It had to happen at some point. The constant storms plaguing the mountains of Wyoming and putting smiles on skiers faces seem to have moved elsewhere. Conditions around the Jackson area have been variable to say the least. Resort skiing has been interesting, going between slush one day and coral reef refreeze the next. The spring conditions have been nice for sleeping in and grabbing late day corn groomers. Those daring enough to go out in the mornings have surly been feeling sore knees after a few runs on the refreeze. The resort may not be skiing that well but the snow is not all bad in the valley.
For those willing to work for it, (think further than Teton Pass or the resort side country–that stuff is hacked), there’s good snow out there. The good stuff is very limited to aspect and elevation, and you gotta find the untouched base because any previous tracks are frozen.
Jackson did get a few inches the past few days. It gave promise, but the underlying reef could still be felt. Though people still took full advantage of what’s out there, it’s just going to take more than a few inches to heal what the spring like weather has done to the snowpack.
Like I said, pow is out there, you just gotta put in some work for it.
The forecast has some hope in the upcoming days. Hopefully this time it pans out. It’s going to take a good amount of weather to fix the frozen base, but at least we have a base.