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Classic Clip: Ski Ballet and Pelvic Thrusts

April 15th, 2013 by

In the suggestion box there were people asking for T&A and others asking for training regiments to stay in shape.  This video touches on both of those.  Looks like if you practice your pelvic thrusts, not only will you be a sick at ski ballet, you’ll get the girl too. Enjoy.

Stoked To Be Alive Day | Jackson Posse Living It Up For Life

June 7th, 2012 by

With a mix or rain, snow and sun, a group of determined locals headed out to celebrate the high stoke levels that are incorporated with the ski bum lifestyle. The goal is to spend time with good friends while enjoying as many activities that can fit into a day.  Another common theme of the day is a steady flow of alcohol intake.  This year’s stoked to be alive day did not get in all the activities that were brought to the table due to those damn drinking and driving laws. None the less, a grand time was had by all.  Turns out there is a good stoke level in Jackson.

Loving the Brown Pow | Freeriding Teton Pass

June 3rd, 2012 by

The biking season has started off very strong this season.  Most trails have been dry for quit a while and with the off and on precipitation the dirt has been staying great.  The work on Jimmy’s Mom’s Bottom has provided some great new jump and fun berms that make a super fun trail with great flow.  Thank everyone for all the work done.  Teton pass biking just keeps getting better.

Deep Pow and Backflipping The Goods | Jackson

March 22nd, 2012 by
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The season has come back once again for the folks in Jackson.  During an on and off season, Tim Swartz is always there to take advantage of the on times.  This is a little clip of a warm up run in some of Jackson’s amazing sidecountry. A nice run with untouched pow and a solid backflip is a great way to start the day.  This video is very enjoyable to watch except for the couple tracks that were crossed around second 38.  What a good way to ruin a run.

How Not To Ride The Jackson Sidecountry | What is Wrong With People?

March 7th, 2012 by

This video is just a little view of what goes on in the terrain just outside of Jackson Hole’s boundaries.  Anyone that watches ski porn has seen the pros properly ride this playground. Unfortunately, events like these happen on a more regular basis.

Pretty much anytime of day throughout the winter, it is hard to avoid the lack of knowledge/skill running around the sidecounrty of Jackson.  Why is it that Jackson seems to attract such lack of respect for the mountains?  Is it because the open gate policy, film companies like TGR or just plain stupidity? 

It may be fun to watch and heckle these want-to-be rippers, but the truth is, they may ruin the fun for everyone else.  Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is nice enough to allow backcountry access through set gates. It hasn’t always been like this, nor does it have to stay this way.   The more gapers making foolish decisions outside the gates increase the risk of JHMR shutting our access to the wonderful terrain just outside the ropes.  So please, people get some knowledge and or skill before trying to slay the backcountry.  Not only could you ruin it for everyone else, but it could put a quick end to your riding career.

Video:

-Filmed in two runs one afternoon

-Most of Breakneck footage is at 400-800% speed, because no one has that kind of time

-First skier down Breakneck didn’t mean to air last cliff.  He lost his ski above and fell over.

-Skier 2 and 3 eventually got down Breakneck

Pow Turns N Hucking Hollywood | Jackson is Going Off

February 23rd, 2012 by

The snow keeps getting better and better.  At first it started out with small snow falls.  That riding was pretty nice.  Then the skies opened up, resulting in over 30″ of snowfall.  Now the riding could be described as epic.  It is still possible to catch a random hard spot, but most of the mountain is covered with hero snow.  Throughout the storm, it was difficult to track up the mountain because of different lift closures.  The upper mountain was closed quite often for wind or avalanche danger.  When it was open, free refills were in full effect.

There were some complaints about a little rain lower down on the mountain. Guess some people will never be happy.  The snow at the bottom was a little wet.  If that is too difficult for you, maybe stay home.

February on the North Shore | Jacksons Famous Sidecountry

February 20th, 2012 by

Tim Swartz and Pat Cunningham took advantage of the high pressure in early February.  A couple days in a row, they ventured out to the North Shore in search of the goods.  As you can tell from the video, they found some. Tim and Pat took advantage of the high quality snow that is rarely hit throughout the season.   Some solid lines were thrown down and it looks pretty damn fun.   The footage is all from a helmet cam, but not all POV.

The Season is Back on Track | Jackson Hole Conditions | Feb 18

February 18th, 2012 by

This past week has been filled with 3″ to 5″ storms per night.  That may not be too much motivation to get out of bed early and wait in the tram line,  but the the snow is riding surprisingly deep.  Not everything can get tracked out in one day and the fresh coat combined with the wind each night provides for some great riding.  Even the bowl that was pretty affected from the sun is riding much softer now.  The north facing trees are also riding great as always.  Expert Shoots have some great soft piles that make the many showing rocks worth while.  Getting to the lower half of the lower faces does make for some difficult riding with wiles of soft on a very firm base.

it was a bonus this week to see some sun and be able to hike up high.  The snow was great and allowed for many people go get out and explore.  This next week looks like more snow.  Maybe La Nina is just running late.

Powder in Jackson Hole | Conditions Improve

February 13th, 2012 by

One may not think 7″ is considered a pow weekend, but this season we will take what we can get.  The new snow came in pretty thick and mended the firm base into some soft turns.  The south facing aspects are still fairly firm underneath and the base can still be felt.  As long as the base layer is smooth, the riding is great.  It is a good idea to watch out for the wet piles that formed in the high temps over the weekend.  They could be a little firm.

The best riding is on the north facing shots that were riding soft even before the snow.  It is possible to still find some really deep turns if you look hard enough.  The forecast is calling for continuing snow throughout the week. Nice.

 

Jackson Hole Conditions Report January 10th | Lacking Snow But Better Than Most

January 10th, 2012 by
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Quite possibly, it may be the worst conditions Jackson Hole has ever seen almost midway through January.  That doesn’t mean there are no good turns to be had on the … Read More