Winter: The Four Seasons

There are really four seasons to a Tetons winter, each lasting approximately six weeks.

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Friends from where I grew up (near Pittsburgh), often ask how my wife, Dimmie and I stand the winters out here in the hinterlands. Answering that question is never easy because it is innocently based in ignorance.They simply don’t understand winter out west.

Profiles in Nordic: In Their Own Words – James Mathieu, 100 day Nordic skier

Jackson Hole Nordic has identified several luminaries in the regional Nordic community. These are their Nordic stories—in their own words. By Greg Zeigler

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Jackson Hole Nordic skier, James Mathieu, celebrates his 100th day last season on Nordic skis with a friend on Jackson Lake.

Early Skate Skiing Adventures, A Life Well-Lived in Jackson Hole

An Interview with Gwenn and Don Wadsworth

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Jessi -JH Nordic: I would love to hear about your own personal history, how you got interested in Nordic skiing, how you ended up in Jackson, becoming instructors, your story? Gwenn: So Don and I came here and taught at the high school a couple years, in ’79. It was really primitive education at that time and we came from big high schools in southern California–Don’s a football coach, I’m a volleyball coach. It was when the… Read More

Karen Daubert & Jared Smith: Nordic and backcountry skiing enthusiasts who love crust cruising and engaging in community, nonprofit efforts

Karen serves on the board of Friends of the Bridger Teton and Jared serves on the board of Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START)

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Karen Daubert and Jared Smith are not only avid skiers but also engaged Jackson residents involved in different organizations. Though Jared has more personal history in Jackson than Karen, since retiring 4 years ago, they have both been actively exploring all the winter trails of Jackson and actively involved in nonprofit work.  Jared’s history in Jackson Jared grew up enmeshed in the Nordic community of Jackson. His parents first came to Jackon in 1945 on… Read More

Hole Hiking Experience: Touring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and All of its Wonders Year-Round

Cathy Shill tells us about exploring the stillness of winter via cross country ski and snowshoe

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With a bachelor of science degree in biology in hand, Cathy Shill started Hole Hiking Experience in Jackson in 1989. She was driven by her passion for the outdoors and a desire to share information about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in hopes of ultimately increasing awareness and connection with the great outdoors. “When I started the company in 1989, people didn’t think a business like this could exist or be viable,” Cathy said. “But then… Read More

Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures: At the Intersection of Wildlife Advocacy, Winter Recreation, and Tour Operation

Josh Metten tells us why this work is so special in Jackson Hole

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Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures is a wildlife cross country ski and snowshoe tour operator in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks that has been operating for 12 years. For 365 days of the year, they run a variety of snowshoe and cross country ski tours and road-based wildlife tours for all ability levels that seek to connect visitors and give them a deeper experience with the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. In the winter, most of the… Read More

David Hunger, founder/owner of Teton Mountain Bike Tours, on fat biking, human-powered grooming, and giving back

Ever wondered about the origins of grooming for fat biking in Jackson?

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David Hunger started Teton Mountain Bike Tours in 1991. In the beginning, he focused on mountain biking in the warm months. Before fat bikes came around, David ran winter bike tours on mountain bikes with studded tires, but it wasn’t really going anywhere. Then about 10 or 12 years ago, he got his first fat bike.  “I thought they were crazy right off the bat,” David said. “That’s when fat bikes weren’t really popular, but… Read More

Grand Teton National Park Foundation – Supporter of the most picturesque Nordic groomed trail in Jackson Hole and so much more!

GTNPF's Maddy Johnson shares the inside story

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Grand Teton National Park Foundation (GTNPF) is the private fundraising partner for Grand Teton National Park. It was established in 1997 by a few Jackson Hole locals who thought the park needed a new visitor center. Without enough federal funding for the project, they decided to start a foundation to raise money. Ten years later, the new visitor’s center opened with funding from the GTNPF. 5 years later, GTNPF began funding Nordic grooming on the… Read More