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Capturing Ice

Anytime there is a cold snap, Scotty Craighead grabs his camera and heads to the dike along the Snake River. While most photographers look up to capture Jackson’s famous mountains and scenery, Craighead points his lens down, focusing on the ice forming, cracking, and melting on the water. In 2013, on a walk along the
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Teton Valley

Spark of the Wild

Sparks fly as Alexandra Paliwoda works to transform steel into the intricate petals of a flower in her Driggs, Idaho, blacksmith shop. Her creations are functional and artistic, and range from wine racks made of artfully arranged horseshoes, to a hand-forged firefly coat hook, to the custom-designed handrail at the Royal Wolf. Paliwoda started her
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Inspire

For the Love of Mountain Adventure

The Jackson Hole Ski Patrol Memorial Scholarship Fund provides college scholarships to “students whose spirit and love of mountain adventure honors the memory of ski patrollers no longer with us,” according to its mission statement. Melissa Malm, who was the first female ski patroller hired at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in 1978, and Chris Peck,
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Nightlife

‘Tis the Season

Craft beer and cold weather are made for each other. This winter, grab an afternoon pint at your favorite local brewpub and watch snow blanket the valley through frosty windows, or pick up a “crowler” after shredding at one of the local resorts. Sample these local brews to find out which seasonal craft beer will
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Dine in Style

Cultivating Community

Cultivate Café embraces opposites. Its old west-style interior, complete with original wood, elk antlers on the wall, and saloon-style doors, seems to contradict the menu’s plentiful vegan options like non-dairy jalapeño “cheese” and fried jackfruit. Owners and siblings Sky and Savanna Garnick laugh when satisfied vegan and meat-eating customers alike point out this intriguing contradiction.
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Features

Avalanche Patrol

Sixty-five avalanche paths have the potential to impact Jackson and the four highways leading into town. Brenden Cronin is one of just two Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) avalanche technicians charged with monitoring and mitigating the potential slides that could block Jackson’s roads. In the winter, Cronin checks weather models and forecasts and, along with
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Features

Everything SNOW

If we’ve ever met on the slopes, or you’ve read my past winter Publisher’s Notes, you know I’m addicted to snow. Ever since my dad took me to Berchtesgaden, Germany, in 1971 for a family ski trip, I’ve been hooked. From living in Boulder and skiing the mountains of Colorado as a teenager, to making
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Basecamp Adventures

Adapting to Get Outside

Ten-year-old Maleah McCune loves being outside and playing with her friends, whether they’re biking, paddleboarding, skiing, or playing hockey. Since she has trouble using some muscles due to her muscular dystrophy, she uses specialized adaptive equipment to enjoy the outdoors. While some kids learn how to ride bikes first with a tricycle and then training
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Highstyle Profile

Wildlife Protector

Jackson Game Warden Kyle Lash spends his time responding to all sorts of different calls. One frigid winter morning, he freed a fawn deer trapped in a white picket fence, bringing the deer inside to help it warm up and recover. Other days, he’s enforcing the law. All that he does is to protect wildlife,
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Features

Fighting for Wild Places

Lisa McGee looked out across the landscape on a recent summer trip she took with her son, Dylan, on the Wyoming Range National Recreation Trail, a 75-mile trail that runs along the spine of the mountains. If things had gone differently, she realized, they could have been hiking through an oil and gas field instead
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Basecamp Adventures

Angling for Trout

One day local fishing guide Boots Allen parked his boat to go fish a side channel of the South Fork of the Snake River. While he and his client were away, the dam was shut off for a couple hours and they returned to find their boat 15 feet away from the river, essentially on
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Inspire

A Snapshot in Time

When a group of 12 men, all realtors from New York City, walked into Jackson Hole’s Old Time Photos to get a group photo, they were not expecting a 4-foot-2-inch, blonde-haired, blue-eyed 8-year-old to be asking if they wanted to be good guys or bad guys, bank robbers or cowboys. “You’re a bank robber—you need
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Features

Protecting the Land

Laurie Andrews has always loved open space. Growing up in California, her family home sat near a ranch where she was allowed to play. When she learned the ranch sold, she cried. She was just 5 years old. “It’s where I found contentment and where I felt alive,” she says. “I just always felt that
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Features

Serving the Forest

Upon first glance, Linda Merigliano may appear serious and quiet. However, get her talking about the great outdoors and its impact on the human condition, and her eyes snap with intelligence. Her smile, genuine and broad, is infectious. Merigliano is passionate about wild spaces—particularly those landscapes she serves as recreation manager for the Jackson District
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Mountainstyle Living

The Best Places to Get Outside

Local realtors know Jackson Hole inside and out, and sharing the best of the area with clients and prospective clients is one of the best parts of the job. When members of the Huff Vaughn Sassi team at Sotheby’s International Realty aren’t busy helping people find their future homes, they’re outside having fun. Here the
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Dine in Style

Old World, New Eats

At 20 years old, Tori Arzt was making her way through Italy, where she was studying painting, when she happened upon a tiny, hidden alpine village only accessible by cable car. The art school student noticed a change, not only in the mountain hamlet’s temperature and scenery compared to the valley below, but also in
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JHStyle Catalogue

Wonders of Western Art

The smell of paint often woke Maryvonne Leshe as a child. Her bedroom in Paris was near her grandfather’s studio. Leshe, now owner of Trailside Galleries and Partner in the Jackson Hole Art Auction, watched her grandfather, Alexander Astafieff, paint for hours, while she drew pictures with crayons and chatted with his painter and poet
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Teton Valley

The Local Hangout

For 16 years, Yeti’s Post Owner and Chef Seth Nelson navigated the Los Angeles restaurant scene. It wasn’t what he expected. His dream had been to run a bar and be a snowboard bum, but as part of his coursework for a degree in hospitality from the Art Institute of Los Angeles, he had to
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Wildlife Brigade

The grizzly sow and her cub popped out of the willows next to a line of cars. As people hurriedly retreated to their vehicles, Grand Teton National Park wildlife brigade volunteer Al Zuckerman noticed one man standing stock still, snapping photo after photo, disregarding the bears headed his way. “Sir! Please jump in that car!”
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Features

Protected Lands

Living in Jackson means being surrounded by protected land. The town is ringed by the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Grand Teton National Park, and the National Elk Refuge, with endless outdoor recreation just a short drive, bike ride, walk, or horseback ride away. In fact, 97 percent of Teton County is publicly owned, and much of
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