Event Descriptions

THE 2017 GREAT SNOW FEST HAS OVER 15 DIFFERENT EVENTS & SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!

SCROLL THROUGH ALL OF THEM BELOW

 

PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS

Inaugural Invitational Exhbition,

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Saturday, December 10, 2016 – Friday, January 27, 2017:  Join Teton Arts and the Downtown Driggs Community Association, at Driggs City Center Gallery as they showcase local artists.  Opening Reception Saturday, December 10 from 5pm – 8pm.  Show hangs through the Great Snow Fest. CLICK HERE for more info.
 

 

 

Snow Stomping, Warming Gallery and After Party

Friday, January 13:  Help kick off this year’s SnowScapes with the annual Snow Stomping Event! The Downtown Driggs Community Association invites new snow stompers and veteran snow stompers alike to join in the fun to work together to pack the snow blocks for the sculptures. Stomp as little or as long as you’d like between 2pm – 6pm.

Stop by the Teton Arts  Warming Gallery at the Driggs Community Center too, and experience our “Interpretations of Winter” exhibit and warm-up in the Warming Gallery by enjoying a hot bowl of award winning chili, with complimentary hot beverages throughout the Snow Stomping Event. See several of our local artists, acoustic musicians, and vocalists perform at the Warming Gallery too from 4pm-6pm.

Snow Stompers After Party – Sponsored by Teton Arts – Join your fellow stompers for dinner and drinks. Receive hearty discounts, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Teton Arts. Downtown location TBD.

CLICK HERE for more info.

 

 

Targhee’s “Knowledge is Powder” Off Trail Camp erica-skiing

Friday-Sunday, January 13 – 15 (&  January 27 – 29):  Get ready to jump start your off-piste skiing and riding and take your powder turns to the next level at Grand Targhee. These 3-day powder camps include expert staff coaching, video analysis, social events and more! CLICK HERE for more info.

 

 


MAIN FESTIVAL EVENTS

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January 13 – 22, 2017:

Snowscapes  is organized by the Downtown Driggs Community Association  in collaboration with  Teton Arts. This juried national competition connects artists, visitors, and residents in a creative space to discover the beauty of Teton Valley’s greatest amenity: SNOW.  The event is free to the public. The events starts with a call to the community to help stomp snow into blocks on Friday, January 13. Snow sculpting takes place Jan. 17-20 and is followed on Jan 21 by a day of kids activities, professional judging, People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice. Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm followed by the 6th Annual Snow Ball on January 21st at 7pm. CLICK HERE  for more info or visit driggssnowscapes.org.

Backcountry Film Festival

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Thursday, January 19:  Join Teton Valley Trails & Pathways for their annual Backcountry Film Festival, which is the official kick-off event for the Great Snow Fest. This wonderful evening takes place at the Wildwood Room in Victor and includes great films, great raffle items, great beer, great food, and great friends! Doors open at 6pm with films beginning at approximately 7pm and entry is only $5.  Beer and wine are available for purchase.  All proceeds support TVTAP, which promotes a trails and pathways connected community.  CLICK HERE for more info or visit tvtap.org

 

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Unfortunately the Avalanche Awareness Clinic has been cancelled due to lack of advanced signups.  Thanks to NOLS for offering this event during the Great Snow Fest of 2017.

 

 

One Ton Pig – ‘Live’ @ the Knotty Pine

Friday, January 20: Come celebrate your community and the Great Snow Fest with Teton Valley Foundation Come celebrate your community and the Great Snow Fest with us!  Dance to boot stompin’ live music with local favorites, One Ton Pig at the Knotty Pine Supper Club. Eat dinner starting at 7pm; music starts at 8pm. $8 Cover to benefit Kotler Ice Arena and Youth Hockey Programs.  CLICK HERE for more info or to register.

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Friday & Saturday, January 20 & 21: If you’ve never skied the Teton backcountry, you’ve never skied!  Learn to safely ski powder with expert Yostmark Backcountry Tours guides and learn do’s & don’ts of backcountry skiing.  $145 fee (space is limited). CLICK HERE for more info or register at www.yostmarktours.com.

 

 

Teton Geotourism Center:  logo_200x245Kid’s Activities & Stomper’s Happy Hour

Friday – Sunday, January 20 – 22: Come to the Teton Geotourism Center the information hub of all Snow Fest and local activites.  For locals and visitors alike, the center offers dining, lodging, and recreation recommendations as well as free exhibits. During the Great Snowfest, Teton Arts will be offering a “Stomper’s Happy Hour” on Friday, January 13 from 4-6pm at the City Plaza as well as Kid’s Activities daily from 1pm-4pm.  CLICK HERE for more info.

 

good-pondhockeyKotler Cutthroat Classic Pond Hockey Tournament

Friday – Sunday, January 20 – 22:  Teton Valley Foundation hosts this raucous weekend of pond hockey while you enjoy Kotler Ice Arena’s first year of mechanical chillers!  Spectators who love hockey should come have a beer and enjoy the spectacle! Spectators free, $450/team. CLICK HERE for more info.

 

 

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Saturday, January 21: A mode of winter transportation that pre-dates the snowmobile, snowplanes are a rich part of Teton Valley history.  This event is organized by the Greater Tetonia Community Foundation on Saturday morning in Tetonia and offers a chance to see and take a short ride in the snowplanes! CLICK HERE for more info.

 

 

HAPI Trails “Hug-A-Horse” hapitrails-unicorn

Saturday, January 21:  Join HAPI Trails  from 1pm-4pm giving out free ‘cozy-warm’ horse hugs to anyone looking for a snuggle.  We’ll have horses available for adoption along with some of our HAPI Celebrities; Delphina the Divine Donkey, Bonita the Mini Donkey and Rosie our Little Unicorn.    CLICK HERE for more information.

 

 

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Saturday, January 21:  Come roll into the new winter season with a Fat Bike Race. The Grand Targhee Fat Bike Race #2 is an 8 mile lap (choose from 1 lap or 2) on Jolly Green Giant and the lower ski trails in the Shoshone area. Registration at 4pm, Race at 5:30pm.  $30 for 16-mile race & $25 for 8-mile race.  CLICK HERE for more information.

 

The 6th Annual Snow Ball

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Saturday, January 21:  Snow Ball VI, hosted by the Downtown Driggs Community Association, is one of the Great Snow Fests’ ultimate celebrations, featuring music by Wyatt Lowe and the Mayhem Kings, food beer/wine and decked out friends, visitors, and snow-sculptors! Snow Ball takes place from 7-11pm at the Driggs Community Center. Tickets are $15 Adults/$8 for 12 and under and can be purchased online and at the door. CLICK HERE for more info or visit downtowndriggs.org

 

snowbikeFat Bike Short Track Race

Sunday, January 22:  Join Mountain Bike the Tetons  and Fitzgerald’s Bicycles  for a fat bike short track race in Pioneer Park!  Racers will race for 45 minutes on Pioneer Park’s groomed singletrack and Nordic trails. Demo bikes from Fitzgerald’s will be available to race and to try post-race.  CLICK HERE for more information.

 

 

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Sunday, January 22: What a great way to spend a Sunday morning! Enjoy a XC ski adventure with Bill Dell’Isola, Teton Regional Land Trust’s resource specialist, at 6 Springs Ranch. Tour is from 10am-12noon.  Meet at the Land Trust office in Driggs.

CLICK HERE for more information.

 

 

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Sunday, January 22: The Kotler Ice Arena of the Teton Valley Foundation will offer Open Skating on Sunday afternoon from 2n-4pm at our beautiful outdoor ice rink in Victor.  All abilities are welcome. Daily fees are $6 Adults / $4 Kids / $3 Skate Rentals. CLICK HERE for more info.