Jackson, Yellowstone and the Tetons

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National parks are a late-Victorian invention, the product of a time when Americans thrilled to the grandeur of nature and measured progress in terms of the public good. To visit the parks today— particularly the older ones in the mountain West— i...
q. We want to make the great baseball pilgrimage. What are three things not to miss in Cooperstown, and where should we stay?--L.P., Reno, Nev.a. It's been 25 years since Hank Aaron broke Babe Ruth's home run record, and there's a terrific video...
Last winter, 124,000 visitors came to ski, snowshoe, and snowmobile in Yellowstone National Park. That's when wildlife viewing is at its peak: access to vital forage concentrates elk, bison, moose, and the park's popular new residents, gray wolves...
Last summer, the Rockies burned to the ground. At least, that was the impression the newspaper headlines gave. Truth be told, wildfires did wreak devastation on a nearly unprecedented scale. In the northern Rocky states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyom...
PURE Jackson Hole, Wyoming In a mountain town known for its dry climate, Pure offers an alternative to the Bag Balm school of skin care. This sandalwood scented natural-beauty emporium stocks lotions from Australia's Aesop, Italy's Erbe, and Londo...
What makes a great ski resort?Hard to say. In nearly 30 years on the slopes, I've had spectacularly memorable times fighting my way down Stowe's bulletproof hardpack, cruising the scored white boulevards of Utah's Deer Valley, flailing through a r...
happening bars Idle Spur, Crested Butte, Colo. Mangy Moose, Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Matterhorn, Stowe, Vt. Red Parka Pub, Glen, N.H. Wobbly Barn, Killington, Vt. for a quiet drink Chez Henri, Sugarbush, Vt. Christiania Inn, Heavenly, Calif. Duchin...
What to do with kids who crave more travel adventures than you could possibly provide?Give them virtual trips in the form of CD-ROM's. Here we rate five popular titles-- all available for Windows or Mac-- on a scale of one to four stars. Expl...
Every August my family went to Nantucket. I have fond memories of bright beach umbrellas, cobblestones, windmills, scallop shells, and the accordion player who strolled along Main Street in the evenings while I ate my ice cream cone. I always drop...
All systems were go: on a perfect fall afternoon, nearly 700 people gathered for the unveiling of Jackson Hole's newest hotel, Amangani. Ski bums, rock climbers, and kayakers rubbed elbows with retired Wall Street millionaires on East Gros Ventre ...
Inside: the Facts. The first time I saw Yellowstone it scared the living hell out of me. I was eight years old, staring into a burbling, belching cauldron of mud, next to a sign that read DANGER: GROUND MAY GIVE WAY. I was eight. I mean, wha...
Settled by pioneers long before anyone thought of strapping on skis and sliding down Rendezvous Peak, this region of the Rocky Mountains, 60 miles south of Yellowstone National Park, has always been an easy place to disappear in. Davey Jackson gav...
It begins as a sensation of perfect freedom. I'm floating in a bubble of calm, cut free from gravity, snow and branches and blue sky whirling around me. The cold, pine-scented air has gone quiet, the rumble of motion muted into sweet tranquillity....
CALIFORNIA Spa at Squaw Creek Picture windows frame the adjacent Sierra Nevadas, but in the darkened corners of the 10 treatment rooms, the goal is to escape the dry mountain air. Therapeutic rubs and skin-hydrating therapies dominate the spa menu...
Who says an environmentally responsible hotel room should seem to be right out of Robinson Crusoe?Or that sustainability needs to be written on the (leaf-patterned) wall?Not the Terra Resort Group, a new sustainable-hotel brand that will open its ...