This photo of an avalanche on Pucker Face In Dec. 2013 that killed skier Mike Kazanjy illustrates the points made today in a Jackson Hole News & Guide article, “Resort aims to educate about gate-accessible terrain”:
“There is no sidecountry.” – Teton County Search and Rescue.
“We don’t want to give people the idea that this is a managed, easy area. It’s not mapped, it’s not managed, there is no avalanche mitigation. People need to know that.” – Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
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Jess McMillan riding the dragon yesterday. Sketchy instability persists in the Teton snowpack this week.
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Skiing three inches new over soft suncrust on No Name Peak, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort sidecountry with skiers Rick Hunt, Dave Miller, Ian MacKay, Kajsa Krieger, Jason Strong et al; Photo: Wade McKoy / jhskier.net
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