My wife and I are headed to Jackson (sans toddler! (a previous post)) for a bucket list check off. Anyway, we started planning a ski trip last fall when unfortunately I suffered a really bad foot injury and completely ruptured my plantar fascia. ( I'd love to hear if anyone else has ever suffered this injury- as so many have had inflammation or partial tear, but I've never met anyone else who has ruptured the medial band completely.
So I've been rehabbing and during these long severals months of frustration and pain I started thinking- this year, not only am I going to ski , but I am going to check something off my bucket list. I'm not getting any younger and for us Midwesterners, it's not so easy to get these expensive flights to tiny little spots like Jackson, WY. So I'm doing it, and it's booked now. Trouble is, I haven't skied since 2011, and I wasn't injured then. I have been preparing as best I can, but most safely say I've more than "lost a step".
I'm looking for a great skiing experience. I have never been an expert. What I am is an avid skier who will try just about anything that is on the map with a name. I've made a point to ski a few double blacks at each mountain I've been to. But mostly, I ski blacks and blues.
So what I was hoping to hear are a few runs at Jackson Hole that, once I spend a couple days testing my balance and regaining my confidence and skills, that I can do that will offer steeps without cliff drops (and definitely NOT Corbet's couloir), speed and/or deep snow or trees. I'm not very good in tight trees and I'm only ever mediocre on big moguls. But I like adventurous runs and don't mind a little hiking. Basically, I'd call myself cautiously advanced but far from expert. So if anyone wants to share a few runs that may fit the bill, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!