So today was just a one run day… one of the most incredible runs of my life. Big props to the Jackson Hole Tram, which helped us out with 4,139 feet of elevation gain in 12 minutes. From there, we hiked up above Headwall and dropped into Granite Canyon. I was a bit skeptical as we were hiking up because I saw how soft and melty the snow was getting the day before, but Granite Canyon seems to get some nice protection from the sun and the snow quality back there was amazing. We had about 4,000 feet of amazing wind blown powder all the way to the bottom of the canyon. Just to compare that to my home resort in Tahoe, this run had more vertical (and WAY better snow) than skiing top to bottom TWICE at Alpine Meadows, which has 1,802 vertical feet. We skied the top of Endless Couloir then then cut over to Mile-Long Couloir to finish it off.
Ask any of my friends and they’ll tell you that I’m the last person to suggest any sort of hiking or traversing. Even though there was a long road out of Granite Canyon, it was definitely worth it. I hope to come back soon and do it all over again. Until next time, Jackson Hole!