Jackson, WY – A 26-year-old fell 1,400 vertical feet to his death on Wednesday while skiing a couloir in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. The body of John “Jack” Fields Jr., of nearby Jackson, was recovered by park rangers at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday on South Teton Mountain. Fields was skiing the Amore … Continue reading Backcountry Skier Plummets to His Death in Grand Teton National Park
Teton Village, WY – While Jackson-area riders wait for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort to reopen following this week’s wind storm, one annoyed moose has the resort’s terrain park all to herself this week. What follows is what happened last month when she didn’t. Perhaps she should hang out at Alta, Deer Valley or Mad River Glen instead.
Loveland, CO – Guys, don’t let it slip your mind that Valentine’s Day is coming up right around the corner this Tuesday. In honor of the holiday, ski resorts near and far are hosting special events to get love birds in the mood. At the appropriately named Loveland Ski Area in Colorado, LuvByrd is hosting their final round … Continue reading Find Love on the Slopes
Updated: 7:09 p.m. MST Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 Teton Village, WY – The power is out in Teton Village, and officials at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort indicate that it may be up to a week before it’s restored. As a result, the ski area is closed “until further notice,” today’s snow report indicates. “Due to a … Continue reading Jackson Hole Closed Until Further Notice
Rock Springs, WY – Authorities in Wyoming are investigating the death of a 37-year-old snowboarder while he was being towed by an ATV. Sweetwater County Sheriff Mike Lowell and County Coroner Dale Majhanovich both indicate that deputies were dispatched at about 1:51 p.m. Wednesday to a location on Moses Drive, north of Rock Springs, “in reference to a … Continue reading Snowboarder Dies While Towed by ATV
Denver, CO – With the Christmas holiday season and the month of December now officially in the books, many western mountain lodging properties have much to cheer about according to the most recent data released by Denver-based DestiMetrics. As of Dec. 31, while actual occupancy for the month of December at 30,000 rooms sampled at ski resorts … Continue reading Booking Pace Slows at Western Ski Resorts
Casper, WY – Many ski states have already enacted Ski Safety Acts, which absolve ski resorts from liability due to risks inherent to skiing. But not Wyoming. That may soon change, however, as the Wyoming legislature is this month considering just such a bill. Risks inherent to skiing include snow conditions, colliding with natural or man-made … Continue reading Wyoming Legislature Considers Ski Safety Act