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Zahan Billimoria, an athlete first and foremost

Zahan Billimoria is characterized by movement. The founder of Samsara Training is always on the move, whether it’s exploring in the mountains, beginning new athletic endeavors, or analyzing insights to create effective and functional training programs. Zahan, who is also a longtime guide with Exum Mountain Guides and the subject of a short film from
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Mountainstyle Living

Sharing the spirit of the West

Mekki Jaidi recalls the moment everything changed. As the plane approached Jackson Hole Airport from the south, ending the short flight from Salt Lake City, he gazed out the window. And that view — rugged snow-capped peaks, untamed rivers, endless swaths of wild forests — stirred a shift in him. The trajectory of Mekki’s life
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Mountainstyle Living

Expanding the paradise of Jackson Hole

For better or worse, the pandemic has permanently changed how we live, where we work, and how we play. The transition to and continuation of remote work has given us the opportunity to live anywhere we choose rather than near the office. Places like Jackson Hole, Park City, and Breckenridge — and all mountain towns
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Features

Survival of the grizzly depends on migration

Imagine being stranded indefinitely on an isolated island with only a handful of people. When date night rolls around, your options would be … well, quite limited. It’s not difficult to imagine how that might ultimately cause some issues for your island-bound micro-population. This is precisely the situation that the grizzly bears of the Greater
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The Lakers of Grand Teton National Park

String Lake is one of Grand Teton National Park’s most well-loved gems. Picnickers bask on the sandy shore and swim in the shallows. Anglers traverse the inlets and outlets. Kayakers cut ribbons through the glass-like reflection of the Tetons on crisp, clear mornings. Hikers, trail runners, alpinists, and skiers set out from the trailhead toward
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Mountainstyle Living

Seeking refuge and finding paradise in Jackson Hole

It is no secret that historically, Jackson has experienced a near-constant growth in population. Originally inhabited by Indigenous peoples, including the Shoshone, Crow, and Northern Arapahoe tribes, the measured migration of Anglo-American settlers to the valley occurred well into the mid-20th century. And in the ’50s, Jackson was a popular road trip destination for American
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Teton Valley

10 summer activities to add to your Teton Valley to-do list

Teton Valley, on the western side of the Teton Range, has long been considered “quiet” when compared to Jackson. But that doesn’t ring true anymore. The valley, with its world-class recreation, scenic splendor, thriving arts scene, festivals, and fine food, has come into its own, and many people prefer its rustic, laid-back vibe to the
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Features

Why is it called Jenny Lake? The story behind one of Grand Teton National Park’s true gems

Offering a perfect reflection of the jagged peaks above, the tranquil, shimmering Jenny Lake is one of Grand Teton National Park’s true gems. As one of the park’s most popular destinations, it’s an iconic sight that welcomes millions of visitors every year. This breathtaking mountain lake, tucked into the folds of the glacially carved moraine
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9 must-do events in Jackson Hole summer 2022

Art Fair Jackson Hole Center for the Arts, June 17-19, August 5-7 For the 57th year, the Art Fair Jackson Hole will bring a wide range of fine art and crafts — including pottery, jewelry, furniture, photography, and unique Teton-made gifts — to the lawn of the Center for the Arts. During the fair in
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Features

About the Cover: Summer 2022

David Yarrow is one of the bestselling photographers in the world. Our cover image — titled “Face Off” — was captured by David in Alaska in 2016, but he often works in and around Jackson Hole. You’ll find one of his newer images, which showcases the majesty of the Tetons, on page 35. David’s evocative
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Teton Valley

MD Landscaping brings mountain culture to your backyard

Fire pits. Outdoor living spaces. Tree-framed views. These are the visual hallmarks of the mountain culture lifestyle. For 30 years, MD Landscaping in Driggs has been helping plan and develop these spaces. I caught up with Carrie Baysek, MD’s retail manager and a 25-year veteran of the business, to learn more about MD Landscaping and
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Teton Valley

CRYO Therapy Idaho offers a new route to better health

Markida Henley has lived in the Jackson Hole area for over 30 years, but her perspective on cold is a little different than most locals. She’s used to regular — albeit short — immersions into -250 degree Fahrenheit cold sauna. How, you ask? Markida uses whole body cryotherapy, a treatment that works by surrounding your
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Features

Safety first in Jackson’s backcountry

Jackson Hole is surrounded by miles and miles of untamed wild space. It’s one of the characteristics that draws people here, whether for a short visit or a lifetime. In the winter, snow blankets the forests, peaks, and meadows, inviting all kinds of adventure and fun. And though the wintry landscape often looks like a
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Hunting is at the heart of Jackson Hole food culture

Food is an integral part of any culture. For many, the first thing that comes to mind about Jackson Hole’s food culture is the sparkling array of world-class restaurants throughout the valley. And while these eateries are a distinctive facet of the community, there is a local history and tradition that runs much deeper than
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Features

Walking the talk with Jackson’s EcoTour Adventures

Taylor Phillips grew up watching wildlife. As a child in rural Virginia, Taylor and his family used to take Sunday drives to enjoy the landscape and look for deer, turkeys, and other wild animals. Those experiences set the course for his career and instilled a deep passion for the outdoors. After graduating college with a
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Mountainstyle Living

Prospect Studio focuses on the big picture in their architectural work

When the three principals of Prospect Studio started tossing around names for their new architectural firm, they wanted something different. They were searching for a word that captured their vision. “The word ‘prospect’ kept coming up,” Matt Thackray, one of the principals, says. “It’s an optimistic view of the future, an expansive view. As a
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Teton Valley

Tetonia Club returned to its former glory

Scott Kauf never imagined himself as a bar owner. The world-champion mogul skier was living in Vail in the ‘90s and traveling around the West when he fell in love with the down-home atmosphere and natural beauty of Alta, Wyoming. Fast forward to today, and you’ll still find Scott shredding Targhee with his two kids
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Mountainstyle Living

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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Mountainstyle Living

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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Highstyle Profile

American Avalanche Institute’s Don Sharaf has a skill for every time of year

If you want to find Don Sharaf, you need to know the season. Don, also known as “Big Don,” has never held a 9-to-5, 40-hour-a-week job in his 30-year career. That doesn’t mean he hasn’t worked. In fact, when Don is on a project — regardless of what that project may be — he’s usually
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