1/15/2012: Nugget Line, Cloudveil Dome, GTNP

Becca and I drove to Jackson, WY on Friday night for another weekend of skiing in the Tetons and hanging out with our friends Aaron and Simon. After a short 8 hour drive, we arrived at Aaron’s apartment at 2AM Saturday morning and quickly unpacked and grabbed some shut-eye before taking a lap or two on the pass the next day. The plan was to take it easy on Saturday before our big day in Grand Teton National Park (GTNP) on Sunday.

I first laid eyes on this line back in March on my second trip to Jackson when Aaron took Becca and I on a tour up 25-Short to ski Chute the Moon off Buck Mountain. We were planning on attempting it later that week, but avalanche conditions worsened, making us put this one on hold until now.

BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. It’s 4:15 AM. Aaron steps out of his room. I had already been up for a half hour or so, Continue reading 1/15/2012: Nugget Line, Cloudveil Dome, GTNP

TR: Dec. 30-Jan. 6 2012: Jackson, WY to Eiseman Hut

After graduation, I headed out to Illinois to spend the holidays with Becca’s family. It was nice to get away for a bit and enjoy spending time with her family and meeting everyone as well. I even rode something other than a bike or snowboard.

We flew back to Colorado on the 28th and left for Jackson on the 29th to ski some powder and meet up with our buddy Aaron. Continue reading TR: Dec. 30-Jan. 6 2012: Jackson, WY to Eiseman Hut