A hefty storm cycle finally came through here this week, dumping around 4 feet or more snow in the Teton range! I’ve been mostly riding solo at the Jackson Hole ski area the last 3-4 days, choking on knee-deep powder. I don’t have any riding photos to show for it, though; just tired legs and the sweet sweet memories.
Today I witnessed an incredible sundog in the sky above Jackson Hole. People were forgetting about skiing and snowboarding as they looked up and marveled at the solar spectacle. So surreal… This photo only shows a portion of the magnificent light pattern in the sky!
It felt great to take the splitboard out today for the first time up here in Wyoming. We were out for about 7 hours, putting in most of a skin track and then scoring a powdery 3,000-foot descent. Due to the limited visibility of the foggy snowy weather, and sketchy avy conditions (whumpf, whumpf), we took it pretty safe and easy on the way down. This zone has some serious shredding potential and I hope to return again during clearer weather and more solid snowpack conditions.