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post #91 of 103
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

That you have basic knowledge is great, but please hire a guide. I'm assuming that you are planning on going out of bounds from the ski area, as opposed to backcountry in the tetons (referred to as "the park" by the locals) or off of teton pass ("the pass"). JH has access gates to out of bounds terrain from within the ski area, which will be plenty challenging based on your level of experience. You can get a guide with a group or private. Always, always, always get to the mountain early, particularly if you get a powder day (even if you are staying in bounds - get on the first tram!). Guides also have good insight where you can make fresh tracks OOB.

FWIW I used to spend ~4 wks per year in JH skiing/climbing.

I'll definitley look in to it, thanks for the recommendation and info
post #92 of 103
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I'm not trying to shill for another forum but I have skied 30+ days a year for almost 40 years so I know a little about that world . I recommend you guys check out Teton Gravity Research. They have huge threads dedicated to just one area . Any questions you have are more than covered

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post #93 of 103
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

december shouldn't be a problem at all for snow. it would be really unusual
I'm sorry but December is always iffy in the west.
post #94 of 103
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

I'm sorry but December is always iffy in the west.

it would be unusual in jackson

caveat: i assumed mid to late december and skiing up high
post #95 of 103
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TGR is legit, I'm going to a screening of their new ski movie in December and I'm a snowboarder!
post #96 of 103
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

I'll gladly sell out to corporations and take a big ass logo on the thing, but I'm not selling out to shitty graphic design. I just don't roll like that.
Ok, well if you want an all mtn board with clean graphics check out these two.

Jones Mtn Twin

http://jonessnowboards.com/index.php/product/overview/moutain-twin

Arbor Element

http://arborcollective.com/snow/boards/view/412884/element-rx

If you can last seasons you should be able to get both for under $400.
post #97 of 103
Fugly is something you kinda got to live with when it comes to skis and snowboards , especially snowboards.
post #98 of 103
Thread Starter 
I tend to agree, I used to get all worked up about the fact that clean graphics are lacking in snowboarding gear but best to embrace it. Now I've got some wacky shit...
post #99 of 103
Choosing the proper skis ( or snowboard) is difficult enough without throwing graphics into the mix
post #100 of 103
anyone else headed up to northern california this season?
post #101 of 103
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I might be in late Feb
post #102 of 103
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Originally Posted by englade321 View Post

Fugly is something you kinda got to live with when it comes to skis and snowboards , especially snowboards.
Dunno if this was posted, but GQ did make a stab at it a couple of years ago - http://www.gq.com/cars-gear/gear-and-gadgets/201111/best-new-snowboard-designs-forum-burton. The Arbor A-Frame (similar to the ones posted earlier) and the Burton Method looked pretty good to me. The rest were meh
post #103 of 103
The splitboard I just got is just about the best I've seen
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