Today the lights went out at EpicSki.com, a fairly respectable forum for the world of skiing. It was a great research source for our archives and will be greatly missed, although…Read More
Re: Fischer Snowboard: ? Not really sure, we’re working on it.
With the first snowfall comes the realization that its almost time to retire some of our activities. For that purpose we revisit both FIS and recreational grass ski racing (Hysteria isn’t exactly my…Read More
Not the first snow of 2016, rather the first snow of the upcoming season. Unfortunately it is a bit early compared to recent years, but maybe the next snowfall won’t…Read More
The Pokes brought the bronze boot home tonight following their 38-17 victory over long-time rivals Colorado State. Tonight’s game marked the 25th and final Border War at Hughes Stadium in Fort…Read More
Lowell over at Pugski.com is looking for a bit of help after an unexpected emergency just a few days ago so he is auction off his collection of skis and bindings.…Read More
On this day, December 23th, 50 years ago, The Jackson Hole Guide had to report that the Jackson Hole Ski Area (as well as Snow King Mountain) remained closed due to a…Read More
On this day, December 16th, 50 years ago, The Jackson Hole Guide newspaper reported on the forthcoming opening of the Jackson Hole Ski Area, a short 2 days away. Although…Read More
The originally scheduled post for today (ironic as it is) has been rescheduled until tomorrow. Big news at Fischer today, just waiting for the official release to start ranting…
Christmas 1965, Sherman Poppen took a pair of kid’s skis, bound them together and sent his 2 daughters outside to test his idea out in the Michigan snow. Seeing the fun his daughters…Read More
Winter 1975 saw the opening of Mary Jane, 350 acres of primarily advanced terrain that cost approximately $4.8 million. Mary Jane was named after the old placer mine at the…Read More
This season’s 50 year flashback includes some real beauties to be featured in future posts. Some of the topics to be visited include: Mary Jane Ski Area Scott strapless grips…Read More
Quinquagenarians (Golden Jubilee) Ford Mustang Atlanta Braves National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) The Superbowl The stadium concert (Beatles) The Gateway Arch Teton Village Sports Jackson Hole Ski Area Mary Jane…Read More
Inspiration has hit and its time to see just what else is out there on the market. Here is a list of “boutique” ski and board manufacturers we will be…Read More
For those that are interested, here are the color boards for next year’s line of outerwear from Bogner. Rather than base the line on a series of themes as has…Read More
Hot off the press from the Outdoor Retailer show, this will be the last year for the classic fur apres ski boots from Tecnica. Popularity of the moon boot…Read More
Bill Waugh, founder of Denver’s Casa Bonita Mexican restaurant and other eateries across the Southwest, died at age 79 on Tuesday. Casa Bonita, founded in Oklahoma City in 1968 and expanded to…Read More
World Cup racing opened this weekend in “The Hot Spot of the Alps” – Sölden, Austria.. The women’s giant slalom races opened the 2014/2015 World Cup Season on Saturday, while…Read More
Happy birthday to Jackson, Wyoming’s own High Mountain Heli-Skiing!
You didn’t quit skateboarding because you got old, you got old because you quit skateboarding. -Jay Adams
From SKIING Magazine, September 1974: Bill Briggs, steep-mountain skier par excellence, and Robin (Boomer) McClure, a rugged skier in the Jackson Hole tradition, conquered 12,928-foot Mt. Owen, the last…Read More
Sipping a good gin and tonic is like finding a 20th-century oxford shirt in the closet and realizing that you can still wear it downtown tonight without looking out…Read More
39th Annual Snowmobile Hillclimb Championships begin today, 9:30am; all business for the next 2 days will be conducted from the hill. Thursday, March 20 – 2014 Snow King Mountain 9:30…Read More
What better way to think about ski boots. But before we digress into a discussion of thermal conductivity and virtues of ski boots versus snowboard boots, let us get…Read More
Women’s to the left, men’s to the right.
Soon, very soon this will be finalized. And then we just sit back and wait for the days to get shorter again.
See what happen at the 2014 SIA Snow Show on NBC’s Universal Sports, Saturday, February 8, from 7 to 8 PM ET. This program will be an exclusive, one-hour TV…Read More
This Archaeopteryx fossil, the Thermopolis Specimen (WDC CSG 100) was discovered in Bavaria in 2005 and donated to the Wyoming Dinosaur Center in Thermopolis, Wyoming. The fossil has the best-preserved…Read More
Wish I had a copy, 1984.
Garcia was a ski importer in the United States. Their brands included Fischer, Marker, Humanic boots, Uvex and Allsop Poles and boot-ins.
Beginning May 6th, Budweiser will be introducing a limited edition can in the shape of its iconic bow tie logo.
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you…Read More
EpicSki just posted a review on the Women’s Masala jacket from Flylow – big winner: The Masala Jacket is “a full-on all-weather, all-conditions jacket for women who need the…Read More
RPK4.com may have come to a decision . . . For as long as I can remember, I always had a fascination with Austrian skis. My first “real” skis were…Read More
Just looked out the window and noticed the ground is entirely white.
With the end of the summer farmer’s market on the town square comes celebration. Among the things to look forward to is the temporary return of Billy’s Burgers.
Morning Update 9/14 Incident: Horsethief Canyon Wildfire Released: 57 min. ago Horsethief Canyon Fire Morning Update Friday, September 14, 2012 Contact Fire Information: 307.739.5577 HorsethiefCanyonFire@gmail.com Size: 3,324 acres Percent Contained: 36% Resources: 8 Helicopters; 43…Read More
TETON CO EMER MGMT: UPDATE 9/13/12 7:30p – Evacuation Advisory for east Jackson has been lifted. No Evac Advisories or Orders in Teton Co www.nixle.us/82Z4C
I started skateboarding sometime in the mid 70’s. After I saw my first Skateboarder Magazine in 1977, all I could think of was owning a Sims skateboard and some pure…Read More
Evacuation alert is still in place.
TETON CO EMER MGMT: UPDATE 9/11/12 10:15a – Evac Advisory still in effect for east Jackson. Stay prepared, stay tuned for further info. www.nixle.us/82XNH
Residents in East Jackson, from south of Broadway and east of Redmond Street are being asked to prepare for a possible mandatory evacuation. BE PREPARED Stressful day today as the…Read More
Beconta was one of the largest ski importers in the United States. Their brands included Völkl, Nordica and Look. From Sports Illustrated, July 11, 1966 by Julie Campbell…Read More
Since the March 6th news of the signing of Wyoming Bill SF 45 which will allow Wyoming Whiskey to offer tastings at their Kirby, Wyoming distillery, we are still…Read More
Quick trip to SLC for a quiet evening with Mike Ness and Social Distortion.
With the March 6th news of the signing of Wyoming Bill SF 45 which will allow Wyoming Whiskey to offer tastings at their Kirby, Wyoming distillery, we are lining up…Read More
Full winter-like conditions were encountered during this week’s alternative product tests. JB took on a number of roles at a farm in extreme southeast Idaho, remaining warm and comfortable…Read More
About this time, in 1912, the RMS Titanic fell to the bottom of the North Atlantic, claiming 68% of its passengers, 1,514 lives. September 1, 1985 marked the location of…Read More
Spring break this week and JB is off to the Carribean on the Disney Dream.
From David DeFazio, Wyoming Whiskey: We are happy to report that SF 45, a bill that will allow Wyoming Whiskey to sell and sample product at our Kirby location,…Read More
Not happening in our backyard . . . Wyoming House Bill 85, known as the “Doomsday Bill” on the internet, advanced on Friday, February 24th but did not live to…Read More
WARNING: This post may not be suitable for everyone. I find it refreshing. With the end of spring comes a daunting responsibility all over the world: the defending of the…Read More
They gave me a salad with my martini.” — L.C. Please refer to the first paragraph of Wikipedia, as well as the International Bartender’s Association recognized recipe: —WIKIPEDIA Preparation Pouring…Read More
More to come . . .
The Salomon Guardian 16: Co-branded as the Atomic Tracker 16: There is also a Scott model out there . . . The Tyrolia Adrenalin: Co-branded with Fischer:
Womens Arctic Earth Collection: Jackets – Nela, Cariba, Kea, Kunda, Malu, Nuria, Pira, Sarina Pants – Melina, Nelly Suits – Cella Womens Oriental Taj Collection: Jackets – Suri, Anela, Mata,…Read More
Bumped into Teton Village Sports‘ one-and-only, Muff Muhlfeld between appointments , attempting to navigate his way through the labrynth of new gear that is Outdoor Retailer: Tradeshow Tips Get…Read More
A viable day of product testing is going on right at this very moment. Through the glory that is technology, the iPhone has taken images, posted them to the rant…Read More
Even though it appears to be a scene from Halloween III, these photos are real life Jackson Hole. Submitted by RPK4correspondent TK who was fortunate enough to be part of…Read More
Deep in CSU country, a lone Wyoming fan celebrates the Cowboys’ victory over the Colorado State Rams. For the third year in a row Wyoming comes home with the Bronze…Read More
I’m just going to throw it out there – yesterday was the last day for grass in 2011. 7am this morning and there is already 4″ of snow on the…Read More
Considering the time it takes a digital camera to actually make a picture once you push the button, this may very well be one of the greatest pictures ever. Photo…Read More
The goal of this site is to do something different – “…in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions.” It is our hope we can surpass our goals…
Its show time. Outdoor Retailer begins tomorrow at 9am at the Salt Palace in Salt Lake City and goes through Sunday. Time to check out the goods for 2012. Stay…Read More
Rub ’em and smoke ’em; ribs, turkey, pork, beef, whatever; and serve ’em with a lot of sauce on the side. I just got back from a trip to Kansas…Read More
It would be too easy to say it would be finished by this time, you would think that to be true. But its not. And it probably won’t be done…Read More
Destination unknown. View Larger Map But the route looks pretty nice. View Larger Map