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A range that needs no introduction... This is technically part of the Tetons. Home of American Ski Mountaineering, this range has jagged granite peaks with an astounding number couloirs and ski mountaineering objectives. The Tetons rise abruptly out of Jackson Hole and are known for their incredible beauty. Skier's paradise! This part of the Tetons contains most of the famous peakes including Teewinot, Owen, The Grand, The Middle, The South, Nez Perce, and Buck among others.Snowpack
Albright Peak is one of the Famous three, the other two being Mavericks and Twenty Five Short. Albright has steep skiing on continuous flanks that rise steeply from the valley floor. It requires a several mile flat skin in from the Death Canyon Road Closure. But once you are there, it is well worth it. Out of the famous three, Albright has probably the most exposure to avalanche terrain, especially the final ramp to the summit. Most people will top out on Wimpy's Knob, which is several hundred feet below the summit and is a safe alternative when the avalanche danger is too high.
The views are amazing from either topping out point.
BUCK (0) Elevation: 11,938 ft
Buck Mountain is where a lot of Jackson Hole skiers cash in their v-card into Teton Ski Mountaineering. The East Face is the most sought after line on the mountain. It is aesthetic and gets steep, (around 45 degrees) near the top). Their is exposure as the upper face has 700 foot cliffs below. Barry Corbet skied it with his boots unbuckled.
You access Buck via the Death Canyon Trailhead which is closed for the winter adding a couple extra miles to the normally six mile trek.
The North Face of Buck offers some of the most Gnarly Teton lines in the range like the Newcomb Couloir and Bubble Fun couloir.
Disappointment Peak sits in the center of the highest mountains in the Teton Range, offering breathtaking summit views, difficult climbing, and fun ski descents.
The Matriarch of Wyoming's Teton Range and one of the most stunning peaks in North America. It's no wonder the French trappers who named it called it Le Grand Teton, literally "The Great Breast".
2nd highest peak in Wyoming at 13,770'. Valley floor is ~6,700' so the Grand towers a stunning 7000' above the flats of Jackson Hole.
Hundreds or thousands of people attempt "The Grand" in the summer but it's rarely visited in winter. The Grand is one of the most coveted ski mountaineering objectives in North America.
Mavericks is the middle of the Teton Park Backcountry skiing three. With Albright to the south and Twenty Five Short to the North, Mavericks usually gets skied the least, since it is in the middle of the Death Canyon Closure Trailhead and the Bradley/Taggart Trailhead. However Mavericks offers some of the best continuous fall line skiing out of the three and is worth the visit.
The Middle Teton maybe one of the most skied high peaks in the Teton range. With snow on its east and north sides lasting well into summer, moguls have been spotted on in late July! Some classics include the already mentioned Cave Couloir, The Middle Glacier Route, and the Ellingwood Couloir. This mountain has had more ski descents from its summit than any other Teton peak.
Skiing on Mount Hunt looks great but during November through April(Check with the Park Service for more accurate closure times) Mount Hunt is completely in a wildlife closure. Mostly because the small Teton Herd of Big Horn sheep live up there. Considering there are only like 10 left, give em a break, eh?
The South east face has lots of fun steep lines and chutes that look amazing and would be great late spring skiing.
Access can be via the Granite Canyon parking area.
Mount Owen is one bad ass ski objective. It is remote steep and scary. Stephen Koch had his epic avalanche survival story on the flanks of Mount Owen. The Koven Couloir is one of the main ski lines and get super steep at the top, probably in the high 50 degrees.
Most people will be happy to ski near or around it. Due to the long approach, exposed slopes and steep angles, definitely be sure to bring your A game if you try a ski descent.
Looks like a howling wolf when viewed from the North. This mountain holds several classic Teton ski descents, including the East and West Hourglass Couloirs and the Sliver.
Prospectors Peak is another ski objective that has wildlife closures due to bighorn sheep. Check with the Park for more up to date closures, but generally the east face is okay, but the summit is not, or something like that.
The two most popular backcountry skiing descents on Prospectors Peak are the Banana Couloir that runs down the east face, and the Apocolypse Couloir which hides on the north side and is accessed via death canyon.
The approaches are long so make sure to get an early start from the Death Canyon Trailhead.
Shadow Peak is not visible from the road as it blends in perfectly with Nez Perce unless you are looking at it from the north or south. It is basucally the hill side leadin up to Nez Perce, but only till you get near the top do you see the beautiful summit pinnacle. Shadow Peak offers some great backcountry skiing lines, but is also a good way to access the Sliver on Nez Perce.
The Lower North Side is very cliffy but you can find some amazing pillow lines and couloirs if you are careful. The upper north side has some fantastic tree skiing but it is fairly steep. The west side has one couloir that takes you to the base of the Sliver Couloir on Nez Perce. There are many interesting chutes on the south side, not all go through so be careful.
Shadow Peak offers skiers a good alternative to Twenty Five short and is accessed by the same parking lot. However tight trees and the potential to get cliffed out make it worthwhile only after you know where you are going.
Static Peak is another mountain in the Teton range where Big Horn Sheep like to hang. As such it is closed roughly from November through the end of April (check with the park for official closures). However early season and late season offer great skiing. Static is a great place to get deep into the Tetons and be surrounded by awesomeness.
Access Static Peak from the Death Canyon Trailhead.
Teewinot is one of the best ski objectives in Tetons. Its East Face offers steep continuous skiing all the way to the valley floor. The Crooked Thumb Couloir is a classic that runs on the east face to the lookers left and a few hundred feet below the summit.
The South Side of Teewinot also offers some good skiing but it is a little more involved to get too. Teewinot is usually skied in the spring when they start plowing the park road, otherwise it can be quite a slog.
The east face has one crux, the narrows, that several qualified skiers have died trying to ski, so most people will ski it on rappel or down climb it.
It is truly an amazing peak that is best skied during cycles of low danger usually in the spring.
Merely a bump compared to its jagged neighbors, Twenty Five Short, (name comes from being 25 feeet under 10,000) offers some of the best accessible skiing in the park. Because of its gentle eastern slopes it is often a good intro for novice backcountry skiers to skiing in the National Park. Twenty Five short also hands out some more rowdy terrain on its north side, including the popular Turkey Chute.
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Warpigsinfin: May 5, 2013 Uphill: 100 ft. | Downhill: 100 ft. Headed towards Cascade Canyon with intent to climb Baxter's. Snow is sloppy and rotten. Jenny Lake is not safe anymore. Coverage is spotty in the valley and non-existent on S slopes but some of the...[view]
Warpigsinfin: May 1, 2013 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Road is open in GTNP so I headed to check out Teewinot. No base at BT parking lot but just enough further North. Parked at the Jenny Lake Boat Ramp and hugged the shore to the NE flanks of Teewinot....[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 23, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Got a late start. Snow got too warm on most aspects though still good high and shady. Time to take a few days off or maybe just hit the King......[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 21, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. INTERESTING DAY! Amazingly we nabbed great, creamy, fresh turns almost top to bottom in protected N facing shady shots despite high temps down low, wet slides on several aspects, and loads of fresh s...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 19, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Not as good this morning as it was last night. Sunfucked on the E aspects, windfucked on the N aspects where a strong NE wind must have come through last night. Still great pow in the shady protecte...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 18, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Top to bottom pow where the sun and wind didn't hit it... those few secret slots are still skiing great in GTNP. E slopes are breakable suncrust up until about 10k feet when they turn good again. Pr...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 17, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Top to bottom pow day in the shade. Looks pretty wind affected up high. Stick to the shade below 10,500' and enjoy! Sticky, so wax your skis!...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 14, 2013 Uphill: 6,500 ft. | Downhill: 6,500 ft. Pow day up high where it was blown in. Still hitting bottom in spots but great skiing nevertheless. GTNP N aspects skied deep and blower up high and good top to bottom. Definitely got sun affected ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 10, 2013 Uphill: 5,500 ft. | Downhill: 5,500 ft. Another great day though the snow is severely windhammered in spots and sun affected as well. Planning to wait out the next storm skiing mellow stuff cuz it looks like it's coming. Prolly just skin ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 9, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Perfect pow in spots. Wind hammered shite in others. Nasty sun crusts elsewhere. Choose your adventure wisely... we nailed it! See video! Facials in the intro to MOG VLOG #4: Geoengineering is Ge...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 8, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Fun ski in GTNP. I forget what the conditions were exactly like because I put off updating for a few days. I remember skiing pow in spots and variable crusts elsewhere... par for the course in the s...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 2, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. After 10 days out of town I had to go have a look at our remaining snowpack in GTNP. Decent coverage top to bottom though it's a little bare in spots on the lower ridge of Shadow. Bradley and Taggar...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 12, 2013 Uphill: 4,500 ft. | Downhill: 4,500 ft. Today I went exploring in GTNP in search of the best snow given our recent smorgasbord of conditions. We have had warm, wet, sunny days intermixed with fresh snow and high winds. There is currently ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 2, 2013 Uphill: 1,000 ft. | Downhill: 1,000 ft. Headed out to GTNP to see how the heat affected the snow. It seemed much warmer than the local weather stations 24hr max/min readings would have you believe. We ascended ~1000ft before deciding it w...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 26, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Best snow we found is mid-mountain in the shade while it's good top to almost bottom on E faces. Brought the rope looking to get into a N facing chute that starts at ~9500'. Skied down to the entran...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 13, 2013 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. Dumped all day! Good snow top to bottom though still a little crust here and there. Skied two N facing shots in GTNP on Peak Deception in memory of the murderous incineration of Christopher Dorner. ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 11, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. GTNP is largely sun/windhammered. N facing shots are breakable wind crust in all but the lowest and most protected locations. E-S faces are sun crusted below 9k feet. E aspects of NE Ridges are nic...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 9, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Skied long N facing couloir off Peak Deception. Great consolidated powder conditions on the shady side. East side was dust on crust down low with a few inches of windblown fresh high on the peak. S...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 4, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Variable but good conditions in GTNP. Sugary on flats down low, powdery in shady spots, sunf*cked on E through S faces below 9k feet, good on all aspects from 10k-9k though a bit of a wind crust in s...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 23, 2013 Uphill: 6,000 ft. | Downhill: 6,000 ft. Found more fresh, untracked snow in GTNP though it hasn't snowed much for about a month. I didn't feel like trekking all the way to Teewinot and work schedules necessitated being back in town by 3pm ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 22, 2013 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. Untouched sugary goodness with beautiful surface crystals. Untouched sugary goodness with beautiful surface crystals on low/mid elevations NNE aspects. Variable suncrusts on SSE aspects. Windhammere...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 15, 2013 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. Day 46: Exciting! Due to the good stability, I went to check out a new 2'500' N facing chute that I've been eyeing up for a while with a few friends. About 1000' down it rolled over into the abyss a...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 6, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Another great day in GTNP. Still skiing great on shady aspects at all elevations and on most other aspects at most elevations as well... worst crust is on S-E aspects at ~9k feet. Windhammered in th...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 2, 2013 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Another great day in GTNP. Pretty tracked up, but not where we skied. Stable and cold. Top to bottom pow except for pockets of crust on sunny aspects up high....[view]
Warpigsinfin: December 30, 2012 Uphill: 4,500 ft. | Downhill: 4,500 ft. Great day on the shady side of 25 Short in GTNP. Skied some steep and cliffy chutes on stable, untracked sugar. No signs of avalanche activity, and we booted up some steep N facing shit which really...[view]
Warpigsinfin: December 28, 2012 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Day 33: Another great ski in GTNP, and I got to pop some Park cherries today with a few friends who had never been.Coldest, smokiest pow I've skied in a while today. Got into the steep and deep on t...[view]
Warpigsinfin: December 22, 2012 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Day 28: Another great ski in GTNP. Got to the trailhead with a crew who were really amped up to check out the the high peaks. I said sure, even though I was fairly certain that the snow sucks up hig...[view]
Warpigsinfin: December 21, 2012 Uphill: 4,500 ft. | Downhill: 4,500 ft. Went solo mission to the Park with intent to check out the Sliver. Re-met a guy named Ben at the top of Shadow, and he had the same idea so we headed down into the Cirque together and began our ascen...[view]
Warpigsinfin: December 12, 2012 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Snow keeps coming to the Tetons. Dumped all day with strong WSW winds. Crack of Noon Club sauntered up to GTNP in the RWDDM (rear wheel drive death machine!)and found that 3 skiers had already put in ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: December 7, 2012 Uphill: 3,300 ft. | Downhill: 3,300 ft. First trip to the GTNP backcountry of the 2012/13 ski season. I'd heard it was doable from some friends who skied some big stuff the other day, so I went for a solo cruise today up Shadow (in front o...[view]
Warpigsinfin: November 11, 2012 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. Great skiing at the Ghee pre-season. "Plenty" of coverage top to bottom in the shady N facing aspects. Good pow turns... facials... lots of people out. No real avy danger since there isn't much snow...[view]
, TETONS (CENTRAL)
, TETONS (NORTH)
, TETONS (SOUTH-TETON PASS)
, TETONS (WEST)
, GRAND TARGHEE SKI RESORT
, FRED'S MOUNTAIN
Warpigsinfin: March 4, 2012 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Awesome Day. Totally clear and calm, but a little warm. Nuked South aspects but it's good in the shade....[view]
Bartlebee: February 6, 2012 Uphill: 9,000 ft. | Downhill: 9,000 ft. Great skiing in the chute. Unexpected powder all the way down. Watched a crew ski West Hourglass looked pretty nice in there as well. Great skiing in the chute. Unexpected powder all the way down. Wat...[view]
Powderjunky: February 6, 2012 Uphill: 4,400 ft. | Downhill: 4,400 ft. Went up the south fork of garnet canyon. Cold but great snow. Not too filled in up there. Apron up to the west hour glass is really bare. About 3- 6inches of cold smoke on top of a firm yet soft base....[view]
Bartlebee: December 25, 2011 Uphill: 0 ft. | Downhill: 0 ft. Nice late afternoon skin up 25 Short. Snow was pretty damn fun. Merry Christmas!...[view]
Ungrounded: May 15, 2011 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. late start due to cloudy weather but rode corn from summit at 2pm, sketchy getting out, set off some wet slabs which was expected due to the warming and late time of day...[view]
Powderjunky: April 10, 2011 Uphill: 4,700 ft. | Downhill: 4,700 ft. Well, about as sunny as it get around here, which means it was snowy and sunny, and the skiing was on like a fart on an airplane seat.Pretty warm down low, but windy up top. Chute the moon was pretty ...[view]
Ddrwyoming: March 27, 2011 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Snow was awesome top to bottom...only on the exit did it get somewhat heavy. It's winter again...the cold temps are sustaining....[view]
Powderjunky: March 27, 2011 Uphill: 3,300 ft. | Downhill: 3,300 ft. Wanted to ski the sliver, but weather and our crack of noon start didn't permit. Nobody was in the park today. Pretty weird. Snow was great, wind was mostly coming from the south.The snow lower down h...[view]
Ddrwyoming: February 19, 2011 Uphill: 4,600 ft. | Downhill: 6,200 ft. Its snowing, more like nuking at times!It was good to be back in the park, and I skied instead of snowboard. I'm stoked, I am so loving being on skis versus snowboard.Took dog on Shivers to end the d...[view]
Ddrwyoming: February 10, 2011 Uphill: 4,500 ft. | Downhill: 6,300 ft. Windy up high most westerly, snowing down low. North facing chute-wind scoured at the top, semi wind loaded mid level. Down low we had a couple fractures of 4-6" in 3-5ft range slabs, but didn't mov...[view]
Ddrwyoming: January 31, 2011 Uphill: 4,100 ft. | Downhill: 4,100 ft. guided some friends up. Gorgeous day, but the cold front is moving in...then snow!!!...[view]
Ddrwyoming: January 27, 2011 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Went out with some buddies. Had so much fun. The previous days there was an inversion which gave away to clear skies. Today we were in the fog for awhile, becoming hesitant that we would get the cl...[view]
Ddrwyoming: January 11, 2011 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Was about to head out for a solo adventure in the Park when a friend called to join. Started late for the route we wanted but it was a beautiful day, zero wind, at times blue bird, and cold.I got to ...[view]
Ddrwyoming: December 27, 2010 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. Snowing hard with heavy wind. Wind lip traverse on the usually protected skin up. But such good turns, we had to have more. Skin track was almost gone in spots on 2nd lap....[view]
Warpigsinfin: December 27, 2010 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. WOW. Deep and perfect in the shady woods of GTNP. Lots of aspects are wind-affected up high but protected zones were phenomenal.Seemed to be coming in pretty wet and dense. Small flakes but fast, f...[view]
Ddrwyoming: December 5, 2010 Uphill: 4,500 ft. | Downhill: 4,500 ft. Temp was rising, didn't effect snow too much. No snow fractures, great snow, beautiful day....[view]
Ddrwyoming: December 4, 2010 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Hero snow! Had to set the skin track with the help of my two friends, but for some of the best turns of the season!...[view]
Warpigsinfin: November 26, 2010 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Game on in GTNP! Perfect pow. Perfect pillows everywhere. Great coverage top to bottom. Lake is barely frozen so we traversed very, very close to shore on the South Side....[view]
Ungrounded: April 26, 2010 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Did Albright in Grand Teton National Park today, around 4,0000 vert. 7:30 a.m. start, summited at 10:50, great corn skiing. The route isnt going to be in much longer...just little strips of snow that ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 11, 2010 Uphill: 400 ft. | Downhill: 400 ft. Another day of not feeling it... I must be getting burned out... tis' the season.I saw a really cool fox, though....[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 10, 2010 Uphill: 3,300 ft. | Downhill: 3,300 ft. Today we skied some new to us stuff off of the NE Ridge of Teewinot. That 1/3rd of the mountain is pretty incredible... and real easy to get lost in.Bluebird morning to overcast after 2 pm. Not too ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 6, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Deep and blower today in GTNP. Our skin track from a few days ago was pretty much filled in but still visible, making for easier skinning.Mostly cloudy with occasional flurries... no wind down low bu...[view]
Warpigsinfin: April 3, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. We got a mega-alpine (2:30 pm) start and headed for Shadow. Very little traffic in the Park and any old skin tracks were pretty much blown in.We caught shit from a know-it-all who proclaimed us "too ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 21, 2010 Uphill: 500 ft. | Downhill: 500 ft. Today I went skate skiing on the suncrusted prairie at the base of the Teton Range. My buddy and I were outfitted entirely with gear from the Browse and Buy Thrift Store and it was about as much fun ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 15, 2010 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. Camped out the 14th and skied the Grand yesterday. My buddy Frazee got turned around by sickness when we did it last week so he had an ax to grind... I volunteered to tag along.We camped in the Meado...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 14, 2010 Uphill: 3,800 ft. | Downhill: 3,800 ft. We left the trailhead at about 2:30 pm to camp in the Meadows before making a pre-dawn attempt of the Grand Teton.It was bluebird and so warm that I skinned in a tanktop and longjohns... the bank ther...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 11, 2010 Uphill: 7,800 ft. | Downhill: 7,800 ft. Yesterday I got to accompany the first female snowboarder to ride the Grand Teton. It was a great, memorable, exhausting day. Conditions? INTERESTING.We left at 2 am under a starry, windless sky. I...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 9, 2010 Uphill: 6,000 ft. | Downhill: 6,000 ft. We went up to have a look at the conditions on the Grand Teton and to drop off a few ropes and other mixed climbing gear. We left the trailhead at 3 am in hopes of avoiding potential wet slides off t...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 7, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Scratch my last trip report! The skiing in the Tetons is still good... and getting better.We left Taggart Trailhead at 9 with big plans that fell through. At 11:30 we found ourselves atop Shadow loo...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 5, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Yesterday the last of the good snow hiding in low elevation shady shpots got ruined my a misty fog that gave it a crust. As of yesterday, all the snow below 9000 feet is crummy but there are still go...[view]
Warpigsinfin: March 4, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Today we skied the PMS Chutes of Doom on 25 Short. I've never heard any other name for the area (or met anyone else who's skied it) so I'm naming it the PMS Chutes of Doom.I think the name fits becau...[view]
Waheenie: February 21, 2010 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Beautiful sunny day. Great to get some exercise! No signs of avalanche concern, but then we heard the bombs of the search & rescue crew for Wray. Snow in the trees was creamy powder- plenty of fres...[view]
Powderjunky: February 21, 2010 Uphill: 3,500 ft. | Downhill: 3,500 ft. Blue skies and cold snow met us in the park and we watched mother nature and old man winter make sweet love. Shady aspects is where its at. Prayers going out to Wray Landon and his friends and family...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 21, 2010 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. Yesterday we skied the Sliver in variable conditions. Good turns in the shade at all elevations encountered... powder dust on sun crust down low. Dangerous accumulations on the sun crust in windloade...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 16, 2010 Uphill: 4,500 ft. | Downhill: 4,500 ft. Today we skinned Garnet Canyon through the Meadows to the base of the winter bootpack (currently non-existent) that heads up the N Fork towards the Lower Saddle. Weather was dreary, windless and warm...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 14, 2010 Uphill: 100 ft. | Downhill: 100 ft. I didn't get to ski today but am comping myself 100 vert for running up and down the stairs with cases of beer all day... questionably beneficial crosstraining. Though stuck inside, I have from a rel...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 12, 2010 Uphill: 6,000 ft. | Downhill: 6,000 ft. Almost two feet of super fluff was awaiting us in the woods and pillow lines off the NE Ridge of Shadow. The current storm has definitely been hitting the Park more than JHMR.Sluffy stuff, especially...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 9, 2010 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. I got my first "alpine start" of the winter, rising before the sun to tour up Cascade Canyon to Valhalla, a hanging canyon rimmed by the Grand Teton and Mount Owen. Getting up before the sun is never...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 7, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. After a couple of days fighting THE SICKNESS I headed back to GTNP for a look around Shadow. The skin track is crusty and fast thanks to a few days of sun and a lot of traffic.Heading up the summit k...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 4, 2010 Uphill: 1,000 ft. | Downhill: 1,000 ft. We skinned up Cascade Canyon to check out Hidden Falls... even less impressive in winter than when overrun with Jenny Lake Boaters in the summertime.Then we skinned the NE Ridge of Teewinot, checking ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 3, 2010 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. I kicked off a big slide on the NE Ridge of Teewinot.We headed to GTNP for an overnight up Cascade Canyon. Our intent? Explore the mid-winter ski potential of the NE Ridge and N Face of the lower fla...[view]
Warpigsinfin: February 2, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Another day in paradise. Saw a 6 inch soft slab that had released near the Idiot Cliffs just above the Lake at Garnet Canyon's Mouth. Otherwise no slide activity....[view]
Mcpowder: February 1, 2010 Uphill: 700 ft. | Downhill: 700 ft. jhghjjgjh...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 22, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. We encountered 4-5 inches of fresh at the base of Shadow in our skin track from yesterday. By 8500 feet the old skin track was completely buried.We didn't dare skin and ski the summit knob of Shadow ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 21, 2010 Uphill: 5,000 ft. | Downhill: 5,000 ft. It snowed 3-4 in at the Village but 6-8 up in the high peaks... with a bit of wind slathering the lucky couloirs with 2-3 feet.We skied the Sliver again in blower... couldn't even find the old booter ...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 20, 2010 Uphill: 4,500 ft. | Downhill: 4,500 ft. We summited Shadow to find the Sliver looking delightful. Closer examination showed two folks booting up it. We dropped into the Cirque and waited for them to gear up and ski the line... it was Greg...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 18, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Top to bottom sugary pow. Marioland in Garnet Canyon... way better than you'd think it would be... decent coverage to the valley floor....[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 11, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Shadow lived up to it's name today and provided fast, fun, sugary skiing on it's shadier slopes. Sun-affected aspects were a little crusty... and had clearly been more prone to sliding.We skinned the...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 9, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Poked around the North side of 25 Short today. All the shots dropping into Avalanche Canyon need a bit more snow. No new slides noticed in the Park. Snow's good but a little sun affected up high on...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 8, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Serious inversion today. -26F on the valley floor but T-shirt skinning 1000 feet up. It was so warm at 10,000 feet that my skins started icing up... gotta remember to pack the skin wax next time. S...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 6, 2010 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. We had a perfect ski down 25 Short today despite HIGH avy danger. It when bluebird and we saw lots of avy activity in the surrounding mountains including...Grand: Upper E SnowfieldOwen: SE Snowfield ...[view]
Powderjunky: January 28, 2009 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. We had great snow until about 9000 ft. Then it got a little icy and we had to be a little careful.....Overall a great day!...[view]
Warpigsinfin: January 9, 2009 Uphill: 3,000 ft. | Downhill: 3,000 ft. Good skiing on 25 Short today. Rode the NE Ridge and peeked into a few favorite shots on the North face. They need more snow....[view]
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