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coming to jackson!!! Advice needed.

post #1 of 10
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Hey Folks, I live in the northeast and I'm coming to Jackson for the week of Feb. 14-Feb. 23. I've been reading all this info about the snow pack being so poor and the inbounds avalanches. As you well know, we don't have those worries here where I live, although we have some of the most icy slopes there are. The more I read this info about the avalanches, the more I get a little nervous about my visit. I have no knowledge of where to ski or what to look for or if I should even be heading that way this year. I'm looking for advice and some education on all of this. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks a ton for any advice or help here. JON
post #2 of 10
Stick to anything that's a marked run for now. Unmarked stuff might just sliiiiiiiiiide... you never know.

You'll be fine though. JH has some of the best patrol and avy control. It'll turn better eventually.
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I've been reading all this info about the snow pack being so poor and the inbounds avalanches.
Not sure where your getting your info but JH has plenty of snow and looking at a very snowy week. As mentioned inbounds avi's are rare and you shouldn't have to worry about it.

http://www.jacksonhole.com/
post #4 of 10
You'll be just fine. The whole mountain- on trail and off trail is skiing great. Outta Bounds has been closed at the request of the Bridger Teton National Forest.

The mountain is shaping up to be in blue ribbon condition.
post #5 of 10
Jon,
Check out the below Bob Peter's very excellent Epic thread about skiing at Jackson Hole. JH is a very special place - huge, beautiful, demanding skiing for those who seek it, groomers for those who want something milder, and everything in between.
Enjoy your week



http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...casper+thunder
post #6 of 10
You really don't need to worry about it inbounds and on "normal" skiing runs. Some of the steeper double blacks have been closed for a while to allow them to stabilize more. Most of them opened yesterday. You could also take a lesson if you are really worried about it.
post #7 of 10
We were looking at booking JH on Saturday when all this started. We still booked a few days later and will be going Feb. 1st.

Why? Just like 9/11, we aren't going to get caught napping again. Patrol is being over cautious about avy control all over the West. JH is probably the safest place to be this year after all that transpired those 2-3 days because they aren't going to let that happen again on their watch. Areas that are sketch will be closed and/or controlled. They are among the best patrols in North America, if not the world. Some areas might be closed, but I can live with that.

I jumped on a flight right after 9/11 and flew over the ocean without worry, I'm going to Jackson too. I'm stoked and can't wait to go finally experience JH.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by Taylormatt View Post
We were looking at booking JH on Saturday when all this started. We still booked a few days later and will be going Feb. 1st.

Why? Just like 9/11, we aren't going to get caught napping again. Patrol is being over cautious about avy control all over the West. JH is probably the safest place to be this year after all that transpired those 2-3 days because they aren't going to let that happen again on their watch. Areas that are sketch will be closed and/or controlled. They are among the best patrols in North America, if not the world. Some areas might be closed, but I can live with that.

I jumped on a flight right after 9/11 and flew over the ocean without worry, I'm going to Jackson too. I'm stoked and can't wait to go finally experience JH.
Exactly right!! PM me and I'll give you the quick tour if I can.
post #9 of 10
Thanks again for the offer Teton. As a PSIA brother, I'd be glad to ski with you. I know all too well it can get crazy in a second as an instructor, so if you don't have time I fully understand. Give some some tips over a beer or three or even via pm if that's all the time you have.

I'm looking forward to getting West again AND skiing for 4 days without working lol. I may have to borrow one of your students because I'm not sure if I remember how to ski without one in tow.
post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
Hey everyone. Thanks a ton for all the info and advice. I've been looking forward to making it to JH for a long long time. I was bumming because the event I was so looking forward to was turning ot to be an event that was stressing me out a little. Again....thank you. JON
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