Spring Creek’s Derek Goodson Gets the Goods at JHMR
Derek Goodson Gets the Goods in Moran Woods
With another night of snow, the powder was really deep. Today, I was skiing with some friends and got to make some first tracks in bottomless powder in the Moran Woods at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
The snow was waist deep or deeper in spots. We had some lift lines early, but they were gone by late morning, and we skied on the lifts all afternoon finding the best skiing of the year.
Check out the shot of me in Moran Woods. The picture doesn’t do it justice.
Firsthand Snow Report from Spring Creek’s Derek Goodson
Got a late start today, but headed to Teton Village to pick up a few runs.
With all the new snow overnight, snow depths just keep getting bigger.
Despite a weekend day, I was still able get thigh deep untracked Jackson Hole powder in the late afternoon. You just need to know where to go.
Skiing was unbelievable. The snow was in your face all afternoon.
New Snow for Spring Creek’s Derek Goodson
After several days of seemingly constant snow, I went to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for a couple hours of skiing this afternoon. What a difference a couple feet of snow make at Teton Village.
Skiing was awesome. The crowds were nonexistent – I was skiing on to the lift every time. I was getting fresh tracks for over an hour.
Late afternoon and evening sleigh rides offer guests a peaceful and inviting opportunity to relax for an hour after a long day of skiing in Jackson Hole.
Ward and his crew at the stables will provide you with blankets to keep you cozy as the horses take you on a scenic ride atop the butte.
All visitors to Jackson Hole are welcome to join us for a sleigh ride. If you would like to stay for dinner, the sleigh ride can be combined with a three-course meal in front of a warm and welcoming fire at the Granary Restaurant. Sleigh rides at Spring Creek Ranch provide unparalleled views of the resident winter wildlife, the Jackson Hole valley and the Teton Mountain Range.
Spring Creek’s Derek Goodson Describes Skiing in Jackson Hole
Skiing in Jackson Hole is either sunshine or powder, or both.
Today, we saw a beautiful sunny day with great groomers, and as seen by the empty chairs, no crowds.
The view from the top of Sublette chair at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort looking south over Jackson Hole just never gets tiring.
Spring Creek Ranch can be seen atop of the East Gros Ventre Butte between the Town of Jackson and the Teton Mountain Range.
Looking to the north behind the Tram is the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park, and two more reasons to be in Jackson Hole in the winter.
Our photo safaris are designed to enhance every nature photographer’s technique and opportunity. Jackson Hole is a playground for wildlife photographers and today’s snowy safari provided opportunities for great shots of bighorn sheep, moose, bald eagles and this small herd of mule deer bucks.
Photographers thinking about a visit to Jackson Hole should consider Spring Creek Ranch as THE destination for their base-camp for Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks photography.
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Two moose were exploring the area by Spring Creek Ranch’s horse corral this afternoon browsing on shrubs and eating snow. The corrals are very close to our reception building so these moose could actually be seen from our lobby!
This calf was most likely born last May and will spend another few months with its mother before separating from her.
Kathi Davis Explores the Park on Cross Country Skis
Just because it’s winter outside doesn’t mean you can’t get out and have some fun.
Grand Teton National Park is a winter playground for those that get out and experience it and it’s only about a half hour away from Spring Creek Ranch.
Cross country skiing is a great way to explore the park, you get a little exercise and the chance to see moose, elk, deer, and bison.
The day was so beautiful and the sun was calling me to get out! The snow sparkled all around while we watched a bald eagle soar overhead. In front of me are moose tracks crossing the meadow. Truly breathtaking!
Cold temperatures and ice crystals in the air provided conditions for an atmospheric phenomena referred to as a halo or sundog this morning.
This image was taken at about 9,000 feet in the Tetons at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Sharon Kuehn Celebrates Anniversary the Jackson Hole Way
We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary with a sleigh ride at Spring Creek Ranch and dinner at the Granary Restaurant.
On our sleigh ride, we were taken to the top of the butte and the views are breathtaking! We could see Sleeping Indian and the National Elk Refuge, and of course the beautiful Teton Mountains.
Our dinner at The Granary Restaurant was fantastic. The views from the floor to ceiling windows gave us a spectacular view of the sunset over the Teton Mountain Range. For dinner, my husband and I both had fillet mignon and it was prepared to perfection.
Chef Jason Mitchell came out to our table, along with the others dining that evening as well, to see if the food had been prepared to our satisfaction. The meal, the staff, and the atmosphere were perfect!
Thank you for making our special day feel as special as it did 12 years ago!