Jackson Hole, WY Conditions Report | Sun, Powder and Waffles | 3/12/14

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What’s better than Apres?  The obvious answer would be a little Pre-pres.  That’s where Corbet’s Cabin comes into play.  After a hard charging morning of a little pow and go seek looking for the remaining stashes ones stomach requires “World Famous Waffles” served hot and fresh at 10,450 feet.  My personal preference is Strawberry, however Corbet’s has several steamy mouth-watering varieties to choose from.

Waffles at Corbet's Cabin
Waffles at Corbet’s Cabin

As with any post powder day the lines for the lifts were minimal to non-existent which left many powder pockets for our taking.  Keeping in mind that any terrain with a southern exposure had been baked and needed some sunshine to soften we broke out the compasses and headed north.  From the Thunder Quad we lapped the directly adjacent terrain of the Tower Three Chutes and Hoops Gap Trees.  There we found tight and steep trees and wide open shots with powder booty from the previous day waiting to get slashed.

Sammy G cruising the Tower 3 Chutes
Sammy G cruising in the Tower 3 Chutes

After many laps we headed to the base of the Sublette Quad hoping to find some soft potato snow on the Lower Sublette Ridge.  While the sun had made a lot of progress in the right direction we quickly bailed out traversing to groomed slopes and headed to the Tram.  After a quick walk on Tram, waffles were in order.

Corbet's Couloir
Corbet’s Couloir

A few waffles later and Ooo-ing and Ahh-ing at the folks getting rowdy on Four Shadows, No Shadows and Pucker Face the next stop was Corbets Couloir.  While conditions were not prime for my definition of sending, several folks gave Her hell and tried their luck.  Tried.

Earning the right to ski Casper Bowl
Earning the right to ski Casper Bowl

During our Pre-pres of Waffles and Sun we overheard rumors of good snow left in Upper Casper Bowl To access Casper bowl requires a quick 10 minute boot pack and a short side step and traverse.  Casper Bowl holds a hefty amount of chutes, cliffs, and bowls to keep any skier occupied and just long enough of a hike to keep many out.

Powder scavenger hunt in Casper Bowl
Powder in Casper Bowl

A quick lap later led us to the Apres-Vous Quad chair for some end of day cool down laps on the many groomed runs that were spectacularly corned over.  Followed by a couple of laps through the Teewinot Terrain Park spread eagles in tow we called it a day.


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