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A Week In Jackson

post #1 of 14
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I'm leaving the southeast for a week trip to Jackson in just under 20 hours. I'll be there the 12th -19th. I seriously can't wait. I seriously can't wait.

I think my friends are sick and tired of hearing it from me for the past month so I had to tell someone else.
post #2 of 14
I am also leaving tommorow and staying through next sunday. I can't wait it should be great as its my first time. They got 6 inches last night and there should be some snow through Tuesday. Looking forward to it.
post #3 of 14
 See  you guys out there.

Leaving on Monday!
post #4 of 14
I'll preface this with the warning that when they predict BIG snowfalls they hardly ever happen...

BUT...

Here's the JH forecast for the next 48 hours.

MOIST NORTHWEST FLOW WILL GRADUALLY SHIFT TO THE WEST WITH INCREASING PACIFIC MOISTURE TONIGHT. WAVES OF MOISTURE WILL MOVE THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS FRIDAY FRIDAY NIGHT AND SATURDAY. WHILE THERE WILL BE BREAKS IN THE INTENSITY...A LONG DURATION SNOWFALL IS EXPECTED WITH SOME MOUNTAIN AREAS RECEIVING 20 TO 30 INCHES BEFORE THE SNOWFALL ENDS LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON. LOCAL AMOUNTS UP TO 35 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THE VALLEYS CAN EXPECT 10 TO 20 INCHES.

and from NOAA:

Winter Storm Warning

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
252 PM MST THU FEB 11 2010

...LONG DURATION SNOWFALL EXPECTED IN THE WEST THROUGH SATURDAY...

.SNOWFALL ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS IS
EXPECTED TO CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOWFALL OF 3 TO 8 INCHES
HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN THE TETONS WITH 2 TO 5 INCHES IN THE STAR
VALLEY...AND 1 TO 2 INCHES IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK AND
JACKSON HOLE. SNOWFALL WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT WITH PERIODS OF
MODERATE SNOWFALL THROUGH SATURDAY. SNOWFALL IN THE TETON
MOUNTAINS OF 25 TO 30 INCHES IS EXPECTED WITH 10 TO 20 INCHES
POSSIBLE IN THE STAR VALLEY AND JACKSON HOLE. SNOWFALL IN THE
WYOMING AND SALT RIVER RANGES AND ACROSS THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK SHOULD BE FROM 15 TO 25 INCHES.

I guess we'll see whether they have any idea what they're talking about.  I just drove from SLC to Jackson late this afternoon and the roads were clear the whole way. 
post #5 of 14
A whole week in Jackson? Geez, I dunno. I'd get bored. Maybe do an XC day or something...
post #6 of 14
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

A whole week in Jackson? Geez, I dunno. I'd get bored. Maybe do an XC day or something...

We have a really nice wildlife art museum and well as some great shopping.
post #7 of 14
Yeah, 'cause once you've done, say, the Hobacks once, you're like, "eh, that was okay, but I wouldn't do it again..."

Actually, this reminds me of a not-so-funny story. First time I went to Jackson I dislocated my shoulder first day. Sat on a motel-room bed the whole week drinking cheap beer and watching college basketball, while my friends skied.
post #8 of 14
One of the POV videos posted up was of JH. (something....in one bite), that is: non-stop run. OMG, that is a huge mountain, and seeing it as one POV run is a great way to see just how big it is. They just kept skiing. Much of terrain reminded me of Squaw, but every section was twice as long, and twice as many sections. Wow!
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by prickly View Post

Yeah, 'cause once you've done, say, the Hobacks once, you're like, "eh, that was okay, but I wouldn't do it again..."

Actually, this reminds me of a not-so-funny story. First time I went to Jackson I dislocated my shoulder first day. Sat on a motel-room bed the whole week drinking cheap beer and watching college basketball, while my friends skied.

It's a very small world.

The first time I ever went skiing at Jackson Hole (March of 1969) I broke my leg at 3:00pm on my first day there. 

I spent the next six days hanging out on the deck of the tram building drinking cheap beer and watching college kids on spring break (like me) having fun.  My alleged friends didn't seem to care at all that I was stuck at the bottom all week.

One day I couldn't take it anymore and, after multiple beers and a little egging on from some of my newfound buddies, I put one ski on and rode up Eagle's Rest to try to ski on one leg.  It didn't work so well.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by Bob Peters View Post

I spent the next six days hanging out on the deck of the tram building drinking cheap beer and watching college kids on spring break (like me) having fun.  My alleged friends didn't seem to care at all that I was stuck at the bottom all week.

One day I couldn't take it anymore and, after multiple beers and a little egging on from some of my newfound buddies, I put one ski on and rode up Eagle's Rest to try to ski on one leg.  It didn't work so well.
 

Yeah that's because you didn't have the Sterling skis back then! If only...
post #11 of 14
Have a great trip. I was there many years ago, but what I really am curios about is how is the experience now that they have the new tram? Let us know when you get back.
post #12 of 14
Have a great trip.  I just got back from JH on Saturday 2/13.  Friday was a powder day.  The Cirque area had over the knee powder.    The Hobacks was much better Friday. Alta 2 had some rocks midway down.  Almost waist deep powder above the top of the Casper lift.  Due to lighter than normal total  snowfall  this year, the Hobacks had a lot more small branches poking through the snow than previous years. Everything was all good though.  One younger guy in our group wanted to beat the TRAM down last Monday.  In 9 years of skiing JH I have never done that before.   So Monday three of us beat the Tram we rode up on down the mountain.   It was a good day to do that because the slopes were not crowded.    Actually given good visibility its not that hard to drop 4100 vertical feet in 10 minutes. It sure does burn the leg muscles though.  
post #13 of 14
Hey guys,  

        I got back yesterday and had a great trip. I skied Jackson 4 days, Targhee for 1, and skipped 2 days because I got a little sick and the conditions were basically the same as the other days. My first day skiing was the best day conditions wise (Saturday). There was some powder to be found after hiking up the headwall and I got some shots of thigh-waist deep powder. (on me anyway). Tower 3 chute and the Alta chutes also skiied well that day, holding powder in the shade. All of the north facing chutes were great for about 2-3 days after the storm, then all got skiied off. The rest of the days were basically groomer days because of the lack of fresh snow. I had a very fun trip though and definitely would love to go back when a big storm is forecasted. (especially Targhee). Unfortunately, Corbet's was only open for about half of the first day I was there, and I didn't want to ski it the very first day. There will be another time. I scored some Volkl AC30 unlimiteds brand new from Targhee with Piston Binding for 375 and I absolutely love them. They were last years model but they rip. Overall an awesome trip even with mediocre snow condtions for the most part. Now I'm off to Sunday River for the weekend where they are predicted to get 2-3 feet of fresh YAAAAA!!!

post #14 of 14
 Glad you guys had such a good time!  I've been having a great winter this year.  The day that I skied with ScottyR7 and his girlfriend Kate was one of the best for me this year.
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