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BikePacking

March 31, 2015
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BikePacking

In the early to mid 90’s I would pack up my school backpack with clothes, a flashlight, and some snacks, strap my sleeping bag to the top and ride a rusty 10-speed to my buddy’s house for an adventure under the stars. We wouldn’t ride far – just on some trails we had made on […] [...]

Embracing the Season: A Spring Ski Mission to Mount Moran

March 18, 2015
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Embracing the Season: A Spring Ski Mission to Mount Moran

Despite yet another recent cold, sloppy May snowstorm that had just turned the valley into a pile of mud, the forecast suddenly looked sunny, clear, and as pleasant as could be expected for spring in the mountains. After a big year, the snowline was still nearly at the valley floor, and classic ski lines in […] [...]

Teton Freedom Riders

March 6, 2015
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Teton Freedom Riders

As we spring forward towards warmer days and melting snow begins to reveal familiar trails, we dust off our bikes and get ready for another season of riding. From the trails that wind up, down and behind Snow King, to the single track on Shadow Mountain and Ditch Creek; the Munger Mountain loop to the […] [...]

Let the Outside In

March 6, 2015
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Let the Outside In

I fell in love with the mountains during my first trip to Jackson Hole in 2005. The rugged Tetons emerging out of nowhere from the valley floor, the towering snow banks, the fresh alpine air, the wildlife – it was all so amazing. Having grown up just outside of Washington, D.C., I never really had […] [...]

Packrafting: A Brief History

March 6, 2015
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Packrafting: A Brief History

What backcountry traveler has not dreamed of being amphibious? Hiking by a remote river in Wyoming’s Teton Wilderness, or perhaps an alpine lake in the Wind River Range. The desire to travel on water is natural and intuitive. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, in order to traverse the mountainous west, paddled watercraft up and down […] [...]

Spring Renewal: The Beginner’s Mind

March 5, 2015
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Spring Renewal: The Beginner’s Mind

I’ve got no business on the starting line of this race — a total beginner in a school of Nordic ski-racing sharks. Them: primed to qualify for nationals, perfectly kitted up and geared out, years of training and coaching, tapered form honed for this moment, ready to realize their goals. Me: primed to try something […] [...]

The Power of Travel

March 3, 2015
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The Power of Travel

No matter where we go, no matter who we are, we travel because it transforms us. Travel makes us realize that the world is not as big as it seems, and yet is as big and wide and hugely diverse as the human mind can imagine.  Travel frees us from the weight of the norm […] [...]

Departures Gear Guide 2015

February 23, 2015
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Departures Gear Guide 2015

Mid-Season Skiing And Snowboarding Gear Guide 2015 Stio’s Azura Jacket & Westbanker Vest are named two of the 14 must-have on-mountain essentials perfect for late season powder! Buy the Azura Jacket here: www.stio.com/mens-azura-insulated-jacket Buy the Westbanker Vest here: www.stio.com/womens-westbanker-vest Read more: www.departures.com/shopping/sports/skiing-and-snowboarding-gear-guide-mid-season-2015/10 [...]

MAXIM Reviews Basis Power Dry Shirt

February 9, 2015
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MAXIM Reviews Basis Power Dry Shirt

The Basis Power Dry Shirt makes it into MAXIM’s list of the Best New Snowboard Gear. “This base layer from Jackson Hole-based Stio is built from wicking a poly/wool blend that’s versatile enough for everything from cold backcountry days where you warm up in a hurry, cruising around the resort, epic apres skis, or ghosting on […] [...]

Tram Jam

January 5, 2015
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Tram Jam

In 1994, Jim Gill, the Vice President of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, noticed the growing number of zealous skiers lining up in the early morning hours to await the opening of the tram.  In frigid temps, they would snake along the loading dock, vying for first tracks down Rendezvous Bowl or other famed sidecountry lines.  […] [...]