Words of Wisdom

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 [...]

Trenching It

When relating to skiing, some people call it “trenching” when you leave deep ruts in the corduroy as you rail GS turns down the piste. Others, myself included, consider it “trenching” when you ski really deep and light powder (on skinny skis?), and you leave deep and wide trenches in the snow. Never-the-less, the snow [...]

"A Life Ascending" This Thursday

If you missed the screening of “A Life Ascending” when it played in Jackson Hole last winter as part of the Banff Mountain Film Festival, don’t fret…as you will have another chance to see this great film on Thursday, March 1st, at 7PM in the Snow King Teton Room. Tickets are available at Skinny Skis [...]

Focus Needed

When skiing steep and exposed terrain, a skier needs to be 100% focused. A small slip of a ski edge, a milli-second loss of attention or even a simple misjudgment in terrain or snow conditions, can have very serious consequences and even lead to injury. Distractions can definitely be hazardous to one’s health in the [...]

Rescuer Dies in Teton County SAR Helicopter Crash

Update: I am very sorry to report that a member of TCSAR, Ray Shriver, has died as a result of this accident. It is another tragic loss to the Jackson Hole and SAR community. Thanks to the Jackson Hole News and Guide for keeping us informed during this very unfortunate event. My condolences go out [...]

Thanks Lindsey Vonn

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!!! [...]

Seth Morrison's, Ordinary Skier

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.

Taylor Mountain Avalanche

Taylor Mountain avalanche, January 24, 2012. Today, a highly experienced local avalanche guru caused a stir on Taylor Mountain and the Coal Creek region on the west side of Teton Pass when an intentionally triggered avalanche resulted in more than he bargained for. The slide grew in size quickly, pulling out far to the skier’s [...]

Alpine Slides Revisited

The guy in this video riding the Mieders Alpine Slide with no brakes has nerves of steel and only makes a peep on a few epic corners and drops. Maybe that Snowbird Alpine Slide wasn’t such a bad idea after all?   Sure makes the Snow King alpine slide look…ummm, nevermind.  Imagine one from the [...]

Beartooth Survival Story

I’m not much of a dog dude, but this sure is an amazing story about Ole, a little corgi’s will to live after an avalanche took his owner’s life (RIP David Gillard of Bozeman, MT) up in Cooke City, MT, on New Year’s Eve day. Pretty impressive little guy and thanks to BeartoothPowder.com for sharing [...]

Wow…Someday, Baffin Island.

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.

Recent First Descents of Mount Cook and Tasman by Fredrico Varingo

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 [...]

Johno Verity: Avalanche

I just thought I’d share this video of an avalanche UK snowboarder Johno Verity was caught in while filming in New Zealand a few years ago. After a few close calls last year (like this and this), I’m pretty much scared shitless of avalanches these days (which might be a good thing?), but I’m hoping [...]

Jamie Pierre Killed in Utah Avalanche

There is some really sad news coming out of Utah last night and this morning, and it is very early in the season to be reporting on such a horrible event.  Professional skier, Jamie Pierre, was killed in an avalanche while skiing in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday. Jamie was known as a religious person [...]

Review, Powderwhore's "Breaking Trail"

In a day and age when everyone and their brother are making ski movies, short edits and weekly webisodes about what they have been skiing, Powderwhore has released yet another movie that was birthed in the Wasatch and travels around the world in search of great ski terrain and the characters that rip the slopes. [...]

Wish I Could Ski Like This Dude

Oh man…that powder looks sooooo dreamy right now. Have a great weekend!

Most Insane BASE/Wingsuit?

I saw this a couple weeks ago and thought I would share. BASE jumping is pretty out there in its own right, but the true insanity in this clip starts at 1:15, so be sure to stick it out. Death wish?

Andreas Fransson's Denali South Face Ski Descent

This is pretty rad. Many of you know that this past spring/summer, Andreas Fransson made the first descent of Denali’s South Face. Well…here is the video. I know some people, many of whom are veteran guides on Denali, have had their eye on this line for years. Well…Andreas nails it, solo…and also skied the Messner [...]

Icefalls are COOL!!!

Thanks to one of my Faceplant friends for showing me this video. I’m not sure if it is the Hydrocodone I’m taking to help ease the pain from a visit with the periodontist yesterday, but I thought this clip was pretty cool. Even with the ladders, some of the crevasse crossings during this guy’s descent [...]

The Freedom Chair…Inspiring!

Josh Dueck was an aspiring Canadian skier and coach until a ski accident in 2004 changed his life for good. After coming to the realization that he would never walk again, Josh made a conscious decision to make the best of a terrible situation. Within 1 year he was back on snow doing what he [...]