Seize the Season: Jackson Hole at Hotel Terra in October

Jackson Hole Mountains, Snake River Snow has arrived to the high peaks of the Grand Tetons and skiers everywhere are getting the pre-season itch and asking themselves the age-old questions: how much snow will the mountain get this year? What new line will they ski? Will this be the year to surpass all others?  When SKI Magazine calls Jackson Hole the best ski resort in North America, you know anything is possible. So what better way to ponder the possibilities than through an October stay at the best hotel in Jackson, Hotel Terra? Escape the crowds and explore Jackson in your own solitude. Envision your winter’s activities long before the lifts start rising while you enjoy Jackson’s many October community events.  Because though the green leaves are gone and the powder is yet to come, Jackson is always alive, just waiting for you to discover it. This October, be sure you don’t miss out on the local tourism board’s newest event: SHIFT 2013.  An annual event to be held October 11-13, SHIFT’s goal is to raise awareness for conservation in Jackson and its surrounding areas, while at the same time promoting the local economy in the traditionally slow autumn season.  This year, events will feature food and wine tasting, film presentations, and art demonstrations, among others. Friday, October 11, stop by the Center for the Arts for local food and beverage prepared by the town’s leading chefs.  Take part in the food preparation demonstrations, too, and learn how to butcher a pig, make your own cheese, and ferment alcohol. Hotel Terra’s renowned restaurant Osteria will be there serving up its finest.  Best thing at this event? All ingredients come from local farmers and are totally 100% organic. Saturday, October 12, be sure to catch a morning of festivities in George Washington Memorial Park at 9:00am and make a difference to your local environment.  Enjoy locally roasted coffee and freshly-baked pastries before embarking on a day of conservation-centered community service projects in the town of Jackson. DEEP: Jackson Hole Skiing StoryAfter a hard day of environmental service, relax at Jackson’s Pink Garter Theater for a night of ground-breaking documentaries in this year’s “Adventure, Inspired” series.  This year’s top premiere is DEEP: The Story of Skiing and The Future of Snow. This amazing and unreleased documentary details the potential long-term effects of global warming on skiers and their beloved sport.  Other films will be shown as well, including Steps: The Ride Greener Film, Chasing Water, and Return to the Tepuis, among others. Tickets are $15. Still not had enough? Stick around for “Shift 20/20” at the National Museum of Wildlife Art on Sunday night.  The presentation will utilize a Japanese-style art form to present 20 images in 20 seconds in multiple exhibitions, all detailing the lives of conservation advocates, farmers, artists, and other Jackson Hole residents. All in all, October is shaping up to be an exciting time to visit Jackson Hole.  Book your room now at Hotel Terra to enjoy the best that fall has to offer and don’t forget: the hotel’s world-class Chill Spa will be offering discounted treatments during the month of October in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  Seize the season, and you will not be disappointed.