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Speaking of Powder... Video of Jackson Hole Backcountry from 1-19-2011

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I went out of bounds this past Wednesday with a small party of locals and a guide from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  You can see a little bit more about the day in the trip report I did, but here's some video from that day:

 

 

It was a VERY fun day.

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Part of the reason I posted this on the General forum is that the video relates back to the thread about skiing photos not adequately showing the steepness of the terrain.  While there wasn't anything we skied that was wildly steep, a lot of it was what I would call fairly steep.

 

The segment that starts around 0.44 is Rendezvous Bowl.  On the video, it looks flat as a pancake.  In real life, that part of R-Bowl is right around 34 degrees, which is pretty darned steep for an inbounds ski run.

 

The clip that starts at 2:43 is on the south-facing flank of Rock Springs Bowl and that spot is right at 40 degrees.  It's steep enough that you can see the snow sluffing with me (and with Karen as she skis).

 

I just think it's an interesting illustration of how much a camera lens "flattens" the terrain.  Particularly when you are looking straight up or downhill.

 

post #3 of 13

Nice video. Just gas on the fire for me. I will be out in Jackson Hole the end of next week.

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Nice video. Just gas on the fire for me. I will be out in Jackson Hole the end of next week.


You're from IOWA????

 

So am I.

 

PM me if you want to meet up for a run or two.

post #5 of 13

 Sweet video, thanks for posting the stoke!!!!!

post #6 of 13

Great video Bob. Thanks for sharing.

post #7 of 13
Very cool! Some real nice skiing there.

Rick G
post #8 of 13

Nice vid!  Question though, I'm not a backcountry skier myself having been made sufficiently paranoid about the dangers that I wouldn't venture out without avalanche training and gear.  I see you skied pretty close to some trees...is there something that made those trees not susceptible to skier-swallowing wells or were you prepared in some way?

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Nice vid!  Question though, I'm not a backcountry skier myself having been made sufficiently paranoid about the dangers that I wouldn't venture out without avalanche training and gear.  I see you skied pretty close to some trees...is there something that made those trees not susceptible to skier-swallowing wells or were you prepared in some way?


Hi, Abox.

 

I'm not exactly sure what combination of factors makes our trees not a threat for tree-well incidents, but here at Jackson Hole it's really not an issue.  Our spruces and pines don't seem to get the really widespread lower limbs that promote tree-well problems.  Oddly enough, that doesn't seem to apply to our sister resort over at Grand Targhee.  I've personally dropped headfirst into a treewell at Targhee and scared the beejabbers out of myself there.

 

Anyway, while there may have been instances of problems with treewells here, I'm not really aware of them.  I really never even give it any thought while skiing here (famous last words, perhaps?).

 

It's very good that you are paranoid about the dangers of backcountry skiing.  A healthy respect for the mountains is a healthy thing to have. icon14.gif

post #10 of 13

nice film. gives me the feeling of freedom and the elation of skiing just after the storm. nice vibe to it. beautiful stuff. 

post #11 of 13

Great video and soundtrack!

 

Going down in the blaze of glory...

 

Vlad

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 You're from IOWA????

 

So am I.

 

PM me if you want to meet up for a run or two.

 

I live in Cedar Rapids Ia.

 

Sounds good. We are planning on going to Targhee for a day. Either Fri. or Sat.

post #13 of 13

Nice video Bob!  Can't wait to get there

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