIGH QUALITY & SUSTAINABLE SUSHI

10880 US-89, Jackson (307) 739-1367

3465 N Pines Way, Wilson, WY (307) 734-7832

Bodega

Noodle Kitchen

SIPPIN’ ON GIN & JUICE

HANDCRAFTED SUSHI & SASHIMI

3200 W McCollister Dr, Teton Village, WY

945 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 734-1997

Tip: sloshies are Jackson Hole’s favorite drink. They’re exactly what they sound like: slushies made with hard alcohol, served out of traditional icee machines. Every spot has their own mixtures and flavors to try out. Reminder: driving with an open container in Wyoming is illegal – save your sloshie for the river!

Miazga’s is a family owned and operated restaurant and bar. We make great food from scratch using the same recipes passed down from 3 generations ago when our family bakery and deli in New York was founded. Whether it’s our homemade Polish Pierogi or our spaghetti and house made red gravy, we take pride in every dish that leaves our kitchen. Our already famous Reuben, mouthwatering meatballs, and grilled brisket sandwich ensure you will be back to eat your way through the menu. Join some friends on our deck for some drinks and a stuffed mushroom appetizer or indulge in an eclair. There is truly something for everyone. Serving Lunch and Dinner Daily

307.733.2784 399 W. BROADWAY, JACKSON, WY

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(307) 690-7878

Genevieve Catering offers catering services for events big and small, while maintaining Cafe Genevieve’s foundation of warm western hospitality and phenomenal cuisine. Like the restaurant, Genevieve Catering sources local and sustainable ingredients, accommodating all sizes and budgets to achieve exceptionally planned events with, of course, delicious food.

Sweet Cheeks Meats

CREATIVE SUSTAINABLE CUISINE

LOCALLY SOURCED MEATS & CATERING

555 Deer Dr, Jackson

185 Scott Ln, Jackson

(307) 734-9698

Dining In Catering 7705 Lupine Drive Victor, ID

(208) 787-2667

(307) 734-6328

Tip: read more about the Jackson Hole après ski scene on pg. 58!

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No matter what time of day you begin après, the Handle Bar at the Four Seasons Resort provides you the ideal slope-side location. Enjoy delicious libations, provisions, and exceptional people watching just steps away from the lifts at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. While you’re there, be sure to try Chef Topher’s Country Fried Chicken recipe and sip on some fine whiskey or a local microbrew. During the ski season the Handle Bar often throws outdoor dance parties on the weekends that get started as the lifts close.

Mangy Moose Saloon

The Spur

ROWDY & ICONIC EPICENTER FOR APRÈS SKI

MOUNTAIN CUISINE & APRÈS SCENE

3295 Village Dr, Teton Village, WY (307) 733-4913

3385 Cody Ln, Teton Village, WY (307) 732-6932

Teton Thai

Old Yellowstone Garage

7342 Granite Loop Rd, Teton Village, WY (307) 733-0022

3275 Village Dr, Teton Village, WY (307) 201-5350

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The Sagebrush Grille is a food truck operated by a husband and wife duo serving locally-sourced food at music festivals, parties, and other local events. Owners Jamie Culp and Amy Marrington combine their previous culinary experience to explore ideas and flavors, and to serve unique twists on comfort-food classics like Cauliflower Tacos and Fried Meatballs.

Photo: Nick Sulzer / Best of Jackson Hole

(307) 733-0450

Jackson Whole Grocer is an independent, locallyowned grocery store carrying the highest-quality everyday essentials and organic natural foods. The Whole Grocer is a community space for locals to eat, shop, and be inspired by food. If you spend $50 or more on groceries, take advantage of the Sip & Shop special and stop by the liquor store for a $1 glass of wine or beer (or a beverage of your choice from the coffee/juice bar). Also check out the Summer Grilling Series, and participate in the Bag Share program.

Everest Momo Shack

Sweet Cheeks Meats

Smith’s

NEPALESE & INDIAN FOOD

LOCAL ETHICAL BUTCHER SHOP

GROCERY STORE SOUTH OF TOWN

CENTRALLY LOCATED GROCERY STORE

185 Scott Ln, Jackson

1425 S, US-89, Jackson

105 Buffalo Way, Jackson

245 W Pearl Ave, Jackson

(307) 201-1674

Pinky G’s Pizzeria

(307) 734-6328

Genevieve Catering

50 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 734-7465

BEST LOCAL FOOD / DRIN K PROD U C E R

135 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 690-7878

BEST TETON VALLEY RESTAURANT

Sweet Cheeks Meats

Teton Thai - Driggs

LOCAL ETHICAL BUTCHER SHOP

THAI FOOD, TAPROOM & SUSHI BAR

185 Scott Ln, Jackson (307) 734-6328

18 N Main St, Driggs, ID

Melvin Brewing

Big Hole BBQ - Victor

CREATIVE HOUSE-MADE BREWS

BIG HOLE’S ORIGINAL LOCATION

624 County Road 101 Alpine, WY (307) 654-0427

22 W Center St, Victor, ID

Snake River Brewery

Forage Bistro & Lounge

WYOMING’S OLDEST BREWERY

CREATIVE & SUPER LOCAL SEASONAL MENU

265 S Millward St, Jackson

285 E Little Ave, Driggs, ID

(307) 739-2337

Great Northern Coffee Co 3565 S Park Dr, Jackson

(307) 733-5323

Jackson Hole Winery 2800 W Boyles Hill Rd, Jackson

(307) 201-1057

(208) 787-8424

(208) 270-9919

(208) 354-2858

Tip: every visit to Jackson Hole should include a trip over Teton Pass to Teton Valley, Idaho. More hiking, fishing, and fun awaits.

Albertson’s (307) 733-8908

(307) 733-5950

Tip: it’s a good idea to stock up on snacks and pack a cooler in Jackson before you drive up to Yellowstone - groceries are expensive at stores inside the Park.

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pg.) is right off the bus line back to town. And don’t forget the Blood-Orange Spicy Margaritas at The Spur, which will help you recharge better than any energy drink, even as they put your condition in the morning into doubt. But just as the definition of “feat” in the Tetons spans a wide spectrum, so does the modern-day practice of après. For some, it means a beer after a long day, and for others, it means, well—many beers. But whether you’ve had a long day in the backcountry, or just skied off the tram for the first time, isn’t having fun all that really matters?

The Art of Après THE FINER POINTS OF THE AFTER-ACTIVITY DRINK Words by Jenna Mahaffie

Photos by Keegan Rice and The Spur

It’s almost a Jackson Hole tradition that outdoor But there’s another reason we are driven to indulge feats are invariably followed by chowing down —it’s celebration. The origin of après as an activity and then making merry. These accomplishments originally came from our brethren across the pond don’t even have to be incredibly arduous. Just who honed and sculpted the tradition. In the the completion of an outdoor activity— early days of alpinism, après wasn’t any activity—elicits a maddening about charging the bars after a big desire for caloric consumption. day in the mountains. Instead, it Whether it’s burgers and beers was about relaxing with friends at the famed Stagecoach and family, and discussing Bar in Wilson (Gold–Best the day’s escapades, with a Hydrate: no hangovers Bar, pg.) after an afternoon fire in the background and allowed on powder days. bike ride on Teton Pass, a warm drink in hand. or pizza and a pitcher at Leave early: early to bed, Dornan’s after summiting More recently, the old early to rise - you need it! the Grand, we’re clearly tradition of après ski pretty obsessed. So what’s has shifted from cozy, the reason behind it all? intimate mountain chalet Eat something: it’s settings to loud, crowded easy to forget after a The obvious answer is, of bars filled with gourmet craft few beers. course, hunger. Skiing makes us cocktails and ripe-smelling hungry. Biking makes us hungry. ski bums. Sometimes after a big Being cold makes us hungry. At the powder day on a weekend, the Mangy end of the day, we’re burning calories doing Moose Saloon in Teton Village (Gold-Best all of those things, and scientifically speaking, Après, pg.) can rival any party on the planet in that’s truly the reason our stomachs grumble after terms of crowds and stoke. Or if you’re looking for a long day in the mountains sustained only by Clif something a little more mellow, the happy hour at Bars and bananas. the Calico Bar & Restaurant (Silver–Best Italian,

Après Pro Tips

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If our experiences are defined by people and moments, then the celebration that follows recreation doesn’t need to be qualified by intensity of the activity or quantified by the amount of booze consumed. Après is exactly what the European men and women who originated the ritual meant it to be—a time to come together, laugh, relax, and refuel for all the adventures (big and small) to come. -Jenna Mahaffie

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We’d Like To Thank You For Your Support! Here’s to another great summer with table side carving options at Westbank Grill, Barbeque Bluegrass and Bourbon at The Handle Bar, Roll and Rosé at Ascent Lounge and new summer body rituals at The Spa.

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7680 Granite Loop Rd, Teton Village, WY

(307) 732-5000

fourseasons.com/jacksonhole

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The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is a five-star alpine hotel nestled in the shadow of the Tetons at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It is known for exceptional customer service and luxurious accommodations, and is the ideal place to make a home away from home during a visit to the valley. “Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole is the only true ski-in, ski-out property in Teton Village, offering access to some of the world’s best skiing, right out the back door. In the summer, access to the national parks is readily available with the entrance to Grand Teton National Park located only a mile away,” says Director of Public Relations and Communications Nina Braga.

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101 Jackson Lake Lodge Rd, Moran, WY (307) 543-3100

240 E Deloney Ave, Jackson (307) 733-7141

The Jackson Lake Lodge is a famous Jackson Hole hotel located in Grand Teton National Park and boasting extraordinary views of the Teton mountain range. The Lodge is a National Historic Landmark and open seasonally from mid-May to October. Enjoy the nostalgia of the Pioneer Grill upstairs with a tasty Huckleberry Milkshake.

Huff House Inn and Cabins is a boutique luxury bed and breakfast tucked away in the heart of Jackson, Wyoming, just a few blocks away from the Town Square. Guests are served a delicious homemade breakfast each morning before they head out for their day, and cookies (baked daily) welcome guests when they return each evening.

OTHER LOCAL FAVOR I TE S

Caldera House

Wind River Hotel & Casino

3275 Village Dr, Teton Village, WY (307) 200-4220

10269 WY-789, Riverton, WY (866) 657-1604

Signal Mountain Lodge 1 Inner Park Road, Moran, WY (307) 543-2831

Photo: courtesy of Four Seasons Resort

Body Sage Spa

Treat yourself to a luxurious spa experience at the Spa at Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. The Spa offers massages, facial skin care, salon services, and body rituals, as well as a fitness center, pool, and sauna. “The Spa at Four Seasons is a true mountain sanctuary, allowing our guests to recover and ready themselves for their next adventures,” says Spa Director Nicole Meneveau.

Grace Spa

LUXURY SPA AT THE RUSTY PARROT LODGE

RELAXATION IN THE HEART OF JACKSON HOLE

175 N Jackson St, Jackson

55 E Pearl Ave, Jackson

(307) 733-4455

(307) 201-1888

Tip: if you’ve got kids or you’re just looking to swim laps and use the sauna or steam room, head to the Teton County Rec Center. Visitor entry fee is only $7.


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Outpost is a property management company that specializes in connecting Jackson Hole visitors with homeowners looking to rent their houses. Outpost’s mission is to offer exceptional short-term vacation rentals so folks can get a taste of life in Jackson, and to help homeowners take care or their homes and property. They started with just a handful of houses three years ago but have grown to manage over 120 homes and condos in the various lodging overlays around the valley.

The Clear Creek Group

Mountain Property

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT FOR LUXURY HOMES

FULL-SERVICE PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

120 W Pearl Ave, Jackson

250 Veronica Ln, Jackson

(307) 732-3400

(307) 733-1684

Rendezvous Mountain Rentals 3610 N Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 739-9050

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Blue Spruce Cleaners

O’Ryan Cleaners

GREEN & AFFORDABLE SERVICES

LAUNDRY & REPAIR SERVICES

870 S. Hwy 89, Jackson

800 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 734-0424

(307) 734-1008

Tip: renting a house or condo in Jackson Hole for your vacation can be far cheaper than staying in a hotel. Check out outpostjh.com to get started.


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Peak Builders JACKSON’S GENERAL CONTRACTOR FOR OVER 25 YEARS

27 YEARS OF “TOTALLY EXCELLENT CONSTRUCTION” IN JACKSON HOLE Photo: Kyle Jennings

1200 Gregory Ln A2, Jackson

(307) 734-9182

peakbuildersjh.com

QUALITY CONSTRUCTION & INSPIRED DESIGN

Photo: Sargent Schutt

3520 S Park Dr, Jackson

(307) 203-2460

New West Building Company provides designbuild general contracting services in Jackson Hole. They work on a wide variety of projects, including multi-family housing, custom and spec homes, and hospitality and retail spaces. New West works closely with clients to understand their needs and guarantees professional execution for each project. They have a full team on hand to shepherd projects from conception to move-in, while creatively utilizing technology and software to plan, estimate, and track progress. The result is a truly unique building process that will help you make your dream home a reality.

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JH Builders

CRAFTSMANSHIP & DESIGN

Photo: Andrew Wells

970 W Broadway #216, Jackson

(307) 734-5245

JH Builders is a residential and commercial general contractor based in Jackson Hole that specializes in remodels and new construction. JH Builders strives to build lasting relationships with clients, architects, designers, and the community. They focus on quality materials, craftsmanship, and communication with their clients. We are particularly impressed with their remodel of a historic guest cabin at Turpin Meadow Ranch, and their work on the new RPK3 Restaurant at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

peakbuildersjh.com | 307.734.9182


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260 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 690-4187

miroarchitect.com

Architect Anna Butler is the founder of Miro Studio Architecture in Jackson Hole. She works on residential and commercial projects, with an emphasis on environmental sustainability. Butler aims to deliver smart, lasting solutions, and she enjoys working on projects that respect the natural environment of the valley.

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Farmer Payne BOUTIQUE RESIDENTIAL ARCHITECTURE FIRM

GYDE Architects COLLABORATIVE DESIGN FIRM

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260 W Broadway Suite A, Jackson (307) 264-0080

80 W Broadway #200, Jackson

(307) 733-7303

Farmer Payne focuses on building residential and commercial projects informed by the regional landscape. A boutique-size firm, Farmer Payne offers clients a special working relationship, attuned to everything from custom homes to interior design. Recently they combined forces with Brooklyn-based design firm Studio Tack to remodel the space for Glorietta Trattoria, one of our favorite new Jackson hot spots (and winner of Gold for Best Italian in 2019 on page 36).

Award-winning architecture firm GYDE Architects has a portfolio of residential, commercial, civic, and non-profit projects throughout the valley. Principals Peggy Gilday and Nona Yehia have partnered to form an innovation powerhouse that also offers branding, graphic design, and sculptural interior design services. One of their most notable recent projects is Vertical Harvest, the three-story automated greenhouse that graces the south side of the public parking garage in downtown Jackson.


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Photo: Ryan Dee / Best of Jackson Hole

National Museum of Wildlife Art WESTERN ART MUSEUM 2820 Rungius Rd, Jackson

(307) 733-5771

(307) 690-9632

Owned and operated by painter Kathryn Mapes Turner (Silver–Best Artist), Turner Fine Art features artwork inspired by wildlife and the surrounding region. They exhibit paintings, sculpture, and mixed media work by local, national, and international artists. The gallery is located north of the town of Jackson on the way to the National Museum of Wildlife Art and Grand Teton National Park.

RARE Gallery CONTEMPORARY ART ON TOWN SQUARE

60 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 413-4359

Center for the Arts 265 S Cache St

(307) 733-4900

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(307) 690-9632

Kathryn Mapes Turner is the principal artist and owner of Turner Fine Art gallery. In her own work, she aims to capture the spirit and energy of her subjects through her expressive painting style. Kathryn has been honored by the American Impressionist Society and previously showcased her work in the National Museum of Wildlife Art here in Jackson Hole.

Payton Speer

Sarah Tams

FLUID ACRYLIC PAINTER

HANDCRAFTED ARTISAN JEWELRY

paytonsperspective.com

sarahtams.com

Tip: on the first Friday of each month, the First Friday Artwalk takes place downtown where art galleries host open houses with refreshments.

INTUITIVE READING OFFERINGS BY

Deidre Norman

Release Emotional Blocks Self Empowerment Tools Meditation Techniques Energy Healing Chakra Reading

deidrenorman.com deidre@sfyogamag.com (415) 439-3483


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BEST INTERIOR DESIGNER

Home Again

Cynthia Harms

HOME FURNISHING & UPSALE CONSIGNMENT

CARNEY LOGAN BURKE ARCHITECTS

890 US-89, Jackson

clbarchitects.com

(307) 739-2232

WRJ Design Associates

Kristin Fay

SOPHISTICATED & ELEGANT DESIGNS

TRAUNER FAY DESIGNS

30 S King St, Jackson

traunerfaydesigns.com

(307) 200-4881

Dwelling

Emily Janak

BOUTIQUE INTERIOR DESIGNS

EMILY JANAK INTERIORS

1921 Moose Wilson Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 733-8582

emilyjanak.com

BEST INTERIOR DESIGN AND HOME FURNISHINGS

Tip: Jackson’s interior design showrooms don’t just sell big-ticket items. These shops have some of the best trinkets in town - from coffee table books and candles to dish towels and picture frames, you can find some great souvenirs, usually with high-end western flair.

BEST CONSIGNMENT / RESALE STORE

BEST GIF T SHOP

Browse ’N Buy

MADE

COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE

HANDMADE & ARTISAN GIFTS

139 N Cache St, Jackson

(307) 733-2603

125 North Cache, Jackson

(307) 690-7957

Habitat ReStore

Gifts of the Earth

HOME IMPROVEMENT & DONATION CENTER

GIFT STORE ON TOWN SQUARE

850 W Broadway, Jackson

32 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 734-0828

Headwall Recycle Sports

Belle Cose

OUTDOOR & APPAREL CONSIGNMENT

JACKSON’S LUXURY BOUTQIUE

520 U.S. 89, Jackson

48 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 734-8022

Home Again 890 US-89, Jackson

(307) 733-6772

(307) 733-2640

Western Range Clothing Co. (307) 739-2232

36 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 264-1794

New West KnifeWorks & MTN MAN Toy Shop 98 Center Street Unit C, Jackson

Home Again is a home furnishings store with a unique mix of new furniture and accessories with upscale consignment. Whether you’re looking for a unique, one-of a-kind find or updating your entire home, our design service is here to help.


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J.C. Jewelers has been designing and crafting fine jewelry and custom pieces in Jackson Hole for over 30 years. Owner and jewelry designer Jeter Case uses his natural surroundings and the rugged beauty found in the mountains as inspiration to create exceptional jewelry. J.C. Jewelers is located in a historic log cabin just off of the Jackson Town Square. Stop in and see for yourself why they have won Gold for Best Jewelry Store for the last five years in a row.

MADE

Thoenig’s Fine Jewelry

UNIQUE LOCAL ARTISAN JEWELRY

FINE JEWELRY & WATCHES

125 North Cache, Jackson

125 W Deloney Ave, Jackson

(307) 690-7957

(307) 733-4916

Tip: Look for Jackson-based motifs in the jewelry at all our winners shops. Antlers, Tetons, Bison - take a bit of Jackson Hole home with you to wear.

BEST HAIR SALON

Frost Salon

BEST HAIR STYLIST

Hannah Poindexter

JACKSON’S BEST HAIR SALON

CHAMPU SALON

185 Scott Ln, Jackson

1160 Alpine Ln, Jackson

(307) 734-0804

(307) 739-4646

Champu Salon

Bernadette Gwilliam

HIGH-END HAIR SALON

FROST SALON

1160 Alpine Ln, Jackson

(307) 739-4646

Tori Hair Salon

(307) 734-0804

Rob Hollis

BOUTQIUE FULL SERVICE SALON

230 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

185 Scott Ln, Jackson

FROST SALON

(307) 413-8535

185 Scott Ln, Jackson

(307) 734-0804

Tip: Make sure to check out the ever-changing art on exhibit on the walls at Frost Salon. Proprietor Rob Hollis is also a glass blower and he appreciates contemporary art.

132 North Cache | In the Log Cabin | Jackson Hole, Wyoming Open Daily | 307.733.5933 | jcjewelers.com


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10 East Broadway, Jackson

800-265-7846

stio.com

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INNOVATIVE DESIGNS FROM LOCAL ARTISTS

Western Range Clothing Co. PREPPY WESTERN FASHION

Photo: Nick Sulzer / Buckrail

35 Glenwood St, Jackson

(307) 203-2323

Penny Lane Cooperative is a women’s clothing store and art gallery in Jackson Hole that aims to integrate art, fashion, and community through clothing and design. Store owner Andi Dornan is the focal point for a whole group of local artists and designers. She aims to keep her selection both stylish and affordable.

Photo: Buckrail

36 E Broadway Ave, Jackson (307) 264-1794 Classic-cool style meets hardy mountain culture at Western Range Clothing Co. It was founded by two friends who wanted to introduce something different to Jackson Hole fashion. They started with a line of clever men’s ties, and now have expanded with a flagship store on the Town Square, featuring clothing and accessories for men and women.

OTHER LOCAL FAVOR I TE S

Mud Room

Hoback Sports

3275 Village Dr, Teton Village, WY

(307) 201-5353

Nickers getyournickers.com

(307) 690-9023

520 W.Broadway Ave #3, Jackson (307) 733-5335


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BEST LOCALLY OWNED STORE Photo: Aaron Kraft

125 North Cache, Jackson, WY

(307) 690-7957

“The Teton Rental Family/Vosika Family is extremely grateful for your votes. Thank you to the community for your continued support.”

madejacksonhole.com

1055 US-89

TetonRental.com

307.733.4070

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BEST LIQUOR STORE

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Skinny Skis

Teton Rental

NORDIC & BACKCOUNTRY GEAR

EQUIPMENT & EVENT RENTALS

Photo: Bo McDowell

65 W Deloney Ave, Jackson

(307) 733-6094

For over 40 years, Skinny Skis has been providing Jackson Hole locals and visitors with high-quality outdoor equipment, apparel, and service. Year round, Skinny Skis provides the best cross-country skiing, mountaineering, trail running, camping, and mountain lifestyle gear. Their friendly staff will always point you in the right direction.

Photo: Nick Sulzer / Buckrail

1055 US-89, Jackson

(307) 733-4070

Despite its name, Teton Rental is more than just a rental shop. Teton Rental has a fully-stocked inventory of lawnmowers, tractors, snowblowers, and anything else you might need. “We try to specialize in retail products that are known to work in the valley and in the area,” said owner Zach Vosika. They also have a full repair shop.

The Bird

The Liquor Store

LAID BACK BAR & GRILL

LOCALLY-OWNED & COMMUNITY-ORIENTED

4125 US-89, Jackson

115 Buffalo Way, Jackson

(307) 732-2473

(307) 733-4466

Eleanor’s

Smith’s Food & Drug

NEIGHBORHOOD JOINT

LIBATIONS FOR EVERY OCCASION

832 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-7901

1425 S, US-89, Jackson

(307) 733-8908

Cowboy Coffee

Bin22

LOCAL CAFE & COFFEE SHOP

SPECIALTY WINE MARKET

125 N Cache St, Jackson (307) 733-7392

200 W Broadway, Jackson

(307) 739-9463

OTHER LOCAL FAVOR I TE S

Western Range Clothing Co. 36 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 264-1794

Pinky G’s 50 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 734-7465

Snake River Brewery

Belle Cose 48 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

New West KnifeWorks & MTN MAN Toy Shop 98 Center Street Unit C, Jackson

(307) 733-2640

265 S Millward St, Jackson

(307) 739-2337

Tip: chose any bottle of wine in Bin22 from the shop and drink it with dinner - no corkage fee!


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(307) 733-1606

For over 27 years, Spring Creek Animal Hospital has provided comprehensive veterinary services throughout Jackson Hole and the surrounding communities. They have boarding facilities on-site, and serve on the advisory board for PAWS (Bronze - Best Nonprofit 2019). They would love to have you stop in and take a tour of the hospital - the first exam for any new client is free.

Animal Care Clinic

Jackson Animal Hospital

FULL-SERVICE VET CLINIC

PRIMARY VET CARE

70 S Gros Ventre St, Jackson

(307) 733-5590

274 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 201-5700

Tip: looking for a place to walk your dog? Jackson Hole has nearly endless spots if you know where to look! Read more on pg. 22

BEST PET STORE

Pet Place Plus JACKSON’S LARGEST PET FOOD & SUPPLY STORE

1645 Martin Ln, Jackson

(307) 733-5355

Teton Tails Pet Boutique PET SUPPLY BOUTIQUE

250 W Pearl St, Jackson

(307) 739-9247

Mountain Mutts IN TOWN PET GROOMER

1300 S Carol Ln, Jackson

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110 E. Broadway, Jackson, Wy

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Jill Sassi

Brett McPeak

A TOP PRODUCING AGENT FOR SOTHEBY’S

LONG-TIME AWARD-WINNING REALTOR

Photo: Lindsay Linton Buk

185 West Broadway, Jackson, WY

(307) 690-4529

Jill Sassi is a real estate agent with Sotheby’s who specializes in second homes, high-end townhomes, and luxury estates in Jackson. For over 20 years, Jill has been involved in the community through non-profit volunteer work. An avid hiker and skier, Jill is passionate about everything that makes living here wonderful. Her work ethic leads many of her clients to recommend her to their own family and friends.

Photo: Lindsay Linton Buk

110 E. Broadway, Jackson, WY

185 West Broadway, Jackson, WY

(307) 222-9898

(307) 690-4335

Brett McPeak has been an award-winning real estate agent in Jackson since 1994. He now leads the McPeak Group for Sotheby’s. He is a longtime member of the Teton Board of Realtors, including being elected president of that board in 2009. Brett has also twice won Bronze for Best Real Estate Agent. He specializes in helping folks relocate here, often consulting as a buyer’s and listing agent.

OTHER LOCAL FAVOR I TE S

The McPeak Group

Get in touch today J H S I R.CO M

110 E. Broadway Jackson, Wyoming 83001

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(307) 733-8064

Live your ideal mountain lifestyle and leave the banking to the pros! Known as the community’s local bank, Bank of Jackson Hole has been providing financial services in and around Jackson since 1982. Whether you need personal or business banking, mortgage loans, or trust and wealth management, Bank of Jackson Hole has the resources to support you and your goals.

First Interstate Bank

Rocky Mountain Bank

COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNITY BANKING

JACKSON-BASED REGIONAL BANK

842 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 734-7373

890 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 739-9000

Tip: Every savvy local pooch in Jackson knows that Bank of Jackson Hole has dog treats out on the counter. But be polite and don’t eat them all!

BEST BANKER

Todd Ellingson

Joe Rice

BANK OF JACKSON HOLE

990 W Broadway, Jackson

BEST BOSS

BLUE COLLAR RESTAURANT GROUP

(307) 733-8064

bluecollarjh.com

Henry Jones

Gavin Fine

ZIONS BANK

JH FINE DINING

25 S Willow St, Jackson, WY (307) 200-3266

jhfinedining.com

Pete Lawton

David Tibbitts

BANK OF JACKSON HOLE

TETON EXPEDITIONS

990 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-8064

tetonexpeditions.com

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625 E Broadway Ave, Jackson

(307) 733-3636

tetonhospital.org

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Health & Urgent Care ST. JOHN’S WALK-IN CLINIC

Medicine Wheel Wellness HOLLISTIC HEALTHCARE CLINIC

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1415 South, US-89, Jackson

(307) 739-8999

St. John’s Urgent Care is a walk-in clinic offering convenient, comprehensive care for small to moderate injuries, various illnesses, sports physicals, immunizations, and more. No appointment is necessary, although you can call ahead if you’d like to schedule one. Their friendly staff will make you comfortable, carefully evaluate you, and help you get on the path toward healing.Note: For any kind of life-threatening medical issue, please call 911 or go directly to the emergency room at St. John’s.

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120 W Pearl Ave, Jackson

Medicine Wheel Wellness is a holistic healthcare clinic and wellness studio offering physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and other wellness modalities, as well as fitness and yoga classes, healing workshops, and much more. Medicine Wheel Wellness integrates modern medicine and ancient wisdom to reshape the future of healthcare, optimal healing, happiness, and human performance.

OTHER LOCAL FAVOR I TE S

House Call Hydration 120 W Pearl Ave, Jackson

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Creating a Wellness Department at St. John’s Health

The Deep Well of Jackson Hole MAKING WELLNESS A PRIORITY IN THE TETONS

Words by Julie Fustanio Kling Photos by Ryan Dee, Matteo Steiner, Jared Spieker, and Stephen Shelesky

Sometimes you have to take on a posture to create a pose. A posture, in addition to being the unconscious way we hold our bodies, is an approach to something, whereas a pose is a way of posturing that is done for effect – and often used to teach others. As a yogi and as a freelance journalist who has covered wellness in the Tetons for eight years (and now working on a mindfulness app called Six Minutes Daily) let me say that I know firsthand

how impressive the wellness community in Jackson Hole is. What you see here in the Best of Jackson Hole Guidebook is just the beginning when it comes to the amazing healers we have in our community. While the number of wellness practitioners per capita in the valley has never been officially measured, it is vast, and what makes it even more interesting is it has a grassroots component that has helped bring mindfulness into our schools, businesses, and even into the operations of our local government.

Connie Kemmerer’s wellness posture began 15 years ago when she started the Teton Wellness Institute, a non-profit organization that has helped the local hospital’s wellness program develop. The pose was affirmed when the Wellness Department was featured in the American Hospital Organization’s 2016 Ideas & Innovations for Hospital Leaders. Kemmerer, who is a part-owner Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with her brother Jay Kemmerer, has been quiet about her involvement with the Wellness Department, but she has been an integral part of it from the beginning. Later this summer, St. John’s Medical Center will be transitioning to St. John’s Health, a change made in response to the results of extensive surveys of both patients and community members. Respondents emphasized that a core quality they valued in St. John’s was its commitment to community wellness and preventative care. St. John’s Wellness Director Julia Heemstra[ML1] sees the rebranding as opening a new chapter for wellness in the community. “I never would have predicted we would be here when I first began eight years ago,” Heemstra says. “We see the community support for wellness as a real endorsement of the approach we have taken. Sometimes it’s hard to know if you are on the right

track. But this rebranding effort has shown that we’re offering exactly what the community wants.” “I never would have predicted we would be here when I first began eight years ago,” Heemstra says. “We really see the community support for wellness as a real endorsement of the approach we have taken. Sometimes it’s hard to know if you are on the right track. But when we saw the surveys we were like, wow, we really have been on the right track.” Heemstra attributes the success to Kemmerer, who was “ahead of her time,” but despite pushback, stayed the course, and courageously defended the wellness programs to the medical staff. Now the staff is coming to the Wellness Department, a glass office straight ahead from the hospital’s main entrance, to ask for help. Their programs include the Words on Wellness speaker series, healing touch for patients, pre- and postnatal yoga, certification for wellness coaches, dieticians, science-based stress relief programs that encourage exercise, laughter and sharing vulnerability, and mindfulness programs within the Teton County public schools. The speakers, curated by Heemstra and her team, are vetted based on the readiness of the

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community. “I’ve always maintained that with our speaker series we are not just bringing in worldclass speakers, the goal has been to create a conducive culture for change,” and strengthen the glue between wellness programs, the community, and the schools, Heemstra says. “We recently starting putting a wellness champion in each location in the school district, even at the bus barn where they are encouraging each other to work out,” Heemstra says, adding that their wellness partners are growing every day. “We see it as all boats rising together. It’s how we catalyze change in the community.” And while change takes time, the impact is more evident now than ever before. In addition to the schools, the Wellness Department is beginning to

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work with local businesses that want to implement their own wellness programs, and with former Jackson Mayor Sara Flitner on a civic initiative called Becoming Jackson Hole. The Becoming Jackson Hole conference this spring invited Dr. Amishi Jha, an associate professor of Psychology at the University of Miami, to raise important questions: “How can we address stress? What could a toolkit look like with social, emotional learning and mindful-based interventions? How can we use science to test it?” Flitner asks. “It has been a long road, but the cool thing is I’m still excited,” Kemmerer says. “I see a new evolution coming… the next step is really changing the community in the civic arena and in business.”

We want to use wellness as glue to connect with people on a different level.

Wellness as a Business Chelsea Kmiec, a Los Angeles-based wellness consultant, became the Chief Wellness Officer for Jackson Hole Real Estate last year. This year, she began working with traditional fitness studios like Pursue Movement and Inversion Yoga (Gold–Best Yoga Studio, pg.), along with forwardthinking healers like Tanya Mark, a nutritionist who talks about the taboo subject of emotional eating, and Vera Iconica Architecture, a firm which specializes in designing spaces for wellness. Kmiec sends out a “Wellness Wednesday” post that is designed to help realtors reduce their stress and provide content to clients like “The dangers of home cleaning products,” and

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“The benefits of beeswax versus soy candles.” “We want to use wellness as glue to connect with people on a different level,” Kmiec says. “The buying power is soon to be in the hands of millennials who value experiences over things and lifestyle over wealth.” The Global Wellness Institute, a large non-profit organization with a mission to empower wellness worldwide, says the wellness economy is worth $4.2 trillion and is growing rapidly, giving rise to the term ROW (return on wellness).

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Home of the Medicine Wheel As a self-described “Healthcarepreneur” Francine Bartlett has gone through her own transformation in the past seven years. She’s a physical therapist who started Excel Physical Therapy and now owns Medicine Wheel Wellness, a wellness collaborative with 20 alternative medical practitioners under one roof in downtown Jackson. By providing the back-end booking and billing support for a Chinese medicine expert, a chiropractor, sound healers, core strength trainers, a shaman, and physical therapists who are all independent contractors, she helps healers heal by taking away the administrative headaches. “Doctors are bad businesspeople,” she says. “They went to school to save lives.” The wheel, an idea that came to Bartlett during a yoga training in Hawaii, and is the subject of her book, “The Way of the Medicine Wheel,” hit home when she realized how close Jackson Hole is to the Bighorn National Forest where the prototypical medicine wheel is, an ancient ceremonial site built by the indigenous people native to this region. Indigenous people have also built stone medicine wheels in South Dakota, Montana, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Bartlett’s version of the wheel incorporates the cardinal directions with colors, seasons, and Earth elements to encourage patients to integrate modern medicine with ancient wisdom when it comes to preventative care. “In Jackson, our dominating force is physical activity,” Bartlett says. “Everyone is tough and wants to be in the mountains. But we lose a lot of people in the mountains too. We have to hold space for the emotional, mental, and spiritual along with physical.” No one knows this better than Medicine Wheel’s ambassadors, including Jimmy Chin, Travis Rice, Kelly Halpin and other local athletes. The reason Bartlett thinks they chose Medicine Wheel is because they are mature athletes who are looking to center themselves when they come home. In return they help her by bringing cutting edge healing modalities that they are exposed to in their travels back to Jackson. Being an athlete in extreme sports takes a mindset that requires practice, precision and an ability to be in the present. Perhaps that’s why there are so many healers and wellness initiatives in Jackson.

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Civic Engagement In her four years as the mayor of Jackson, Wyoming, Sara Flitner said she saw lots of really committed people who nonetheless struggled to engage positively, which made solving conflicts difficult. In an effort to help the town come together, she introduced 100 people involved in local government to The Four Constituents of Wellbeing, a program of mindfulness and meditation designed by the founder of The Center for Healthy Minds, Richard Davidson. The program is intended to show people that well-being is a skill that can be trained. Davidson is a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin, who has visited Jackson to participate in the Words on Wellness series.

Project, an initiative that helps communities encourage awareness, compassion, and generosity in their residents and businesses. The pair hope to bring to Jackson at some point in the future. “When I swore out of office I was committed to seeing this through,” says Flitner. “I think we will get there. We don’t need to be afraid of asking any question, that’s the posture I’m adopting. Let’s keep trying stuff and then asking, are we getting it right? People are ready. We are all human beings who want more connection, less stress and to become more relevant.” - Julie Fustanio Kling

Flitner and Kemmerer also recently travelled to Flint, Michigan, to participate in the Mindful City

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Mindful Schools In Alta, Wyoming, on the other side of Teton Pass elementary school kids from kindergarten through fifth grade come together for a weekly circle to practice calming their bodies, a routine they’ve come to know well. They take mindful minutes before standardized testing, and this spring they’ve implemented a breath-a-day program, an initiative that fifth- and sixth-graders started. “The momentum that it has created is amazing,” says Alta Principal Jennifer Beck, who was initially introduced to mindfulness through St. John’s Health. She is also certified in an online program called Mindful Schools that is based in California. “The kids are internalizing strategies and beginning to use them when they are riled and when they need to get calmed down.”

“What I’ve seen is a real change in behaviors,” Beck says. “Kids aren’t hitting each other. They are able to walk away, identify their feelings and say what they need.” When they began the program three years ago, Beck says they engaged the parents. “At first it seemed foreign and kind of woo-woo—but sitting down and going through the curriculum with them helped make them supportive for the program.” Was there pushback? Of course, she says. “We have pushback on math too, but kids still have to take math class,” she says. “That’s how I’ve handled it.” Photo: Ryan Dee / Best of Jackson Hole

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Peak Physical Therapy PT SERVICES IN WILSON

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Francine Bartlett EXCEL PHYSICAL THERAPY

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1230 N Fall Creek Rd, Wilson (307) 699-7667

120 W Pearl Ave, Jackson (307) 734-9129

Peak Physical Therapy is a private outpatient orthopedic physical therapy clinic located in Wilson, Wyoming, at the base of Teton Pass. Peak offers one-on-one sessions with a licensed physical therapist for each patient. During each session, there is a personal evaluation, manual treatment, and appropriate exercise prescription. At the clinic there are both private treatment areas as well as an exercise gym with stunning views of the Tetons, hoping to inspire each patient to reach their peak performance level.

Francine Bartlett founded Excel Physical Therapy in 2005 and since then has continued to learn and grow her practice. During each visit Francine focuses on whole body wellness. While she works on all types of patients, Francine specializes in orthopedic and sports physical therapy aimed at using rehabilitation to get patients back to their optimum physical performance after an injury.

Tip: injuries do happen in the Tetons – it’s always a good idea to carry a first aid kit.

SPECIALTIES: • Orthopedic conditions including but not limited to: knees, hips, ankles, shoulders, low back and neck dysfunctions • Neurological, balance, concussion and vestibular disorders • Dry Needling Certified • ELDOA • Soma Therapy • Golf Fitness • Strain Counterstrain

“I would like to thank everyone who voted. I feel so honored and thankful to serve the community that helped raise me.” Amy Harmon Foley

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Medicine Wheel Wellness is a holistic healthcare clinic and wellness studio offering physical therapy, massage, acupuncture and other wellness modalities, as well as fitness and yoga classes, healing workshops, and much more. Medicine Wheel Wellness integrates modern medicine and ancient wisdom to reshape the future of healthcare, optimal healing, happiness, and human performance.

Wright Training

Gym 22

MOUNTAIN ATHLETE-INSPIRED TRAINING

PROGRESSIVE TRAINING FACILITY

3620 S Park Dr, Jackson

125 Scott Ln, Jackson

(307) 690-8261

BEST HEALTH CARE SERVICES BEST HEALTH/FITNESS CENTER BEST PHYSICAL THERAPIST Francine Bartlett PT, DPT, ATC, RYT

BEST CHIROPRACTOR Dr. Abby Delgoffe, DC

Located in the heart of downtown Jackson Hole:

120 W. PEARL AVENUE

(307) 413-0405

Peak Physical Therapy

Align Pilates

120 W Broadway, Jackson (307) 203-2780

565 N Cache St, Jackson (307) 733-4626

BEST CHIROPRACTOR

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTES! MEDICINE WHEEL WELLNESS IS ON THE BEST OF JACKSON HOLE PODIUM IN FOUR CATEGORIES!

BEST ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

(307) 699-7480

BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST

MWWJH.COM

BEST TRAINER

Dr. Tiger Steuber

Mark Menolascino

Rena Trail

DR. TIGER CHIROPRACTIC

THE MENO CLINIC

MESSAGE PROFESSIONALS OF JACKSON HOLE

WRIGHT TRAINING

970 W Broadway, Jackson

3620 S Park Dr, Jackson (307) 690-8261

565 N Cache St, Jackson, WY

(307) 733-3386

5235 HHR Ranch Rd, Wilson

(307) 732-1039

Max Martin (307) 413-1961

Dr. Abby Delgoffe

Kevin Meehan

Oliver Tripp

MEDICINE WHEEL WELLNESS

TETON VALLEY HEALTH CLINIC

ABHYASA MASSAGE THERAPY

120 W Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY (307) 699-7480

180 N Center St, Jackson

180 North Center St, Jackson

Dr. Christopher Koch

Tyler and Laura Wright

Jenn Hitch

CHIROPRACTOR CLINIC

JH BACKCOUNTRY HEALTH

THE WHITE BUFFALO CLUB

230 N Glenwood St, Jackson

(307) 733-5559

Peak Physical Therapy 120 W Broadway, Jackson, WY (307) 203-2780

1325, US-89, Jackson, WY

(307) 734-8044

(307) 699-3447

160 West Gill Ave, Jackson

Crystal Wright WRIGHT TRAINING

(253) 381-2838

3620 S Park Dr, Jackson (307) 690-8261

Carey Clark CORE CHANGES

(307) 734-4900

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Specializing in Ashtanga and Bhakti Yoga Private and group classes Wellness and adventure retreats Emotional and physical healing through therapeutic yoga, fitness, divination, spiritual guidance and Earth wisdom • Teacher trainings

INVERSION YOGA & TETON SHALA nikisueyoga.com

Niki Sue Mueller teaches Ashtanga, Flow, Hot Fusion, Hot, and Bhakti Flow at Inversion Yoga and Teton Yoga Shala. Niki Sue emphasizes breath, bandhas, dristhi, and form in her fun, playful classes. She has been teaching yoga since 2003 and has a dedicated student following. Her classes are highly regarded - she has now been a Best of Jackson Hole winner for the last four years in a row.

Ariel Mann

Neesha Zollinger

INVERSION YOGA

AKASHA YOGA

290 N Millward St, Jackson (307) 733-3038

neeshazollingeryoga.com

flyjacksonhole.com

844.359.5499

1250 E Jackson Hole Airport Road Jackson Hole, WY 83001

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Inversion Yoga is a Jackson Hole yoga studio offering yoga, barre, sculpt, and wellness classes for people of all levels. Inversion opened its doors in 2008 and and now has more than ninety classes a week and over 25 instructors; several of which have won Best of Jackson Hole awards. Rooted in health and wellbeing, Inversion has created a community for yogis to practice in a supportive, mindful and nurturing environment.

Teton Yoga Shala

YOGA & MEDITATION

150 E Hansen Ave, Jackson

(307) 733-3038

BEST BARRE/PIL ATES STUDIO

Inversion Yoga

BEST BARRE/PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Jess Grim

UPBEAT MOVEMENT BARRE CLASSES

THOUGHTFUL & ENGAGING BARRE INSTRUCTOR

290 N Millward St, Jackson

290 N Millward St, Jackson

(307) 733-3038

(307) 733-3038

Dancer’s Workshop

Laura Modena

DYNAMIC & INTEGRATIVE PILATES

OWNER & INSTRUCTOR OF ALIGN PILATES

240 S Glenwood St, Jackson

970 W Broadway C, Jackson

(307) 733-6398

Align Pilates

(307) 206-9446

Michaela Ellingson

PRIVATE, SEMI-PRIVATE & GROUP PILATES

PILATES INSTRUCTOR & DANCER

970 W Broadway C, Jackson

240 S Glenwood St, Jackson

(307) 206-9446

(307) 733-6398

WESTBANK YOGA STUDIO

(307) 699-7370

3510 N Lake Creek Dr, Wilson, WY (307) 690-3054

Tip: In the summertime, be on the lookout for Yoga on the Lawn classes at various venues around town.

Tip: We highly recommend taking a Pilates class from a trained dancer! Dancers know the body and its movement in an incredibly specialized way.


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Dr. Scott Larsen of Larsen Family Dentistry has been providing professional dental care to the Jackson Hole community since 2002. Dr. Larsen has now won Gold for Best Dentist in Jackson Hole for an unprecedented 10 years straight, which should tell you something about how his patients feel about him and his work. Larsen Family Dentistry offers comprehensive dental services, including veneers and implants. They make going to the dentist a relaxed and enjoyable experience.

Dr. Summer Owens

Dr. Catherine M. Tebay

FAMILY PRACTICE & GENERAL DENTISTRY

DENTAL PROFESSIONAL AT TETON DENTAL ARTS

1130 US-89, Jackson

1325 US-89, Jackson

(307) 733-3848

family dentistry

“Voted Jackson Hole's Best Dentist for over 10 years.” Cosmetic and General Dentistry

(307) 734-5665

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BEST L AWYER

BEST LIBRARIAN

Dick Stout

Maria Hayashida

DEFAZIO LAW

TETON COUNTY LIBRARY

172 Center St, Jackson, WY (307) 733-5965

125 Virginian Ln, Jackson, WY (307) 733-2164

Elisabeth Trefonas

Joe Gagnon

TREFONAS LAW

TETON COUNTY LIBRARY

80 E Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY (307) 203-9019

125 Virginian Ln, Jackson, WY (307) 733-2164

Mel Orchard

Diana Eden

THE SPENCE LAW FIRM

TETON COUNTY LIBRARY

15 S Jackson St, Jackson, WY (307) 733-7290

125 Virginian Ln, Jackson, WY (307) 733-2164

Tip: ****

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BEST NURSE

Dr. Christine Turner

Theresa Lerch

ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER

ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER

5235 HHR Ranch Rd, Wilson, WY (307) 739-7696

320 East Broadway, Jackson

Dr. Shannon Roberts

Beth Shidner

ST. JOHN’S MEDICAL CENTER

JACKSON HOLE HIGH SCHOOL

555 East Broadway, Jackson

(307) 734-1005

1235 Gergory Lane, Jackson

(307) 733-4585

(307) 732-3700

Dr. Bruce Hayse

Krista Novak

FAMILY MEDICINE DOCTOR

TETON ORTHOPEDICS

269 West Broadway, Jackson (307) 733-6700

555 E Broadway Ave Jackson, WY

Tip: ****

BEST KNEE DOCTOR

BEST TEACHER

Dr. David J Khoury

John Williams

TETON ORTHOPEDICS

JOURNEY’S SCHOOL

555 E Broadway Ave Jackson

(307) 733-3900

Dr. Angus Goetz

Krista Stevens

TETON ORTHOPEDICS

555 E Broadway Ave Jackson

700 Coyote Canyon Rd, Jackson (307) 733-3729

COLTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

(307) 733-3900

1830 High School Rd, Jackson

(307) 733-9651

Dr. Andrew Bullington

Fiorella Lazarte Beal

TETON ORTHOPEDICS

MUNGER MOUNTAIN DUAL-IMMERSION

555 E Broadway Ave Jackson

(307) 733-3900

7605 S Highway 89, Jackson

(307) 733-3020

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Chamber Mixers JH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

jacksonholechamber.com

(307) 733-3316

BEST NONPROFIT

Teton County Search and Rescue SEARCH & RESCUE SERVICES 300 South Batch Plant Rd, Jackson (307) 732-8337

Young Professionals of the Tetons UNITING ENTREPRENEURS

JH Therapeutic Riding

Silicon Couloir

PAWS

LOCAL ENTREPRENEUR RESOURCE

ANIMAL WELFARE SUPPORT SERVICES

siliconcouloir.com

320 E Broadway #2b, Jackson (307) 734-2441

jacksonholechamber.com

(307) 733-3316

(307) 201-5497

Tip: No matter how high-end the dining establishment, in Jackson anything goes as far as wardrobe! Hiking attire or jeans and a puffy jacket are always acceptable.

EQUINE-ASSISTED THERAPY ACTIVITIES

W 3870, Wilderness Dr, Wilson (307) 733-1374

Good Samaritan Mission 565 N Cache St, Jackson

(307) 733-4626

Animal Adoption Center 120 W Broadway, Jackson

BEST CHARITY EVENT

(307) 203-2780

BEST LOCAL WEBSITE

Old Bill’s Fun Run

Buckrail

INNOVATIVE COMMUNITY FUNDRAISER

BREAKING LOCAL NEWS & COMMUNITY UPDATES

cfjacksonhole.org/old-bills

buckrail.com

Bras for a Cause

See Jackson Hole

SILENT & LIVE AUCTION FOR BREAST CANCER

JACKSON HOLE WEBCAMS

25 N Cache St, Jackson

seejh.com

(307) 733-2207

Fireman’s Ball

JH News & Guide

FUNDRAISER FOR JACKSON’S FIREFIGHTERS

JACKSON’S LOCAL NEWSPAPER

jhfireassociation.com

jhnewsandguide.com

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T HE M ILLER SIST ERS: IN RET RO SPECT

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“Let’s live the moment instead of wondering what it’s like / I can’t wait any longer so tell me if your wondering what it’s like / Let’s live the moment so I can go to asleep at night / Do you want to hear the truth? (tell me the truth) / Can we quit pretending that we don’t need to speak / Would it scare you if I still need who I need / We all hear the voices, do they scream inside of you? Why don’t you scream in yours (scream in yours)?” -lyrics from “The Truth,” written by Candice (Miller) Kwiatkowski appearing on the Bootleg Flyer release, “Saving Grace” The graceful sister harmonies, endearing outfits, distinct Midwestern accents, the unwavering wall of collective duo energy, and the intimacy of sharing the gift of music with adoring fans—The Miller Sisters are ever present. They always will be. 17th Century Quaker William Penn once said, “Death cannot kill what never dies.” That spirit is what Candice’s legacy leaves to this community and what it leaves to her family and her musical partner and sister, Karee. “Candice was very intelligent and a great performer, and that helped me shine,” Karee said. “We wanted to play music for soul satisfaction rather than high dollar or fame, and I believe we completed that task.”

The Miller Sisters: In Retrospect CELEBRATING THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF CANDICE MILLER Words by and photo by Aaron Davis

The last two children of a tight-knit family of ten including six siblings, Candice and Karee grew up on a farm in Southern Minnesota singing gospel in church as well as folk and country music. Early influences from The Everly Brothers and The Judds made lasting impressions before the youthful travel bug drove the duo to Nashville, Reno, California and Alaska in the early 00s. They eventually settled in Teton Valley Idaho in 2004. It was there that they uplifted the community with the Fox Creek Fandango, an annual family-friendly music festival to showcase the local talent that they felt deserved as much respect, wages, and stage time as the touring acts passing through the Tetons. Last month’s 10th annual Fandango featured six bands and was billed as a celebration of Candice’s life. Charismatic and immensely talented, The Miller Sisters have released six recordings through three different projects—eight-piece rock band Mandatory Air’s “Live at the Knotty Pine” (2005) and lone studio album “Take Me Home” (2010), the fivepiece country soul of Bootleg Flyer’s “Saving Grace” (2013), and The Miller Sisters’ “Live at the Mangy Moose” (2006), “One for the Veterans” (2010) and an under-the-radar live-in-studio recording, “Hymnal Favorites” (2015). The latter twenty-two songs were

recorded in just three hours on the same day that Candice and her husband, Chad, had visited the cemetery where they had laid a child to rest the previous year. “The level of vulnerability to the performer’s spiritual access is [intense],” Karee explained. “What happens when we share the songs of our souls, something is happening in that moment, the live music that is filtering through us [to] those that are present.” In a 2010 interview prior to a Mandatory Air album release show, Karee had said, “Pretty much all of the songs on “Take Me Home” have something to do with the way we have lived, seeing out our experiences. We can give this to our kids, and that’s how we’ll portray to them what we have done in our lives.” Now, speaking with Karee nine months after Candice’s suicide, the enduring soul-searching is evident. Candice was not only her sister and her musical partner, but also her guiding light. Candice was a natural songwriter, the impetus of chasing musical dreams across the country, of being in multiple bands and writing original material. She inspired Karee to begin writing. The overarching authenticity of their career came from performing together, deeply communicating with listeners that were willing (whether they knew it or not) to consume and connect with sometimes-intimate lyrical subjects. “Since you’ve been gone, I’ve been so blue / Since the only thing I could cling to was you / You broke my heart, when you found someone new / And now that you’re gone and I can’t move on, what am I to do?” -lyrics from “Since You’ve Been Gone,” written by Candice (Miller) Kwiatkowski. “Performing without Candice, I’m like a child again,” Karee admitted. “I’m not sure that I want to be a solo act or leading a band, but I’m along for the ride and getting to know who I am again and what I want. Music transcends something so much more powerful than we are able to process—medicine for the mind—and that’s a calling but I need to find what makes me satisfied. I’m a steady rock and have a good support team, and the overflowing love from this community is what gives me hope.” Karee is continuing her musical journey as Sister Karee & the Other Brothers, which features many members of Mandatory Air. They are billed with Hayes Carll at the JacksonHoleLive! show at Snow King on July 19, 2019. -Aaron Davis

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One Ton Pig PROGRESSIVE BLUEGRASS BAND

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onetonpig.com

BEST RADIO STATION 4-CONSECUTIVE YEARS

(307) 413 4563

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secretweaponsmusic.com Sneaky Pete and The Secret Weapons is a Jackson-based collective of musicians creating original, highaltitude mountain funk music destined to increase your stoke levels and get your booty shaking. Their genre-blending sounds of hazy funk with an endless jam-band groove will take you on a trip from the streets of New Orleans to the depths of intergalactic space. Sneaky Pete loves to ski and they most definitely love to dance. Catch them this summer playing shows in Jackson Hole and all around the West, including an appearance on August 18, 2019, as part of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Concert on the Commons free summer music series.

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One Ton Pig is a Jackson-based sextet known for its progressive bluegrass sound - with hints of folk, jazz, and rock music. The band blends the singer-songwriter tradition of artists like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson with genre-bending jam-band styles. With four albums, countless shows, and numerous festival appearances under its belt, One Ton Pig is a rising star of the Jackson Hole music scene. The best place to catch OTP is at the Silver Dollar Bar in the Wort Hotel on Bluegrass Tuesdays. Bring your dancing shoes!

89.1 KHOL began airing in Jackson Hole in early 2008 and has since become an indispensable local favorite. Broadcasting from their studio inside the Center for the Arts, KHOL can also be streamed live 24/7 worldwide via their website. The station only has two full-time staff members and relies on a strong core of volunteer DJs, each with a unique style and musical taste. From in-depth community news, to head-banging heavy metal, to the siren call of deep house music - you’ll find it on 89.1 throughout any given day.

96.9 KMTN

92.3 iMix

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HIT MUSIC RADIO

1085 Highway 22, Jackson 307-733-5686

3565 Southpark Dr, Jackson (307) 732-0384

Tip: hear a song you like on KHOL but didn’t catch the name of the band? You can see a playlist on 891khol.org which updates in real-time.


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BEST DANCER

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BEST FILMMAKER

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER

Andrew Munz

Michaela Ellingson

Jimmy Chin

Tom Mangelson

AUTHOR, ACTOR, ACTIVIST & ASPIRING VIKING

DANCERS’ WORKSHOP

SKI MOUNTAINEER, CLIMBER & FILMMAKER

PROLIFIC NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER

Jackson, WY

240 S Glenwood St, Jackson

jimmychin.com

mangelsen.com

Dillon Hanna

Sarah Konrad

Jennifer Tennican

Isaac Spotts

UP-AND-COMING YOUNG ACTOR

DANCERS’ WORKSHOP

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER & PRODUCER

YOUNG WILDLIFE & NATURE PHOTOGRAPHER

Jackson, WY

240 S Glenwood St, Jackson

jentenproductions.com

isaacspicz.com

Savanna Garnick

Luke Zender

Justin Mayers

Lindley Rust

ACTOR IN THEATER & MUSICAL THEATER

DANCERS’ WORKSHOP

FREELANCE FILMMAKER & SKIER

MULTIFACETED LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER

Jackson, WY

240 S Glenwood St, Jackson

justin-mayers.com

lindleyrust.com

BEST MUSICIAN

(307) 733-6398

(307) 733-6398

(307) 733-6398

BEST THEATER PRODUCTION

BEST ILLUSTRATOR

BEST GRAPHIC DESIGNER

Karee Miller Jaeger

The Playhouse

Tim Tomkinson

Ilka Hadlock

SOULFUL & TRANSCENDENT MUSICIAN

WESTERN-THEMED FAMILY-OWNED THEATER

MULTI-DISIPLINARY ILLUSTRATOR & DESIGNER

FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER

sisterkaree.com

145 W Deloney Ave, Jackson

timtomkinson.com

ilka.graphics

Isaac Hayden

Off Square Theatre

Haley Badenhop

Katherine Tomkinson

ACOUSTIC FOLK ARTIST

VIBRANT PROFESSIONAL THEATER COMPANY

WATERCOLORS, MURALS, & HANDLETTERING

GRAPHIC DESIGNER

isaachaydenmusic.com

240 S Glenwood St, Jackson

haleybadenhop.com

Jackson, WY

Bo Elledge

Laff Staff

Payton Speer

Mackie Bushong

NEO-FOLK SINGER/SONGWRITER

COMEDY IMPROV GROUP

FLUID ACRYLIC PAINTINGS & DRAWINGS

DESIGNER AT TMBR CREATIVE AGENCY

boelledge.com

265 S Cache St, Jackson

paytonsperspective.com

wearetmbr.com

Aaron Davis aarondavismusic.com

(307) 733-6994

(307) 733-3021

(307) 733-4900

Tip: a new organic restaurant, Cultivate Cafe, is located inside the Playhouse Theatre. Stop in and try a delicious smoothie or bowl!

Ryan Dee

Sharp Eye Deer

ryandeecreative.com

sharpeyedeer.com

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BEST ATHLETE UNDER 17

Travis Rice

Jeydon Cox

PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDER

FOOTBALL PLAYER

travisrice.com

Jackson, WY

Cam Fitzpatrick

Kayson Jones

PROFESSIONAL SNOWBOARDER

SKATEBOARDER

jacksonhole.com/cam-fitzpatrick

Jackson, WY

Jaelin Kauf

Quinn Ellingson

OLYMPIC FREESTYLE SKIER

HOCKEY PLAYER

jaelinkauf.com

Jackson, WY

Tip: Jackson Hole is home to an a deep pool of incredible athletes. People move here from all over the world to bike, ski, climb, kayak, paraglide, fish, and much more. We wanted to highlight some of these amazing folks in this issue - turn to pg. 114 to read more.

BEST LOCAL SPORTS TEAM

BEST DJ

JH Moose Hockey

DJ VerT-OnE

SENIOR A CLUB HOCKEY TEAM

PARTY ROCKIN’ DJ SINCE 1996

100 E Snow King Ave, Jackson

(307) 201-1633

(307) 690-0240

Juggernauts

Crazy Tom

WOMEN’S ROLLER DERBY LEAGUE

DJ AT MILLION DOLLAR COWBOY BAR

jhjrd.com

milliondollarcowboybar.com

The Local Sports Team

DJ ERA

SLOW PITCH BEER LEAGUE SOFTBALL

HIP HOP & DANCE PARTY DJ

living in a van down by the river

soundcloud.com/stateofera

Tip: catch rising local DJ Lauren Chase (who also happens to be our Managing Editor for the Best of Jackson Hole) on the decks this summer. She’ll probably be spinnin’ Afro House, Deep Haus, or groovy Disco tunes. For more check out her soundcloud: soundcloud.com/laurenchase-1 Photo: Andrew Wells


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Jackson Hole: home of old-world grit and grind. Few places produce, lure, and boast a higher density of athletes—pros and non-pros alike— than the Tetons. As a local and global community, we prize these folks not merely for what they achieve publicly and personally, but for how they elevate those around them. Like the mountains we inhabit, our athletes are living purveyors of stoke, inspiring us to see what’s possible when you apply yourself to the dream. Regardless of whether you were born here or came and never left, there is something to this place that awakens, attracts, and encourages the best in us all. This valley gets into you, and there is nothing else. Yet, there so many other mountain towns with similar qualities. What is it about this vortex that magnifies the athletic prowess of so many?

Maybe it’s the caliber of competition, an instincttriggering landscape, or access to a wider range of possibilities. Maybe the beauty lies in our inability to name it. You’ll just have to spend some time here and see what she makes of you. Most Jackson Hole athletes will tell you it’s not necessarily about the accolades or boxes checked, but rather the journey, lifestyle, and relationships built along the way. From the prehistoric vision quests of the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes to pioneers and fur trappers manifesting west, folks have journeyed to the Tetons to discover and test themselves for millennia. If you’re here long enough, life in this valley will distill you to your purest form. The following list of noteworthy Jackson Hole athletes is short but mighty, and a reflection of the deep pool of athletic stock in the Tetons.

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Jaelin Kauf: Olympic Mogul Skier

Travis Rice: Professional Snowboarder

At just 22 years old, US Ski Team freestyle mogul skier and Olympian Jaelin Kauf possesses a level of sustained discipline and drive most folks won’t ever comprehend or muster. Born in Alta, Wyoming, to two pro mogul skiers, Jaelin’s path to professional skiing was as ingrained in her as her genetic makeup. Before her career took off, Jaelin planned to pursue an architecture degree, but that all changed with her breakout 2016 World Cup performance. That immediately landed her on the US Ski Team followed by a Rookie of the Year award from the Federation of International Skiing, demonstrating that her hunger, work ethic, and dominance are very much her own.

Travis Rice won Gold this year for Best Athlete in Jackson Hole. At this point, if his name is unfamiliar to you, one has to ask, “Where have you been?” Few riders have done more for contemporary snowboarding culture than Travis. Born and bred in Jackson, you’d be hard pressed to find a ski town where he isn’t a household name. Reigning snowboard powerhouse and hometown hero, with a career spanning twenty years, Travis proves that a wunderkind’s prime isn’t confined to his youth. He is at the center of bar-raising snowboarding films like That’s It, That’s All, The Art of Flight, and The Fourth Phase. He is firmly cemented as one of snowboarding’s greatest talents, elevated by his blend of fast, burly and bold riding that defies all gravity and logic.

Since her breakout, she has medaled Bronze and Silver in dual moguls at FIS World Championships.

She competed in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang and finished 7th, and then she finished 1st in three of the five World Cup stops. Now her sights are set on ranking number one in the world and on competing in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. Jaelin dreams big and works even harder. If her second year in a row ranked as the number two skier in the world indicates anything, it’s that her goal to be ranked first is well within reach. When she’s not following a jam-packed training regimen and competition schedule, she’s feeding her creative impulses with graphic design, travel, and surfing. And if you think this gal’s prowess is in just one area, wait until you see her surf.

If his exhaustive list of career achievements and most recent ‘18/19 winter season demonstrate

anything, it’s this: the man is insatiable. From throwing down a mental line in Hakuba, Japan, and winning as a wildcard in his first-ever Free Ride World Tour, to capturing the crown at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Kings and Queens of Corbet’s competition, and taking off to Alaska to devour viral-worthy monster pillow lines — there are few arenas Travis doesn’t dominate. It’s worth noting his drive is not just snowbound. These days you’re just as likely to find Travis out on the water, surfing or sailing. In 2018, he sailed his catamaran, Falcor, from Tahiti to Oahu with big wave surfer Ian Walsh, collecting water quality samples for research along the way. A master of time management and carrying ambition in spades, Travis Rice is the ultimate dream-chaser and dream-generator.

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Jimmy Chin: Mountaineer Filmmaker From eating ramen cups out of his van to working the Oscar circuit, Jimmy Chin proves there is no ceiling on what a former van-living dirtbag can accomplish. A veteran North Face Team athlete and National Geographic Explorer, when Jimmy isn’t traveling the world he calls Jackson home. Despite his now widespread fame and global acclaim for films like Meru and, more recently, Free Solo (which won him an Academy Award), Jimmy is as humble as they come. He maintains a level of fitness and skill comparable to, and often beyond that of, the athletes he shoots—all while carrying the additional weight of camera equipment. There is a reason Jimmy is one of the most highly regarded athletes among his peers. A true multi-talent with a keen eye, you’ve likely been stopped in your tracks by one of Jimmy’s stunning photographs. His most recent feat

includes an expedition down to Queen Maude Land in Antarctica with The North Face alongside climbers Conrad Anker, Anna Pfaff, Alex Honnold, Savannah Cummins, and Cedar Wright. There he and Conrad put up a new 4,000-foot big wall climbing route on Ulvetanna, a peak also known as The Wolf’s Fang. There they climbed under extreme conditions that would give even the most seasoned astronaut vertigo. Time, he will tell you, is his most valuable asset, and whenever he has a few days to spare, depending on the time of year, you’ll find him right back in the Tetons ascending or descending his favorite lines. If his mountains of accomplishments don’t leave you breathless, his friendly laid-back demeanor will leave you feeling like you just met the rarest of human forces.

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Cam Fitzpatrick: Professional Snowboarder Cam Fitzpatrick is a Jackson-bred grom (young shredder) turned professional young gun who took full advantage of his surroundings and made a career out of playing in his backyard. Under the wings of legendary local riders like Travis Rice, Bryan Iguchi, Willie Mcmillon, and his dad Mike Fitzpatrick—a JHMR Ski Patroller for 30+ years—Cam found his own flight. Such early guidance ingrained in Cam a strong and nuanced understanding for managing risk and safety in the mountains. After years on the competitive park and slopestyle circuit in Park City, Utah, Cam returned to Jackson to pursue filming and reconnected with his snowboarding roots. His respect for and knowledge of the mountains allows him to send it as big in the backcountry as he does inbounds.

In 2016, his dedication, work ethic, and persistence landed him a breakout part in Red Bull’s The Fourth Phase, alongside his mentor, Travis Rice, and other snowboarding heroes. Whether you spot him on screen or in person out on the hill, he’ll likely be in the midst of a good time, riding alongside friends like local Jackson Hole shredders Mikey Marohn, Rich Goodwin, and Rob Kingwill. As of this ‘18/19 winter season, the group began releasing short films under the tag of This Is Us In, giving Cam a platform to share his unique riding style and honor the mountains that raised him. A true hustler, when Cam isn’t pushing it in the winter, he’s making the most of summertime by slinging signature cocktails at parties and events out of his renovated horse trailer called Bar-SIP-Bar.

Janelle Smiley: Alpinist & Life Coach Janelle Smiley is one athlete whose life embodies a pure love for mountain landscapes and being in them. Smiley was born in Colorado, and has been a local Jackson ski mountaineer and holistic coach for many years now. This Arc’teryx Mountain Endurance Athlete’s life is a culmination of every dedicated choice she’s made to be closer to the mountains. From crafting a career as a professional guide and athlete to marrying a partner who loves to climb and be in the elements as much as she does, Janelle knows her proximity to wild spaces makes her whole, inspiring her to go beyond her perceived limits to achieve the extraordinary. In 2018, she was a part of an elite group of alpinists

that competed in the Red Bull Der Lange Weg Race. The goal was to complete one of the world’s most grueling traverses in record-breaking time. Her team covered 1,000 miles over the Alps from Vienna, Austria, to Nice, France, and won by completing the challenge in an astonishing 36 days. Lately, this new mom is mindfully mining new ways to be of service to the Jackson Hole community by providing novel holistic coaching experiences that blend self-discovery and empowerment through guided mountaineering trips. -Emile Newman

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