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Mini-Gathering at Jackson Hole 1-14-08

post #1 of 25
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Mini being the operative term.

Finndog (on the injured, semi-reserve list), his two non-Epic friends Gary (also on the injured, semi-reserve list) and Alice, and LivingProof are all in Jackson Hole for the week. We hooked up and skied some absolutely heavenly groomers yesterday.

It was one of those mornings when we had a solid cloud layer covering the lower 1,500 feet of the valley with bright blue skies above. All that new snow we've had in the last 15 days was groomed to absolute PERFECTION on all of the main runs. Which was nice because with half of the team nursing injuries, we were looking for the softest, smooooooothest snow around.

Here's a group shot near the bottom of Rendezvous Bowl. Left to right, me, Gary, Alice, FinnDog, and LivingProof:




Here's the group along the edge of Cheyenne Bowl. Note the solid cloud layer below:




Here's LivingProof in the act of provin' it:



And here's Gary. He's carrying no poles because underneath the left arm of that jacket is a major cast protecting a recently-surgeried arm:




And here's Alice stylin' down Rendezvous Trail:




FinnDog nursing a seriously pulled thigh/groin/abdominal muscle group. Grittin' his teeth but also happy that JH grooms things so smoothly:



FinnDog and LivingProof cruising Upper Amphitheater:




And finally... FinnDog, Gary, and Alice on the Sublette Chair:




Thanks, you guys. It was a beautiful day.
post #2 of 25
Bob, thanks so much for taking the time to show off your "home". You were a gracious host and we really appreciated the guided tour.
post #3 of 25
Too bad about the injuries. Looks like some nice snow along the edges.
One of my top 10 things to do is to get to Jackson Hole to ski with Bob.
post #4 of 25
I got a couple of phone reports, a good time is being had by all.
post #5 of 25
Hi Bob, please keep the photos and updates coming! We're heading to JH at the end of February - hoping you guys continue to get lots of snow.
post #6 of 25


Bob; I see where 'skiing on clouds' originated from

Great looking group of skiers. Nice turns.
post #7 of 25
Wow it looks like you guys had an amazing day, and congrats to everyone skiing with injuries thats fab!

Helen getting very very excited as its only 18 days till she gets to JH now !
post #8 of 25
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post
I got a couple of phone reports, a good time is being had by all.
I didn't get any phone reports.
post #9 of 25
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Wow it looks like you guys had an amazing day, and congrats to everyone skiing with injuries thats fab!

Helen getting very very excited as its only 18 days till she gets to JH now !
Helen, you're going to have soooo much fun. IIRC you're traveling alone and are planning on hooking up with some bears while here?
post #10 of 25
Love the pictures! Thanks for posting.

Each time I see photos of JH I get all giddy wanting to ski there.
Looks far out and groovy!!

One of these days.
post #11 of 25
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Hi, all you Epic Skiers who are in Jackson Hole this weekend (you know who you are).

Teton Village Sports and HEAD Skis are sponsoring a free demo day on Saturday, 1-19-08.

TVS is located three buildings south of the Nick Wilson Cafe at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village.

They will be offering Head demos all day, 9:00am to 3:30pm at a tent located on the mountain side of the TVS building.

NOT ONLY THAT, but if you try out a pair of Heads, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a brand new pair of HEAD skis.

NOT ONLY THAT: All merchandise in Teton Village Sports will be 20% off retail for that day only.

So, take advantage of this opportunity to ski for free on the same brand Bode Miller skis (and me ).

If you go to try some skis, tell them I sent you, okay?
post #12 of 25
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Too bad about the injuries. Looks like some nice snow along the edges.
One of my top 10 things to do is to get to Jackson Hole to ski with Bob.
Yeah, that!
post #13 of 25
Todays phone report: Hell's freezing over...Maggots and Bears skiing together..and liking it!
post #14 of 25
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post
Hi, all you Epic Skiers who are in Jackson Hole this weekend (you know who you are).

Teton Village Sports and HEAD Skis are sponsoring a free demo day on Saturday, 1-19-08.

TVS is located three buildings south of the Nick Wilson Cafe at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village.

They will be offering Head demos all day, 9:00am to 3:30pm at a tent located on the mountain side of the TVS building.

NOT ONLY THAT, but if you try out a pair of Heads, you'll be entered into a raffle to win a brand new pair of HEAD skis.

NOT ONLY THAT: All merchandise in Teton Village Sports will be 20% off retail for that day only.

So, take advantage of this opportunity to ski for free on the same brand Bode Miller skis (and me ).

If you go to try some skis, tell them I sent you, okay?
All I can say to that is...Ski with your Hart, not with you Head!
post #15 of 25
yes, too funny, I met a maggot, "ski jackson" on the mountain today, started talking about boots, he's a fitter and while discussing Phil and dalbello's, he says "hey are you talking about Flexon Phil? Well, what a small world. I called Phil and let the two chat. A true tearing down of the wall Great guy, nice family.

Bob, we will be there, Looks like another dump coming in tomorrow!
post #16 of 25
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All I can say to that is...Ski with your Hart, not with you Head!
Let the games begin.........:
post #17 of 25
Well, I'm home from Jackson Hole and well bruised to prove it. Thanks to Bob for the great pics and picking one that showed me at my skiing best. Think of the old saying "you should have been there", well, I was, and that was one great morning. JH is a wild, wonderful mountain and Bob show's it off really well. Ski it with him before you fly into the west.
You don't really ski with Bob, you ski behind him. His lines are straighter and cleaner, but he always waited-up. He goes at speeds and into places I'm not quite ready for. His knowledge of JH shows in his pics as he positioned us to get great backgrounds. If you are in Jackson with him, ask him to show you "Flip Point" where Pepi Steigler would do flips and land on an incredibly steep slope. I finally know what to do when I grow up, move to Jackson and ski more with Bob.
Finn and Gary may have been hurting, but on groomers they don't get passed by many people. Alice dosen't weight more than 100 lbs, but her handle should be "fastwoman". The entire group was really passionate about skiing.
The great thing about Epic is the people you meet and the shared experiences. Thanks to all the Bears I met at JH.
post #18 of 25
Thanks Living, Gary, Alice and I really enjoyed skiing with you and I look forward to making turns again! We really had a great time. It's great to meet fellow bears. (And TGR maggots too!, Stephan is a great guy and fantastic fitter out of Hoback sports if any needs his help in J-hole).
post #19 of 25
I'm sorry that I was so busy I didn't get to ski with you guys. Maybe next year... Glad you had such a great trip.
post #20 of 25
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I'm sorry that I was so busy I didn't get to ski with you guys. Maybe next year... Glad you had such a great trip.
You can ski with me, when I come though in March.
post #21 of 25
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I'm sorry that I was so busy I didn't get to ski with you guys. Maybe next year... Glad you had such a great trip.
No worries, you had to work. We were on the slow side anyway, I would have gladly bought you my new favorite beer OB-1 though, I will miss that almost as much as that powder.
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post #23 of 25
Sobbing into my keyboard - looking at the pics brings back great memories from last month... Great pics thanks for sharing, I want to go back! NOW! Next year we are planning 1) longer trip 2) lessons to tour those far out places 3) time at both GT & JH. Now sitting watching flurries out my office & off to the local bump (Elk Mt) tomorrow. What else can you call it after a week in JH?
post #24 of 25
jersey, more of that over on a new thread under trip reports.......
post #25 of 25
I owe Tetonpowderjunkie a big apology for not including him in my trip report. David skied with us on Sunday and that day was his only free time in quite a while. He really reached out via phone and PM's to link-up, and, I appreciated meeting him.
Whatever illusions I have about my skiing skills are blown away skiing with TPJ. He went flying into pow and trees off of the Casper Lift making it look sooo easy. It was our first day and we skied much slower than him. The only trouble with JH is they don't have enough Oxygen to supply someone who lives at sea level.
David, I'll be back to buy beer at the Moose.
Best Mike
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