March 27, 2016

Easter 2016 - Grand Teton National Park

Andrea and I skiing in Grand Teton National Park - March 26, 2016

I'm not even sure how to type words to describe our first time skiing in GTNP. We love the Tetons, and have made some fantastic summer trips to this mountain range. There is something magical, though, about seeing these iconic peaks covered in snow and traveling through this terrain on skis. The combination of the company, scenery, hero snow, and sunshine made this one of my most memorable ski days since I took up this sport lifestyle eight years ago.

On March 26th we skied a couple laps off a peak called "25 Short" - one of the more mellow areas in a region dominated by gnarly terrain. It was a perfect day...

I typically start clapping on the drive into the park when we get to this point

So happy to be here in winter for the first time

The most iconic mountain skyline

Taggart Lake trailhead

Making the approach

Up up up

Andrea on 25 Short

Andrea skiing our first lap into the main bowl / slide path


Back up

Unreal. Look close and you can see me on the ridge to the left.

Again, unreal. Look close and you can see Andrea.

Up to the top for another round

3300 feet down to the valley floor

Heading back to Taggart

We spent three days in Jackson over Easter. The rest of the trip is documented here: 

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