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Report from Monday, January 14, 2021
All good things must come to an end.
At least for a little while.
The Teton Range in Wyoming has been skiing great since early December.
Then, it rained on Wednesday.
A bit of funky, punchy snow fell on top of the rain, but it’s tough, stretch-your-ACL-snow for the most part.
We hiked to a mid-elevation chute yesterday in hope that the snow might be good and we had a great time skiing an incredible chute but the snow was tough.
The hike was wild due to it being about 3ºF with a ripping wind.
My hands haven’t been that cold in a while…
Punchy, weird snow that didn’t allow for speed nor confidence.
The chute was beautiful and was a blast to ski despite the rough snow.
The good thing is that that avalanche danger dropped today to MODERATE at all elevations for the first time in a long time.
BUT the persistent weak layer is still in there lingering 2-5′ down…
Don’t let your guard down yet.
There was a huge avalanche on Mt. Hunt yesterday that we saw from afar and it’s terrifying…
The forecast is high and dry for the next 7-days but there are rumors of a big, cold, wet cycle starting in about 8-days.