So far, it's been the Year of the Snowbike. Minimal snowpack + cold nights = firm trails. I took this photo last Friday afternoon on my way up nearby Darby Canyon. It's a multi-use canyon road during the winter, with snowmobiling, nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowbiking, and anything else you can dream up. Farms adjoining foothills near the canyon's mouth make for a unique setting.
This past weekend was the first annual Teton Valley Snowfest. Events included Skijoring, a Snowbike race, Nordic Ski Race, Concerts, Ice Sculptures, Luge, Snow Plane demos, and more. It was a great success, with people attending from all over the west, and should only continue to grow. In a year where many places haven't had any snow or winter to speak of, we still managed to put on a great show here in Driggs.
I love this scene, near the mouth of Fox Creek canyon. A classic old Teton Valley barn, with horses and winter hay at the foot of the mountains. Deer and Elk haven't moved down from the hills yet, but I'm sure we'll be seeing them by the hay barn soon.
Happy Winter of 2012!