Teton Valley

Teton Valley

A Counterculture Hub

In the heart of Victor, Idaho, people can find an inviting and eclectic shop where customers can buy boutique clothing and high-end body jewelry, get custom body piercings, enjoy made-to-order mochas and lattes, watch ski films, or play electric guitar. “We created a living room atmosphere in S.U.B.A. with relaxing, ambient music so the community
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Leading by Example

Lessons learned in the wilderness can help make the world a better place according to Abby Warner, Director of NOLS Teton Valley. The nonprofit wilderness school strives to teach wilderness and leadership skills that serve people and the environment. “NOLS allows its students to experiment with skills like leadership, communication, judgment, and risk management in
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From Thailand to Teton Valley

When Pat and Sopidta Murphy opened Chiang Mai Thai Kitchen in downtown Victor, Idaho, last June, they anticipated on question: why did Teton Valley, Idaho, need a third Thai restaurant? “We prepped for that question because we knew people were going to ask,” says Pat, who together with his wife, Sopidta, owns the restaurant and
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The Woodcrafter’s Workshop

Steve Horn spends his days crafting exquisite tables and designing one-of-a-kind headboards. His artistry is unmistakable. But the man behind the designs doesn’t call himself an artist. He smiles and says, “I just make a lot of dust.” Albeit humble, Steve has spent the majority of his life honing his craft. Whether he’s bringing the
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Backcountry Ready

Rich Rinaldi has a message for skiers who think the Teton backcountry is too crowded: “If you’re willing to get up early and you’re motivated, you can still be ahead of the pack,” he says. Rinaldi should know. He has been in the Teton Valley, Idaho, ski industry for more than two decades. He
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Voice of Targhee

Fresh out of college with visions of ski-bumming around the Lake Tahoe in her head, Jennie White applied to work at California’s Sugar Bowl Resort and was hired on the spot. She started out as a snow reporter before becoming the marketing and sales manager at the resort. This path would lead her to
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Works of Art

Whether it’s a custom dining set, stylish sofa, or outdoor furnishings, if you can dream is, The Rusty Nail can make it happen. The custom furniture and interior design business in Driggs, Idaho, has produced hundreds of beds, dressers, coffee tables, and even complete home remodels. “We start with an empty space and collaborate
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Coming Together for Conservation

The first time Michael Whitfield climbed into an eagle’s nest it took him an hour to ascend the cottonwood tree to reach it. “Some guy doing eagle research heard I was a climber,” Whitfield says. “He gave me some bands and said, ‘Good luck.’ The climbing was difficult. Then to get into the nest
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At Home on the Hill

Everyone says they’re just going to take one year off to be a ski bum. But some stick around for decades after they utter those words. Mark Hanson is one of those guys. He and his wife, Nell, left Eugene, Oregon, after they got married with thoughts of Jackson Hole in their minds. However,
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