Teton Range, WY Report: Endless Perfect Powder Runs, Big Old Sloppy Backflips, Triple Drops, Good Snow & Weird Snow

Miles Clark | | Conditions ReportConditions Report

Report from February 20 & 21, 2023

The past 2 days have been a roller coaster in the Teton Range, WY.

I drove up here from Park City, UT on Sunday.

We got out early on Monday morning – President’s Day – and it was windy as heck.

The snow in the backcountry was wind pressed, slabby, avalanchey, warm, and weird.

We did find some good snow down low, but it was an odd experience overall.

The temp at the bottom of the tram was 37ºF which is very warm for here.

Backflip. image: snowbrains

On Tuesday, we got out late and it was a big wind storm again.

We found incredibly good snow and skied a mellow lap to kick it off.

Our confidence in the avalanche conditions having increased, we went a bit further on the 2nd lap and found some of the best snow I’ve skied all season.

Home. image: snowbrains

Soft, responsive, deep, but not too deep, and to me: perfect.

I ripped down a line I know and couldn’t believe the snow quality.

It was so easy to make turns, gain speed, or speed check.

The Tetons. image: snowbrains

I aired 6 little pillows on the way down and was pumped.

We then hit a triple pillow drop line that was a hoot.

To finish it off, I hit my favorite backflip jump in the Tetons and did a big old sloppy backflip and back slapped.

We ended the day on that and I was beyond stoked.

Thanks, Tetons!


Image: JHAvalnache.org, 2/21/23


Image: noaa, 2/22/23


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