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Met the great Bob Peters today

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On our 4th day here at JHMR, Mara and I got to spend the morning with Bob.  I have to thank him for a fantastic time!  We got to see & find things we probably never would have found without him....it's a big place.  I just wish we had hooked up sooner, but we've extended our trip and have two more days to play around in the ares he showed me how to access.

 

Bob is a super smooth skier and a blast to ski with.  Thanks for everything Bob!  We have pictures to upload once we get back, but for now, pray for snow, because we haven't had it in a week.  Bob doesn't think it's coming tonight, but I still have faith that Friday and Saturday will be soft and white rather than today's frozen baby heads and glaze.

 

JHMR rocks.

post #2 of 12

Man, that guy gets around! 

I too had the honor of skiing with Bob P. & HakinBanks just yesterday in Utah.  Both these guys are great all mountain skiers.  Those of you attending the gathering are blessed to have such great hosts/guides.

 

I managed a couple of quick groomers in the morning with Bob before we both had to attend to other matters.  Fortunately, we were able to join back up with HarkinBanks for a couple of off piste runs in the afternoon on a sunny springlike day.

 

Fun to meet you both,

 

JF

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Now, this stuff works the other way, too.  I get the pleasure of skiing with new people or in new places or both.

 

I got to ski with HarkinBanks again, which is ALWAYS a pleasure because the guy is such a great skier.  Not only that, he hooked me up with a demo of a 2010 pair of Volkl Gotamas.  That's a pretty sweet ski (which is, of course, hard for a Head guy to admit ).

 

And, although I've met 4ster before, we've never skied together.  Let me tell you, he can flat-out turn a pair of skis.  What a great guide to have leading you around Snowbasin.  Thanks a bunch, 4ster.

 

And I also had the pleasure of skiing with TaylorMatt and his wife today at Jackson.  We clucked around a little bit, skiing some superb groomers.  Then they humored me as we ventured onto the Lower Faces, which were essentially deserted.  I think they both enjoyed it...

 

TaylorMatt on North Colter Ridge:

 

Matt6 

 

TaylorMatt's wife on Rendezvous Bowl:

 

 

And TM enjoying some of the wind-buff on Rendezvous Bowl:

 

 

Those Pennsylvania people seem to like our current conditions.

 

Thanks, y'all.  It was fun. 

 


Edited by Bob Peters - Fri, 06 Feb 09 00:45:23 GMT


Edited by Bob Peters - Fri, 06 Feb 09 00:48:47 GMT
post #4 of 12

Is that trick photography, or is the snow still that good at JH?

 

BTW, it is snowing at 5200'  in UT right now!

 

JF

post #5 of 12

Thats some great skiing!  I live here and I'm jealous!  I haven't skied in a week and feel lost.

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Thats some great skiing!  I live here and I'm jealous!  I haven't skied in a week and feel lost.

 

It WAS great.  Today was even a little better although the light was flatter than a toad on I-80.

 

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Is that trick photography, or is the snow still that good at JH?

 

BTW, it is snowing at 5200'  in UT right now!

 

JF

 

No tricks, 4ster.

 

That's just good, firm, chalky hardpack.  Big swaths of the Lower Faces were like that. 

 

Best of all... nobody was skiing them.  It was outstanding.

 

Which does, by the way, bring up an interesting observation. 

 

When we see those threads that ask "where/what do you ski?", EVERYbody seems to say that they never ski groomers and spend 95% of their time offpiste.  Strangely enough, however, there was almost no one offpiste here at Jackson Hole the last few days.  You and I saw almost NO ONE off piste at Snowbasin on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, the groomers are loaded with people.

 

Somehow, that just doesn't seem to compute.

 

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Another awesome day Bob.  We do enjoy the  conditions here far more than PA on it's finset day, even if it hasn't snowed in a week.

 

A little snow started falling today and more to come tomorrow.

 

The Hobacks run was the bomb today....once we got back in the bumps :)

 

Again, thanks for everything.

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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post

Is that trick photography, or is the snow still that good at JH?

 

BTW, it is snowing at 5200'  in UT right now!

 

JF

 

No tricks, 4ster.

 

That's just good, firm, chalky hardpack.  Big swaths of the Lower Faces were like that. 

 

Best of all... nobody was skiing them.  It was outstanding.

 

Which does, by the way, bring up an interesting observation. 

 

When we see those threads that ask "where/what do you ski?", EVERYbody seems to say that they never ski groomers and spend 95% of their time offpiste.  Strangely enough, however, there was almost no one offpiste here at Jackson Hole the last few days.  You and I saw almost NO ONE off piste at Snowbasin on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, the groomers are loaded with people.

 

Somehow, that just doesn't seem to compute.

 


 

I know what you mean.  We had a great pow day today with very little competition.  Pretty much untracked all day without ever leaving the ski area boundary, till my legs were fried.  Meanwhile, the groomers sucked!  Ya just gotta know where to go.

JF

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I wish I had known that you guys were around Wednesday.

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I wish I had known that you guys were around Wednesday.


 

Sent you a PM

JF

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Originally Posted by 4ster View Post

Is that trick photography, or is the snow still that good at JH?

 

BTW, it is snowing at 5200'  in UT right now!

 

JF

 

No tricks, 4ster.

 

That's just good, firm, chalky hardpack.  Big swaths of the Lower Faces were like that. 

 

Best of all... nobody was skiing them.  It was outstanding.

 

Which does, by the way, bring up an interesting observation. 

 

When we see those threads that ask "where/what do you ski?", EVERYbody seems to say that they never ski groomers and spend 95% of their time offpiste.  Strangely enough, however, there was almost no one offpiste here at Jackson Hole the last few days.  You and I saw almost NO ONE off piste at Snowbasin on Wednesday.  Meanwhile, the groomers are loaded with people.

 

Somehow, that just doesn't seem to compute.

 

Actually Bob
 

I started a tread a few days ago and almost all on this site said they ski mostly groomers except the few fortunate ones that live west and can pick and choose.

I was so impressed with everyone's honesty on this site and I felt I got a better feel for the genuineness of the people on this site.

Bob my humblest apologizes (offering you my fingure in a white linen cloth) for correcting you on this matter but I just had to say what a great group of folk we have here.

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