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post #1 of 12
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By now any of you reading this post are probably well aware of how much snow Jackson Hole has been getting this year, especially in the month of February.  Living near Boise, Idaho gives me the advantage of being able to drive to Jackson - and it is also helpful to have a gracious aunt who lives 10 minutes from the resort and let's us come and crash anytime we want.

The storms were continuing into early March.

With that in mind, we made hasty plans, arranged the work schedule, reloaded the J-Card and headed out.  We arrived Sunday evening, and skied Monday/Tuesday, March 3rd and 4th. 

This storm was a bit warm, so the snow at the base was fairly heavy but by the time we got a few hundred feet up the mountain it was in great condition.  I'd say the top 2/3 of the mountain was excellent and the bottom was a bit like mashed potatoes.  So, no "blower pow", but very nice soft snow and better powder higher up.  The video shows that on Tuesday morning I even had some very soft, untracked powder all the way down the Hobacks, (I was on the 2nd tram that "normal" people can board).

Here is the video TR.  Enjoy... :)

 

 

post #2 of 12

I really like Jackson Hole.  Thanks for sharing!

post #3 of 12

Really nice work. I like the voice over edit, I think it adds a lot to the video. Thanks

post #4 of 12
Nice video - looks like the Hobacks were in primo condition. Sweet Corbet's drop too! I hit it last Saturday, March 8, and the hill has really filled in great. The chutes are missing the big rock pinch points, and lines like the Expert chutes and Alta 1 are getting easy. I hadn't skied the upper Tensleep bowl since last century.
post #5 of 12

Great stoke for the Gathering there next year.

Nice drop into Corbets. You made it seem like nothing, and with a nice soft landing. How big was the drop that day - I understand the snow level can make it from pants-wetting to doable for mere mortals.

Thanks

D1

post #6 of 12

Nice video as always Cody! Now aren't you let these nice people see that dialogue? :rolleyes That was a fun video to watch and listen to! 

post #7 of 12

Great video, you got superb conditions and skied it so well..voiceovers and text were perfect guides

post #8 of 12

Thanks Cody--I always enjoy your videos and this one had some high production values with the voice overs.  It did sting a little because I was had to cancel a trip to Jackson last weekend and again this coming weekend . 

 

One of the most memorable runs of my life was when they opened the Hobacks as I was riding the tram.  Even twenty years later I can remember it like it was yesterday. I think the lower faces generally are an underappreciated part of the mountain except right after storms. I know it can get messy due to low elevation and exposure but it is a huge and relatively low traffic area with a ton of terrain.

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Hey D1

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Great stoke for the Gathering there next year.

Nice drop into Corbets. You made it seem like nothing, and with a nice soft landing. How big was the drop that day - I understand the snow level can make it from pants-wetting to doable for mere mortals.

Thanks

D1


First off thanks D1 and all the others for complements on the TR.  I was hoping it would at least have some entertainment value.  :)

As to the drop that day, it always seems bigger than it is, but I would estimate the actual free fall at around 15 feet.  I stepped down "onto the launch pad" about a foot or two.  Some try to crawl down as far as possible, but that just never felt comfortable for me.  (And then there are the TGR types that just launch it directly).

It truly does change dramatically from day to day.  I actually went back the next day and although the weather was stellar, the entrance was truly gnarly, with what looked like a carved, narrow bobsled run exit at a right angle, (as I found out it also had a kicker on it).  Anyway, I was feeling pretty confident, (which just means i hadn't fully comprehended the situation).  So i jumped in again.  Here is the video, (voice over is much cheesier but the message is listen to that inner voice more often).  My best estimates put the tumble at least around 400 feet.

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  My best estimates put the tumble at least around 400 feet.

Dude, you are my hero of the day - priceless Corbets footage. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Thanks for sharing - seriously.

D1

post #11 of 12
free plug for Cody... follow his TRs at http://hi-adventure.com/

specially interesting if you live/ski in Idaho!
post #12 of 12

Cheesy!   nah, kids loved it, as I did... nice videos ... 

 

It'd be nice if the cams had elevation (angle) indicators superimposed lightly in a corner to give idea of the slope.   My middle child said "doesn't look that steep" on first video but changed mind watching second.  

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