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Jackson Hole FEB 2008 (pictures inside)

post #1 of 11
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Hey all,

Little late on this, but hey it's better late than never right ? plus I figure i'd pump you all up for the ski season.

I went to Jackson Hole last season for the first time ever. The review of Jackson is ummm "FREAKIN AWESOME"


DAY 1:

We arrived in Jackson hole (me and 3 of my buddies) during a snow storm (right before another plane slid off the runway actually). When the plane was landing all you could see was a white heaven. I was sooo pumped I couldn't wait to get off that plane.

Jackson Is an awesome ski town. The locals are cool as hell (and there are professional skiers everywhere).

The town it's self is old school western, you feel like you just stepped back 100 years. It was the best.

We settled in and went to eat. The food at jackson is insane. The meat is sooo good. Elk burgers rock!!

I ate soo much meat out there i'm surprised I didn't have a stroke. It was sooo good.


DAY2:

This was the perfect powder day, BUT we had booked snow mobiles this day so we didn't get to get out to ski this day. However the snowmobile tour was insane. We booked with Heart Six Ranch and we were guided by Keith (we couldn't have asked for a better guide highly recommended if you're insane) and we did the High Land tour. It was a 7 hour tour and topped it off with lunch in the middle of nowhere in some secluded restaurant in the middle of the snowmobiling trail. There was powder fields everywhere, it was insane.. By far one of the coolest things I've ever done. The feeling of going 75mph on an open field gets your heart pumping soo hard


DAY3:

Finally we get to ski Jackson Hole. Most of the powder was gone, however the woods were still packed with powder. It was insane, I don't think i did one groomed run all day this day and why would I want to ? It was stashes on fresh or barely ridden fresh in all the woods. we stuck to the moran woods and saratoga bowl.


DAY4 & 5:

It got really warm and there wasn't must powder left, However since it was soo much warmer we decided to take a trip to the top of the hill. The views are insane in Jackson. I felt like I was on top of the world. We headed down Rendezvous Bowl . It was pretty much all moguls and soft one's at that. I loved it, I love bumps and this was heaven for me. Although I'd admit It was soooo tiring. The snow was sooo heavy because it was warm but it was worth it. We also did cheyenne which for some reason was deserted, but it was packed with soft snow. It was actually one of my favorites. We skied a-lot of off trails and I'm not sure where I was half the time. I think I skied down what they call meet your maker, it's a tiny slot between two rocks and it's only a yard wide so I just tucked and went. It opens up into a bowl, it was pretty cool.

We also did go up to Corbets, it was only a 20- 25ft drop in that day so I closed my eyes and went......yeah right.. I took pictures and went around the east side traverse. Corbets is no joke, Maybe in the right conditions it looks like I might try it but not that day it wasn't even close. But it's spectacular and it's a must see. I just didn't feel like ending my trip short by skiing over my head. I know my limits. anything above 10 feet is a no no for me.




thats all.

I'm leaving out a lot.


Just remembered I got to meet Rick Armstrong and Kina Pickett. Both very cool people and both skiers that I respect. They are both living the ski bum lifestyle and it's awesome.


If you're reading this to make your decision on whether or not to go to jackson hole... GO... it's insane it's intense, it will kick your behind.

All the Hype is worth it, it's not too hyped up, it's hyped down. You can't understand the magnitude until you go.


hope you enjoyed my TR.


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post #2 of 11
That put a smile on my face. Particularly fond of the image of the tentative approach to Corbet's
post #3 of 11
There is a couple of tracks on the left of the corbetts picture, that make me wonder how it turned out..With the incline, I am sure they launched ...Crazy
post #4 of 11
Great pics and report. What kind of camera are these shots taken with?
post #5 of 11
Just to be clear.... Was it insane? or merely sick? It looked kinda PHAT! I'm glad you guys had such a great time. There is snow in my yard again and I want to go skiing. There was an article in the paper a few days ago quoting several of the regions top snow experts warning people that 6"-1' of snow isn't enough to ski on.... Go figure.
post #6 of 11
That Corbet's picture looked like one of the tallest top snow depths I've seen.

One night when the stock market was imploding I made myself feel better finding Corbet's videos on YouTube. I have new favorite bit of dialog...
"You going Jimmy?"
"I'm thinking about it....but I get a little nauseous when I look over the edge." (he went)
post #7 of 11
wow nice pics. i was going to post a thread asking about where to stay in jackson hole around the same time you went last year. any sugestions?
post #8 of 11
Great Pics, glad you had an awesome time!
post #9 of 11
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Yeah it was awesome, by the far the best trip I've ever had. This year money is tight since I'm getting married in July so i think i'm just doing a week at Jay peak.

Not sure what camera that was, it was my buddies and he's into photography.


can't wait to ski again, i'm dying to slide around on something..
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by sapient007 View Post
wow nice pics. i was going to post a thread asking about where to stay in jackson hole around the same time you went last year. any sugestions?
Look at the JH Gathering thread. Lots of discussion there, and links to websites.

If you have a group there are still some reasonably priced older condos up at the hill (Teton Village) and a whole bunch of newer, very expensive ones. If there are two of you, Village Center Inn is a good choice and a few feet from the Tram. They were running a special that was valid early season till just before Pres Day -- don't know if it is still available.

If you are by yourself, the motels in Jackson are a better value.

(This is assuming you are looking to economize... there is also a lot incredible high end lodging I would never consider.)

JH's website had a buy 3 airfares, get 4th free special. May still be there. Look around -- I find most specials don't actually apply to me, but its worth searching.
post #11 of 11
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Originally Posted by sapient007 View Post
wow nice pics. i was going to post a thread asking about where to stay in jackson hole around the same time you went last year. any sugestions?
WE booked through jacksonhole central servations.

www.jhcr.com

we payed like 1200$ each it included stay at Elk country Inn, lift tickets, plane tickets, and the snow mobile tour at heart six ranch.

i highly recommend them.
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