Just a little huck to say thanks. Homewood Mountain Resort photo.
It's no secret that healthcare workers have had a hell of a year battling the COVID-19 pandemic. Homewood Mountain Resort in Lake Tahoe recognizes this and decided to do a little something to say "thank you." As a token of their gratitude, they've offered first tracks and free lift tickets to the first 200 health care workers with proof of current employment. To make the deal even sweeter, they're also offering breakfast to those lucky 200 people on February 28. We think a little fresh powder and some hot pancakes are a pretty good way to show health care workers some love. All the details can be found on the Homewood website here.
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of local snowboarder Mike McKelvey. Yesterday, McKelvey was caught in an avalanche on Togwotee Pass. He was caught in a slide after hitting a jump and was buried under 12 feet of snow. His partners were able to swiftly locate him, dig him out, and perform CPR, but McKelvey later passed away in Idaho Falls. As an avid snowboarder, Mckelvey was deeply intertwined with the Jackson community. He was part of the JHMR Park and Pipe Crew, interned
A man was killed in an avalanche on Monday in Grand Teton National Park on the north side of 25 Short. National Park Rangers and Teton County Search and Rescue officials were called to the avalanche which occurred in the Broken Thumb Couloir. Avalanche danger was reported as Considerable, with concern about persistent slabs and wind slabs. The victim was identified as Matthew Brien, a 33-year-old local snowboarder. This is the third avalanche death in the Tetons in the last seven days,
For the better part of 2021, ski patrollers at several large ski resorts in the Western US have made headlines as they negotiate their contracts to reflect the dedication they put into their jobs. For those of us that ski at a resort regularly, or even have at all in our lifetimes, we know that ski patrol is an essential part of not just staying safe, but also having a good time on the mountain. This season especially, it’s felt like ski patrollers could use a little extra love as they’ve