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It’s almost ski season! For the rest of the world it may almost be the holiday season, but for us here in Jackson Hole, it is ski season that gets us quivering with excitement. This year is extra thrilling because winter seems to be coming early and strong. While I don’t love having my fall cut short, I’m happy to think that early snow is a sign of a powder filled winter approaching. The thought of gliding effortlessly through light fluffy powder while low clouds fill the Teton Valley floor is giving me chills.

Now, the chance to come to Jackson Hole is wonderful. The chance to ski in Jackson Hole is really wonderful. The chance to stay at a beautiful, luxury hotel that over looks the Grand Tetons and SKI FOR FREE is a wonderful, outrageous, not to be missed experience. That is exactly what Spring Creek Ranch is offering with their special called Ski Free.

You can take advantage of this special by calling, asking about the special, and booking a room between December 1st, 2013 and April 7th, 2014. The offer is not available through online booking so be sure to call (800) 443-6139. Also, the special is based on double occupancy meaning that if you book a hotel room, two bedroom condo or Mountain Villa, you will receive two 3 out of 4 day passes to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. You must book for at least four nights to qualify for the special.

As if it could get easier, Spring Creek Ranch is also making it convenient for their patrons to get their skis this year by working with Ski Butlers. When you rent your equipment from Ski Butlers, someone will both deliver and return your equipment for you and get you fitted for the right boots, skis, helmet and poles right in your own hotel room. No lines. No wait. It really couldn’t be easier.

Oh, wait. Yes, I guess it can. Spring Creek Ranch offers a door to tram shuttle service. That means that you will be picked up at your room or Mountain Villa and taken directly to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, where you will be dropped off about 50 feet from the tram dock. No hassle with parking or trudging through the parking lot in ski boots. Spring Creek Ranch has it all worked out for you.

As if you need another reason to take advantage of this deal, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was recently named the #1 Overall Resort in North America by the SKI Magazines Annual Reader’s Poll. The SKI Magazine survey is the oldest and most established of its kind in the winter sports industry and voted on by actual readers, making it a top honor.

The Ski Free deal that Spring Creek Ranch is offering through the ski season is truly not to be missed. I live in Jackson Hole, have a season pass to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and shouldn’t really be this excited about the deal. There is no direct benefit for me but I find myself telling my friends and family about the Ski Free special because it is just that good of an offer. Come take advantage of skiing for free at North America’s #1 mountain.

November Snow!

Yes, it’s early November – but signs of winter have arrived in Jackson Hole! Check out these pictures taken at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort just a few days ago. It looks like a promising ski season is headed our way!

A Great Day Skiing at Snow King Mountain

Nearby Ski Resort Offers Superb Skiing

Snow King Mountain
The time was about noon on Sunday and we decided to get in an afternoon ski at Snow King Mountain – The Town Ski Area – know to the locals as “THE KING“! I was skiing with my son Caleb – 14 yrs old who has been skiing since he was 2 yrs old and thus is always waiting at the bottom for me after each run. After riding the Summit Chairlift to the top of The KING, we took some time to check out the awesome views of the Teton Mountain Range and some of the other surrounding mountains. What a bonus to skiing at The KING!

The weather was sunny & clear with temperatures in the upper 20′s. We skied one of our favorites, “Belly Roll Trail,” a Black Diamond Run that rolls down the mountain with plenty of moguls. We also skied “Elk and Grizzly Trails” from the top, which offers great views of the town of Jackson with the Tetons in the background – these runs were skiing super.
View of Jackson Hole from Top of Snow King Mountain
Snow King Mountain also offers some other winter activities which include the Tube Park, Night Skiing and a Indoor Ice Rink with Public Skating and the Home of the Jackson Hole Moose Hockey Team. Check in with our concierge at Spring Creek Ranch for more details on these activities. Snow King Mountain recently hosted members from The USA and French Olympic Ski Teams for some ski race training before headed to 2010 Winter Game in Vancouver. So check out Snow King Mountain on your next winter visit to Jackson Hole – see you all at THE KING!

Skiing Brings out the Best Menu Ideas

A Ski Outing Gives Chef Jason Mitchell Menu Ideas:

Woke up this morning to at least twelve new inches of snow on my jeep! So, of cours,e I headed to the mountain (JHMR) after I dropped off my boy at school, and was not disappointed.

I got on an early gondola, which I prefer over the tram for the simple reason of the various terrain getting over to the Thunder and Sublette chairs. The fresh tracks were amazing, getting nice shots even on the late groomed runs, waist deep in some spots with super light fluffy Teton powder.

The routes I took were virgin, I was lucky enough to be up at the top of the gondola when the whistle blew for opening so I beat even the Tram to untracked stuff. The crowds were non existent this morning, and every face I saw had a smile. Bernie’s Bowl was the best it has ever been, Kissing Rock and Sugar Shack, Bird In Hand, Lower Liquor Cabinets, it was all mine!

And of course, when I feel this good I start thinking about food and the Granary Valentine’s Day menu, so it must have been time to go work, but I knew could still come out to play another day.

The sun broke later after the morning fog burned off and the folks started to show up so I finished with the Hobacks and fresh lobster tails on my mind…maybe with a petite fillet on the side, with a little Bearnaise? I’m a little old fashioned when it comes to Valentine’s Day.