Winter running in Jackson Hole and the Teton's is amazing, beautiful, and just as spectacular as hitting the trails in the Summer. The BIG difference is the temperatures, often hitting minus 10, minus 15 degrees F during some of my runs. Cold weather brings bright sunshine and perfect snow conditions on the trails.
With the polar vortex affecting most of North America, I have heard from many runners asking what I wear. I have developed this layering system from many cold, enjoyable miles of experience. One day sticks in my mind. It was minus 22 F and I was running North of Jackson near the Town of Kelly. The sun was out, but it was bloody cold, so cold that I had to run 2-3 minute intervals alternating between running forward and backward, so I could face the sun and warm all parts of my body. I have run many many long hours in conditions like this. Cold weather running is NOT bad for us, only poor clothing choices are bad for us.
So here goes: