Monthly Archives: December 2013

Ride Safe – avalanche education for Jackson’s youth

The Steve Romeo Memorial Fund is striving to make avalanche education available for youth ages 10-18.  The American Avalanche Institute and the Jackson Hole Ski Club are thrilled to be hosting the Ride Safe program at Snow King Mountain.  FREE avalanche education for the youth of Jackson Hole!! The program will take place December 27-28, […]

Ski Tour in Mail Cabin, Teton Pass

Yesterday’s tour from 7200′ to 8900′  showed just how much variability there was at the mid-elevations. Shady slopes skied very well with boot top facets hissing and sluffing when it got steeper. By and large all slopes were currently stable, but there was a lot of weak snow around waiting for a load (in some cases […]

Conditions Update – Little Cottonwood Canyon

With recent loading on a weak surface, the snowpack is primed for skier triggered avalanches. Our Level 2 course was in Grizzly Gulch when they heard a yell and headed over to check it out. They came upon this crown – SS-ASu-D2-O.  The avalanche was 14-18″ deep, 125 feet wide, and ran 150 feet to […]