Well, yesterday I completed another year of skiing every month. We skied on Cody Bowl across from the top of the Jackson Hole tram, and it finished up year 14 of my little ski-every-month adventure. That makes 168 consecutive months of skiing at least one day every month. While it's pretty silly sometimes, it's also been a lot of fun.
EpicSki's own TetonPowderJunkie joined me as well as a mutual friend named Jim. We rode the 9am tram and then hiked over to Cody under blue skies and 46-degree temps.
Here's the snowfield we skied. I marked our starting point with the red arrow. Does anyone else see the profile of a Schnauzer dog in this snowfield? If you do, we booted up to the top of the left ear and started skiing from there.
The problem was that the little slot we booted up was REAL narrow (like make 250cm wide), pretty steep, very sun cupped, and had a few random rocks embedded in the snow surface. It was a little hard to commit yourself to a turn with all that going on, but we did make a few. It got a little nicer once it widened out onto the main part of the snowfield. Here's the snowfield:
TPJ booting at the bottom:
TPJ and Jim coming up:
TPJ demonstrating the proper technique for steep, narrow, crappy places...
Jam on the edges:
Here's a frame grab from a video Jim took. It's me committing to the first turn:
Jim and TPJ lower down:
Mission accomplished. Snowfield in the background:
Summer in the mountains.