Tourists are the lifeblood of Jackson, pumping much-needed dollars into the local economy as they cruise through on their way to witness nature's glory. As much as locals bitch and moan about the resulting traffic and crowds, Jackson wouldn't exist without the migratory summer horde. That said, tourists occasionally forget that nature can be dangerous, as evidenced by the widely-reported annual injuries caused by a variety of animals and landforms.
While he is best known for his bar graphs and pie charts, Brendan Leonard has put together an annotated guide to eight of Yellowstone's animals and landforms which could easily kill you. It's unlikely to change tourist behavior, but it makes for quite an entertaining read.
Wikimedia Commons Photo. For some puritans, ski bums don’t have jobs so they can maximize their powder turns and go out drinking every night. For many mere mortals, however, the cost of living in a ski town makes getting a job during the season a necessity. Most ski bums usually look towards working at the local resort because it guarantees a free ski pass and you can crush gondola laps during breaks. After spending a season working at Steamboat Resort in Colorado and living in employee
A Mega Pass holder double takes the promising terrain of your local ski area. MOUNTAIN TOWN, USA — Despite the unseasonably warm conditions across most of the US, on Friday a pow-hungry Mega Pass holder in Salt Lake City began planning his mid-winter interstate powder pillage. First on the hit list? Your home mountain. Epic Resorts’ Mega Pass—a younger sibling to the now-infamous Stoke Pass—allows access to over 30 domestic and international ski and snowboard destinations. Both passes
MOUNTAIN TOWN, USA — After 23 years of conducting gravitational research in the Tetons and around the world, Teton Gravity Research released preliminary findings Monday concluding that its athletes and other action-sport enthusiasts are still being pulled down by the mysterious force. “The research will continue for the foreseeable future—as long as it takes—until we have conclusive answers,” a TGR press release states. Schroder Ripper, 29, a TGR athlete and pro skier who’s helped the