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Jackson Hole Jan 12, 2008 - Harkin Banks & Family

post #1 of 23
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Well, we've had something like 60" of snow in the last week. People were beginning to wonder if the sun would ever come out today.

Harkin Banks and family traveled over from the Targhee side of the Tetons for a little r&r at Jackson Hole. They picked a good day.

Here's what the early-morning sunlight looked like as I was driving to Teton Village:







Here's what upper Sublette Ridge looked like from about the fourth chair up for the morning:



Upper East Ridge of Rendezvous Bowl:



Rendezvous Bowl like it's rarely seen (only a few tracks):



And here's Harkin enjoying the morning on a run called Cascade:



Harkin brought along Mrs. Harkin, son Harkin Jr., and young daughter Harkin Juniorette. We had a great time running around the mountain searching out untracked, semi-tracked, and soft bumps.

I was blown away when Juniorette, bouncing down Lower Sublette Ridge through powder that was knee-deep on me and practically waist-deep on her, suddenly changed directions and blew straight through a narrow little untracked space between two spruce trees. Now, there's a kid who's being raised properly.

Harkin, I've got a pretty cool photo of her and you on Cascade but I don't want to post it without your permission. I also want to mail you a cd because I got some pretty good family shots. If you'll pm me your address, I'll get it off to you.

Anyway, it was a pretty fun trip.
post #2 of 23
Looks very nice! Glad you guys getting out and having some serious fun!
post #3 of 23

Jackson Hole

Bob,

Did you get my pm, about info for Jackson hole?

Lee
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Bob,

Did you get my pm, about info for Jackson hole?

Lee
Yes.

Reply sent.
post #5 of 23
No words.
post #6 of 23
thanks 4 sharing!
post #7 of 23
Looks like you guys had a Harkin good time!
post #8 of 23
Bob, thanks for the great morning. The entire HB family had a great time skiing with you.

Please feel free to post which ever pics you feel are worthy of Epicski.

HB Jr. and HB Juniorette would love to be on Epicski. After Tower 3 Chute, Mrs. HB was a little shaken until the afternoon.

Here's a shot of 13 yr. old HB Jr's first run of the day. The exit to Tower 3 Chute. He ripped it.


11 yr. old Juniorette on her second run of the day - also in the exit apron of Tower 3 Chute. (She and Mrs. HB had a warm up on Amphitheatere Bowl before venturing into Tower 3.



After this, we met up with Bob and skied with him until 12:30.

We then met up with Jess McMilliam, the current North American and World Women's Freeskiing Champion and skied with her the rest of the afternoon up on the quad chairs.

Juniorette with Jess



The mountain started to shut down, and off we went to the Moose for hot wings and margaritas (and root beer and sprite for the youngsters). All in all a great day away from the 'Ghee.

Bob, I'll PM with the info. And Juniorette will get a sticker from Targhee for Ruth - "Ski Like a Girl"


HB
post #9 of 23
Harkin,

Along with Bob, you are required to ski with me on my Western Tour
post #10 of 23
Great photos capturing what had to be another great day skiing at a great mountain. I hit two buckets of golf balls this PM hoping by nest weekend we could have some semblance of decent skiing. I'm glad it exists somewhere!
post #11 of 23
Bob and Harkin, looks almost as good as Snowbasin (tounge in cheek). Great shots!
post #12 of 23
Great shots Harkin and Bob,

Reminds me of skiing with my kids in JH at that age. They also got to ski with a couple of renowned Big Mountain skiers as well as great skiers like Bob.

Harkin, beware of the future :. My son now does Big Mountain competitions and seems to break 2 or 3 pairs of skis per year (I just talked to him and he just broke his last pair of skis today - 2cnd pair this year ).

For better or worse, it looks like you've probably already opened up Pandora's Box.
post #13 of 23
man does harkin get around targhee, snowbasin, and jackson...solid stoke.
love how harkin's kids look like volkl teams riders.
post #14 of 23
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Harkin,

Along with Bob, you are required to ski with me on my Western Tour
Philpug, I'll see what I can do to re-arrange my schedule for 3/13 at Targhee.

HB
post #15 of 23
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Harkin, here's the one of Juniorette that I was mentioning.

11 years old. Cascade run. Steep. Big bumps. Cut-up new snow. Dad in the background watching.




I love it.
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11 years old. Cascade run. Steep. Big bumps. Cut-up new snow. Dad in the background watching.
Dad's watching to see how it's done. Very impressive.
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Harkin, here's the one of Juniorette that I was mentioning.

11 years old. Cascade run. Steep. Big bumps. Cut-up new snow. Dad in the background watching.
Frame it and put it up in the living room.
post #18 of 23
Thanks for the vicarious day at Jackson Hole Bob & Harkin:
post #19 of 23
Great TR and great pics of Harkin & Juniorette, Bob!

Snow looks awesome. I've got to get up there!
post #20 of 23
Hey Bob
That might be a shot of me in Rendezvous, we were making laps before the crowds showed up and pushed us OB for the morning. I'm putting together a post about the Steep & Deep camp.
What a week JH had, and more to come.
post #21 of 23
Adipose - looking forward to that writeup on the S&D camp. We're heading out to Jackson end of February - hoping the snow keeps coming!
post #22 of 23

solid

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Harkin, here's the one of Juniorette that I was mentioning.

11 years old. Cascade run. Steep. Big bumps. Cut-up new snow. Dad in the background watching.




I love it.
That's some solid skiing right there....look at the position of power on that downhill ski. Eyes focused squarely on the next turn, hands in uncommonly good position for a young skier in place to attack that downhill poleplant.....shoulders squaring up ready to pop into the next turn...

Nice, could be a sticky.

Reminds me of my 12 yr old (12 yrs ago)

HB is a smart dad.....develop and train your own ski buds and you always have someone to ski with and memories forever.

Well done, enjoy!

I'll be at Sugarbush and MRG with my grown up ripper in a couple of weeks enjoying the benefits of all those drills we did together so many years ago.

Skiing with your kids......flat out awesome!!!!!:

We are pretty lucky fellers HB!

Gread thread Bob, thanks! A good example of what is so good about epicski!
post #23 of 23
Thanks and hope everyone has enjoyed our trip over the hill to the Village as much as we did. Bob makes a very good host.

I (and my family) will return the favor. Bob and I already have it set up for the annual cardboard box derby.

HB
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