Jackson Hole Backcountry
The BSC crew is migrating south for a media event and a few days of skiing in the Jackson Hole backcountry. I decided to beat the rest of the group and arrive early to meet up with Nick from Backbone Media who represents Stio, Poc Helmets and goggles and First Ascent the Eddie Bauer brand. Nick was good enough to play hooky from work (not really, this is kind of his job) to show me around the Jackson Hole backcountry for the day.
After an conference call in the parking lot while suiting up (gotta love ski towns) we headed up the Jackson Hole tram and exited the resort via one of their gates in he direction of Cody Peak (10,750'). A trek along a well worn boot pack put us in firing range of 'Pucker Face', 'No Shadows', 'Four Shadows' and 'Central Chute'. We opted for a line less challenging than 'Central Chute' called 'Four Shadows', you can see it in the photo below, its the chute with the four shadows on it,… go figure.
(click the images below for larger views)
The view from the top of 'Central Chute' was more than enough to entice us to take a pass, that and it had already been skied,… yeah that was it.
After the first lap we headed south through the bowl and climbed up 'Powder 8 Slope' and laid down some lines in top of the boot pow, left overs from Jackson Hole's 11″ dump the day before.
Around the corner from the Powder 8 slope we skied down the backside of Cody Peak and with good views of No Name Peak just out of frame to the left.
Happy to be out in the sunshine and pow with my First Ascent rep and guide for the day Nick.
A panorama of the backside of Cody Peak and No Name Peak.
More posts to follow as we still have three more days of guided turns in the Grand Tetons.