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Report from February 12, 2021
We strolled around in the Tetons today.
We skied 3 chutes as fast as we could in soft snow.
It snowed 6″ last night and it was dense snow that kept us up off the firmer snow underneath.
Kinda like Tahoe snow.
It was exquisite.
We skied fast and got some amazing speed-check-turn-face-shots.
After 3 chutes we were tired and headed home saving a little energy for the rest of this storm cycle.
We did see some signs of instability out there today.
- Mini loose snow avalanches – 4’x8′
- Hand pits showed sensitive wind deposited soft slabs in isolated higher elevation, exposed spots that were about 4-6″ deep.
Ski cuts didn’t produce anything on all 3 of our runs.
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Riverton WY 337 PM MST Fri Feb 12 2021 ...Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories for far Western Wyoming thru Saturday Evening... .Another quick moving storm system will bring another round of snow to the west and southwest late tonight through Saturday evening. Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains- ...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 PM MST SATURDAY... * WHAT...Periods of Snow. The heavier snow is expected to occur late tonight through Saturday afternoon. New snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches with locally higher amounts possible. * WHERE...Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains. * WHEN...Until 11 PM MST Saturday. * IMPACTS...Travel could be hazardous at times. These conditions will impact commutes, especially over Teton and Togwotee Passes. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Those planning outdoor activities should be prepared for adverse winter weather. Periods of whiteout conditions will be likely in the backcountry and disorientation will be possible.