Teton Pass Closed = Powder Day at Grand Targhee

Day one of the great Teton Pass closure of 2017, which lasted 5 days in total. Teton Pass closed at 2:30am on a Tuesday for avalanche mitigation -- something that Max and I didn't realize until we arrived and found the gate down at 6:30am on our way to work in Jackson, WY.  After getting the notification that the Pass wouldn't be reopening in time to make it to work that day, we went to go skiing at Grand Targhee. Five fresh inches of wind-blown powder, some fog, and fun in the trees. This is my second season skiing off-piste powder on fat skis - and Max, as you will see, has been skiing for most of his life.

Dropping in

Dropping in

powder day skiing at Grand Targhee
powder day skiing at Grand Targhee
skiing Grand Targhee
skiing Fallen Timbers at Grand Targhee
skiing Raven Wood at Grand Targhee
powder day skiing at Grand Targhee
powder day skiing at Grand Targhee
powder day skiing at Grand Targhee
skiing Grand Targhee
skiing Raven Wood on a powder day at Grand Targhee

In the afternoon it started to snow again and things got a little more fluffy.

powder day skiing at Grand Targhee
powder day skiing at Grand Targhee
powder day skiing
powder day skiing
powder day skiing at Grand Targhee

Quick break to scrape off google crust!

scraping off google crust
powder day skiing at Grand Targhee
skiing pwoder at Grand Targhee
powder day skiing
powder day skiing