Ode To The Butt Tree

Until this summer, the Butt Tree has stood tall, welcoming hikers as they climb a moraine on the way to Garnet Canyon and the Grand Teton.

De-Stink The Stink

It’s that time of year again. The temperature is starting to rise (oh nooooo…) and your feet sweat like no one’s business when they are stuffed inside your thick and warm ski boot liners all day. I use thin synthetic socks when I ski, and they hold plenty of wrank foot odor on their own. […]

Trenching It

When relating to skiing, some people call it “trenching” when you leave deep ruts in the corduroy as you rail GS turns down the piste. Others, myself included, consider it “trenching” when you ski really deep and light powder (on skinny skis?), and you leave deep and wide trenches in the snow. Never-the-less, the snow […]

Scary Skin Track Moments

Whether it is whumps in the snowpack, unpredictable moose, or slick and icy spots, there can be some pretty darn scary moments when you are out on the skin track. How about this one? When what appears to be an untouched track of fresh snow…suddenly explodes into a ball of feathers and flapping wings as […]

Do The Right Thing

Considering the Jackson Hole region is predicted to receive 2-3′ of snow in the next 24-48hrs, along with wind gusts approaching 100mph, we will no doubt see a spike in the avalanche danger.  Because of this, I think this little avalanche and skiing safety video is appropriate, and I like it because it isn’t as […]

I've Skied Everywhere

Well, obviously I haven’t skied everywhere, and I only managed to have skied at 24 of the 92 (I think?) resorts listed in this Johnny Cash tribute. (My list in the comments section.) What about you?!

Punxsu-TELE Phil Update

Everyone has heard of old Punxsutawney Phil over there in Pennsylvania.  That little guy can make most skier’s smile by seeing his shadow on Groundhog Day, which means 6 more weeks of winter.  However, 6 more weeks of winter ends in mid-March, which is about mid-season when it comes to a Teton backcountry skier’s ski […]

Mini-Ice Age?

Paging Ptor Spricenieks…Ptor Spricenieks to the courtesy phone please. If you’ve followed this blog and the comments at all over the years, you know that on most weather related posts, Ptor Spricenieks usually chimes in about solar flares and other weather anomalies that I can’t even pronounce, never mind understand. So, I’m wondering what he […]

How To Ski…and How Not To Poster

Not a whole lot going on in my world this week (except that I got out of jury duty…yay!) and just tip-toeing up and skiing the basics, trying to stay on top of the snowpack. Here is a photo of a poster we have at the shop that gets quite a few comments. It’s a […]

Name That Couloir

And I’ll give you $10 if you get it. 🙂 Hint: In the Tetons…skied today.

Have A Great Thanksgiving!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Thanks to everyone who comes here and shares the stoke we all have for skiing. I am looking forward to a great ski season to come and I hope you are too!! BTW, if you are looking for a cool way to enjoy all that tryptophan you consume today, click here to watch […]

Neature Walk

I’m sorry, but nature is just so darn neat! 🙂

BAD Moose!!!

I was charged by a bull moose today. I forgot my camera at home, so unfortunately no pictures, but here is the story anyway. I was hiking back to the Bradley/Taggart Trailhead around mid-afternoon, after a solo ski mission in Garnet Canyon. My skis were on my back and AT boots on my feet. I […]

Occupy First Chair

Hmmm…I might have to side for the 1%’ers on this one. Who can argue with getting first tracks?

Ski Dance

Please, please, PLEASE keep snowing and SAVE ME!!! R

It's FWIGing Season

Can you guess what I’ve been doing here? The off-season is a great time to FWIG and I have been doing a lot of it recently. Making sure all my gear is up to par and working correctly, as well as remembering what I didn’t like, or thought I could improve (at least for my […]

"Guy On a Buffalo", A Destined Classic

Yeah, I’m jonesing for some snow as much as you are and this freaking Jackson Hole Indian Summer is killing me!!! Anyway, I can’t help but share this video that is destined to become a classic on the interwebs and rate right up there with the Crazy Nasty Ass Honey Badger. Enjoy the laughs and […]

Cheese-Head Love

A car with this license plate pulled up in front of the shop the other day and it’s nice to see that all the cheese Wisconsin-ites eat hasn’t effected their judgement.

Bear Pow

Courtesy AdventureJournal.com

Lordy, Lordy…

Yup…call me Rando-Old Dude.