Jackson Hole, WY Conditions Report: Twice Is Enough

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Miles cracking up today. photo: snowbrains
Miles cracking up today. photo: snowbrains

We got to the Jackson Hole, WY tram today at 8am and waited for first tram knowing full well that it was going to open late due to HIGH avalanche danger at all elevations (a rare event).

It didn’t open until 12:35pm and we stuck it out with about 80 other powder crazed humans.

Maybe we shouldn’t have waited especially since our buddy, Grant, skied all over the resort then came to the tram, waited for 20 minutes and got on the first tram with us…

Jamie slashing today. photo: snowbrains
Jamie slashing today. photo: snowbrains

It was worth it, though.

Our first lap was silly.  We were screaming.  We couldn’t get over how good and long and soft and powdery it was.  Pillow popping and mini drops everywhere had us hooting and laughing at full volume.

Howling wind on top, perfect buffed powder in the middle, and deep bouncy snow down low.

Our second lap was just about as fun as the first.

Jackson Hole tram today. photo: snowbrains
Jackson Hole tram today. photo: snowbrains

When we got back to the tram after our 2nd lap it was about 2:45pm and they had just closed it along with all the lifts except the Bridger Gondola, Teton lift, Teewinot lift, and Union Pass chair.

We started hiking up to the Bridger Gondola when we stopped, looked at each other and said:  “Nachos”.

We skied down to the Mangy Moose, ate nachos, drank beer and listen to a killer band called “Bog Dog”.  These guys absolutely shredded bluegrass covers of Pink Floyd, The Band, and more and I did not want to leave…

Jamie in the deep. photo: snowbrains: snowbrains
Jamie in the deep. photo: snowbrains: snowbrains

Jackson Hole is skiing great right now and they’ve already seen 282″ of snow this season.  

NOAA has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Jackson Hole that is calling for 18-36″ of snow by Wednesday:

* TIMING...MOSTLY LIGHT SNOW IS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT. ANOTHER
  ROUND OF HEAVY SNOW IS POSSIBLE TUESDAY MORNING WITH A MUCH MORE
  SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW LATE TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
  WEDNESDAY EVENING WITH LIGHTER SNOW BETWEEN THESE TIMES.

* SNOWFALL SO FAR...8 TO 20 INCHES FELL THROUGH 11 AM MONDAY.
  THE HIGHEST REPORT SO FAR IS 20 INCHES AROUND WILSON WITH 8
  AROUND JACKSON.

* SNOW TOTALS...18 TO 36 INCHES ACROSS THE JACKSON VALLEY WITH
  THE HEAVIER AMOUNTS TOWARDS WILSON...MOOSE AND MORAN BY LATE
  WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
- NOAA Riverton, WY today

SnowBrains just moved their headquarters to Jackson, WY yesterday and we couldn’t be more happy about the decision.

Miles getting amongst it today. photo: snowbrains
Miles getting amongst it today. photo: snowbrains

SNOW NUMBERS:

image: jackson hole
image: jackson hole

FORECAST:

Jackson Hole, WY forecast. image: noaa, today
Jackson Hole, WY forecast. image: noaa, today

VIDEO:

40-second video revealing a glimpse of the fun today at Jackson Hole

PHOTO TOUR:

Ripping band, "Bob Dog" at the Mangy Moose today. photo: snowbrains
Ripping band, “Bob Dog” at the Mangy Moose today. photo: snowbrains
Jamie popping today. photo: snowbrains
Jamie popping today. photo: snowbrains
Extreme Baby! at Jackson Hole yesterday. photo: snowbrains
Extreme Baby! at Jackson Hole yesterday. photo: snowbrains
Jamie slashing today. photo: snowbrains
Jamie slashing today. photo: snowbrains
Miles in the open. photo: snowbrains
Miles in the open. photo: snowbrains

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7 thoughts on “Jackson Hole, WY Conditions Report: Twice Is Enough

    1. Thanks, dude! I must have hear him wrong when he shouted it too me. I’ll fix now. Thanks again.

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    1. Bob! Was pouring rain in Hakuba when I was supposed to go… Snowing now tho! They’ll need a lot to get the snowpack in.

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