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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Flickr The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that building a year-round ski resort on lands considered sacred by the indigenous Ktunaxa Nation does not violate religious rights, per a report by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). In a unanimous ruling, nine Canadian Supreme Court justices denied a 2016 appeal filed by the Ktunaxa Nation to block the construction of the highly controversial Jumbo Glacier Resort in British Columbia on the grounds that it impinges upon the Ktunaxa
Parker White is a force in skiing. His style was forged over many years and disciplines, from formative turns in Vermont’s mountains to terrain park and urban destruction and the recent and seemingly endless powder quest. He jokes that he chose this path at age nine. He didn’t know it at the time, but he truly did. Life ever since has been centered on skiing. He moved out west at the age of sixteen with the permission of two very supportive parents, who both have deep roots in the snow.
What does it take to set yourself apart from the pack in a place so saturated with skiers like Jackson? Bryce Newcomb, Atomic ski athlete, has it figured out. It’s pretty simple: let your skiing do the talking. I caught up with him to talk about his role with Atomic and why he hasn't skipped a winter in Jackson for the past nine years. TGR: Bryce, tell me a little about growing up in Sun Valley, and how your ski career got started. Bryce: Like a lot of kids in Sun Valley, I grew up racing