So far the snow pack of winter 2011/12 has not provin to be anything like the previous year and I am sure the rest of the regions of the rockies would agree. We have lost a cliff jumping icon and brother to the skiing community to early season instability, opened resorts with good snow, but lacking the bomber base of last year, and have had more high pressure than we usually see in a full season.
Having mentioned all of that, I believe it is time to move forward into another great season by shredding hard for Jamie, skiing our resorts with the idea that mother nature has decided to put our technical skiing skills to the test, getting familiar with and respecting the variable snow pack, enjoying the snow when it comes and the sun just the same!
Despite the sunny, dry, and cold November of the rockies, the Tetons and surrounding mountains are skiing surprisingly well. Grand Targhee Resort, though it does have it’s share of unmarked obstacles, is showing signs of it’s true self with fresh pow lines still being found and reports of snow on the way.
So do your snow dances, know that it could be a lot worse and join me in enjoying what we’ve got, cause it is still not that bad!
PS: To prove it I have put together a short vid of our “Nice Little Saturday” out on Teton Pass yesterday. Enjoy!