It was kind of crazy. On Friday afternoon (November 11), there as essentially no snow on the ground at the top of Teton Pass (elevation 8,431 ft). By Sunday morning, there was a LOT:
This is my wife and a friend skinning our way south from the pass toward Mt. Elly:
There had been around 20" of new snow since the storm began, with lots of wind. The avalanche forecast was calling for sustained winds in the 30mph range and ridgetop gusts to 50mph and above. Here's one of the gusts:
And another gust (those weeds are probably 4 feet tall):
All we did was skin along the ridge for about an hour, then turn around and ski back down the skin trail. We didn't do any actual skiing because it's still pretty thin cover, but a couple of guys were skiing Olympic Bowl while we went by:
It looked pretty good, but I think his skis were about twice as wide and mine.
It was a fun little outing. Winter has definitely arrived in Jackson Hole. More snow is supposedly on the way this week with a pretty big storm this weekend.
Y'all be careful out there.