Sunday, January 31, 2010

Grand Targhee

This past weekend, 8 of us took the 6 hour drive down to Grand Targhee on the west side of the Tetons. An amazing ski area with amazing snow conditions. They had 5 feet of snow in the last 7 days. Hero conditions for someone like me who is still trying to progress what I can do on a snowboard. I logged over 51,000 feet of vert over two days of bluebird skies.

Saturday found more clear sky, more soft snow, and a climb and descent of Mary's Nipple, the rightmost peak in the photo.

Shawn climbing up the boot pack towards the summit

summit view from Mary's Nipple
descending down the deep stuff off of Mary's Nipple

Big Sky, New Year

Over New Years Anya and I went up to ski Big Sky/Moonlight Basin with a group of friends for a couple days.
taking the lift back to the condo at Moonlight Basin

morning view from the condo