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Report from November 28th, 2020
My friends Lindsay and Robert took me out for a spin in the backcountry of the Teton Mountains in Wyoming today.
We explored a zone I’d never been to and I didn’t expect much snow-wise, but we found some great skiing.
6-inches or so of new snow on top of dense snow made the north and east facing skiing fun.
Anything with a south aspect to it had a few inches of snow on top of a hard crust.
The large surface hoar (2-3cms in spots) that had grown all over the snow today was gorgeous and ominous.
Hopefully, it’ll deteriorate before the next snowfall.
If it doesn’t, heads up, as buried surface hoar is one of the most dangerous layers that can exist in a snowpack (creates high avalanche danger).
We hiked and skied and had some great conversations today and I learned a lot from both Linsday and Robert.
After 2 laps, we called it and I headed to the village to ride the lifts at Jackson Hole for the afternoon.