I just wanted to give a shout-out to my good friend and ski partner Reed Finlay (now former ski partner?), for the birth of his son on Leap Day last week. With the Leap Day birthday, little Kershaw Finlay will no doubt be a huckster on the skis when he grows up. But, Uncle Randosteve [...]
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Had the day off today, but turned out to be pretty busy…after shredding 7K’ of awesomely fast untracked powder, of course. One of my “extra tasks” today was to help a fellow skier bring his modified Dynafit TLT5 boots back up to par and replace some blown rivets with T-nuts. And when I say modified…I [...]
It is pretty wild (and sorta cool) to see skiing all over the mainstream media recently. Too bad it took a bunch of awesome people dying for the bigger audience to realize the risks many skiers take every day. Unfortunately, I think Rob Gaffney speaks a lot of truths in this MSNBC video and I [...]
Note: TetonAT was experiencing some technical difficulties relating to posting comments yesterday, but I think everything is working now. I’m playing hooky from work today (because it is so bluebird and stellar in the Tetons right now), but will be back later to make sure all it good. Thanks…Steve “Ski Like a Girl” is right!!! [...]
Everyone has heard of old Punxsutawney Phil over there in Pennsylvania.Â That little guy can make most skier’s smile by seeing his shadow on Groundhog Day, which means 6 more weeks of winter.Â However, 6 more weeks of winter ends in mid-March, which is about mid-season when it comes to a Teton backcountry skier’s ski [...]
If you are looking for a distraction from that-other-post, this is a pretty good one. It is over an hour long though, so only watch it when you have time.
While you have been sleeping the past few days, WYDOT crews have been working their butts off trying to get Teton Pass’s Highway 22 open and safe for car travel. As you can see in the photo below, with all the new snow Jackson Hole have been getting, this hasn’t been an easy task and [...]
MAN…I have been having some great days skiing in the Tetons lately! Last week, it was warm spring-like conditions on sunny aspects, and now…powder and wind! It looks like it’s gonna dump huge this week, but I’m glad I got another warm sunny day skiing above the clouds on Teewinot with Kim Havell and John [...]
Click all photos for larger image. Considering that there is virtually zero snow in the Sierras right now, and not really to my surprise, legendary Sierra Slayer Glen Poulsen and friend Sarah hightailed it to Jackson on New Year’s Eve for a few days of skiing in the Tetons. Unfortunately, I’m smack dab in the [...]
Thanks to Jordan Manley for putting together this video from a ski trip to Baffin Island last spring. It reaffirms my need to visit the area and explore. Not looking forward to the 130km snowmobile ride, though.
While some first descents get lots of attention, others often trickle by unnoticed. Because of that, I just wanted to give props to these potential first ski descents by Italian Fredrico Varingo, who is reported by Aspiring Guides of New Zealand to have made first descents of both Mount Cook and Mount Tasman this past [...]