Nice to Get That Out of the Way

Randosteve skis the Cave Couloir in Garnet Canyon. Click all photos for larger image. Getting ready to and going out skiing for the first day of the season can sometimes be a bit of a junk show and rather stressful, so it’s always nice to get it out of the way and dial things in. […]

Dike Snowfield Tour

Well, conditions are pretty prime for ski touring in the Tetons right now. There is some funky snow here and there, but if you time things right, the skiing is great! I got shut down a mission for the steep and deep yesterday (due to some lingering weather on the high peaks), but had a […]

November in Garnet Canyon

Sooooo, I’ve gotten a few, “Have you skied in Garnet Canyon yet?”s recently, and the answer is…yes! I’ve been on a couple missions up into the north fork and over the weekend I skied on the Middle Teton Glacier. I wanted to go higher on the Middle, but I had left my avy gear in […]

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 […]

Exploring Spaulding Peak…And Off to Canada!

Well, it most certainly has been a trying last few days. I’d like to thank my bosses, Phil Leeds and Jeff Crabtree of Skinny Skis, for giving the time I needed to get my head straightened out. I’ve worked at the store for about 13 years now, so that should tell you what kind of […]

Photo TR: Spaulding Peak

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 […]

Dartmouth Couloir Tour

Reed Finlay skis in front of Table Mountain. Although our snowpack isn’t the greatest up here in the Tetons so far this year, there is still a lot of great skiing to be had and when the bigger lines aren’t filled in yet, it’s better to focus on obscure runs and long tours. It’s probably […]

Photos from Teepee Glacier to Glacier Gulch Tour

Reed Finlay skis into Glacier Gulch. Though the valley is still relatively brown, with enough effort (read…’walking’), one can find lots of snow in the high-country. I toured up to Teepee Glacier yesterday with Reed and found lots of powder, though pretty dense…and not the easiest skiing snow, above 11K’ and in shaded areas. And […]

TAY: September Turns…CHECK!

Randosteve sets up for September turns on the North Face of Spaulding Peak. Table Mountain and it’s steep East Face in the background. After a long and busy summer, I finally made a go for my September turns with Reed in the South Fork of Garnet Canyon on September 30th, thus marking the official success […]

Video: August Turns in Jackson Hole…Check!

Went on a solo mission up to the Cave Couloir in Garnet Canyon to get my August turns in last week. The skiing was actually pretty challenging with lots of runnels. There was just over 1000′ of skiing, which I think is the accepted amount of vertical needed to claim ‘turns-all-year’. The skiing sucked, but […]

Wind, Avalanches and Shutdowns

Small avalanche just above the Meadows in Garnet Canyon today. Well, looks like I went 1 for 3 this week…scoring a fun descent yesterday, but today, high winds shutdown a planned descent in Garnet Canyon. I have a feeling a few other groups got turned around as well, since the forecast was for mostly sunny […]

Turns from Teepee Col

Well I didn’t try too hard to find a partner last night, so I was skiing solo in the mountains today. I got on the trail before sunrise and was once again amazed by the alpenglow of the morning sun. I seem to have seen a ton of awesome sunrises this year. I had decided […]

South Sentinel Couloir

Note: OK, just click on thumbnails for larger images…thanks.     I couldn’t find anyone to ski with yesterday, so I went on a solo adventure back up into Garnett Canyon. I checked the temps when I woke up, the Airport read 10F…the top of the Village said 20F…a nice inversion! The sun was rising […]