…how freaking good the powder skiing in Jackson Hole is right now. And this is with Carbon Megawatts. O-M-G!!!
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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 [...]
Whether it is whumps in the snowpack, unpredictable moose, or slick and icy spots, there can be some pretty darn scary moments when you are out on the skin track. How about this one? When what appears to be an untouched track of fresh snow…suddenly explodes into a ball of feathers and flapping wings as [...]
I’ve been pretty busy with work and life-planning since coming back from the trade show, but dawn patrols have been paying off big. Today there was a pretty sunrise and the Carbon Megawatts mounted at +2.5cm treated my right. The tips are huge on these things and darn near impossible to bury, so I opted [...]
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 [...]
PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING AVALANCHE CONTROL AND WINCH CAT OPERATIONS Do not travel above red line during Snow King snow control. Snow King Patrol and Grooming Operations Need Your Help Avalanche control and winch cat operations present hazards to anyone in the vicinity. For the safety of skiers, boarders and hikers, as well as the [...]
Barring multiple avalanche warnings and overall sketchy snow conditions, itâ€™s petty hard to sit around the house or wait in lift-lines with a bazillion other skiers, and Iâ€™ve been trying to get out into the backcountry and ski what is availableâ€¦without getting killed in the process. After getting denied and turning around at 8kâ€™ in [...]
I donâ€™t know about you, but my knee has been killing me over the past few weeks. Iâ€™ve had a couple surgeries on my right knee (ACL reconstruction/Spring 1994, meniscus clean-up/Summer 1996) and it often pops, clicks and swells up on occasion. Some say that certain types of weather patterns can influence joint pain and [...]
And I’ll give you $10 if you get it. Hint: In the Tetons…skied today.
Blue-sky and powder is no disappointment…YEAH!!! Man, it was nice to have a little surprise powder day today and the sun even burned through the clouds to make it that much more stellar! There sure seemed to be more new snow than the 2-3 inches reported this morning…at least where the wind blew it into [...]
Making the best of it, as Randosteve finds some soft snow at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort today.
This backpack cam shot is my favorite so far this season, mostly because it shows more of the valley, and oh yeah…sickbird POWDER!!! It’s been a snowy last few days up here in JH, which has been awesome, and if you could withstand the 2-3 second long whumps in the snowpack while breaking trail, there [...]
Oh man…that powder looks sooooo dreamy right now. Have a great weekend!
Randosteve dropping in on the Table Mountain break. Click all photos for larger image. This is my last full week off of work before it is back to the grindstone to make some more mula. I had a horrible day skiing at Targhee a couple days ago and it was probably the worst skiing conditions [...]
It’s cool to see a little Sierra Slayers stoke from our friend John Morrison, from the Tahoe area, with a nice descent of the Mendenhall Couloir. Definitely have looked at this one a few times driving up and down 395, and it will be in the radar the next time I visit. Though the line [...]