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15 Posts tagged “jackson hole”

No Words Can Describe…

…how freaking good the powder skiing in Jackson Hole is right now. And this is with Carbon Megawatts. O-M-G!!!

Welcome Back Winter!!!

This backpack cam shot is my favorite so far this season, mostly because it shows more of the valley, and oh yeah…sickbird POWDER!!! It’s been a snowy last few days up here in JH, which has been awesome, and if you could withstand the 2-3 second long whumps in the snowpack while breaking trail, there [...]

Jackson Hole FWT Highlights

I was out at JHMR on Saturday for the FWT competition. I was mostly at the base area helping man the Black Diamond booth, one of the title sponsors, but it’s pretty wild to see the lines some of the competitors came up with, both in the Casper and Tower Three venues. Congrats to all [...]

Bah, Humbug! or Merry Xmas ‘Merica!

Twenty bucks says Nancy Pelosi has never been to Jackson Hole (or even Wyoming for that matter) and Barrasso is just one scary dude. Bet you another twenty bucks he’s one of the next politicians to wreak havoc on the country, nevermind the state of Wyoming. There has been some scuttle-butt as far as how [...]

Skiing Mount Moran's Drizzlepus

Randosteve skis next to the West Horn while descending Drizzlepus on Mount Moran. Click all photos for larger image. Drizzlepus, a feature on the south-side of Mount Moran has been on my hit-list for a long time. It sits just west of the Falling Ice Glacier and the West Horn, and is a point that [...]

"Epic" Televison Series to be Produced in Jackson Hole

Okay Jackson Hole ski bums, now’s your chance for fame…at least as an extra. Yesterday, Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that Better Wings Entertainment out Los Angeles has an interest in producing a television series here in Jackson…and more specific…at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. No doubt a huge score marketing-wise for JHMR. The series, [...]

Antarctica…HELLS YEAH!!!

If you told me a year ago that I’d be preparing to go to ski in Antarctica in just over a month from now…I would have said…“bullshit”. But low and behold, the stars have come into alignment and I will be joining the IceAxe.TV crew on their Antarctic Ski Cruise which sets sail from Ushuaia, [...]

The Black Book, An Addition to Your Teton Library

About once a month, someone suggests that I put together an updated Teton Range backcountry skiing guidebook. Some big time publishers included. IMHO however, with Tom Turiano’s: Teton Skiing, A History and Guide and Select Peaks of Greater Yellowstone, as well as Jackson and Ortenburger’s: A Climbers Guide to the Teton Range, I feel like [...]

Hey Gore-Tex…What's up?

Recently, I was invited by W.L. Gore and Associates (makers of Gore-Tex, Windstopper and other high-tech fabrics and fibers) to attend a media fact finding event at the their headquarters in Maryland. So I accepted and will be heading to the east coast at the end of October for a short visit of the GORE [...]

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 [...]

TR: First Descent of the Archangel Ridge on Mount Foraker

When I originally posted about the first descent of the Archangel Ridge on Mount Foraker, it was questioned by some. Thanks to Marcus Waring for putting this trip report together and setting the record straight, and congratulations on a successful first descent of an amazing ski line. -Steve. Photo courtesy of Doglotion.com. “…Now that we [...]

Mmmmmm…

By the looks of the Jackson Hole area webcams (see bottom right sidebar), we’ve just got some valley fog going on this morning. A little dusting of fresh snow on our side, but as usual…a bit more coverage for our neighbors over the hill in Idaho. My knee is killing me today (and last night) [...]

Jackson Hole Alberstons To Offer Indoor Skiing

So, I know you’ve all seen the big hole in the floor in the Jackson Hole Alberstons lately. Many of you may have heard that they are installing a new refrigeration system. But why do you ask? Well, I caught up with store manager Scott Evans and asked him what all the fuss was about [...]

TetonSnowInfo.com

Thanks to Chris Larson and Chris Hansen, Teton skiers now have a new internet resource for checking out current mountain conditions. TetonSnowInfo.com is a conglomeration of most of the weather sites that valley skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers have come to find useful when deciding what to ski on any given day. Information on weather forecasts [...]

Avalanches, Avalanches…Everywhere!

Avalanche on Static Peak. I got out to ski some very variable snow on Friday and saw the evidence of a few more avalanches.  I think most happened on Wednesday…naturally.  The slide on Static Peak had a maximum crown height of 6-8′ and looked to have triggered another avalanche lower down on the skiers right, [...]