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Full-on Nuking Snow at Jackson Hole

post #1 of 17
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At 6:00am this morning they were reporting 8" of new snow at the mid-mountain level. At 7:00am it had jumped up to 10". At 8:00am it had jumped to 12". At 9:00am it was 14". It's now 11:00am and still snowing hard. They have closed Teton Pass due to high avalanche danger.

I got to ski from 8:45 to 10:45 this morning and it's abso-freakin'-lootely incredible. Face shots everywhere, tracks are filling in, and it's some of the lightest snow we ever see. For a couple of minutes there, I thought I was back at Snowbird.

Best of all, here's what the weather satellite looks like:



Those of you who are on your way, bring a snorkel (or maybe SCUBA gear).

I've seldom seen it better than it is right now.

Bob
post #2 of 17
Whatever it was that I did right I am glad I did it, cause we are flying out there tomorrow, so just please save a little POW for us for Monday(extra long snorkels are packed).

Mike
post #3 of 17
Send some of that up towards Big Sky, won't you? The ESA is only two weeks away!!!
post #4 of 17
What Jackson is getting now we got last night at SV, it was such nice snow, super light! We had well over 25 inches of new snow in the last 24 hours.

On the down side it was sluffing all over the place when I was out grooming last night.
post #5 of 17
Hmmmm... hmmmm..... 8:45?

You are just killing me Bob! Too bad our flight out of JH last week didn't get cancelled a second time!!!! Enjoy it for all of us!
post #6 of 17
I am drooling on my keyboard. I am due to head out there in a bit over a month. Thanks for the update Bob, I will pm ya in the near future about maybe taking a run

Alfonse
post #7 of 17
Great, and I just left yesterday. Just got home 5 hours ago after 22hr in the car.

Although there was some great snow there all week. Skied Monday-Thur, and everyday was great especially monday.

Time to drive back.
post #8 of 17
well, northern Cal got 10 feet last week and anohter 5 ft coming this week

I guess we're comparable to JH for once!
post #9 of 17
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Originally Posted by SquawMan
well, northern Cal got 10 feet last week and anohter 5 ft coming this week

I guess we're comparable to JH for once!
Nope, not now, nor ever.
post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by xdog1
Nope, not now, nor ever.
I'll second that notion...I'm off to JH on Feb 5th. Cant' wait....I've been there several times but this is the first trip with the family.
post #11 of 17
WOW, wish i was there. I love that mountain.
post #12 of 17
Stop it! Kill this thread, I'm so jealous it's making me sick. I love Jackson Hole.
post #13 of 17
I can imagine that if Jackson Has that kind of snow grand Targee most be digging out the lifts to get them running.
post #14 of 17
Actually, (and rather uncharacteristically) JH has received more snow than Targhee so far. Both total inches YTD as well as snow depth.

Jackson:
Total snowfall: 191"
Snow depth: 70"

Targhee:
Total snowfall: 179"
Snow depth: 65"

Of course, my In-laws, who live in Driggs and are Targhee lovers will tell you that JH over-reports and Targhee under reports....... but for me personally, my best day at Targhee still wasn't as good as my worst day at Jackson.

I'll be there Feb. 5. I'm counting the days.
post #15 of 17
I also fly into JH on Feb 5. I can't wait. Made reservations back in August. Just got the B3s out to tune them up and pack them for shipping.
post #16 of 17
I'm heading there this weekend, keep the snow coming! hopefully will be a good as it was last year for the gathering. Just got back from Snowbird where I had one day with face shots all day with the temps in single digits, and another day almost as nice, I'm getting spoiled!
post #17 of 17

Snow reports

Jackson reports from the Ramer Study plot near the top of the Tram (elev.10,100'). They never report the actual "base depth" at the base.

Targhee reports from 2 plots, one at the base/parking lot ( elev. 7900') and one at mid-mountain (elev. 8900'). The upper mountain depth is just 1.5 times the mid-mountain depth.

So, yes, in early season, JH does get more snow, especially if the storms come from the SE.


Quote:
Originally Posted by U.P. Racer
Actually, (and rather uncharacteristically) JH has received more snow than Targhee so far. Both total inches YTD as well as snow depth.

Jackson:
Total snowfall: 191"
Snow depth: 70"

Targhee:
Total snowfall: 179"
Snow depth: 65"

Of course, my In-laws, who live in Driggs and are Targhee lovers will tell you that JH over-reports and Targhee under reports....... but for me personally, my best day at Targhee still wasn't as good as my worst day at Jackson.

I'll be there Feb. 5. I'm counting the days.
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