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eep your eyes open in Teton Valley in the winter and you’re likely to see a host of wildlife foraging. Much of that wildlife is on its winter runs from the national parks, said Chet Work, executive director of Teton Regional Land Trust. Animals heading toward winter range, and back, tend to follow rivers and cover. In the valley, these corridors include Fox, Darby, Teton and South Leigh creeks. Badger, Bitch, North Leigh and Spring creeks are also favored. “They’re all walking along those tree lines,” he said.
Moose and deer show their faces more often here, and bird watchers can catch good glimpses of trumpeter swans in the Teton River and hosts of evening grosbeaks roosting in bushes. The Christmas bird count, run annually by the Audubon Society Dec. 14-Jan. 5, can be an excellent time to spot Bohemian waxwings, gray owls and rough-legged and redtailed hawks in the valley. But be careful you don’t get too much of a close-up of these fascinating creatures. Teton Valley drivers — particularly those headed up to Grand Targhee on Ski Hill Road — should be especially wary of good-sized animals on the
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Places to go and what to know about taking your four-legged companion on snowy adventures Lisa Newcomb / Get Out! Staff
y dog Bella loves face shots. In fact, she embraces everything there is to love about winter and snow in Teton Valley. When the first pre-season snowfall hits, this 3-year-old Lab mix gets an extra zip in her step. The crisp winter air energizes her as much as it does powder hounds of the human variety, and she’s not alone.
Dave Dery, a local real estate agent, contractor and valley resident of 20 years, has two dogs, Morgan and Tater, and he brings them with him almost everywhere he goes. In previous years, when he worked on construction sites, the dogs accompanied him. Now that he spends most of his time working in real estate, Dery says his dogs are that much more excited when he or his wife Amy break out their skis.
Wildlife encounters, especially with moose, are common in the area, and having a dog under tight control can make the difference between a safe outing and a tragic one.
It is practically a requirement here in the valley to own at least one canine companion, one that can keep up with your endless outdoor adventures, especially in winter.
“The dogs are just ready to go,” Dave said. “It’s just so much fun to get out there.” The Derys mostly take their dogs Nordic skiing. “We’re constantly playing with the dogs,” he said. “They’re just fun to have with you.” Morgan, a lab-mix and rescue dog, loves to dive off the groomed track and into the deep snow. (Something Bella does with gusto, as if she were a dolphin jumping in and out of blue ocean water). “They’re just fun to watch,” Dave said. He and Amy seek out trails or areas where dogs are permitted.
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One of those trails that sees over 10,000 users (with and without dogs) every winter, is Teton Canyon, groomed throughout the season by local nonprofit Teton Valley Trails and Pathways. “The biggest thing that we really try to educate users on … is that [they should] be conscientious of everybody else who’s out there,” TVTAP Executive Director Tim Adams said. His organization grooms five trails throughout Alta, Wyoming, and Driggs and Victor, Idaho, the majority of which allow dogs. “We like to see dogs on their leashes,” said Adams, who himself owns a Saint Bernard he chooses not to bring onto the trails. Proper procedure also
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includes picking up after your dog when nature calls.
is necessary for even the most experienced canines.
But it’s not just about etiquette.
Katherine Polzin, certified vet tech and co-owner of Circle S Moblie Vet based in Victor, says people may not realize the work their dogs do to keep up with them in several feet of powder.
Wildlife encounters, especially with moose, are common in the area, and having a dog under tight control can make the difference between a safe outing and a tragic one. “If you can train your dog to be under voice control … that’s a good way to experience the wilderness with your pet,” Adams said. Off the groomed trails, many ski hounds take their dogs up Teton Pass for untracked sessions of alpine bliss. Large- and medium-breed dogs are best for this activity, but caution
“Man, that’s a long, hard day,” she said of trips up and down the Pass. Dogs aren’t on skis; they are trudging along while their human friends glide across the snow (at least on the descent). “It’s OK to do,” she continued, “just not to overdo it.” Polzin said Circle S can always tell when winter is in full DOG continued on next page
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swing by the number of sportrelated injuries they see in their patients. “One way we always know its ski season is they always come in with cuts,” she said. Often dogs will want to stay close to their humans and they’ll end up cutting themselves on sharp ski and snowboard edges. Just like humans, dogs can tear ligaments while enjoying the snow, and hydration is always key, said Polzin. Most dogs — including Bella — enjoy scarfing down light, fluffy powder, but that’s not enough to keep them going. “[Eating snow is] not bad, but know that them eating snow is not satisfying their water requirement. Make sure you offer them water.” Carrying a general first-aid kit isn’t a bad idea either, she
said. Some dogs’ paws get cut on crusty snow, and others can get clumps of snow stuck in-between their paws. For dogs with particularly sensitive foot pads, Polzin recommends trying on some dog booties for size. These paw-coverups are available at most local sporting goods stores, and they’re not only for delicate canine feet. Most dog teams in the American Dog Derby held in Ashton, Idaho wear booties to protect their paws on long treks. The derby, slated to run Feb. 16-18 this season, has been a western tradition since 1917. It has been held in Ashton since the early 1920s and continues to draw mushers and teams of all shapes and sizes. Racers can compete in jaunts ranging from 24 to 92 miles-long, with teams made up of one to 12 dogs. There’s even junior and ski-joring races and plenty of activities in downtown Ashton for the whole family.
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So it doesn’t matter if you alpine or Noridc ski, snowshoe or even just enjoy watching winter dog sports, Teton Valley has something for everyone. From Glory Bowl to Ashton and everywhere in between, one
thing’s for sure; in Teton Valley winter is a season that’s surely for the dogs. ❄ A version of this article first ran in the Winter 2011-2012 edition of Teton Valley Magazine published by Powder Mountain Press.
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This deer pays no mind to a snowstorm as it forages for food near Rapid Creek.
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roads during the winter, en route to a favorite forage spot. Mule deer, moose and other critters make their way down to lower elevations when the weather turns cold, and wildlife encounters can be much more common then, no matter where you are in the valley.
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Trumpeter swans enjoy a visit on the Teton River in late January.
Vehicle accidents with large wildlife each year have been estimated at one to two million nationwide, the report said, with an estimated 211 human fatalities, 29,000 human injuries and over $1 billion in property damage annually. That has been a real problem, albeit on a smaller scale, here and in neighboring communities. Numbers of vehicle vs. wildlife accidents in Teton County
were not available as Get Out! went to press, but over the hill in the Jackson area, wildlife encounters with motor vehicles can often end in tragedy. “Last winter proved to be brutal for wildlife in Teton County [Wyoming],” said Trevor Stevenson, executive director of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance, in a press release. With a little extra driver caution and awareness, this winter doesn’t have to be brutal for animals or humans. ❄
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A startup ski company is the hottest thing in the cold Sometimes it felt like we had made 10,000 skis and none of them were right. I look at some of those first few, then I look at what we’re making now and it was worth everything we went through. _________________ Mike Waesche, Rocky Mountain Underground founder
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t might have seemed crazy, but starting a ski company a few winters ago, just as the economy really began to tank, was a gamble that seems to have paid off. Rocky Mountain Underground has made its way to the Valley this winter, offering a ski that can handle the hard charging lines that locals love. That was really the motivation behind making the skis in the beginning anyway, said Tim Haley of RMU. Haley’s partner Mike Waesche kept breaking skis. He’d send them back to his sponsors, but wasn’t really satisfied or wouldn’t even get a pair back. That’s when Waesche thought he could just make his own, more durable ski.
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Jeb Stuart, a Rocky Mountain Underground athlete from Jackson, launches off a rock feature last winter.
So in an unheated garage in Colorado in 2007 a few guys began tinkering around. They asked tons or people what made a good ski and then made some prototypes. The ski community is a small one, and word spread quickly. Soon people were knocking on the garage door and there was a waiting list. That got Haley and Waeshce thinking that maybe they had a business on their hands. “We never intended to make money,” said Haley. “We just wanted to make a better ski.” By 2008 they were an incorporated company. They reached out to Never Summer, a company that’s world renowned for the quality put into their snowboard products. Haley said they showed up at the
factory, the Never Summer people were blown away by the quality of RMU. They opened their doors, and now the ski are manufactured in what Haley calls the Rolls Royce of ski factories. Others started to notice. In Europe there’s this international sporting goods show, ISPO, the largest of its kind on earth. Hundreds of companies introduced thousands of new products last year, and they were all judged. You’ll find the best five in the center of that huge room, and Rocky Mountain Underground will be right there, center stage, said Haley. Skiers and retailers in Teton Valley and Jackson also started
to notice. The grassroots vibe spread to the Tetons, and Haley said the area is known for eating skis up so it was a good fit.
on earth,” Haley said. “People sometimes tell us, ‘you can’t make skis, and it’s like making a car.’ OK, we can’t make skis, but we do.”
Haley said they started looking for a partner in the Valley, not a retailer. They met Rich Rinaldi at Yostmark. Haley said Rinaldi thought they had a good story and good product and invited them to Targhee for a demo day. Haley said they had a lot of interest from Targhee folks, and skiers kept asking, “Where can we get these skis?” Haley said. At the end of the day, Haley said Rinaldi held up the ski and yelled out that they would be available at Yostmark this winter. Another garage-based ski company based in Driggs, 22-Desings, will put their telemark bindings on the ski this winter too.
The sidewalls are made of the same stuff that holds the Sears Tower together. Their base is one of the thickest in the industry. Haley said people don’t do that because you can’t make any money on them. But they never set out to make money. Hayley said when they started ,they all worked other jobs and they still do. They didn’t have to take on much debt. When you cut a Rocky Mountain Underground ski in half, it looks like there’s a tree truck inside it. Professional athletes ski 200 days per year and don’t break them. ❄
Haley said the skis are more than just another cool graphic on the wall. He said they’ve never stopped asking people what makes a good ski. They send out emails to their partners at retail shops and get feedback in designing a better ski. “They are passionate people that know what kind of product they want,” said Haley. This season they’ll have six skis available, the Apostle, CRM, Diam, the Diam LE, the Guyot and the Professor. The CRM fit with the big mountain niche of Jackson and has been a popular option here. It’s an all-mountain ski with an early rise tip, camber underfoot and a flat tail. Haley said they’re also a conscious ski company. They try and source all their material in the United States and try to do everything as domestically as they can. A portion of each ski purchase is donated to Protect our Winters. “We use the highest quality material
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Treasures in ice and snow Ken Levy / Get Out! Staff
et a big jump on your winter sports experience in Yellowstone by joining the fun at the annual Yellowstone Ski Festival, slated this year for Thanksgiving week, Nov. 2226 in West Yellowstone. Skiers can participate in ski clinics coached by former Olympic athletes and lifelong Nordic skiers, try out and purchase the latest ski gear and accessories, and share the Rendezvous Trails, which are comprised of more than 35 kilometers of well-groomed trails on U.S. Forest service land, accessible from West Yellowstone The festival offers super tour and biathlon races, “try it and buy it” gear demonstrations, an
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indoor ski show, and a host of presentations, clinics and classes. Visit yellowstoneskifestival.com for complete details. For those who are a bit more sedentary in their winter experiences, snow coaches and guided snowmobile access is the only way to get into the nation’s first national park to see its most famous features and spectacular landscapes — and wildlife — blanketed in snow. A host of interpretive, half- and full-day snow coach tours are offered at Yellowstone, serving Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, West Yellowstone and Flagg Ranch. The National Park Service says concessioners operate lodging and offer other services, including evening
programs, snow-coach tours, guided ski and snowshoe tours, guided snowmobile tours, and wildlife bus tours.
and snow coach travel, and it closes March 1. Dates are always dependent on weather conditions.
Cross-country skiing is available at Canyon, Mammoth, Northeast, Old Faithful and Tower. For those who embrace the joy of solitude among wondrous landscapes, this is backcountry skiing at its finest.
Private, unguided snow coaches or snowmobiles are prohibited, as is off-road use of these vehicles. There is a daily limit on snowmobile and
But be prepared for the unexpected, including wildlife encounters, hydrothermal (geyser) areas, rapidlychanging weather conditions and open streams. Know your limits and abilities before attacking these areas. Relatively few miles of Yellowstone trails are tracked. The only year-round vehicle access into the park is the road between Gardiner, Mammoth Hot Springs, and the Northeast Entrance/ Cooke City, which is plowed throughout the season. Otherwise, Yellowstone’s roads are open only for snow coach and snowmobile touring between Dec. 15 and March 15, weather and snow conditions permitting. The east entrance doesn’t open until Dec. 22 for snowmobile
snow coach entries For winter programs information, visit nps. gov/yell/planyourvisit/ concessnprog.htm. For reservations call (307) 3447311. ❄
Yellowstone adopts oneyear winter access rule After hearing nearly 60,000 public comments this summer, the National Park Service is coming closer to developing new rules for winter access and uses at Yellowstone National Park. They’ve narrowed it down to seven options. The proposed long-range plan seeks to balance the desires of those seeking a unique winter experience in the nation’s first national park with protecting the park’s assets — its wildlife, plants, geothermal features and wild character. For now, the park service will implement a one-year rule to allow more time to better address the public input on a long-term winter access regulation. That rule will allow up to 318 commercially-guided snowmobiles per day, using best available technology for efficiency, noise- and air pollution. The Park Service will also allow up to 78 commercially-guided snow coaches per day, and provides for motorized, over-snow travel over the east entrance and Sylvan pass. Private, unguided snowmobiles or snow coaches are not allowed, said the NPS. Off-road use of snowmobiles and snow coaches is prohibited.
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Grand Targhee Resort has announced a few changes to the upcoming winter season.
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Terrain park After several years without one, the resort will be bringing back the terrain park this year. “When the terrain park disappeared, guests continued to tell us that they missed it,” said Marketing Director Ken Rider.
errain ] park will be a little differe nt tha n in years past. B ased on tra ffic flo ws, Targhe e will contin to dev ue elop it and hopefu lly bui l d it ou with fe t atures M o ther Nature provid es.
The park will have four to six rails and a jump section. It will also have two lines of features, one line for beginners and one line for more advanced skiers and riders. The park will be a little different than in years past. Based on traffic flows, Targhee will continue to develop it and hopefully build it out with features Mother Nature provides. The entrance to the park will be located on Lower Sweetwater. Skiers and riders can expect to have terrain park features available on opening day. Rider said the decision to bring back the park was based on input from guests and is something that’s attractive to youth in the area. The resort will have a dedicated staf fmaintaining the park, Rider said. Passes to be scanned Another big change this year is the point-of-sales system being installed.
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Spend $15 or more and enjoy a FREE ice cream cone Visitors this year will have their lift tickets or season passes scanned by lift operators. Rider said it will help provide the resort with accurate skier counts. The resort is upgrading the POS system and it will be fully integrated with the lodging software. The resort will implement resort-wide charges for lodging guests. During actual system upgrade, 2011/2012 Winter season passes will not be printed. All previously printed 2011/2012 Winter season passes will be re-issued prior to opening day. Rider said they’ve already printed just under 800 passes good for this winter that will have to be reprinted so they are operational. Those pass holders can use their same picture, “unless they want to update their mug shot,” Rider said. “We’ll communicate with the TARGHEE continued on page 18
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Dynafit Radical FT While the sidecountry revolution has been sweeping the ski world, another, slightly quieter revolution has been taking place in backcountry ski bindings.
The S7s come in three sizes:
188, 178 and 168. Rossignol is also offering the Super 7s and is the same shape, but they’ve added two sheets of metal. It’s designed a little more for a faster skier or hardcharging big mountain athlete. It comes in a 188 and a 195.
It’s been the best seller at Peaked and this year, Rossignol is offering a women’s version. Rossignol’s S7 Womens Freeride ski is a premier freeride ski developed exclusively for women who are seeking powder, the park and the backcountry. The S7’s rocker technology provides optimum floatation and tracking, easy-steering and great control.
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Led by Dynafit, the Tech binding eliminates the traditional step-in toe and heel pieces in favor of pins that grip metal fittings on the boot — which is a much lighter system. But for some, the Tech binding was perhaps too light or complex. The new Dynafit TLT Radical FT tackles those issues head-on. The toe has what’s unofficially known as “power towers” — metal tabs on each side of the boot that make entry easier and reduce the likelihood of unwanted release — potentially an issue with today’s fatter freeride skis. The new Radical FT speaks loud and clear: it is the perfect solution for ski mountaineers and freeriders who love descents. All the advantages are crystal clear: any other systems pales in comparison in terms of weight and performance. The carbon plate stiffens by shifting the shock absorber forward into LOCK. In this position the rear rubber pieces work as dampeners, and the ski stiffens up. Also, this increases torsional rigidity between the carbon plate and binding front piece. The ski will have its natural flex characteristics in the UNLOCK position.
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The Downtown Loft Parka is feminine and street smart with a shawl collar that can neatly transform into a hood. It provides a satin polyester shell with elegant contoured quilting, a 800 fill power premium European goose down, articulated hood, two-way front zipper with wind flap, zippered on seam handwarmer, pockets that are interior zippered, a chest pocket, below knee length shell and lining.
Rosi S7 and Super 7
This wonderful parka is a step above and more than what the competition provides, and will make a wonderful winter fashion accessory for any lady who always wants to look and feel her very best.
The Patagonia Downtown Loft Parka
French manufacturer, Rossignol, has been in business for over 100 years. The Rossignol S7 Ski addresses every aspect of skiing. It’s ridiculously versatile. The S7 excels in deep powder, small stashes, hard snow, tight lines and open faces. Rossignol utilizes Amptek technology — a reverse rocker (Rocker-Camber-Rocker) ski. The ski tip has an early rise to float better so the ski doesn’t dive. The tail has zero drag, zero hook and tapers early so that skiers can turn effortlessly back and forth. Amptek effectively cocks the ski at a certain angle so it’s easier to blast through deep powder. Wider at the tip than the tail, it is a directional powder/all-mountain ski.
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The staff at Yostmark has loved Patagoina for years. Not only do they make some of the best outdoor gear, but they care, love and respect the environment. That’s why a few years back they stopped offering jackets made with GoreTex becaue the practices weren’t up to their environmentally friendly standards. This year though, Patagoina GoreTex is back.
said Jake Holmes of Yostmark.
“GoreTex, one of the leaders in waterproof breathable systems combined with Patagonia’s quality and designs makes for some of the top products that we carry at Yostmark. Patagonia still offers H2NO for their more economical shells and Gore-Tex for their high end, high performance,”
The company is introducing Pro Shell and Performance Shell fabrics into much of their lineup. The entire ski/ snowboard line will be getting Performance Shell this year, along with what the company says is an improved fit. They’re making the jackets a bit longer and the pants a bit looser.
Jones snowboards has taken the freeride world by storm.
“Hands down the most demanded board in our region and for good reason,” said Habitat
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For the kids, especially the one’s always losing their mittens, Loki offers a type of all-in-one hoodie jacket.
manager Mitch Prissel. “Jeremy Jones, the worlds most known freerider has designed this from the wood core to the graphic and the end result is epic! A bit of mellow magna, rockered nose and tail, beef between the legs and at the end of the day this board rips! Jones Snowboards puts the ‘ride’ back into split boarding.”
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community before the start of the season.” Information regarding season passes will be posted at grandtarghee.com. New cats and winch anchors The resort is investing in two Prinoth Bison X grooming cats. The Prinoth Bison X cats are designed to build terrain park features due to the extreme articulation of the dozer and tiller implements; with the return of the terrain park these cats will be able to effectively sculpt terrain features. Along with the new groomers, new winch anchor points have been installed on Lost Groomers, Chief Joseph Bowl and Sitting Bull Ridge.
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The addition to the grooming fleet combined with the new winch cat anchor points will provide opportunities for more groomed runs on a daily basis. Rider said that means the runs groomed will be more consistent. Arcade and new dining option After consistent feedback told Targhee staff that there wasn’t enough for children to do at night, Game On has relocated to the resort giving an arcade option for children of all ages. Centrally located in the resort plaza, the arcade will feature multiple video games and attractions as well as a bigscreen television. Birthday and special event packages will be available through the resort’s sales department.
Expanding on its popularity and increasing the number of evening dining options available at the resort, Snorkels Coffee House and Bistro will be open on weekends and holidays
for dinner service and will continue with their traditional morning and afternoon offerings. The new nighttime bistro menu will include pizzas and pastas. ❄
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GetOUT Nov. 24 Thanksgiving Nov. 25 Opening day at Grand Targhee Resort (conditions permitting) Nov. 29 Yostmark’s Annual Avalanche Awareness Night. Teton High School. Call (208) 354-2828.
Dec. 3 Festival of Trees, a fundraiser for the Teton Valley Hospital Foundation will be held at MD Nursery. Visit tvhcare.org for details. Dec. 10 Teton Valley Trails and Pathways Nordic dinner at the Wildwood Room in Victor from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Visit tvtap.org for more information. Targhee Tuneup skate race. Visit tetonnordic.org for more information. Dec. 10 - 11 Demo Days — Telemark and AT at Grand Targhee Resort.
Dec. 17-18 Demo Days — Alpine Snowboarding at Grand Targhee Resort Dec. 31 New Year’s Eve torchlight parade at Grand Targhee
Betty Woolsey Classic race in Wilson, Wyo. Visit tetonnordic.org for details.
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A telemark skier drops in at the top of Reliable on Peaked Mountain during the Big Mountain Telemark Open at Grand Targhee.
Jan. 8 USMMA Ski Mountaineering Classic at Grand Targhee Resort. Visit grandtarghee.com for details. Jan. 12 Teton Valley Trails and Pathways’ third annual TVTAP Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Skiing Film Festival at the Wildwood Room in Victor. Six films showing some of the best backcountry skiing from around the country. Proceeds will go to TVTAP. Visit tvtap.org for more information. Jan. 12-15 Teton Valley Winter Festival featuring skijoring, snow bike racing, ice and snow sculpting and Nordic ski racing. Visit tetonvalleyfoundation.org for details.
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Dec. 2 Annual benefit for Teton County Library from 7-9 p.m. This event costs $125 per ticket and will be held at the Four Seasons Resort at Teton Village. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Dec. 17 Jingle Bell Run at Teton Springs Resort in Victor. 10K, 5K and fun-run. Cost is $17 through Dec. 14 and $25 the day of. Visit dreamchaserevents.com for more information.
Resort. Visit grandtarghee.com for details.
Jan. 14 Teton Ridge Classic. This is a premier, classicstyle Nordic race in the intermountain west. There are 28K, 14K and 5K race options. Visit tetonridgeclassic.com for details. Grand Targhee snow bike race. Visit grandtarghee.com for details. Jan. 14-15 Junior Olympic Qualifying Races. West Yellowstone, Mont. Visit tetonnordic.org for more information. Jan. 27-28 Junior Olympic Qualifying Races (2). Midway, Utah. Visit tetonnordic.org for details. Feb. 2 Boulder Mountain Tour 32K skate race in Sun Valley, Idaho. Visit tetonnordic.org for more information. Feb. 4 Club Series race — ski team event at Grand Targhee. Visit grandtarghee.com for details. Feb. 6-8 Evan Floyd races. Visit grandtarghee.com for details. Feb. 11-12 Junior Olympic Qualifying Races (3). McCall, Idaho. Visit tetonnordic.org for details.
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Feb. 16-18 American Dog Derby in Ashton, Idaho. Visit americandogderby.org for details. Feb. 17-18 Western States Youth Ski Festival in Bozeman, Mont. for J3 and younger. Visit tetonnordic.org for more information. Feb. 18 Teton Valley Wildlife cross-country ski. Join the Teton Regional Land Trust for a ski on a conservation easement starting at 1 p.m. Visit tetonlandtrust.org for details. Moose chase skate race in Wilson, Wyo. Visit tetonnordic.org for details. Feb. 25 Second annual Alta Skate race at the Alta Track. Races include a 20K, 10K and 2K freestyle race. Visit tvtap.org for more information. March 3 Adaptive ski program fundraising race. Visit grandtarghee.com for details. West Yellowstone Rendezvous skate or classic races. Visit rendezvousrace.com for more information. March 10 Avalanche dogs fundraiser. Visit grandtarghee.com for details.
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March 16 Grand Targhee junior freeskiing open. Visit grandtarghee.com for details.
April 14 Ladies waist rubber leg race. Visit grandtarghee.com for details.
March 31 Grand Targhee’s 80s weekend. Visit grandtarghee.com for details.
April 21 Annual Cardboard Box Derby. Visit grandtarghee.com for details.
April 12 Teton Regional Land Trust’s stewardship director Matt Lucia will give a presentation about Idaho’s five native grouse species. RSVP to emily@tetonlandtrust. org or call (208) 354-8939 for more information.
April 22 Closing day at Grand Targhee Resort Ongoing The Teton Arts Council offers classes throughout the year for kids and adults. Visit tetonartscouncil. com for a detailed listing.
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Bingo 7-9:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Driggs Community Center. Kotler Ice Arena in Victor. Check tetonvalleyfoundation. org for hours of operation and upcoming events. As all the events listed in this calendar come up, see the Teton Valley News print and online editions (tetonvalleynews.net) for preview and day-of coverage of races, performances, classes and more. ❄
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26 Get OUT! in Teton Valley • “Stay out of the east range,” advises Stuart Wride, visitor information specialist for the Teton Basin Ranger District. “You can end up in the wilderness before you know it.”
• With the exception of Teton Canyon Road, which runs about four miles from the parking area and is shared by cross-country skiers, snowmobilers will find groomed trails on the west side of the valley in the Big Hole Mountains.
• It doesn’t help to carry a GPS system unless you know it well. Read the users’ manual thoroughly and become familiar with its operation. A wrong turn in the wrong place could spell tragedy.
• Besides taking the usual precautions of dressing in layers, being prepared for any kind of weather including storms and extreme cold, Wride warns snowmobilers that “they have to know where they’re at.”
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• Snowmobiles are prohibited in wilderness areas.
• As with any battery-operated device such as cameras, keep adequate spare batteries for the device and keep them warm, near your body.
By themselves, snowshoes make for an enjoyable backcountry outing especially suited to rolling terrain. The leader breaks the trail, making it an easier activity to do as a group. Snowshoes can also be part of a twostep approach to backcountry travel. In this scenario, you put a board on your pack and strap on snowshoes to make an ascent. Snowshoe heel lifters (on some models) make climbing steep slopes easier. At the summit, simply swap gear to float gleefully down the powder. Why Do It? • It’s easy: Snowshoeing is a fun, simple-to-learn winter sport. As the saying goes: “If you can walk, you can snowshoe.” • Snowshoes are small, light and easy to pack. Plus, most snowboard boots or hiking boots will work just fine with snowshoes. • They’re versatile: You can snowshoe many trails that you can’t ski due to trees or low-snow conditions. Source: rei.com/expertadvice/articles/backcountry+travel
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• Cut down two pine branches that are still green, full of needles, and about three times the length of your boots. Densely needled boughs perform better than strips of bark or wooden boards because the gaps between the needles let the snow sift through, just like the lattices found in regular snowshoes. • Step lengthwise onto the center of each branch; orient them so the tips face forward and woody stems extend behind you. Strap the boughs securely to your boot soles using compression straps, cordage, or tent guylines.
Trim the branches so there’s not excess overlap, which can trip you up. • To keep the boughs from shifting as you walk, weave the straps through your boot laces. Source: Backpacker Oct. 2010
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Updated Ten Essential “Systems” • Navigation (map and compass) • Sun protection (sunglasses and sunscreen) • Insulation (extra clothing) • Illumination (headlamp/ flashlight) • First-aid supplies • Fire (waterproof matches/ lighter/ candles) • Repair kit and tools • Nutrition (extra food) • Hydration (extra water) • Emergency shelter Packing these items whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit to acquire. True, on a routine trip you may use only a few of them. Yet you’ll probably never fully appreciate the value of the Ten Essentials until you really need one of them. Source: rei.com/expertadvice/articles/ ten+essentials
Telemark skiing “Free-heeled” telemark ski bindings allow your feet and ankles to flex free of the skis, whether you’re climbing or descending the steep terrain of the backcountry. Named for the Telemark region of Norway where it was developed, “tele skiing” is a challenging style that combines striding with a bent-knee technique for carving downhill turns. Why Do It? • It’s fun: Telemark combines an element of “downhill thrill” with the go-anywhere flavor of freeheel skiing. • It’s unique: Telemark is a crosscountry style all its own. It can be a refreshing change of pace for skiers of all ability levels. Source: rei.com/expertadvice/articles/ backcountry+travel
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Evening grosbeaks find food and comfort in a Victor neighborhood bush.
you know? The 1832 ‘rendezvous at Pierre’s Hole’, or ‘Rendezvous of 1832’ was one of the largest rendezvous held in the Rocky Mountains. The meeting was held at the foot of the Three Tetons in Teton County. Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Pierre%27s_Hole
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The Art of Flight
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Through the riders’ full immersion into the making of this film, we are able to show in the truest way what it is like it for us to travel to some of the most remote places on earth and search out the most dynamic terrain and conditions. ___________________ Travis Rice
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rom Red Bull Media House and Brain Farm Digital Cinema, “The Art of Flight,” brings the snowboarding world to a mainstream audience while also appealing to the sport’s core fan base. “The Art of Flight” combines meaningful storytelling and character development with sport-progressing action, all captured on state-of-theart filmmaking equipment, much of which has been custom designed just for this project. Equal parts stunning action and harrowing adventure mix with the inevitable drama encountered along the way, presenting viewers with an exclusive opportunity to experience these endeavors virtually firsthand. With unprecedented access, the audience will share in the experience as snowboarder Travis Rice, along with a cast of the best riders in the world, complete a two-year quest to redefine what’s possible on a snowboard. “Through the riders’ full immersion into the making of this film, we are able to show in the truest way what
it is like it for us to travel to some of the most remote places on earth and search out the most dynamic terrain and conditions,” says Rice. “Our triumphs and tribulations are conveyed in this darker, more dramatic film. Throughout we walk a fine line between when to keep pushing it and when to pull back.” Rice handpicks his accomplices from a list of the best snowboarders of our time including two-time Rider of the Year John Jackson, Mark Landvik, Olympic medalist Scotty Lago, Nicolas Muller, DCP, Jake Blauvelt, Pat Moore, Jeremy Jones and more. Join in their sometimes successful, often trying quest to open up new mountain zones and approach unexplored mountains from completely unique angles. Chilean Patagonia’s Darwin Range, Alaska’s Tordrillo Range, Wyoming’s Snake River Range, Aspen, Colo., the Andes, as well as British Columbia’s Kootenay Mountains, Revelstoke and Goat Range are the stage for this epic production.
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Attack of La Niña
All.I.Can An environmentally-focused ski film shot over the past two years in places like British Columbia, Chile, Argentina, Morocco and Alaska. Youthful creativity and originality meets award-winning experience. The use of cutting edge filmmaking techniques, inventive animation and graphic design, intimate character development and detailed audio design are coupled with years of multifaceted mountain experience and savvy. These
films have been heralded as the best of their kind and have toured the globe with worldwide accolades winning numerous awards. The film strives to
unite global mountain culture and bind us together as the leaders of a revolution. We must be inspired to do all we can for the environment, and we must learn how to take that first tiny step in the right direction.
Multi-award winning directors Dave Mossop and Eric Crosland journey to Chile, Morocco, Alaska, BC and beyond with riders Kye Petersen, Mark Abma, Eric Hjorleifson, JP Auclair, James Heim, Chris Rubens, Mike Douglas, Dana Flahr, Rory Bushfield, Ian McIntosh, Lynsey Dyer, Alexi Godbout, Matty Richard, Chad Sayers and more.
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the “ultimate run.” The film stars Bobby Brown, Cody Townsend, Mark Abma, Sean Pettit “Attack of La Niña” was filmed on and more and were shot all around the location everywhere storms were served world. “We decided on up in North America, ‘Attack of La Niña’ because including Alyeska Alaska, Attack of La Niña” the phenomenon hit hard Terrace BC, Aspen CO, is a recap of one this year,” said MSP’s Steve Whistler BC, Breckenridge of the longest and Winter. Colo., Mammoth Mountain deepest North Calif., Stevens Pass, Wash., Matchstick Productions is American winters and many other worldthe seven-time winner of on record, served class destinations. The the sport’s coveted Movie up courtesy of the cast of this incredible of the Year award. worldwide weather new movie is made up “Attack of La Niña” is phenomenon of the best skiers of our a recap of one of the known as La Niña. era: Pettit, Brown, Abma, longest and deepest North Henrik Windstedt, Permin, American winters on Kenworthy, Hjorleifson, record, served up courtesy Ingrid Backstrom, Russ of the worldwide weather phenomenon Henshaw, West, James Heim, Townsend, known as La Niña. Rory Bushfield, Callum Pettit, Jacob “Last winter continued to amaze us as Wester, Alex Schlopy, the season went on — weather patterns and 15-year-old relentlessly pounded the western U.S. sensation Torin and Canada,” said executive producer Yater-Wallace. Murray Wais. “Deep snow and epic conditions made it nearly impossible to stray too far from home, creating opportunities to go deeper into zones that we’ve explored in the past. We were able to check out some spots that we’d never even thought of as possibilities before, and the payoff was greater than we ever could have expected!” Along for the ride is MSP staple Pettit, throwing down and dominating powder across his home province of British Columbia. Follow the journey of Frenchman Richard Permin as he chases storms throughout Canada, and watch the exploits of X Games superstar Brown as he leads an A-list team back to Alyeska for another massive jump session. A heliskiing trip deep into an elusive BC Coast Range hot spring provides the backdrop for one of the most scenic segments of the year, featuring Ingrid Backstrom, James Heim and Eric Hjorleifson. Be sure to bask in the persona of skiing’s funniest character, Colby West, on his quest for
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TGR: One for the Road
ne for the Road” is an Prepare for a visually stunning HD ski film that follows voyage generated with Phantom, some of the world’s most Red, Canon DSLR and GoPro HD progressive snow sports athletes footage. Join the athletes as as it documents their lives on the they rock a record-breaking road and captures some season in Jackson of the most stunning Hole, immerse The riding to date. Road themselves road trip is a into the culture trips are an integral part of every metaphor for of Japan’s adventurer’s life and powder mecca every skier’s Hokkaido, a conduit to define existence. discover Iceland’s one’s being. Journeys to new lands shed light urban side, explore on each skier’s personal the Balkan wonders of mission. Whether shredding with Macedonia and Montenegro, shred long-time ski partners, or meeting deep pillow lines at Baldface a seasoned character in some Lodge, uncover first descents far-off country, wisdom is gained in Pemberton, BC, and hit full through these new experiences. throttle lines in the perfect snow The road trip is a metaphor for and weather of Juneau, Alaska. every skier’s existence.
Athletes: Sage CattabrigaAlosa, Ian McIntosh, Griffin Post, Todd Ligare, Chris Benchetler, Dylan Hood, Dash Longe, Daron Rahlves, Sven Küenle, Rachael Burks, Callum Pettit, Erik Roner, Grete Eliassen, Shroder Baker, Byron Wells, Andreas Hatveit, Rory Bushfield, Nick Martini, Tom Wallisch, Dana Flahr, Mike Riddle, Josh Dirksen
Wyoming Triumph It is a movie of exploration, set mostly in towns where more people own an elk rifle than a pair of skis.
wo years ago, KGB Productions set out on a journey to scout the vast, remote and mostly unskied terrain of Wyoming. From the cattle ranch to the backcountry, the crew pushes their mental and physical limits to overcome injuries, heart ache, close calls, frigid temperatures and getting lost. They returned home with a story dubbed as the workingman’s ski and snowboard feature. “Wyoming Triumph,” a characterdriven story, features cutting edge athleticism, shot in an artistic,
cinematic style in the beautiful, rugged terrain of the Wyoming backcountry. With an entirely original score, it is a movie of exploration, set mostly in towns where more people own an elk rifle than a pair of skis. Veteran skiers Rob LaPier and Trevor Hiatt are joined in their adventures by the most talented youth freeriders in the region: Tucker Mead, Matt Lucskow and Aidan Sheahan. Shot on location in Jackson Hole, Teton Mountains and Teton National
Maverick ski film maker and Valley resident, Greg Stump, is working on the history of ski films with his latest project “Legend of Ahhhs.”
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Park, Togwotee Pass, Brooks Lake, Pinedale, The Wind River Range, Star Valley, Sylvan Pass, Yellowstone National Park, and the often overlooked Gros Ventre Range. A story of grassroots exploration, of pushing the limits in the most remote and unforgiving terrain, of youth versus experience, “Wyoming Triumph” will captivate and inspire. You will laugh, you will feel passion, and you may well cry.
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Storm Show Studios’ Storm Show’s new film 2011 ski/ride “Action adrenaline Jackson,” shares film promises absolutely to be its most zero plot adventurous lines with the 1988 undertaking action/ to date. crime thriller of the same title. Miller’s “Action Jackson” chronicles the epic season of 2010/2011 in Jackson Hole. A mix of skiing and snowboarding, the film features the talents of Darell Miller, Travis McAlpine, Derek Depiero, Jeff Leger, Adam Osgood and many others. Leger’s flyingsquirrel front flip kicks things off at around 0:22, and it just gets rowdier from there. Storm Show’s 2011 ski/ride adrenaline film promises to be its most adventurous undertaking to date. The record books were
shattered with over 700 inches of snowfall having blasted the Teton Range of Jackson Hole, Wyo. As to be expected, big lines go down one after another, guys and girls alike. On display is the deepest of deep that will make your pants soggy, and massive cliff hucking that you can watch safely from your couch. Highlights include Leger’s legendary 80-foot swan dives, and Osgood’s 100-foot double-front flips ... Also in the running is Depiero’s first un-roped descent of Birdbrain Couloir in the Jackson Hole backcountry, and McAlpine and Miller’s first descent of the disgustingly exposed Nomad Couloir. Yes, 2011 was one for the record books, and “Action Jackson” is the ski film that proves it. ❄
The first mountain film, depicting the ascent of the Mont Blanc by the American climber Frank Ormiston-Smith, was released in 1903.
Tips for winter running outdoors The cold can be brutal on the body, so before you head out for your winter run, consider these tips that can help you stay safe and healthy:
wearing too much clothing — your body temp increases gradually as you run so you should start out slightly cold.
Protect your face Your lungs already work hard while you run, and because of the cold, dry air they have to work even harder, so it’s important to wear something over your mouth. Your face and lips also need protection in winter weather. Put Dress appropriately a thin layer of Under-dressing is just as Vaseline on your detrimental as over-dressing. face, focusing Your base clothing should be especially on something that wicks away your nose and sweat and your outer layer cheeks. Place some around should protect you from the your nostrils, which is often a wind. When it’s incredibly spot some people miss. Put cold, wear a fleece under Chapstick on your lips, even if your outer layer. If you’re you’re wearing the scarf over warm when you walk out your mouth. the door to run, you’re Warm up your body before running Joints and muscles have a tendency to stiffen up in cold weather, so do a bit of a warmup before going outdoors. Once outside, add five extra minutes to your warmup.
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Drink plenty of water Even though it’s cold, it’s still important to stay wellhydrated while you run. You’re not going to feel as thirsty as you would running in summer, but you’re still going to sweat, so you need to replace all that fluid you’re losing. Take a bottle with you on your run, then drink more when you return home. Watch for slippery spots While you’re running in winter, keep an eye out for any ice patches. Even if you think you’re running over snow, there could be slippery ice underneath. Source: princeton.edu/~oa/winter/ wintcamp.shtml
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Mountain lions of Yellowstone The mountain lion, also called the cougar, is the largest member of the cat family living in Yellowstone. Mountain lions can weigh up to 200 pounds, although lions in Yellowstone are thought to range between 140 and 160 pounds for males and around 100 pounds for females. Two to three kittens may be born at any time of year, although most arrive in summer and fall. For reasons that are not clear, only about 50 percent of kittens survive their first year. The current population of lions in Yellowstone is estimated to be 18-24 animals and is thought to be increasing. Mountain lions are rather secretive, consequently,
most visitors are unaware of their existence in Yellowstone. Lions probably live throughout the park in summer. In winter, difficulty of movement and lack of available prey causes most lions to move to lower elevations. Lions are territorial and will kill other lions. The dominant animals reside in the northern range areas of the park where prey is available year-round. Mountain lions prey chiefly upon elk and deer, although their diet probably varies based upon opportunity; porcupines provide an important supplement to the lion’s diet. Source: nps.gov/yell/naturescience/mtlions
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Didyou know? Idaho is known as the gem state? The mountains of Idaho contain veins of gold, silver, lead, zinc, cobalt, copper, and many other rare minerals. Among these rare minerals are gems — star garnets (the state gem), jasper, opal, jade, topaz, zircon and tourmaline.
Winter is Magical
at Teton Springs Resort Enjoy magnificent powder skiing and breathtaking scenery in eastern Idaho’s most dramatic backcountry
An afternoon of complete indulgence at the Stillwaters Spa
Award-winning Microbrews and the Best Pizza in the Valley Appetizers, Salads, Wings, Calzones, Wraps & Sandwiches Darts, Billiards & Shuffleboard Open mic on Wednesdays 7pm till close Dinner Nightly @ 4pm Lunch: Fri, Sat & Sun @ 12 noon
Followed by a scrumptious fireside dinner in the Headwaters Grille
Teton Springs Resort Teton Springs, Teton Valley’s award-winning Golf Resort Community, offers deluxe hotel accommodations and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom luxury mountain log homes. Enjoy winter specials in the Spa and Grille throughout the season and Heli Ski/Lodge Packages begin in January. ––––––––––––––––––––––––– Stillwaters Spa open 7 days a week. Headwaters Grille serving dinner 5pm-9pm Thursday thru Saturday.
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Need an Orthopaedic Physician?
What to bring while traveling in the backcountry
Education, credentials and experience are the most important things to consider when choosing your orthopaedic physician.
A Buddy: Traveling alone in the backcountry is a high-risk endeavor. Don’t do it.
Teton Orthopaedics’ physicians & surgeons are Board Certified and Fellowship trained
Proper clothing: Layering is the key to comfort when you’re exerting in winter conditions.
Skins: Whether you travel the backcountry by ski or by split board, skins are a crucial piece of gear. Like a piece of carpeting, skins temporarily stick to the underside of a ski (or board) to provide the traction that greatly aids your climb up the backcountry slopes. Yes, these were once made from animal skins, but synthetic, adhesive-backed varieties are the norm today.
Ten essentials: For a day in the backcountry, you need to know — and, more importantly, you need to carry — the Ten Essentials. See page 29.
Joshua D. Beck, M.D.
Heidi E. Jost, M.D.
Adult & Pediatric Spine Surgery Joint Replacement Surgery Trauma & Fracture Care
Orthopaedic Surgery Foot & Ankle Hand & Upper Extremity Orthotics
David J. Khoury, M.D.
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Shoulder and Knee Surgery Trauma & Fracture Care
Geoffery K. Skene, D.O.
Spine Care Non-surgical disorders of the back and neck Electrodiagnosis
Peter E. Rork, M.D.
Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Knee Arthroscopy Hand & Upper Extremity
Rafael M. Williams, MD Shoulder Surgery Hand & Upper Extremity Sports Injuries Fracture Care
These unique qualifications ensure that each physican has an additional term of advanced training in one or more subspecialties of orthopaedics and meet the highest level of standards set by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Avalanche safety gear: The must-have gear for each and every backcountry explorer in your group is a snow shovel, probe and avalanche transceiver. Equally important is the knowledge of how to use this gear. Practice before you go!
Repair gear: Bring items that can help you repair your gear in the field. A few basics: screwdrivers, pliers, duct tape, bailing wire and rub-on ski wax. Once armed with safety and navigational skills and outfitted with the proper gear, you’re all set to explore the wide open spaces of the backcountry. Be safe, and have fun! Source: rei.com/expertadvice/ articles/backcountry+travel. htmlbackcountry+travel.html
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Didyou know? Grizzly cubs are born in late January or early February and are naked, blind and helpless. The newborn cubs do not hibernate. They sleep next to their mother, nurse and grow rapidly. At 10 weeks of age, grizzly bear cubs weigh 10-20 pounds. Source: nps.gov/yell/naturescience/denning
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Auto Parts Kirkham Auto Parts (208) 354-2700 - Driggs Parts Service Inc. (208) 354-2778 - Driggs
Auto Repair Driggs Garage (208) 354-2326 - Driggs Sewell Auto Repair (208) 354-3299 - Driggs Sue’s Roos Inc. (208) 787-255 - Victor Teton Valley Auto Repair 208) 787-2874 - Victor Trail Creek Auto Repair (208) 787-3090 - Victor
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Grand Targhee Resort (307) 353-2300 - Alta, Wyo.
Idaho State Police (208) 846-7500
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Pines Motel (208) 354-2774 / (800) 3542778 Driggs
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Teton Teepee (208) 353-8176 Alta, Wyo.
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Teton Valley Hospital (208) 354-2383 - Driggs Driggs Health Clinic (208) 354-2302 - Driggs 4 Peaks Clinic (208) 354-4757 - Driggs Dr. Huggins (208) 535-0440 - Victor Teresa Lerch, CNM, FNP-BC, PC (208) 787-6585 - Victor Victor Health Clinic (208) 354-6307 - Victor
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Tires All American Tire (208) 787-8473 - Victor Driggs Tire (208) 354-3492 - Driggs Kaufman’s OK Tire (208) 354-8161 - Driggs Tetonia Tire and Service (208) 456-2219 or (208) 390-3463 - Tetonia
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246.5 meters — As of 2011, the longest ski jump recorded, set by Johan Remen Evensen in Norway. Average annual snowfall in inches at Grand Targhee Resort
The number of acres of lift-serviced terrain at Grand Targhee Resort
The number of points on the avalanche danger scale, ranging from low to extreme
The world record of snowfall, in inches, recorded in one season. Washington’s Mt. Baker Ski Area still holds the record, set during the 1998-99 season.
The year Jake Burton, owner and founder of Burton Snowboards was born
million — The number of copies of Transworld Snowboarding magazine sold annually
The speed at which most dry slab avalanches travel
The number of Nordic skiing tracks groomed by Teton Valley Trails and Pathways. These are all free to access.
The year Teton Gravity Research began producing, directing and editing sports films
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