After a great weekend of skiing and riding here in Jackson Hole, Monday morning started off just like any other. Employees and guests made their way to Teton Village for what was supposed to be a bluebird ski day with a side of snow. Things changed quickly, however, as we were greeted with heavy snowfall throughout Monday and into the evening. This wasn’t just any snowfall however, this was what we refer to as ‘cowboy powder’ here in Wyoming. Light density snow that you see in your dreams. This light density snow continued through Monday evening and into Tuesday AM. Cars were covered, driving conditions were less than optimal, and the fire was stoked.
What we awoke to Tuesday morning was a snow report of 16″ at Rendezvous Bowl and 13″ at the Raymer plot, aka mid-mountain. With 8″ and 6″ falling since lifts closed respectively, it was ‘game on’. The morning started much the same as Monday, as skiers and riders made their way to Teton Village. What followed was nothing short of amazing. Hoots and hollers were greeted with blue skies and the best day of the season was at hand. Turns were effortless and the face shots aplenty. Then, as if a gift from Ullr that we’ve all been waiting for was unwrapped, the Hobacks opened. 20 feet and counting, folks!