- Jan 12, 2013
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Any body want to go to Bend for 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5 I'll drive.
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Dat right hand thoWent back for some more
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Didn't pop though... Landed way back seat
Still working on training cameramen so I can finally have good pictures of myself. I got him in a good position... Now if only I could get him to hold the camera level so it doesn't look like I am on flat ground.
I’m a pretty confident skier - and it was THE MOST terrifying thing I’ve ever done in my life. I went Sunday, after about 9” of snow. Otherwise, hiked the Headwall, and knocked out most of the chutes. Next time, I’ll hit Cody - didn’t have my avy gear.oh snap! they opened it back up. Did you get any fresh snow? Looks soft in there.
Corbet's was closed the whole time I was there...so lets pretend that's the only reason I didn't do it. It was looking mighty big...my instructor told me they actually build it up more for Kings and Queens.
I landed it, but I was pretty tentative. I was able to slow down my speed a bunch on my first turn, by going up the “wall” a little bit. Then was able to do a quick stop to slow down my speed before the second turn. The goat path was very nasty - took three days before I built up the courage. Less of a path, more of a drop, to be honest.Nice! Stay on your feet and stick both turns?
My dad claims we did it back in ~2010, but it was spring and had melted down enough that it wasn't particularly notable (and I didn't really know anything about the Jackson Hole or the history back then, so it didn't stick in my mind).
But on last Tuesday it looked pretty gnarly...there wasn't even any goat path development since I think they basically opened it for Kings and Queens and then closed it again.
We only got 4-5" one night and it was nasty-and windy up top so I think most of it blew off. Spent most of that day in the trees in Saratoga Bowl off the side of Apres Vous (where all of the above photos were taken). I think they had caught all of the snow that blew off the top as they were skiing well all day and felt deeper than 5. Nobody seemed to figure that one out...the lines started getting long about halfway through the day, but it seemed like they were just there to rip the groomers. I suspect having to go through a gate (still inbounds though) scares away a lot of intermediates who would have otherwise come through and slipped out all of the snow.
Skipped out for a Tram ride and that was a mistake...should have just stayed in the Apres Vous area all day. Headwall was open the next day....but...hiking.
Yeah, I'm sure you were skiing what I left--Alta Chutes #1 and #2 seemed to still be skiing pretty well although there were always a few turns with surprise rocks or ice. Tower 3 chute had been good before the snow, but paradoxically the entry was looking worse after the snow. "Expert Chutes" were awful...too far twisted into the sun I think. The north facing trees skiers right by the Bridger Gondola had a real nice flow...great for tired legs at the end of the day (well...until you get to the bottom and decide to do it 3 more times).First few days snow was pretty awful. Saratoga was fun, as were some of the chutes off of Thunder and Sublette. Really want to go back with better conditions
Ha! I spent most of my days skiing Alta 1 and 2 and Tower 3 (and areas around there). Tower 3 had some of the best snow, although that’s not saying a ton! I hiked the Headwall twice. Although I’m happy to say I did it, the snow was awful except for a little bit up top that was not baked. I did Headwall and Casper, same result.Yeah, I'm sure you were skiing what I left--Alta Chutes #1 and #2 seemed to still be skiing pretty well although there were always a few turns with surprise rocks or ice. Tower 3 chute had been good before the snow, but paradoxically the entry was looking worse after the snow. "Expert Chutes" were awful...too far twisted into the sun I think. The north facing trees skiers right by the Bridger Gondola had a real nice flow...great for tired legs at the end of the day (well...until you get to the bottom and decide to do it 3 more times).
Never ventured into the Hobacks, but it sounds like they are no fun in anything other than a big dump. I did make it to some of the ridges/bowls next to them and they were kind of nasty...but I was staying in the condo area at the blue X and figured out on the second day that if you caught last ride up on the gondola, you could cut under thunder to those ridges, carry speed, and ski all of the way to the red X.
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