TetonAT Video: Okie’s Thorn Couloir

Here’s is a little video stoke (it’s a little slow and mind-numbing) from skiing Okie’s Thorn Couloir last week with Reed Finlay. It’s a pretty obscure line, but the couloir sits directly skier’s left of the Dike Couloir, a popular descent on Garnet Canyon/Glacier Gulch loop-tours. It also runs below a sharp pinnacle, called Okie’s [...]

Nice to Get That Out of the Way

Randosteve skis the Cave Couloir in Garnet Canyon. Click all photos for larger image. Getting ready to and going out skiing for the first day of the season can sometimes be a bit of a junk show and rather stressful, so it’s always nice to get it out of the way and dial things in. [...]

Broken Thumb, Doc’s Thumb or Ulnar Collateral Couloir

While waiting for the bigger lines in the park to stabilize, I got out recently with Reed Finlay to ski a line on the north side of 25 Short that we have both both been eying for many years. Although 25 Short is a rather tame and low angle powder run, the lines on its [...]

Trigger

While skiing this steep line in the northern range yesterday, a 12-18″ slab released to my right on the fourth turn.  Luckily, it didn’t pull-out above me and I was able to ski away unscathed.  You can see the crown lower on the ridge on the right, and if you look close enough, the powder [...]

2.19.2011 Bighorn Sheep Sighting

Had a cool bighorn sheep sighting yesterday. Normally the sheep don’t run right towards you, but I think another party down canyon might have spooked them towards us.

My Weekend In Photos

Well, it wasn’t technically “the” weekend, but it was my weekend, and it was a mixed bag of early starts, reconnaissance and ripping fast powder turns in Grand Teton National Park. Click all photos for large image. Hello Mr. Bighorn. If you would just stand still for a second I can get the money shot.

New Year’s Day Recon Mission…in the Cold

After working some crazy busy days at the shop over the holidays, I wasn’t going to let sub-zero temps keep me away from skiing on New Year’s Day. A couple brave souls, Reed Finlay and Brian Ladd, joined me on the trek into Avalanche Canyon to recon a line that is currently in my cross-hairs [...]

Staying Alive on Two Elk Peak

It’s crazy how sometimes it’s the smaller lines and peaks that have you scared to death and wondering if this will be the day that takes you down. This was the case yesterday, when Reed Finlay and I were skiing on Two Elk Peak. This relatively benign line on Two Elk Peak had me fearing [...]

LIVE…From Leigh Lake!!!

Picture taken at 2:30PM on 4/14/10 while crossing Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Hola! I’m skinning across Leigh Lake in Grand Teton National Park right now, on the way to spend a couple nights in Leigh Canyon. Conditions are pretty prime in the Tetons right now for ski touring and it will be [...]

Photo TR: Colter Canyon

CLICK ALL PHOTOS FOR LARGER IMAGE. A beautiful morning ski across Jackson Lake. Entering the fog on Jackson Lake. It’s always colder on the lake. Skiing into a side canyon and towards our objective.

Photo TR: Fairshare Tower

I got out to scope out a line I’ve been wanting to ski on Fairshare Tower yesterday, an obscure peak/point that sits between Disappointment Peak and the Grand Teton. The sickter line I’ve been eyeballing isn’t quite ready yet, but my partner and I still had a fun day skiing from near the summit. Here [...]

Dartmouth Couloir Tour

Reed Finlay skis in front of Table Mountain. Although our snowpack isn’t the greatest up here in the Tetons so far this year, there is still a lot of great skiing to be had and when the bigger lines aren’t filled in yet, it’s better to focus on obscure runs and long tours. It’s probably [...]

Burn Baby Burn!

For those that live outside of the Teton County and haven’t experienced it, it’s been pretty wild to see how the forest fires in and around Grand Teton National Park have reacted to the weather conditions over the past week.  Shifting winds have really kicked up the flames and have blown the smoke plums towards [...]

2008-2009 TetonAT.com Slideshow

Well…it’s been another great ski season. Stretching from long approaches and early season turns on the Middle Teton Glacier on October 25th, to…long approaches and late season turns in the Winds River Range in early July. Not too bad…milking 9 months of skiing out of the lower forty-eight, [...]

Teton Climbing Website Up And Running

Photo Courtesy of TetonClimbing.com. It’s that time of year again when the parking lot fills up at Lupine Meadows trailhead and a line forms in the early morning hours at the Jenny Lake Ranger Station with people looking for permits and information on route conditions in the high peaks. Luckily for us, the rangers have [...]

Photo of the Day

Steve Romeo skins near Icefloe Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Photo: Dustin Lemke. Trip report here.  

Randokitty Chutes the Moon

Randokitty skis Chute the Moon. Last weekend, I got out with a great skier-friend of mine and finally “Shot the Moon”! Chute the Moon is hardly radical by TetonAT standards, but I had been staring at (and obsessing about) this aesthetic line on the north side of Peak 10,696 for most of this ski season. [...]

Photo of the Day

Skinning across Jackson Lake yesterday

Moonwalk Couloir

Powder Skiing on Maverick