Hi everyone, so this is my first post, but I have been browsing this forum for awhile, and I must say it is a wealth of knowledge. I appreciate all the people who have contributed to my learning.
My question is in regards to my first upcoming trip to JHMR. I will be there for probably 4 ski days, March 2-5. I am curious what peoples opinions are on the likely snow conditions I will encounter, and if my current skis will be adequate, or if they are even worth bringing out with me.
I am 29 y/o, 6ft, 180-185 pounds... my only current pair of skis are the 2014-15 Volkl Kendos 177. (Widest ski I have been on) I have loved the skis in the conditions I've experienced so far, but we haven't had much (any) powder.
I currently live and ski in Vermont exclusively. I would call myself an intermediate skier, with a strong passion to get better every week between now and then. I am getting in 3-4 ski days a week right now, but unfortunately as anyone who lives out east knows, its been a horrible winter so far. I've been spending a lot of time at Stowe, and Its all been mostly crude and ice, and while I have a blast doing it, I have little experience in true powder. I mostly like to charge groomers, I feel comfortable on Vermont black runs, and rarely head into the woods, but I plan on getting out there more over the next couple months in anticipation for this trip (as soon as we actually get some snow)
1. Whats the opinion on the Kendos for JHMR?
2. If the skis wouldn't be ideal for March conditions, would it make sense to demo same or different pairs over the 4 days?
3. I have a Stowe pass, so I get half price on JHMR lift tickets, but would it be worth it to head out to Grand Targhee for a day?
Thanks to anyone who can help
P.S. Any other tips for my first trip to Jackson would be appreciated... I have been combing through previous posts, so I think I have a pretty good Idea of what to expect. I also think from previous posts that my skis will be fine out there, but I've heard they've been getting tons of snow out west this year, and thought maybe the conditions might be deeper than years past. Thanks again.
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