Closing weekend does not necessarily mean the end of ski season for many locals, and I especially felt that way this year. With all the snow up high, I wanted to get back to my January goal of skiing the “High Country” in Grand Teton National Park. The month of March allowed for some beautifully blue days to ski some amazingly picturesque areas. Hiking up and skiing off the summit of Buck Mountain was the highlight of the spring for several reasons, but my skiing season isn’t over yet. I’m sure you can find me in the National Park this summer on my off-days trying to ski a select few lines that still have some snow on them. That is one of the things that make this place so special: the ability to have uniquely different years that all lead to an incredibly beautiful place to call home. Can’t wait to see you all on the river this summer, it’ll be a wet one on the Snake River! -RH
Video from ski trip to Fairy Meadows: www.youtube.com/watch
Steve Doherty skis the Ellingwood Couloir off the Middle Teton (top). Guide Chase Sandbloom hikes up West Hourglass Couloir (bottom).