Sometimes, when the world is ending, you just have to make the best of it.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has been shut down for days because of a power outage. Right now almost all roads out of Jackson are closed. It’s raining in Teton Valley.
But yesterday I snuck up to Grand Targhee after work. My expectations were pretty low, because heavy winds and high moisture have been crushing the region.
I was happily surprised to find really soft, protected snow in unexpected places. The sticky, high density snow has glued itself to rocks and logs, so the skiing is fast and sendy right now.
Apparently a lot of people who were hoping to ski JHMR have made their way over to Targhee. But no one seems to be going off groomers because the conditions are weird, and the visibility is trademark Foghee. So you just have to work a little to find the goods.