the mountains and the people that are drawn to them you just look at anyone around you and are inspired by like how hard they work and how passionate they are for the surroundings people that are willing to go to great lengths to live that Andrew whiteford I'm 33 years old presently living here in Jackson Wyoming I grew up on the east coast Connecticut Massachusetts when school in Vermont the first year I went skiing as seven years old and we went to Mount Southington when we moved up to Massachusetts there's some really nice little ski clubs we went to one called Blandford I've did lots of ski lessons and started racing there and I've just fell in love with the sport at that point a big step for me as a person was going to UVM my buddies and I took over the ski and snowboard club and we started organizing trips during the winter break we just recognize that people here awesome the mountains awesome snow is fantastic it's it's a full package so we all knew what we wanted to do after we finished up at school and that was moved to Jackson living in an expensive mountain town like this and wanting to be able to have dogs and have a garage for toys and things like that recognize that you really have to work hard all the time to be able to play really hard when you want to so I got this job as a bellman at this hotel and over the past eight years I've turned that into guiding for them as a naturalist I do enjoy the aspect of teaching getting to share the national parks Yellowstone and Grand Teton and the ecology of it is both a nice learning experience for me but also so rewarding to share that with people that don't have that connection to the outdoors in their life so the social scene in Jackson really varies depending on the weather when the skiing is crummy and we've had high pressure for a while and it's just death cookies out there then people tend to party a lot harder and you know heading up stagecoach Thursday night or Town Square tavern the war at Silver Dollar bar cowboy bar drinking is a big pastime in Wyoming but you know when the skiing is good people like to ski hard all day many of my days it's just up the tram once and then heading out of bounds and hiking and climbing and avoid stopping and going inside but if it's a more mellow pace on any given day it's really tough to beat a waffle up at the Corbett's cabin brown sugar and butter mixed together into a whip and then we take it and put it on the waffle and then we pull it up my temple and it's the eight like for your food my name is Ben Chipman and we are standing at Corbett's castle so 10,000 maybe 450 vertical feet above sea level I have and I have never hold my house pretty much everyone here is a legend in their own way and the people that tend to not talk about their skiing as much are usually the most badass one guy that is an incredible guy and skier is hunter wood super nice guy really quiet and absolutely slays it skiing it's just fluid and smooth and you know kind of epitomizes what I want to continue on as a skier voltammetry of them working at GBS in the back shop 2x keys came up here for just one year before I was gonna head back to medical school or dental school grow up but still here after 20 years having lived here in Jackson now for for quite a while as a skier I've changed I've slowed down so that I'm waiting for the right conditions and starting to get into bigger lines and bigger mountains some of the best skiers on the mountain are like in their 40s 50s 60s and I want to be like that later so you learn to ski with great fluidity instead of beating up your body learn to pay attention to the the mountains the weather and your surroundings I'm constantly studying them and searching out new lines and that is something that excites me every year I've always got a list and the more I ski the longer the list grows of what you want to ski so I don't see myself getting bored here anytime soon you

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Inspiring! 35 years old and been skiing since I was 3. Cool video.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    this is a good story of 'optimistic' Jackson life…classic interview with H.Wood sown in. Hilarious

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Some of the best skiing I’ve done was at the Hole!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    I also learned my ski from mountain Southington 😀

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Ha. Those conditions at the Tram summit look mighty familiar. The waffles are indeed very good and I recommend them to anyone. If you want one get off the tram first and rush to the cabin. Eat quickly and you can get out before the next tram arrives.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    No regular person can afford Jackson. I don’t know how this guy does.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Good stuff! Better than TGR crap!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    learned to ski 3 years ago. skied greens at heavenly, a few blues at park city and copper, is it too much to jump to jackson hole?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Your just another, dime a dozen, boring, eastcoastie transplant. Why do you goobers find it so necessary to shout out to the world, 'here I am, see me, I moved out west, oh boy?'

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    If you’re going to be pretentious, at least back it up with above mediocre footage.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Love the video , what a great attitude to skiing. Also love these waffles at the cabin, or even 2.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Haha this guy worked for my uncle at amingani great shredder

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Great video. thanks.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Great video

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    As the current Treasurer of Blandford Ski Area thank you so much for mentioning our little mountain.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Subscribe to the Vibe Tribe! We are going to be filming countless videos this winter in jackson hole, don't miss out on original content all year long!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Looks like a great place. I'm down here in New Mexico. Toas Ski valley is the place. Known for steep mogul terrain.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    The guy rides a mean mountain bike, too.

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    great listen. cool dude!

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  • June 3, 2019 at 2:11 am
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    Great video. I've love to shred with Andrew one of these days! Seems like a very humble down to earth dude.

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