All posts tagged "backcountry skiing"

  • THE BUZZ: The Game of Risk

    Recent events in Jackson Hole highlight how people’s decisions in the valley have far reaching impacts on the community. JACKSON HOLE, WY – When Jay Pistono had kids, his wife Patricia told him that if he died...

    • Posted March 1, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ 3: A Mighty Life Lived

    During his brief time on Earth, John “Jack” Fields left an indelible impression on Jackson Hole and abroad. JACKSON HOLE, WY – John “Jack” Fields Jr. never shied away from adventure. It’s what took him to Nepal,...

    • Posted February 21, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ 3: Proceed with Caution

    Avalanche forecaster: ‘Bucket list’ lines should not be a priority right now. JACKSON HOLE, WY – A skier-triggered avalanche in the wake of last week’s massive multi-day snowstorm that deposited almost five feet of snow in the...

    • Posted January 17, 2017
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  • THE BUZZ: Passing the Blame

    The recent avalanche on Teton Pass has ignited community debate about the safety of motorists and recreationists. JACKSON HOLE, WY – In the wake of the December 15 avalanche on Teton Pass, a discussion has ensued about...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Playing Safe

    Let’s make the best decisions possible in the backcountry, and stay alive. Jackson, WY – Our decisions have consequences. This hit home for me on Monday, March 7, 2005, when one decision saved a life; another, nearly...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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  • GET OUT: Wimpy Triumph

    Overcoming a questionable breakfast and a slick skin track to get to the top. Jackson, WY – This weekend, I had a new ski date lined up. This was no Tinder or “Planet Loveland,” but simply an...

    • Posted February 2, 2016
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  • FEATURE: The Ambassador

    “A human migration corridor for thousands of years, Teton Pass is a place of harmonic convergence. For skiers, it is quickly attainable turf for training, testing, proving, socializing, and pure fun. For snow, it is a natural funnel...

    • Posted January 19, 2016
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  • GUEST OPINION: Know Before You Go

    Outdoor winter revelry can come at a high cost to our wild neighbors. Jackson, WY – We knew it was wrong, but we didn’t care. Over the past few seasons we’d logged hundreds of laps in Granite...

    • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • GET OUT: Space to Explore

    Enjoy a few quieter places while you wait for the snow to fall. Jackson, WY – The hoards of humans mulling about downtown has thinned, and while some locals take off for Thailand and Nicarauga this time...

    • Posted November 10, 2015
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  • PLANET Pick: Up your backcountry game

    Jackson Hole, Wyoming – The backcountry is an increasingly popular place these days. As the valley plays host to unseasonably warm temps and azure skies (climate change, anyone?), more folks are venturing out in search of powder....

    • Posted February 17, 2015
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