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Skiing at Jackson Hole - 9/5/2011

post #1 of 22
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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:

 

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TPJ booting at the bottom:

 

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TPJ and Jim coming up:

 

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TPJ demonstrating the proper technique for steep, narrow, crappy places...

 

Jam on the edges:

 

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Point 'em:

 

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Jam again:

 

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Here's a frame grab from a video Jim took.  It's me committing to the first turn:

 

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Jim and TPJ lower down:

 

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Mission accomplished.  Snowfield in the background:

 

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Aaahhhh...

 

Summer in the mountains.

post #2 of 22

Way to get after it Bob!!

 

post #3 of 22

Awesome!  You are the man!

post #4 of 22

So Bob, how would you compare you September turns to August wink.gif ?

 

Thanks for the stokage,

JF

post #5 of 22

TPJ seriously needs some new boots, SIJ, can you help him with some Fischers? 

post #6 of 22

Already in the pipeline.  That leaves 99 pairs for the rest of you.
 

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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

TPJ seriously needs some new boots, SIJ, can you help him with some Fischers? 



 

post #7 of 22

Jim made his first video!  Here it is for you all to enjoy

 

http://youtu.be/uux27bTnUSw

post #8 of 22

Gettin it done! sick pics.

post #9 of 22

Way to get after it.  Next month, I hope you find some fresh.

 

TPJ, I embedded the video in your post.

post #10 of 22

Thanks for the great stuff guys !

post #11 of 22

I like the freeze-frame in the middle of those jump turns.  How'd the bases of your skis look at the end of the day?  Looked a little sparky there at the top.

post #12 of 22

Nice.  Can't wait to get back out there.

post #13 of 22

My bases turned pink.  Lots of watermelon snow up there.  Lots of chocolate chip type rocks embedded everywhere in the snow that you can't see in the video.  I didn't hit too many, but it was on my mind and I found myself on the defensive more than I would have expected from looking at the line
 

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I like the freeze-frame in the middle of those jump turns.  How'd the bases of your skis look at the end of the day?  Looked a little sparky there at the top.



 

post #14 of 22

Good Stuff & keep up the streak beercheer.gif

post #15 of 22

Super stoke, truly says "Summer skiing!!"

I think it's a Scotty Dog.

post #16 of 22

AWESOME!!

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by JayT View Post

I like the freeze-frame in the middle of those jump turns.  How'd the bases of your skis look at the end of the day?  Looked a little sparky there at the top.


"A little sparky"

 

Well put!

 

post #18 of 22

You guys are just too cool for words. I'm smiling so wide that it almost hurts. Almost.biggrin.gif

post #19 of 22

Nice ones, gents!

I'm in need of September turns to keep my streak going and have been off the snow for a full month now (longest stretch I think I've ever gone in the past 3 seasons!).

While I kind of dislike suncups on the way down, I have found them to make the bootpack up much easier, using them as stepping stones and semi-safe resting spots along the way.

Again, solid effort!

 

PS

Hop turns seem to come in just as handy as "jamming", at least in my humble opinion.

 

PPS

Best line in the video: "If Bob eats sh!t then you and I can walk down..."

 

PPPS

watching you guys muscle those hop turns and side slide makes me feel a lot better about some of my patch skiing form in narrow, sun cupped chokes!

post #20 of 22

Wow that is amazing. Love how these mountains hold snow year round.

 

I'm booked to get out there this winter. Hoping for more snow then that though!

post #21 of 22

Congratulations, Bob, on completing 14 years of skiing every month.  And thanks for sharing.

post #22 of 22

well done and congrats. 

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