First time to Jackson Hole (from Upstate NY)… 3/7 - 3/14
First time going out west!
Well, it snowed for 20 consecutive days leading right up to our trip. The day it stopped was the day we landed in town. Figures. Heh. But on the bright side, there was a great base, and we were blessed with 5 straight days of brilliant bluebird sunshine. This provided for spectacular views. Just awesome for my first time seeing the Tetons. Conditions were firm in the morning, but the afternoons were riding quite nicely as the sun was doing a number on softening up nearly all runs. Rendezvous Bowl off the tram summit was treacherous in the mornings, but much more doable in the afternoon. Temps were warm. Was snowboarding in a t-shirt under my shell all 4 days.
We took advantage of the sunny days by visiting the Elk Refuge, and doing some snowmobiling into Yellowstone. Thoroughly enjoyed both.
Snow falls at Jackson by the truckload. While it's mind-boggling that we weren’t lucky enough to see hardly a flake of that cowboy powder over 7 days, I’m still happy with our trip. I guess my powder sniffing radar was off a few days on the calendar. Oh well, gives us a great excuse to head back next year. :)