With nearly 3 ft from the storm in the preceding 48 hours, Friday morning's workplace attendance was at a new low. Alas, warming temperatures and high winds created a difficult snowpack for the patrol to work with. After rumors of the mountain not opening at all, the patrol's hard work got all the lifts opened just before noon. The storm came back hard on Saturday, with temperatures hovering near freezing even at the mid elevations. A solid day for a ski-gee and extra goggles! With all our damp gear, the Village Cafe felt like a sauna Saturday afternoon. Embracing the Storm | Video | Jackson, Jan 20-21, 2012 | Unofficial Networks

Embracing the Storm | Video | Jackson, Jan 20-21, 2012

Embracing the Storm | Video | Jackson, Jan 20-21, 2012

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Embracing the Storm | Video | Jackson, Jan 20-21, 2012

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With nearly 3 ft from the storm in the preceding 48 hours, Friday morning’s workplace attendance was at a new low. Alas, warming temperatures and high winds created a difficult snowpack for the patrol to work with. After rumors of the mountain not opening at all, the patrol’s hard work got all the lifts opened just before noon. The storm came back hard on Saturday, with temperatures hovering near freezing even at the mid elevations. A solid day for a ski-gee and extra goggles! With all our damp gear, the Village Cafe felt like a sauna Saturday afternoon.

Highlights include:

  • All the signs of a big day to come: snow covered car, lots of plows, Teton Pass closed…
  • Absolutely giant crowds with minimal grumbling
  • Aerial PBR Distribution
  • Skiing f’n pow
  • Pushing Gore Tex to the limit

If you missed it, here is a video post from the start of the storm: Welcoming The Storm.

Snow covered Subie

Snow covered Subie. How predictable.

Gondola Line Jan 20, 2012

Flying Beer! ("That's levitation, Holmes!")

Thunder Jan 20th, 2012

Bounding down Thunder lift line on Friday.

Tristan Greszko

"Damn, this trail is crowded!" Tristan ollies.

Hoop's Gap

Mmmmmm.

Sunrise shot

Dear Magic 8 Ball, when will the sun come back?

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