Thursday, December 26, 2013

Glory Christmas Powder

Last time Molly and I came to Jackson for Christmas, there was zero snow. None. Nada. This year is thankfully much different -- when we arrived, a nice string of snowy days followed by a little storm brought 30 inches of new snow...

Keith, Meagan and I headed up to the Teton Pass on Christmas morning at a leisurely 10:30am. The nice thing about living in a mountain town is that you can head up to the hills at any time of day... We hiked up the worn bootpack on Mt. Glory and enjoyed the amazing views over Idaho and Wyoming. We played it very safe on the way down, sticking to low angle slopes and trees along the west ridge. The powder was incredible, especially on the Voile V8 skis I was demoing...  :)  they're 112 underfoot! Very fun. Keith and I followed the Glory run with a descent down to the old Wilson road with some really fun turns in the trees.

looking from across the road from Glory -- lots of ski tracks from the day before

bootpack up Mt. Glory

skiers approaching the summit of Mt. Glory

inside the Mt. Glory "hut"

Keith and Meagan gearing up for the down

Keith flying
cruiser slopes

Meagan in the trees


Keith exiting... backcountry runs always end so quickly

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Ah, it was a glorious season opener... at the beginning of December, Axel, Tom and I went to the end of the Wägital to do the popular Redertengrat tour. We expected fairly thin conditions but instead found really nice powder and were able to ski all the way to the car! Only scraped the boards a few times, but no real damage was done...

Axel posing

Tom and Axel skinning through the woods

skin track zig zag

snow trails


Lunching at the ridge

Tom dropping in!

Hipster in the mountains

Axel's first turns in almost 2 years

Tom kicking up some powder