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A happy housing story in Jackson, Wyoming

Augusta “Gus” Friendsmith rides a silver motorcycle, played on a roller derby team, and has a wild mane of curly hair. She wears every color of the rainbow and speaks impeccable Spanish. When she isn’t teaching kids to ski, she helps manage a disaster response program, runs her own craft business, works with locals who
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Reimagining the Jackson Hole home

A set of indigo faux-fur chairs featuring exposed cerused oak sets the tone for the chic ski house that was a recent collaboration between interior designer Kate Binger and realtor Jill Sassi. “It has the vibe of a sophisticated mountain tree house,” Kate says. “It’s reminiscent of a classic mountain chalet,” Jill adds, noting that
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Working toward affordable housing in Jackson Hole

At the core of any mountain culture is community — the people who embody the lifestyle. They go to work, raise their children, hike in the mountains, hunt in the fall, ski or snow machine in the winter, and make time to see live music. These people live and work in the community, playing a
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Local legend shares his take on the Teton lifestyle

The winter of 1970, according to skier, mountain biker, kayaker, and local legend Olaf Koehler, was truly one for the books. “I had a hard time coming up for a breath because the snow was just that deep,” Olaf says, as he takes a sip of beer at his favorite bar, Snake River Brewing. “After
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Nightlife

10 Jackson Hole winter 21-22 events you won’t want to miss

Holiday Musical at Jackson Hole Playhouse December 10-January 8: The annual musical at the Jackson Hole Playhouse is a must for any holiday visit to Jackson. You can either show up for dinner and a show (a must for first timers!) or reserve tickets for the show only. Santa Drops From the Tram December 24:
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Your dream trip realized

Imagine booking a vacation with a single text. Forget about trying to nail down flights and researching hotels and restaurants and imagine if it was all done for you — to perfection. That’s the power of Labbé Travel, a travel agency with Jackson Hole roots that makes accessing the world easier than ever. “It’s as
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Jackson Hole’s Darwin Ranch offers an authentic Western adventure

When someone mentions the Darwin Ranch, people often turn in the direction of the utterance to chime in, “You know the Darwin? That place is magical.” And it is. Nestled in the Upper Gros Ventre River Valley along the river’s edge is an idyllic rustic lodge, 100-year-old cabins, and a woodfired hot tub and sauna
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Ingenious Wellness

Those of us who have been on a mission to connect, create community, and unify consciousness certainly didn’t think it would happen like this. But here we are, more unified then ever under a common denominator: a highly contagious and utterly shocking global pandemic. The virus has added challenge to a world that already felt
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Big Mountain Believer

Southeastern Wyoming is not known for its steep and deep terrain. However, protruding from the prairie is a lone peak called Elk Mountain, the original home of Ranyon D’Arge. Snow piles up in drifts here from the frequent 70 mile per hour winds that batter the region. Avalanches are a common occurrence, and access is
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Freedom of the Mountains

Brian Guido, a ski coach for Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s Adaptive Steep and Deep Camp, and Dennis Walburn, an adaptive skier, remember the mid-February 2019 camp well. Close to 80 inches of snow fell that week. “It was right on the edge of my ability,” Walburn says. “It all turned out okay. Well… except for
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Shaping Teton Village

In February 2017, a strong winter storm blew down 17 steel utility poles along Teton Village Road, shutting down Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and Teton Village for days as crews worked to restore electricity. Workers came from all around to help get the lights back on, first with a temporary fix, and then later burying
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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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