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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
Can anyone out there show me the ropes in Jackson? I'll be there for February and March (2004) and have never skied it before.

I spent some time last year at Fernie and Sunshine, but have always wanted to ski Jackson Hole since I did some hiking there years ago.

Thanks for any help you can give.
post #2 of 22
mannsj:

PM me as we get a little closer to your dates. I live here and would be happy to make some turns with you.

For that matter, why don't you change your dates around a little and come out for the 2004 EpicSki Gathering?

Bob
post #3 of 22
Bob,
I'll be there Feb. 10-15 and I'll need a little guiding.... I've been there many times, but I have a feeling you know of some good, semi-secret stuff. Mark it on your calender!!!!
post #4 of 22
I've only skied jackson for a week so I don't know many secret stashes...it was great even though we did not get alot of snow. If you are going to jackson....you must take at least 1 day...i'd sugest 2 and go ski Grand Targhee. The place was deserted and we found powder when it had not dumped in quite a while. They have some nice cliffs/steeps if ya look in the right places.
Bigbad
post #5 of 22
Thread Starter 
Bob,

I may be able to come out a bit early. I have a place rented starting Feb 1st and plan on driving out from the East Cost (NC). It was to be an easy drive with my father tagging along, but we'll see.
post #6 of 22
Good to see some fellow North Carolinians heading to Jackson.

You should also check out a couple of books:
The Jackson Hole ski guide by Bob Viola and Thomas Turiano
and
Jackson Hole Ski Atlas by Angus Thuermer and a couple other guys.

Say hello to the babes at the Mangy Moose and all the girls from App State up there for me
post #7 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by mannsj:
Bob,

I may be able to come out a bit early.

You should really give it a try. The more people we have at the Gathering, the more fun it will be. Your father is more than welcome. :

My wife and I (she's apoplectic over this prospect) are hosting a beer/wine/appetizer after-ski party at our humble condo on Saturday night, 1/31.

Bob
post #8 of 22
Quote:
Originally posted by U.P. Racer:
Bob,
I'll be there Feb. 10-15 and I'll need a little guiding.... I've been there many times, but I have a feeling you know of some good, semi-secret stuff. Mark it on your calender!!!!
No problem.

That *is* President's Day weekend, you know. That's just about the busiest weekend of the season around here.

As to secret spots, that's a little tougher. There are so many good skiers and boarders around now that pretty much everything inbounds gets hit really hard. There are'nt very many secrets anymore.

Bring your beacon and we'll do a little ob prospecting.

Bob
post #9 of 22
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by jhstroup:
Good to see some fellow North Carolinians heading to Jackson.

You should also check out a couple of books:
The Jackson Hole ski guide by Bob Viola and Thomas Turiano
and
Jackson Hole Ski Atlas by Angus Thuermer and a couple other guys.

Say hello to the babes at the Mangy Moose and all the girls from App State up there for me
jhstroup,

My wife found me a copy of the Jackson Hole Ski Guide. Any ideas where I can find the JH Ski Atlas?
post #10 of 22
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Originally posted by mannsj:
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My wife found me a copy of the Jackson Hole Ski Guide. Any ideas where I can find the JH Ski Atlas?

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One or more of these should have it:

Wilson Backcountry Sports 307-733-5228

Teton Mountaineering 307-733-3595

Skinny Skis 307-733-6094

Teton Village Sports 307-733-2181

Valley Bookstore 307-733-4533

Good luck,

Bob
post #11 of 22
What Bob said.

The ski atlas is mostly for backcountry while the Guide is for inbounds stuff at Jackson. If you get it from Wilson Backcountry Sports they should also have a topo map of the pass area that is overlayed with color markings for ridges, bowls and hiking paths. I can't seem to find mine, but it is a geat help.
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post #13 of 22

Here's my most recent experience with Jackson Hole - see video...

 

post #14 of 22

 

 

This thread is asking the same question as that kitten.

post #15 of 22

Revived from 9 years ago??

 

We need a pop-up saying "Are you serious?  This thread is x years old!!!"

post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Revived from 9 years ago??

 

We need a pop-up saying "Are you serious?  This thread is x years old!!!"



What, the kitty didn't do it for you? rolleyes.gif

post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Revived from 9 years ago??

We need a pop-up saying "Are you serious? This thread is x years old!!!"


Why not? No point in making a new thread, some people use the search.
post #18 of 22

I'm bumping for the kitty.  Nice kitty.

post #19 of 22
Soft kitty, rough tongue.
post #20 of 22

Interesting!  Bumping a 9-year old thread on Jackson Hole.  How in the world did this happen?

 

Hang gliding is cool, you should start your own thread in Trip Reports.

post #21 of 22

just like the helmet threads folks, we need to be very nice and understanding with the nOObs...... rolleyes.gifmad.gif

post #22 of 22

The kitty might be sleepy, but I'm always up for old JH threads.  Reading back through it reminded me of the 2004 Gathering, which was lots of fun.

 

As for paragliding, they're doing it up on the mountain right now:

 

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