Teton, WY Backcountry Report: Good Turns + 3cm Surface Hoar…

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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.

2-3cm surface hoar all over today. Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains
Big hoar. Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains

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.

Lindsay. Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains

Avalanche Forecast:

image: jhavalanche.com, 11/28/20

Photos:

Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains
Up! Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains
Robert & Lindsay. Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains
More surface hoar. Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains
Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains
Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains
Teton Mountains, WY. 11/28/20. image: snowbrains

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