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Thank you Bob Peters for your Guides to skiing in Jackson hole!

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We just returned back East from our first trip to Jackson hole. it was a father-son trip, where a friend and I, took our respective 20-year-olds. Prior to skiing I sat down with a trail map and read "The Unofficial Guide to Jackson Hole".

After completing this, I felt I had some local knowledge of the mountain. As an example, on our first run we took the tram. When we left the tram it was blowing snow and high winds. The visibility was only several yards. I knew from reading the guide, to use the trees on the skiers left as a reference point. It was a great help as we had no idea where we were going.

The kids are both very skilled snowboarders, with the bravado that comes with being 20 years old.We skied everything from Saratoga bowl to the Hobacks, and most everything in between, even some crazy trails not on the map such as "Jaws".

I think this should be mandatory reading for any first timer to Jackson hole. It was a great help and immensely improved our experience on the mountain!

Thank you for the effort.


The Hobacks are stunningly beautiful!



I am including a picture of my son taking it all in on the Hobacks.
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I wonder how many of us wound up here after googling JH and finding Bob's guide.  I know that's how I found EpicSki.

 

I'll re-tell one of my Bob stories.  The day I met Bob happened to be a powder day.  After the other Bears he was meeting peeled off, he showed me some of the powder spots that are in plain sight but for some reason are overlooked.   One spot in particular was a wide open, untracked pitch right off a cat track.  After a few runs, Bob went to work and I kept skiing.

 

Near the end of the day I happened to be standing at that same spot, enjoying the view and thinking about what a great day it had been.  There was another group nearby, and one guy was excitedly telling his friends, "I came through here this morning, and there were only 2 tracks on the whole slope!"  Yep...  Thanks Bob.

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I wonder how many of us wound up here after googling JH and finding Bob's guide.  I know that's how I found EpicSki.



I'm not sure it is what prompted me to go to Jackson Hole but it sure helped me when I got there!
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Yep.  I intend to re-read the guide before heading there for the Gathering in a few weeks.

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We just returned back East from our first trip to Jackson hole. it was a father-son trip, where a friend and I, took our respective 20-year-olds. Prior to skiing I sat down with a trail map and read "The Unofficial Guide to Jackson Hole".

After completing this, I felt I had some local knowledge of the mountain. As an example, on our first run we took the tram. When we left the tram it was blowing snow and high winds. The visibility was only several yards. I knew from reading the guide, to use the trees on the skiers left as a reference point. It was a great help as we had no idea where we were going.
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Thank you for the effort.
 

 

Thanks, Dauntless.  I really appreciate the compliment.

 

I'm glad you had a good time here.  Make sure you come back again.

 

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I wonder how many of us wound up here after googling JH and finding Bob's guide.  I know that's how I found EpicSki.

 

I'll re-tell one of my Bob stories.  The day I met Bob happened to be a powder day.  After the other Bears he was meeting peeled off, he showed me some of the powder spots that are in plain sight but for some reason are overlooked.   One spot in particular was a wide open, untracked pitch right off a cat track.  After a few runs, Bob went to work and I kept skiing.

 

Near the end of the day I happened to be standing at that same spot, enjoying the view and thinking about what a great day it had been.  There was another group nearby, and one guy was excitedly telling his friends, "I came through here this morning, and there were only 2 tracks on the whole slope!"  Yep...  Thanks Bob.

 

I suspect I know exactly the spot you're talking about.

 

Things HAVE changed over the last few years, though.  It's amazing how quickly everything inbounds (and nearby out-of-bounds) gets tracked out anymore.  Nowadays, I think you'd probably have to ski that spot by 10:30am to have anything approaching untracked snow.

 

With that in mind, I've always loved crud skiing but I'm developing an even greater appreciation for it, given the abundance and all. ;) 

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