I’ve been dreaming of skiing this zone for around 10 years now. Yesterday, when on top of Cody Bowl, I looked over, recognized it from the movies, and decided that I’d be heading out there the next day, no matter what.
Jackson Hole Freeride Team member Andrew Whiteford was kind enough to take us out there today. I gotta tell ya: it’s a helluva hike. We even had to hike downhill for about 20 minutes thru this rimmed up sugar snow on top of scree rocks with penalty if you fell. The hike was bizarre, gorgeous, and very Jackson. TGR had beat us out there and was filming with Griffin Post, Ryland Bell, and Jeremy Jones. Griffin skied two lines today that were extremely impressive. The guy is a ripper and it’s gonna be fun to watch TGR’s upcoming flick.
Our experience in The North Shore was unforgettable. We got in two laps, had some highs and lows (including a tumble and a run-away ski). But it was an awesome introduction into a world class ski zone. I can’t wait to get back out there and get some more time making friends with more of those beautiful cliff bands.
Look for our Jackson Hole video edit coming early next week. We’ve already gotten some great video and we’ve got 3 more days of skiing out here.
Special thanks to Jackson Hole and Zahan and Andrew Whiteford for helping us out A TON while we’re out here!