Guest TR: Summer Turns on Once is Enough, Corbet’s Couloir

Rappelling into Once is Enough I got an email with some photos from Jackson snowboarder, Randy Shacket, from a summer adventure riding the OB at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in July. Some folks just never give up! As I stood on the service road, a bead of sweat dripped into my eye. Down to […]

Teton Canyon Tour

Chris enjoys a moment of visibility above the Devil’s Stairs in the South Fork of Teton Canyon. Went couloir hunting in Teton Canyon with my friend Chris yesterday. Unfortunately the clouds obscured our objective, but we had some fun dust on crust skiing non-the-less. As we toured above Devil’s Stairs, a nice sucker hole came […]

Frozen Death Cookies on Shadow Peak

Randosteve tries to stay out of the refrozen debris in the South Couloir of Shadow Peak. I’ve been getting out the past couple days. On Wednesday I was on a solo mission scoping out some lines, but only skied Turkey Chute. It was mostly boiler plate.I skied Turkey Chute and it was pretty darn wind […]

Moon Walk Couloir on 25 Short

I managed to get out for some more mini-golf type couloir skiing before work on Friday. The objective was Moon Walk Couloir which drops into the south fork of Avalanche Canyon from Devil’s Ridge between 25 Short and Peak 10,696. Surprisingly I’ve never skied it before, so was pretty jazzed to get ‘er done! The […]

First Tour in the Park

Brian Harder contemplates the skin track line through thinly covered slopes. I went skiing in the park yesterday with Brian Harder…kind of a welcome back tour. We wanted to get away from the crowds on Teton Pass, where the parking lot was full at 7:30 this morning, and ski untracked, untouched powder. We were able […]

Getting Better

Yesterday’s cold morning sky I’ve been getting some early morning turns in on the south side of Teton Pass before work the past couple days and it’s been pretty good. I’ve found the snowpack to be anywhere from 6-36” deep, with the more north facing aspects having a pretty good base underneath the recent new […]

Cascade to Paintbrush Canyon Run

I got out to run the 18+ mile Cascade/Paintbrush Canyon loop on Friday. I normally like to start in the morning for these types of runs, to take advantage of my caffeine loading, but I didn’t get on the trail until close to 2 o’clock, under mostly cloudy skies, which made things feel quite seasonal. […]

2007 Slide Show

Well…unfortunately it looks like my 2006/7 Teton ski season is over. Other areas of the country are still skiing what looks like good snow, but around here the snow is pretty much fried. I may get out for some novelty turns later in the summer, but for all intents and purposes, I’ve hung up my […]

Video TR: Jackson Peak

Last Tuesday (the 15th), I skied three laps on the north side of Jackson Peak. It was great! Here’s another video recap….with a little skiing (and wildlife) this time! I know I’m a dork in these videos, but I’m going solo…so what the hey! 8) Gros Peak with Pinnacle Peak in the distance These lines…right […]

The Worker Wiggle at JHMR

After falling back to sleep last Sunday morning, I cruised out to the Village for some fun spring skiing. I think this is my third time skiing the Village this year and it should be a fun time. The thing I like about springtime at the ski area is all the fun terrain features that […]

Healing Snowpack!

Man, did anyone else ski in the park yesterday? It was dumping! I got up early yesterday, hoping to catch a weather window and ski something fun again. The skies cleared as the sun went down the previous night, but it was snowing once again by morning so I opted for Wimpys instead. I broke […]

Winds in Garnet South Fork

Dustin and I decided to go up into Garnet Canyon today and check out the Chouinard and Ellingwood Couloirs. It has been almost a month since I’ve been up in Garnet, so it is going to be nice to check out the conditions. The morning started out nice and cold…probably about -20°F, and we waited […]

My First 10,000′ Day of the Season

Another 5” and clearing skies were a great excuse to try to ski 10’000′ today. Reed and I were the first ones in the lot and a couple inches of fluff covered that trail. The Tetons are an OK place to go for big vertical, although up to an hour can be wasted getting to […]

Intervals on The King

I had a decent day of training yesterday on Snow King. Most of the time I skin straight up the mountain to the switchback taking you to the Cougar chair. I then do intervals on the upper switchbacks. When I get to the top, I rip the skins and ski back down to that same […]

Prospectors: The Pencil

NOTE:This TR is from December 10, 2005. When conditions are right, the Tetons can provide good coverage by mid December and I have had many fun, steep, technical descents in the ‘cold smoke’ powder of the last month of the year. Reeders recently pointed out a line that has attracted his eye every time he […]

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First ‘Real’ Snow in the Tetons

Funny that one of the first few posts here is of skiing on the first snow of the 2006/07 season. It snowed to the valley floor on the night of Thursday, September 21st and created havoc in many Jackson areas. Many of the leaves are still on the aspen trees and the weight of a […]