More snow forecasted for Jackson Hole! From www.weather.com :
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued. A significant winter weather system is possible for your area in the next 12 – 36 hours, but is not imminent. Stay vigilant for severe weather.
From the National Weather Service:
* SNOW ACCUMULATIONS…SNOWFALL OF 5 TO 10 INCHES IS POSSIBLE BY EARLY WEDNESDAY.
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Here’s the most recent webisode from Swift Silent Deep, featuring Jackson Hole Air Force Captain Benny Wilson.
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I was lucky enough to attend the Powder Magazine ski test a couple weeks ago, and got to check out some of the new 2011 gear from Volkl and Marker. The most exciting new piece of gear is the Marker Tour F12 binding. Based on the same design as the Duke, but over 30% lighter, the Tour F12 is a beefy alpine style binding with ski touring capabilities. The Tour F12 features a max DIN of 12 and weighs in at 1790 grams, about 12% lighter than the current Fritschi Freeride binding. Marker is also making the lighter weight, 1685 gram, F10 model, which features a DIN of 10. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to test the bindings, but stay tuned, I hope to have a full product test and review posted soon.
Volkl Nanuq touring ski with Marker Tour F12 Bindings.
I did get to test out the the new Kendo ski from Volkl, pictured below. With a sidecut of 127-88-109 and wood core construction, the Kendo skied a lot like the Volkl Mantra, with more versatility. The Kendo had a racy feel, turned on a dime, and was the perfect weapon on hard pack, groomers and in tight chutes. The Kendo will be available in 163, 170, 177, 184, and 191cm lengths.
The rest of the Volkl freeride line up is the same for 2011, though all the skis feature new graphics. Below is the 2011 Katana, my powder ski of choice for Jackson Hole.
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Sunday, March 7, 2010: A few inches of new snow is sometimes all it takes to refresh the high snowfields on Cody Peak. While backcountry skiers enjoyed high altitude powder by hiking the short route from Rendezvous Bowl, inbounds skiers enjoyed smooth carving on spring corn snow. There’s something for everyone right now in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
In this motor drive photo montage from last winter, Olympic Gold Medalist and Jackson Hole Ski Ambassador Tommy Moe, ski guide Dave Miller, and freeskier Jeff Leger ski Cody Peak’s Pucker Face and Powder 8 Bowl, with scenes from No Name Peak and Once is Enough Couloir. Click on the photo, watch it come to life, and enjoy!
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Sea-of-clouds inversions accompany spring skiing conditions at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort this March. Sun-soaked days and cold nights bring on "corn snow," an often missed snow condition due to typical March storms that prolong powder season in the Tetons. Enjoy the corn cycle while it lasts—there’s more powder in the forecast.
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