Reader Poll…Are Teton Skiers Ready?

My alarm woke me up at 5am yesterday and I was the only car in the lot at the top of Teton Pass, as the WYDOT plow driver cleared the 6-8” of new snow from the parking lot. It looked like I was going to be breaking trail in the dark and solo, so I […]

Teton Pass Avalanche Reduction: A Week in Review

WYDOT avalanche technician Jamie Yount has been a busy bee over the last week or two, keeping Teton Pass open as much as possible and as safe as possible for vehicular travel.   He was kind enough to give us an update on last weeks events which includes a video of an avalanche, triggered by […]

Laps on the Pass…North and South

Very little traffic on the Pass for a Satuday. WYDOT made the stealth opening of Teton Pass Friday night after nearly two days of closures. I was going solo and must have checked the webcam 20 times waiting for some cars to start showing up on the webcam on Saturday morning. After a mediocre day […]

Dawn Patrol on Glory

Chris Figenshau called me Monday night to see if I was up for dawn-patrol on the pass Tuesday morning. It looked like it was going to be a bluebird powder day, so how could I resist getting some fresh turns under the morning sky. I had to work at 10:30, so I would have plenty […]

Setting the Bar on the Glory Bootpack

Jimmy Chin set the bar at 10 hours for skiing the Grand Teton last winter, and now Dan Kaslow and Luke Lynch have set the bar (as far as I know) for most laps on Glory. I was informed of this feat yesterday morning when I was directed to TheSnaz.com, who broke the story on […]

Worker Turns and Avy on Taylor/Glory

I was a little slow out of the gate today cuz I had a meeting at work. Thankfully, Brian Harder waited for me and we were on the trail to Taylor Mountain a bit after 10. Surprisingly, this was my first time skiing Taylor. It’s weird how certain areas never make it into the cycle, […]

High Winds in the Mountains Today

The big news on the Pass and in the backcountry today was the winds. Brian Harder and I predicted 50-70 mph. The bigger gusts would knock you down…a good indicator when the winds really cook! I just checked the weather station at the Village and we were right on…67 mph at 7:45 and 10:15. Anyway, […]

Powder on the Pass!

Many skiers were psyched yesterday morning to see that 13” had fallen in the mountains in the last 24hrs….with more predicted throughout the day and tonight. Roads kept the traffic to a crawl, and Dustin, Reed and I weren’t on our way till after 8:30 am. We had plans to ski in the park, but […]

First Turns on the Pass

Last night it snowed…so I went skiing. This is my first ski trip since going to New Zealand it if felt great. Most of the snow has melted on the sunlight aspects, but a nice crust layer has formed were the snowpack has been able to hold on through the rain and warm temps. Glory […]