Skiers and snowboarders celebrate closing day 2009 at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
After a week of controversy, the Last Tram party returned to Jackson Hole in just about all its glory. After two incidents in which old and current tram cars were damaged, the resort had threatened to shut down the iconic lift if any snowballs were thrown on the last day of the season.
Just enough snowballs were thrown to buck authority and uphold tradition, but not enough to do any harm.
The controversy was overblown, and the party proceeded as usual, thanks to the Iron Monkey sound system and locals determined to promote a positive vibe.
Video by Jim Stanford and Christie Koriakin / JH Underground
JH Underground video correspondent Christie Koriakin went to the Shriners Club Cutter Races to document the characters at the Melody Ranch horse track. She found them. The cowboys took a liking to her.
The Cutter Races are held every February to raise money for the Shriners children's hospital in Salt Lake City. Chariots pulled by teams of horses race down a quarter-mile track on snow. At a giant tailgate party, spectators bet on teams.
Produced, filmed and edited by Christie Koriakin for JH Underground.