We've finally had three days of sunshine in a row. I think that might be the first time that's happened in the last three months.
Even though the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort closed for the season six weeks ago, the snow kept falling. The avalanche report guys said that as of this past Monday the total snowfall for the season at the Rendezvous Bowl study plot was 705 inches. Pretty unbelievable.
A group of us skinned up at the resort yesterday morning and skied down South Colter Ridge. It was glorious corn skiing and it should just keep getting better. We're going to ski the Hobacks tomorrow.
Here are some photos from yesterday...
THe first couple of shots are of Bill. He's pretty amazing because not only is he 73 years old, he's also a little over a year out from having major surgery to repair a completely severed quadriceps tendon.
Here's the group posed at the toe of a wet-snow avalanche that came down Buffalo Bowl and stopped toward the bottom of North Colter Ridge:
Naturally, there HAD to be a stream crossing over a somewhat suspect snow bridge:
And finally, a mandatory tiptoe across the pine needles at the bottom of the hill:
And just to whet the appetite a little, here's a shot of the Great White Hump a little north of the top of Teton Pass. That's the target next week:
I love spring skiing.