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29 Posts tagged “AVALANCHE”

Taylor Mountain Avalanche

Taylor Mountain avalanche, January 24, 2012. Today, a highly experienced local avalanche guru caused a stir on Taylor Mountain and the Coal Creek region on the west side of Teton Pass when an intentionally triggered avalanche resulted in more than he bargained for. The slide grew in size quickly, pulling out far to the skier’s [...]

Beartooth Survival Story

I’m not much of a dog dude, but this sure is an amazing story about Ole, a little corgi’s will to live after an avalanche took his owner’s life (RIP David Gillard of Bozeman, MT) up in Cooke City, MT, on New Year’s Eve day. Pretty impressive little guy and thanks to BeartoothPowder.com for sharing [...]

Sierra Slayer in the House…and the Snowpack

Click all photos for larger image. Considering that there is virtually zero snow in the Sierras right now, and not really to my surprise, legendary Sierra Slayer Glen Poulsen and friend Sarah hightailed it to Jackson on New Year’s Eve for a few days of skiing in the Tetons. Unfortunately, I’m smack dab in the [...]

Waaaaayyyy Remote Trigger

Barring multiple avalanche warnings and overall sketchy snow conditions, it’s petty hard to sit around the house or wait in lift-lines with a bazillion other skiers, and I’ve been trying to get out into the backcountry and ski what is available…without getting killed in the process. After getting denied and turning around at 8k’ in [...]

TetonSnowInfo Summary For Weather/Snow Geeks

For those of you that just can’t get enough weather info and love to crunch the numbers and study graphs, TetonSnowInfo has created a nice Snow/Weather Summary Report web page that puts all of the past month’s weather and snow information into easy to read graphs. You can pick different snow and weather stations to [...]

New Teton Mobile Avalanche/Weather Forecast Site

Just in time for the epic avalanche cycle we are about to enter is the release of a new mobile avalanche and weather website for Teton County, called JHAvi.com.  You might ask what makes this site better than the BTNF 7AM forecast that gets emailed to your phone, I mean it doesn’t get any more [...]

Johno Verity: Avalanche

I just thought I’d share this video of an avalanche UK snowboarder Johno Verity was caught in while filming in New Zealand a few years ago. After a few close calls last year (like this and this), I’m pretty much scared shitless of avalanches these days (which might be a good thing?), but I’m hoping [...]

Ford Couloir/East Face Avalanche.

Just a little PSA, as I saw this on Turkey Day. The East Face and Ford Couloir of the Grand Teton slid and sent debris all the way to the meadows. The Cave Couloir also slid. Both appeared to have happened naturally, maybe on Monday or Tuesday…hard to tell though. Avalanche crowns on the Grand [...]

Jamie Pierre Killed in Utah Avalanche

There is some really sad news coming out of Utah last night and this morning, and it is very early in the season to be reporting on such a horrible event.  Professional skier, Jamie Pierre, was killed in an avalanche while skiing in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Sunday. Jamie was known as a religious person [...]

Avy Avoidance: Always Look Uphill!

Here is little look at a very close call by a couple guys skiing the Northwest Passage in Granite Canyon and the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort backcountry during last year’s epic snow season. It looks like on this day there was some considerable avalanche danger and one skier came one turn away from getting munched. [...]

Thank You Saint John

Today on Mount Saint John. Click all photos for larger image. Well, I think I need to have my head examined for not heeding my own advice to pull in the reigns this weekend due to a current questionable snowpack at the higher elevations here in the Tetons. Sometimes though, the lure to try and [...]

Teton Skiers: Choose Your Line Wisely

Good news Teton skiers! It looks like spring might finally be moving in to the Jackson Hole region next week. (Maybe?) I know it has been a snowy winter and most folks are chomping at the bit to get into the high peaks and hit that line they have been thinking about all season. And [...]

D5 Albright Slide?

So, last week I went on a ski tour to ski Son of Apocalypse Couloir on Prospector’s Mountain. Someone had skied it the day before (meaning we had sloppy seconds – something I hate), but they dropped in not quite from the top, so my partner and I were still able to get some untracked [...]

Spicy Avalanche Conditions Expected in New Zealand

It’s pretty hard to avoid there being high avalanche danger in New Zealand when it snows 13 feet in 10 days. Like with most trips, local or abroad, I’ve started to eyeball the conditions and weather forecasts for New Zealand.  (Launch day is tomorrow!)  MetService.com seems to be the best website for weather and Avalanche.net.nz [...]

Fairy Meadows: Close Call in the Houdini Needles

Morning light on the way to the Houdini Needles area. Click all photos for larger images. After our first night at the hut, which was filled with great food and fun, we awoke to clear skied and bright sunshine. We were psyched to have a day with good visibility near the beginning of our stay [...]

Daisybell Avalanche Reduction Device

With all the avalanche activity in the Tetons last week, wouldn’t this be the ultimate tool to control avalanches, and at the same time keep humans out of dangers way? The Daisybell is made T.A.S., the same people who make those Gazex things up on Glory Bowl and Twins Slides, which combine oxygen and propane [...]

Avalanche PSA: Albright/Wimpys Massif

Major avalanche activity on the Alright/Wimpys massif. It was pretty crazy driving up to the park this morning and checking out all of the avalanche activity…especially on runs like Wimpys and Albright that get regular traffic. My guess is that most of these slides occurred yesterday, before noon. It didn’t look like anyone had been [...]

Ski Patrolman Seriously Injured in JHMR Avalanche

Update: Unfortunately, Mark Wolling was unable to recover from his injuries. Peace be with you Big Wally…I hope the snow is soft and the winds are light in heaven. At approximately 8:26am today, Mark “Big Wally” Wolling was swept down Cheyenne Bowl while in the process of conducting avalanche reduction work on Route 7 prior [...]

Hyalite Avalanche Analyzed: RIP Guy Lacelle

Renouned ice climber, Guy Lacelle was killed on Thursday when an avalanche, triggered by climbers above, swept him of the Silken Falls climb in Hyalite Canyon. Lacelle was climbing in the Ice Breaker competition as part of the Bozeman Ice Festival, where a local climber pairs with a non-local to climb as amny routes in [...]

John Griber Survives Serac Fall on Mount Everest

I’m sure some of you followed the First Ascent climb of Everest this spring.  What some you you might not know is that John Griber and Twelve Point Media were also on the trip and the ones doing all the video work on the mountain. John’s been all over the world and on all kinds [...]