Will The Hossack-MacGowan Route Get Skied Again?

While skiing in Glacier Gulch yesterday, I found myself staring up at and day-dreaming about skiing the Hossack-MacGowan route on the north side of the Grand Teton.   I think it has been about 14 years since the route had its last (2nd) descent, and although we have had some really phat snow years since then, […]

More Grand Teton Speed Porn

Well, since someone (Brian Story) came within 3 minutes of breaking the Grand Teton speed descent record this weekend, as well as an impressive time on a Grand, Middle and South Teton ski descent link-up (Nathan Brown and Zahan Billamoria, 10:39), this video of Bryce Thatcher and Creighton King’s battle for the summer ascent and […]

Grand Teton Ski Descent Speed Record Set?

UPDATE: Today, Utah residents Jared Inouye, Andy Dorais and Jason Dorais teamed up for a group solo ski descent of the Ford/Stettner Route and set a new bar with a time of 5:17 car-to-car. These guys are pretty speedy rando-races and the time will be very hard to beat. See the comments section of this […]

Solo GT

Beau Fredlund makes a solo ascent of the Ford Couloir on the Grand Teton on June 18, 2011. Click photo for larger image. Just wanted to share this rad picture from Jay Hause of Beau Fredlund on a solo ascent of the Ford Couloir on the Grand Teton today. The photo was taken at about […]

Before and After

Randosteve dropping in on a burned area in the northern Tetons. Click photos for larger images. With all the new snow over the past week here in Jackson and sunny skies over the past few days, it’s been temping to try to ski some bigger lines. But, it seems like there are still some pesky […]

When The Clouds Part…

The clouds finally parted yesterday and showed us what has been happening high in the mountains during all the rain storms we have been having here in Jackson over the past month. What did it show us you ask? Well, it showed us that the snow/rain line was very high at one point and it […]

Mega Grand Teton Ford/Stettner Ski Descent Photo TR

CLICK ALL PHOTOS FOR LARGER IMAGES It’s been two or three years since the last time I skied the Grand Teton and recently I have been jonesing to get back up there to check it out again. Chris Onufer joined me for this trip and we started walking on the dry trail from the Bradley/Taggart […]

Have a Grand Weekend!!!

Randosteve skis off the summit of the Grand Teton, May 14, 2010. More photos to come…have a great weekend!

Exploring Spaulding Peak…And Off to Canada!

Well, it most certainly has been a trying last few days. I’d like to thank my bosses, Phil Leeds and Jeff Crabtree of Skinny Skis, for giving the time I needed to get my head straightened out. I’ve worked at the store for about 13 years now, so that should tell you what kind of […]

Photo TR: Spaulding Peak

Randosteve skis from near the summit of Spaulding Peak. Click photo for larger image. During our day, we watched 7 people…in two different parties, climb up no more than 1/3 of the way up the Ellingwood Couloir on the Middle Teton. From skiing the Amora Vida Couloir on the South Teton the day before, I […]

Teton Climbing History Saved Forever

This is the register from the first ascent of Mount Moran in 1922… …though not discovered until 1964. If there is one thing for sure, there is a ton of climbing history here in the Teton Range. Some of it is well known, yet some of it is also lost forever. However, great pains have […]

One Mountain Movie Project

I found out about the One Mountain project last winter while researching some stuff on the web and hearing about the filming up on the Grand Teton. The movie is a feature length documentary that focuses on two Jackson skiers’, Hunter Wood and Dan Petrus, dreams of skiing the Grand Teton. (Kind of like the […]

TetonAT.com Videos: Skiing The Grand Teton

Just a few hours left to Guess My Time: Grand Teton to win a pair of La Sportivas! Entries will be accepted until noon MST on Thursday…the winner will be announced on Friday! Good luck! Having tried to ski the Grand Teton a few times prior to 2005, and getting denied for one reason or […]

Win La Sportiva's, Guess My Time: Grand Teton

Guess my time running up and down the Grand Teton this weekend and win a FREE pair of La Sportiva Sandstone GTX hiking shoes! The Sandstone GTX is a great light hiker with a rugged Vibram sole, leather and mesh uppers, a capped toe for protection, a gusseted tongue and a Gore-Tex insert to keep […]

Video TR: Skiing the Newk Couloir

Photo of the Day

Three skiers descend the OtterBody on the Grand Teton on March 13, 2009. Photo Courtesy: Jay Petersen.

Second Descent of the Hossack-MacGowan on the Grand Teton

Thanks to Andrew McLean for his account of the second decent of the Hossack-MacGowan Couloir with the late Hans Saari. And rumor has it congratuatlions are in order as his wife is pregnant with their second child. Nice one Andrew! Anyway, I think this is the last of the three part series (part 1, part […]

Hossack-MacGowan Couloir Ski Attempt

My infatuation with the Hossack-MacGowan Couloir on the Grand Teton continues with accounts from Andrew McLean, Mark Holbrook and Kris Erickson, on an attempt to ski the line with the belated ski mountaineer, Hans Saari.   With our first study, we showed how Mark Newcomb and Hans Johnstone skied it in excellent conditions with an […]

First Ski Descent of the Grand Teton's Hossack-MacGowan Route Revisited

The Hossack-MacGowan Couloir on the Grand Teton looking pretty good, May 6, 2008. Though I’m completely scared shitless of what has to be the raddest line off the summit of the Grand Teton, the more I study it, the more I want to ski it.� But finding it in good, ski-able conditions is key and […]

Ford/Stettner Couloir