This is my first time posting a new thread here on EpicSki.
What happened was that a friend (David) at Jackson Hole mentioned some discussion about skiing East and West. Since I am from the East, I would be the best candidate to do the comparison. I told him that I would be willing to be the witness and to write something on EpicSki.
I am on a ski trip now at Jackson Hole. I enjoyed a wonderful ski day today - skied with Paul (a DCL and ski school training director) in the morning and skied with David (a L3-tobe ski instructor in the afternoon). The snow condition was great today (powder day).
I cannot remember what trails that we were skied on, but ... skiing there totally redefined my impression about powder skiing! Before my coming to Jackson Hole, I thought that the skiing powder would be like ... on a powder day, skiing in Blue Sky Basin, ... something like that. Now my new thought is:
Jackson Hole is *very* challenging! The powder skiing at Jackson Hole is a combination of deep powder, glades, and mogul. Gosh! I am so happy that I did that with Paul. If it was myself only, I would never has the gut to ski Jackson Hole's off piste! Thank you Paul - if you are reading this post.
Conclusion - People there are all very strong skiers (I would say that they are stronger than the skiers in the East with the same level.) Maybe they are used to big mountain and steep terrains, or maybe they have been skiing deep powder since kids. I don't know ... that's how I feel that the two L2-tobe friends (Ian and Cam) are much better than me in today's condition.