The Tetons poke above the clouds yesterday morning. Click photos for larger image. Conditions have been pretty stellar here in the Tetons the past few days. With fresh snow every morning and the sun popping out, things have been great for ski touring. Over the past couple days however, I’ve had a mixed bag of [...]
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Artist rendition of the “Mountain Coaster” at Snowbird, By Jared Hargrave. Yesterday, I was informed of Snowbirdâ€™s proposed roller-coaster to be built on the lower flanks of Mount Superior. It would be dubbed the â€œMountain Coasterâ€ (pretty creativeâ€¦eh?) and would start about 400 vertical feet up the slopes of Mount Superior, have about 3,000â€™ of [...]
Why would Bob Smith be psyched? Because its not even December yet and the Tetons have already received over 80″ of snow, with up to 30″ of new snow predicted to fall this weekend. Hell…yeah!!! Grand Targhee is opening this weekend and things should be prime for the JHMR opening on the 27th. It’s been [...]
Just when you thought you had all your bases covered. Good, quality ski equipment…check. Reliable ski partner…check. Promising weather forecast…check. Low avalanche danger…check. Raptor danger…check?! This sign was found in the French Ridge Hut on the way to Mount Aspiring, NZ. Support TetonAT and get Men’s Down Jackets up to 40% OFF at Backcountry.com. Free [...]
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 [...]
Reed Finlay skis the East Face of Ranger Peak. The highest peak in the Tetons north of Mount Moran. I recently bought a little kicker 6HP motor for my drift boat, mainly for putting across Jackson Lake in the spring to access skiing. Sorry, not a very big fan of canoeing. It’s getting a little [...]
Shane McConkey, 1969-2009. Legendary big mountain skier, BASE jumper, saucer boy and general sickbird, Shane McConkey died today in a ski BASE jumping accident in the Italian Dolomites. Details are hard to find, but word is that there were complications with one of his skis coming off during free fall. Shane reportedly did a double [...]