The tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain (elevation 10,449’) at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort made its last run of the winter on Sunday, April 3. The closing of the Village at this time marks the beginning of the end of ski season for many in Jackson. Lift access is over; the snow line in the Tetons starts to rise. Skis get waxed; pants are finally washed and packed away. Skiing is still possible but left mostly to a few adventurers who battle dirt trails and long approaches. That is, until the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. On this day in late May the tram opens up for summer and for a brief moment ski season is back. And if you plan your day right, you can enjoy a rare day that includes a ski session in the morning and your favorite summer activity in the afternoon - all within 20 minutes of each other.
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After a dismal 2017-18 winter season, where many resorts saw amounts of snow on par with the worst on record, Colorado was blessed with some early season freshies in the High Country this weekend, and powder-starved skiers and riders got after it. While mellow backcountry terrain was the option for many, Wolf Creek Ski Area beat Arapahoe Basin and Loveland to the punch by being the first to open with three lifts and 960 acres of skiing. The resort saw only 184” of snow last year.
Nestled in Crested Butte (CB) and the Gunnison Valley are a copious amount of singletrack mountain biking trails, in fact, the highest concentration you’ll find in North America. Out here there are 750 miles of trail to ride on, and the best part is the variety, which ranges from picturesque high alpine to desert riding. We’ve even kicked off our latest mountain biking film endeavor with director Ryan Gibb in the world-class riding destination. This network of trails is what makes Crested
A few months ago, the internet blew up with the news that Marzocchi was back in the mountain bike game with two new suspension forks, the Bomber Z1 trail fork and the Bomber 58 DH fork. Recently, we've seen it under riders like Tyler McCaul, Geoff Gulevich, and Kaylee Gibb, to name a few. To be honest, I have never ridden any of the old Marzocchi stuff, no original Bombers, no 888s, no Monsters, but I certainly understand their place in mountain biking lore. Back then, they broke ground by