Early Season in the South Couloir of the East Prong

The fun part about skiing early season is that some lines are more technical and less filled in than they are the rest of the winter due to the low snowpack. The not-so-fun part about skiing early season is that some lines are more technical and less filled in than they are the rest of […]

Northeast Snowfields

Diagonal Couloir

Koven Couloir

Video: Skiing the Koven Couloir, Mount Owen

I put this video trip report together from my descent of the Koven Couloir last week. It’s got some decent steeps footage and includes some fun Whippeted sidestepping. Here’s a little more info on the slab I mention about…if you missed it last week.

Close Call in the Koven

Small slab release at the top of the Koven Couloir As Brian Harder and I approached the top of the Koven Couloir and the Koven Col today, the snow changed dramatically. A small slab had formed on the looker’s left. A cornice blocked easy access directly above. Randosteve…”Man…it sure is getting slabby up here” Brain […]

Mount Owen-Northeast Snowfields

The Northeast Snowfields is probably one of the most coveted routes for a ski mountaineer here in the Tetons. It is big, committing, and depending on conditions, requires at least one rappel. Lucky for me, I was invited to join climber/skiers Hans Johnstone and Brendan O’Neil for a ski descent in May of 2005. We […]

Diagonal Couloir-Mount Owen

Well today is my Friday at work and I’m off to do some intervals on Snow King this morning. It is a bit warmer today and I look forward to some days off. I have some tentative plans to go big…but we will see what is up with the weather. Note: This TR is from […]