Beers & Jokes on Teton Ski Mountaineering – Buckrail

JACKSON, Wyo.— Spring is often a great time for Teton’s ski expeditions and also to talk about it! Beers and Banter with the Jackson Hole Historical Society & Museum dives into Teton Ski Mountaineering online this Thursday, March 25 at 7 p.m.

Bob Kranenberg on skis towards Cascade Canyon. Photo by Roland Wolf circa 1930. Also used by ski mountaineer and author Tom Turiano on the cover of his book Teton Skiing: A History & Guide to the Teton Range. Photo: JHHSM Collection 1991.3766.001.

Join Ed Bushnell, Kim Havell, Tom Turiano and Molly Loomis Tyson for an informal conversation about their experiences with the ever popular sport and the mountaineers who inspired their adventures. Register for free online at

Morgan Jaouenc, Executive Director of JHHSM, will moderate this informal conversation, and at the end the audience can discuss questions for the speakers.

“With so many diverse experiences from these four Teton skiers and a plethora of stories from many ski mountaineers over the years, we expect this conversation to be fun,” Jaouen said.

Meet the speakers:

Ed Bushnell

Ed Bushnell grew up in northern Connecticut, experimenting with his first ski touring in the woods 100 feet vertical behind his house. He moved to Jackson in 1992, but ignorance and laziness kept him within the boundaries of local ski areas until 1996. That year, with the discovery of Tom Turiano’s ski touring guide in the mountains. Tetons and with the help of ski mentor and close friend Brian Ladd, Bushnell began exploring ski touring trails in the Tetons. From 1996 to 2006, he made over a hundred ski trips to the Tetons, most often with frequent partners Brian Ladd, Brandon Spackman and Jarad Spackman. Bushnell moved to Oregon in 2006 to study law, but the mountains brought him back, along with this woman and her two daughters, in 2013. Perhaps his most notable achievement in ski touring was the appointment of the “Tall Boy Couloir” at Cascade Canyon, after slipping two 16-ounce Pabst Blue Ribbon beers into his partner Ladd’s backpack before a run ascent in July 2003. Ed also tried hard to ski at least one. times per month of the year for 240 months or 20 years starting in October 2020.

Kim havell

Combining a passion for adventure and a love for exploration, Kim havell has spent much of his skiing career looking for distant and exciting goals. Kim has skied on all seven continents, with first runs out of four, most notably in the Arctic and Antarctica. For over 25 years, she pursued adventure in the backcountry, climbing and skiing high altitude peaks in the Himalayas, Andes and Karakorum as well as lines and other peaks across the world. from Morocco to Bolivia, Greenland, Norway, Argentina, Tibet. , Japan and Russia. She has many first female runs in Southwest Colorado and has completed numerous 13ers and 14ers ski climbs and descents in the United States. In 2013, her first winter in the Tetons, Kim rode 65 different routes, including the first female run of the famous Otter Body on the Grand Teton, and in 2014, she became the first woman to ski the Grand Teton. Nipples. With a home port in the incredible Teton Range, Kim guides for EXUM Mountain Guides, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Alpine Guides, and Ice Ax Expeditions internationally.

Thomas Turiano

Skier since the age of three, and ski mountaineer since 1985, Thomas Turiano worked as a mountain guide in Jackson Hole for many years and is the author of four books on backcountry skiing and mountaineering in the region including Teton Ski: A History and Guide to the Teton Range; Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone: A History and Guide to Mountaineering; Jackson Hole Backcountry Skier’s Guide South; and Teton Pass Backcountry Guide. Learn more about Tom’s work at

Molly loomis tyson

Molly loomis tyson has lived in the Tetons, as a writer, teacher, climbing ranger and adventurer since 2001. An endearing storyteller and teacher, Molly has worked with groups of all ages and abilities in the hopes of connecting them to the wild places they ‘she frequents, arousing curiosity, understanding, a sense of stewardship and a passion for the written word. She is also passionate about using the connection instead to promote the defense and protection of the environment. As a writer, she has published over 300 articles for many major publications. In May, Molly graduated with a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of the Environment and is currently working with the Northern Rockies Conservation Cooperative.

Register for the free event with the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum at to receive the Zoom link of the program. Instead of the usual purchase of beer or drink, staff ask you to consider a donation to support the program at