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TR - Jackson Hole Backcountry 1-28-10

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I got out for one of my favorite little tours today.  Blacktail Butte is small mountain just to the east and north of the Jackson Hole airport.  The butte sticks up out of the valley and offers 360-degree views of the whole JH valley.

There's nothing death-defying or super-gnar about this tour, it's just a beautiful place to visit and a fun place to ski if the conditions are good, which they were today.  One other thing I like about it is that no one ever skis there, so you have this great feeling of solitude.

It was just a fun day with a few good friends under glorious sunny skies.

Pepi and Steve skinning up with the Grand Teton in the background:



Laura enjoying the sun and snow:



Laura again (cause she's such a great skier to watch):



Pepi showing he can still pour on the gas when he wants to:



Steve thinking that sunshine, soft snow, and blue skies are a fun combination:



EVERYBODY ski!



This was a very fun day.
Edited by Bob Peters - 1/29/10 at 11:26am
post #2 of 15
 Someone was asking me about Pepi a few days ago.  Last time I saw him was at the Swift Silent Deep premier.  Good to see he's still around and making some turns.
post #3 of 15
Unbelievable.  Perfect bluebird day.  To say I'm envious, is a massive understatement.

Thanks for providing these pics.


 
post #4 of 15
No wonder we can't pry you out of JH!  Hoping you'd make the Snowbasin trip next week.
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No wonder we can't pry you out of JH!  Hoping you'd make the Snowbasin trip next week.
I took myself off the Gathering list.  I have to be in Snowbasin the following week for the ski industry thing, so it just isn't going to work for me to go there next week.

Have fun in my absence.  The fact that I won't be there almost certainly guarantees that multiple feet of snow will fall on the gatherees.
post #6 of 15
 good stuff bob!!!

you need to come to stowe to experince the jackson of the east ;)
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 good stuff bob!!!

you need to come to stowe to experince the jackson of the east ;)
 


Wait a minute there Wacker....You haven't skied Sugarloaf yet.!!

Oh that's right, I forgot....Sugarloaf is the Bird of the east.!!

Nice photos Bob....Not quite the quality of your Alaskla trip, but nice just the same.
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Nice photos Bob....Not quite the quality of your Alaskla trip, but nice just the same.

Heh.

This trip was a little cheaper than the Alaska trip.

The smiles per dollar ratio on this trip was astoundingly high.
post #9 of 15
Is that THE Pepi Stiegler, Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic medalist and Jackson Hole legend??  Very cool.  His wikipedia entry says he has multiple sclerosis .  So impressive/inspiring to see him out there hiking for turns in the WY backcountry with those kind of issues and at age 70+
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Is that THE Pepi Stiegler, Gold, Silver and Bronze Olympic medalist and Jackson Hole legend??  Very cool.  His wikipedia entry says he has multiple sclerosis .  So impressive/inspiring to see him out there hiking for turns in the WY backcountry with those kind of issues and at age 70+

That is indeed THE Pepi.  He goes out hiking for turns all the time.  He's one of my main heros in life and it's a real joy and privilege to ski with him.
post #11 of 15
Sheesh... Its cloudy and snowless here in PA.  These pix make me wish I was back in JH.  Two weeks ago was awesome but it has spoiled me...
post #12 of 15
Noof, not spoiled you, exposed you to what could be...
post #13 of 15
 Bob, you makin' me .....
post #14 of 15
How'd I miss this?  Very nice, & with THE Pepi on top of it. 
Give me a shout when you come down for the demo days.
JF
post #15 of 15
Bob, I must have missed your call that morning... :)  Really though, let's make some turns, its been too long.  I've got a new puppy that is limiting my ski time, but he can join me if we ski outside the village!
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