The camera had a batterial malfunction this morning, so there aren't very many photos.
I've been out of town for a couple of weeks and am just now getting back into ski mode. There is more snow in the mountains than I've ever seen for this late in the spring. We skinned up from the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and skied Upper Gros Ventre and Slalom runs.
Part way down, this guy came skinning up to us:
For those of you who don't recognize him (or can't even see him considering he's wearing camo), that's Tommy Moe. He asked me whether the skiing was "a 9 or is it a 10?". My response was 9.3 on a scale of 10. It would have been 10 if we'd had about 3,000 more vertical feet of it. The skiing was fantastic.
Here's the girls skinning:
And the only photos of anyone skiing are actually of me. I hiked a little further up and came out of the trees onto this totally smooth, totally white expanse of snow:
There's nothing smoother than skiing perfect corn snow late in the spring.
And here I am dropping onto the road cut at the South Pass Traverse:
On the way down, we came across Pepi Stiegler skinning up. That means we saw not one but two former Olympic Gold Medalist alpine skiers on the hill today.