The Village Cafe Makes its Last Call

The last dive bar in Teton Village shuts down for good

The Village Café, a hole-in-the-wall dive bar at the base of the Jackson Hole Tram that’s been serving ski bums for nearly five decades (under one name or another), made its last call Monday night. It marked the end of an era, as the building—originally built in the late 1960s—will be torn down to make way for a luxury development.

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VIDEO: Nimbus Independent Releases 10-Minute Short Film

Chris Benchetler discusses his approach to skiing, cross-training influences, and his direction for the future

In this beautifully shot short film by the creatives at Nimbus Independent, Atomic skier Chris Benchetler waxes poetically – and honestly – about his origins as a skier who was heavily influenced by snowboarding. Today, the master of the nose press and all-around down-to-earth, great guy and, well, one of the best skiers in the world, isn’t slowing down. But he’s also not just proceeding at break-neck speed. See and hear it all in this 10 minutes of cinematic beauty from Eric Pollard and the other magic, tree-dwelling elves at Nimbus.

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Deals and Deadlines: 2014 Season Passes

Evaluate your options with our pass price chart

We built you guys a little chart to make sure you’re keeping on top of your responsibilities—and aren’t stuck paying an extra $300 for your first chairs, powder turns, and après discounts.

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Week In Review August 30: Combo Ski Passes and Park City Eviction

Girl hates Lake Tahoe, Epic gets more epic, and Snowbird get its own beer

Week In Review August 29: Combo Ski Passes, Park City Eviction, Girl hates Lake Tahoe, Epic gets more epic, and Snowbird get its own beer.

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Meanwhile at Mt. Hood #5: Jeff Curry on the mend

A femur break doesn’t slow down Windell’s head ski coach

Last month Curry, the head ski coach at Windell’s Camp, was skiing through the camp’s terrain park on Palmer Snowfield in search of an injured camper when he rolled over a jump knuckle to find a doghouse-sized rock waiting on the other side. He clipped the rock, snapping his femur upon impact.

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With The Beaver Creek Fire 92% Contained, Sun Valley Breathes Again

Over $30,000 raised over the weekend for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation

On August 7, a lightning strike hit the hot and dry forest floor near Beaver Creek in the backcountry surrounding Sun Valley, and brutally unforgiving winds, high temperatures, and single-digit humidity fanned the flames that 10 days later threatened Highway 75, the central means of egress for residents in Ketchum, Hailey, and the surrounding area, while forcing the evacuation of 2,250 homes.

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Launch of the International Avalanche Nest-Egg

A new nonprofit will help relieve financial burdens placed on the families of avalanche victims

The mission of Elizabeth Lamphere’s organization, called the International Avalanche Nest-Egg (IAN), is two-fold: To provide immediate and long-term financial support for the children and families of avalanche victims, and to foster a community spirit surrounding this type of tragedy.

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VIDEO: Saucerboy – The Story of Shane McConkey’s Alter Ego

The cult phenomenon that is Saucerboy. Who was Saucerboy? Where did he come from? And how did his popularity soar to cult proportions? Today, Saucerboy is known as the alter ego that Shane McConkey and friends created to poke fun at everyone who took themselves too seriously. This is his story.

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Week In Review August 23: Kim Jong-Un’s Ski Area and Jeff Curry Surprise

Gay Ski Week civil union, Moonlight & Big Sky merger, and new Aspenwalk owners

Week In Review August 23: Kim Jong-Un’s Ski Area, Jeff Curry surprise, Gay Ski Week civil union, Moonlight & Big Sky merger, and Winter X Games 1990-something

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Chasing a Moment in Time

A thrift store find inspires one skier to seek out the origins of an old ski photo

Searching for the story behind an old ski photo from 1975.

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