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So, dear Bob

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
It looks like another great season at the Village. Are you going to deliver us a trip report? Please....
post #2 of 11
Bob, I'm on the bridge of death. I need some sort of TR from Jackson Hole or else I'm due to die in a matter of hours.

LOL
post #3 of 11
JH has received 40" of snow in the last 3 days.....what more do you need to know?

Businesswise it's not shaping up to be a great season. Businesses are shutting down, people being laid off. Not just JH but at many of the major destination resorts in the northern rockies. Here is the editorial cartoon from the JH paper a few weeks ago. Hope things get better for the folks that live and work in the valley.




Here is a pic from this morning at the top of Teton Pass, don't think people will be driving over to Targhee today or the workerbees who live in spudland and travel over the pass everyday to work in the valley or at the village.
post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by skiking4 View Post
Bob, I'm on the bridge of death. I need some sort of TR from Jackson Hole or else I'm due to die in a matter of hours.

LOL
Here's a very quick report... 35" of snow in the last 36 hours. 60" plus since Monday. More snow on the way. Ski patrol can't keep up. Very little of the mountain was open yesterday due to extreme avalanche danger. More hopefully open today. Another big storm coming tomorrow. HIghways cut off, air service interrupted.

Don't send help.
post #5 of 11
What Bob said... Lots of snow and wind. The opening was delayed and limited to some surface lifts and AV. Much later the Gondola and Casper opened. Lots of people on limited terrain meant the powder was getting pretty chewed up. Fortunatly the lines were short after the first couple of hours. They were all walk on by the end of the day. Here are some pictures. The first is one of my students. I was too busy laughing to help him out of the hole right away. The other two are of my Subaru which I hope is under there somewhere.
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post #6 of 11
Wow. I've just come to the realization that my life sucks more than I thought it did about 2 minutes ago.
post #7 of 11
Hmmm the snow season is amazing but the ski season stinks? Oxymoron! But that's how I interpret this.
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Wow. I've just come to the realization that my life sucks more than I thought it did about 2 minutes ago.
That is signature-worthy.
post #9 of 11
Another delayed opening after another 18" of snow. This time nothing opened until about 11:00. Then it was AV with a giant line until about 1:00 when the Gondola and Casper opened. We (me and 2 lv 8 students) did several AV laps and then a Gondola just as Ampetheater opened. Unfortunatly the deep snow was so dense and slabby it was hard to ski in except on very steep pitches. Once it had been cut a bit it was more managable and we did a bunch more Gondi laps. I thought the skiing was better yesterday.
post #10 of 11
So here are some lame photos of the snow the last couple days...

Cars in the ski resort's parking lots:





One of my skiers three days ago - BEFORE the big storm:



Here's another, only this is from today when we had a tiny bit of sunshine:



Like tetonpowderjunkie said, it was actually kind of funky today. You needed something really steep to make turns through all the accumulated snow. Bad news was that it wasn't the GREATEST skiing we've ever seen. Good news is that we're pretty much set for the season now.

AND...

More big snow is on the way.

Happy Holidays!
post #11 of 11
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You needed something really steep to make turns through all the accumulated snow.
OK, it's really tough to find such a place at JH I guess!
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