Nice Little Saturday

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!

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    Teton FreeRide is a content based blog founded and operated by Mike "Mikey" Leake. Mikey has lived in the Teton Valley region of southeastern Idaho and western Wyoming most of my life. He has also had the opportunity to live and play in the Lake Tahoe area, and now, Alaska too!

    After competing on the Freeskiing World Tour on-and-off for 10 years Mikey has transitioned to judging various events and become an advisory board member with the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association (IFSA). Over the past 13 years he has worked in the ski industry through skiing as an athlete, coach, guide, ski patrol, event coordinator, event judge, marketing consultant, team manager, videographer, and as an associate producer. Mikey has a true passion for the outdoor industry and tries to be involved in every aspect possible.