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Well I've never been to JH and I've watched videos and there's like no actual trails just natural snow and a a big area. So I'm assuming it's off piste/back country. I ski in Vermont and NH where it's all trails so I have no experience in the west.


JH has a huge amount of ungroomed terrain but that is not the same as back country.

 

Back Country refers to skiing that is outside the confines of a resort. There is no lifts, no ski patrol and as such requires a different type of gear then resort skiing. I don't know what videos you were watching but they may or may not have been within the resort. There is a significant amount of popular backcountry around the resort. If you have little experience with ungroomed terrain then JH will be a great place to get a taste for it. Your skis will be fine.

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JH has a huge amount of ungroomed terrain but that is not the same as back country.

Back Country refers to skiing that is outside the confines of a resort. There is no lifts, no ski patrol and as such requires a different type of gear then resort skiing. I don't know what videos you were watching but they may or may not have been within the resort. There is a significant amount of popular backcountry around the resort. If you have little experience with ungroomed terrain then JH will be a great place to get a taste for it. Your skis will be fine.
that's good to hear, thanks
post #33 of 40
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Also, is the TRIP mostly "back country" or you implying that Jackson is mostly "back country"? Because Jackson, the resort, is not the same as actual "back country", which is sans patrol, sans avalanche control, sans grooming, and you're now talking tech bindings, beacons, shovels, etc.
Well I've never been to JH and I've watched videos and there's like no actual trails just natural snow and a a big area. So I'm assuming it's off piste/back country. I ski in Vermont and NH where it's all trails so I have no experience in the west.


There are plenty of groomed trails at JH.  Some are a lot longer and steeper than you can find in VT/NH.  The Tetons are at a completely different scale compared to the White Mountains or Presidentials.  Killington has 1500 acres (500 snowmaking) with 3050' vertical.  JH has 2500 acres (160 snowmaking) with 4139' vertical.

 

When are you going to JH?  Might be good to budget for renting for a day or two if you are lucky and catch a snowstorm.

post #34 of 40
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If you weigh 120 lbs they are too long for you.  If you weigh 200 lbs they are too short for you.  How much do you weigh?

Im working on losing to 190 by the start of december and will be 180 in the middle of the ski season.


179 would be better, but it's not a big deal.  As it is you have the 2nd longest length the ski comes in.  You can adapt; one size off isn't a problem.  Yes, longer would float better, but now you have an excuse to ski faster :D.

post #35 of 40
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So does that mean my Sights are actually around 172?

 

yes, K2's length is based on surface length and tends to be shorter, I think this is the case for twin tips and mogul ski. From your first post the skis are in you range, what you're tweaking with is preferences and how that matches your ability level. 

post #36 of 40
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There are plenty of groomed trails at JH.  Some are a lot longer and steeper than you can find in VT/NH.  The Tetons are at a completely different scale compared to the White Mountains or Presidentials.  Killington has 1500 acres (500 snowmaking) with 3050' vertical.  JH has 2500 acres (160 snowmaking) with 4139' vertical.

When are you going to JH?  Might be good to budget for renting for a day or two if you are lucky and catch a snowstorm.
I'm going in mid feb. and there is no way I am renting lol because I'm taking a trip to Stowe in December and JH which is already one trip from my normal year and that's already costing a lot. But I might consider because I saw they offer rossingnol skis for rent if there is ever a powder day.
post #37 of 40
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There are plenty of groomed trails at JH.  Some are a lot longer and steeper than you can find in VT/NH.  The Tetons are at a completely different scale compared to the White Mountains or Presidentials.  Killington has 1500 acres (500 snowmaking) with 3050' vertical.  JH has 2500 acres (160 snowmaking) with 4139' vertical.

When are you going to JH?  Might be good to budget for renting for a day or two if you are lucky and catch a snowstorm.
I'm going in mid feb. and there is no way I am renting lol because I'm taking a trip to Stowe in December and JH which is already one trip from my normal year and that's already costing a lot. But I might consider because I saw they offer rossingnol skis for rent if there is ever a powder day.


Be forewarned, once you've skied out west you are going to want to go back as often as possible. :D

 

If you post in the JH/GT ongoing thread a week or two before you get to JH, might be a chance of meeting up with another EpicSki member who knows JH well.

 

http://www.epicski.com/t/147429/2016-2017-jackson-hole-grand-targhee-meetup-thread

post #38 of 40
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Be forewarned, once you've skied out west you are going to want to go back as often as possible. biggrin.gif

If you post in the JH/GT ongoing thread a week or two before you get to JH, might be a chance of meeting up with another EpicSki member who knows JH well.

http://www.epicski.com/t/147429/2016-2017-jackson-hole-grand-targhee-meetup-thread
Interesting thread, I'll be sure to take a look at it! Thanks 😊
post #39 of 40

The good news: My K2 Shreditor 102 are officially 179 but are 183 tip to tail...

 

The bad news: your skis have 30% rocker on them...

post #40 of 40
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The good news: My K2 Shreditor 102 are officially 179 but are 183 tip to tail...

The bad news: your skis have 30% rocker on them...
I measured them earlier this afternoon and they came out to be 170cm. So I guess K2 measures exact. But it's whatever now since I can't really do anything about it
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