Teton Range, WY Report: A Really Rad Chute in Really Rough Snow

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Report from February 10, 2021

The wind has been absolutely howling here in the Tetons the past 3 days.

The wind has remarkably been steadily blowing at 30+mph on the high ridges for over 72-hours now.

That wind really changed the snow transforming it into a firm, punchy, funky, tricky animal that can hook a ski at any moment.

High wind speeds the past days. image: JHavalanhe.org

I did find one 4-turn patch of good pow down low and it warranted a little hoot.

The forecast looks good right now with a monster storm rolling in for the big Presidents Day Weekend.

I didn’t see any avalanches nor signs of instability yesterday.

Be safe out there.

Avalanche Conditions:

image: JHavalanche.org, 2/11/21

Weather Forecast:


* WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 10 to
  20 inches, with locally higher amounts. Winds gusting as high
  as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Teton and Gros Ventre Mountains.

* WHEN...Until 5 AM MST Saturday. The heaviest snow is expected

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult to impossible. The
  hazardous conditions could impact commutes, especially over
  Teton and Togwotee Passes.
image: noaa, 2/11/21

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