Unofficial Jackson Hole

Happy Holidays From Unofficial!

December 25th, 2010 by

Happy Holidays from everybody here at Unofficial. Thanks to Don Watkins for sharing some x-mas tree hunting footage from the Jackson Hole backcountry. Only one tree was injured in the making of this video.

Jackson – Backcountry Zones: No Name Peak

December 25th, 2010 by
noname2

No Name Peak really deserves to have a name. It’s not the first thing that people head to on a powder day but it usually gets skied pretty quickly. There … Read More

Bluebird in Jackson

December 24th, 2010 by

Today was a rare sunny day this season here  Jackson, WY.   It was a great change of pace, but I am ready for the next storm.  In order to find the huge areas of untracked powder that we have been riding, it involves walking a little more.  The resort is still riding well, but not amazing.  The bowl is chopped up and the south facing slopes are heavy or hard from the sun.  As always the north facing slopes are riding soft and there are still some pockets of untracked to be found.
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December 24th- Pillow Madness!

December 24th, 2010 by

Even though the seven inches we got overnight was unnecessary, it was still greatly appreciated! When it comes to snow, you can never have enough. Although, there was some sort of funky rhime layer on top. It’s a weird, 1/8 or 1/4 thick crust that’s breakable. The crust doesn’t really hold you up, but it’s definitely noticeable. Will also be interesting how new snow bonds to it during the storms foretasted for next week. Today, temps should be slightly inverted so I’d stay up high. However, be careful on south facing slopes as they were heating up early yesterday. Thanks to Tanner and Eric for the vid of pillow lines in Granite!

What the hell to do in Jackson this week

December 24th, 2010 by
Margo Valiante

Weather looks pretty good for this week. After several weeks of consistent snow (which is also good) it looks like high pressure will build and hold through the weekend. A … Read More

December 21st Pow!

December 22nd, 2010 by

It’s sooooo good out there. It’s hard to think of what’s NOT skiing well. There were several fairly major slides, however, so be careful out there. The avalanche danger is coming down and hopefully some of the bigger, high alpine lines will stabilize in the next couple of days. A small storm system will push through today and drop a few inches, but nothing major. Upper mountiain is reporting an “1 and it’s snowing lightly. If you’re really looking for fresh snow I’d hit the headwall to Crags or head out the chains to Pinedale. Oh yeah, and Corbet’s is open!

Deepcember from Ungrounded

December 22nd, 2010 by

Check out footage from the guys over at Ungrounded from Deepcember in Jackson. A mix of POVs and Film, the footage will have you questioning whether it’s really from December. Make sure to watch to the end to check out Andrew Whiteford hucking a big old back flip off Fat (Smart) Bastard. It’s a good pre-skiing watch to get you pumped up to throw down. The snow is out there, so go get some!

Local Review: Jackson Hole START Bus

December 21st, 2010 by
Jackson Hole Start Bus

Being a red-blooded American, I naturally hate public transportation. As far as I’m concerned, this is ‘Merica and if I need to go somewhere I will drive. This is the … Read More

Jackson Hole: Cannot Go Wrong

December 20th, 2010 by

With 11″ of new snow over night, and another 6″ throughout the day yesterday, anywhere on the mountain was great.  There was a bit of a late start for snow safety because the heavy snowfall and strong winds.  The gondola didn’t open until after noon.  It took the workers some time to get the tree off of the cable that blew over.
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Jackson: Terrain Report- December 18th

December 18th, 2010 by

Storm skiing today, storm skiing tomorrow, and storm skiing Monday probably- I love it. I’d take a storm over bluebird anytime: less people and always-good turns. It firmed up a little bit overnight Friday but there were still plenty of good pockets. Hiking in the resort (Headwall, Crags, Casper bowl) still skiing like it’s a powder day. Not to mention outside the chains. Anything above tree line will probably be a no go for visibility reasons (not to mention avy) so keep it in the trees- Bivy Woods, Alta Chutes, anything off the Gondola. Check out the video for this week’s highlights.