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Is this photo really from Grand Targhee?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Is this photo really from Grand Targhee as claimed? If so, where? I realize the photo is tilted to look steeper, but even so it's quite steep, and I was just reading another thread here claiming that GT is flatter than JH.

 

Just curious,

Jeff DLB

 

 

http://cdn.viralscape.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Extreme-Skiing-At-Grand-Targhee-Wyoming.jpg


Edited by jeff2010 - 4/7/15 at 1:27pm
post #2 of 18
No, there are huge crevasse filled glaciers in the background. There are areas off the ghee that do have some huge cliff drops. The Playground being the most famous and published.
post #3 of 18

Not Targhee.  Probably not the U.S. except maybe Alaska.

post #4 of 18

Is this photo really a photo ?

post #5 of 18
I believe that is taken just off the Shoshone lift, it's pretty gnar there. Definitely terrain you want to be careful on.
post #6 of 18
I doubt it. Targhee has very mellow terrain and one gnarly ridge, which is quite steep and fully legit as far as western extreme skiing goes. But that just does not look like what's in this photo. Paging HarkinBanks, he may have the definitive answer. But I loved the Targhee terrain and vibe when we were there. I'll never forget that trip.
Edited by alexzn - 4/5/15 at 6:12pm
post #7 of 18

Looks kind of like Chamonix.

 

post #8 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by MidwestPete View Post
 

Looks kind of like Chamonix.

 

Love Chamonix!

post #9 of 18
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Originally Posted by jeff2010 View Post
 

Is this photo really from Grand Targhee as claimed? If so, where? I realize the photo is tilted to look steeper, but even so it's quite steep, and I was just reading another thread here claiming that GT is flatter than JH.

 

Just curious,

Jeff DLb

 

 

http://cdn.viralscape.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Extreme-Skiing-At-Grand-Targhee-Wyoming.jpg

Pretty sure that's Stowe. (And a doctored picture judging by the tilted horizon).

post #10 of 18
Josh is rock'in the onesy!
post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

Pretty sure that's Stowe.

 

Is that the run that comes right from the tallest peak at Stowe... I think it's called the "Matta-horn"?

 

 

 

(I also think it's funny that he was banned before I had ever heard of this site but he still gets referenced so much. FWIW... guess he at least left an impression.)

 

Back on topic - does anyone think that if that "run" was really that steep, the skier wouldn't be approaching it turned like that? I did some Googling and that picture is everywhere, but I didn't have any luck finding the original. The oldest use of it I could find was a 2009 article... but it's just an example image and isn't referenced (http://www.skiingthebackcountry.com/ski-articles/Acceptable_Risk).

post #12 of 18

Nope, because this is the view from top of Targhee:

 

 

 

 

 

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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by oldgoat View Post
 

Pretty sure that's Stowe. (And a doctored picture judging by the tilted horizon).

 

I was waiting for somebody to make that comment...  thanks for not letting me down.

 

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Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post
 

 

Is that the run that comes right from the tallest peak at Stowe... I think it's called the "Matta-horn"?

 

 

 

Ok, I laughed at this one.  Points for originality.  Thumbs Up

post #14 of 18
Originally Posted by dbostedo View Post

Back on topic - does anyone think that if that "run" was really that steep, the skier wouldn't be approaching it turned like that? I did some Googling and that picture is everywhere, but I didn't have any luck finding the original. The oldest use of it I could find was a 2009 article... but it's just an example image and isn't referenced (http://www.skiingthebackcountry.com/ski-articles/Acceptable_Risk).

 

Even if we tilt the image so the horizon is level as I've done above, that guy does not look right.  

The snow spray is particularly unconvincing.  That uphill knee should be at his chin with this pitch.  

 

But, nice photoshopping. Notice the reflected yellow on the snow, and the intense sun hitting his uphill thigh and uphill shoulder?  

Good work there.  Calling on @MidwestPete to comment!

post #15 of 18

If it is a diagonal cornice entry it doesn't look too far off.  I think the top part may be real, and they just spliced in 30 feet of cliff below it.

post #16 of 18

I may be way off, but I think it is Iowa - say 30 to 40 minutes Northwest of Des Moines.

 


Edited by MidwestPete - 4/6/15 at 11:14am
post #17 of 18

Seriously funny thread - best in a while.

I especially like that we have evidence of Josh ... on the Matta-horn ... rock'n his onesy ... before dropping into the corn fields.

post #18 of 18

Corn snow. We went all the way to Killington last week lookin for corn snow; never thought to look in Iowa.

 

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