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Old 10-23-2013, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heading out to Jackson in February with a buddy...anybody local or heading out early next year? It would be nice to meet up and put names with faces. I'll be heading out February 24th-27th. I'd love to stay a week...but there's this thing called work that I have to report back to.
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Along those same lines, I'd like to head out to Grand Targhee a day since I've never been since I'll be in JH. I've heard the riding is pretty good minus the huge crowds that you'd normally see at a heavily commercialized resort and side country is pretty decent riding and not hard to get to. Any thoughts on those who've been to GT...good spots, places to be sure to hit up?
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There are some great gnarly spots off the Sacalawea lift then taking the double-blacks towards Middle Earth. That and laps off the Blackfoot lift are pretty awesome. Definitely go on a snow day, sometimes they'll get the the snow that doesn't quite make it over the Tetons to Jackson.

As for places to hit. There are a few very small towns along the way from Jackson. Stop-in somewhere and take-in the local culture. =)
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There are some great gnarly spots off the Sacalawea lift then taking the double-blacks towards Middle Earth. That and laps off the Blackfoot lift are pretty awesome. Definitely go on a snow day, sometimes they'll get the the snow that doesn't quite make it over the Tetons to Jackson.

As for places to hit. There are a few very small towns along the way from Jackson. Stop-in somewhere and take-in the local culture. =)
Awesome, thanks for the good info. They've been getting the snow, which is right on schedule. Should be good riding come mid February!
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There are some great gnarly spots off the Sacalawea lift then taking the double-blacks towards Middle Earth. That and laps off the Blackfoot lift are pretty awesome. Definitely go on a snow day, sometimes they'll get the the snow that doesn't quite make it over the Tetons to Jackson.

As for places to hit. There are a few very small towns along the way from Jackson. Stop-in somewhere and take-in the local culture. =)
+1 - last time I was there I must have done a lap from the middle earth area down to the traverse and then into the gully (which isn't labeled on the trail map) off to the left of the traverse at least 5 or 6 times. With decent snow, the side hits on the gully were so much damn fun!

Here's a video I found of the gully/ditch area off of powder reserve. Not me btw...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwpz3Om_9no
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The PowWow dates in Jackson have not been official set this year but it may be right around the time your coming.



Essentially a big powder board test with riders from all around the world shredding Jackson.

Video link: Jackson Hole PowWow :: Mountain Weekly News most fun event I have ever been apart of...
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I watched the video but I'm not sure I understand the point of the Powwow. Is it just for industry people to get together and ride pow boards?
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I watched the video but I'm not sure I understand the point of the Powwow. Is it just for industry people to get together and ride pow boards?
Last year that was the case this year they will be opening it up to the public. You get a chance to come out and ride a bunch of powder boards from each manufacture. With people that love nothing more then to hike into the backcountry with friends and ride untracked snow! We filmed the video for TGR

We had Jones, Lib, GNU, Unity, Never Summer, Venture, Gentemstick, Franco Snowshapes, Burton & Arbor boards to test, numerous sizes and shapes from each brand. I'm sure I am forgetting half the other manufactures that were there as well. Each person took a tram lap with a different board, usually 3-4 laps a day for 3 days. Filled out cards about how each board rode and then Kinger will eventually be uploading the reviews to the powwow website.
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Sounds pretty cool. Hopefully OP will jump on this if he's around at the right time.
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Yeah, that sounds like an awesome event! I had recently bought a new board to take out...kinda wish I would have waited had I have known. Great opportunity to demo a boat load of boards before purchasing!

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