Featured Northern Rockies/Alberta Big Sky Gathering Trip Report

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by Tricia, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    As many Gathering trip reports start, this one starts a few days before the official Gathering as we (@Philpug @Andy Mink @AKMINK and I) travel north and spend some time at Jackson Hole.
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    We bumped into the Grumps almost immediately upon arrival, which was a nice treat.
    Hopefully @KingGrump can get MM to post some pics that she took.
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    While at Casper for lunch, we bumped into the Kentucky boy and his two sidekicks
    @Gary Stolt @JohnL Mrs Grump @Andy Mink @AKMINK @Philpug @King Grump @SKI-3PO We let them hang with us. :D

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  2. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    Knowing it was going to be cold overnight in Jackson we had to bring the children inside. The, um, stronger children stayed in the car.
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  3. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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  4. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    Heading over Teton Pass we saw a lot of back country activity. It was such a nice day I was jonesing to skin up. HAH! Just kidding. Way too much work.
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    bbinder Out on the slopes Skier

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    If you are driving from Bozeman keep an eye out for this
     
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  6. dbostedo

    dbostedo Asst. Gathermeister-- Jackson Hole 2020 Moderator Team Gathermeister

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    ^^^^
    I've never seen one in the wild! I hope I do.
     
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    Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    We had a good morning but a short morning so we could get over the pass to BigSky.
    Visibility wasn't as good as yesterday but still...good snow.
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    How many Thermal Trekers can you put in a JH locker?
    @KULKEA :D
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  8. bbinder

    bbinder Out on the slopes Skier

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    Checked in at the Lodge at Big Sky
     
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    Talisman Getting off the lift Team Gathermeister

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    The cliff area on the right coming from US 191 frequently has these critters. Can you guess what the local high school mascot is?

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    Shifterkart Booting up Skier

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    Checked in at Shoshone.
     
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  11. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Working on my technique all the time Skier

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    Checked in at the Lodge
     
  12. Johnny V.

    Johnny V. Half Fast Hobby Racer Skier

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    Day two for us. In contrast the the blue skies yesterday, we had snow and wind. Decided that a trip to the peak was out, as we both like some visibility. Shedhorn and Dakota chairs were closed so we went over to the Moonlight Basin area for a couple of hours. Nice skiing, but long 2 chair laps to access a good portion of the terrain. Early lunch then we headed over to the Shedhorn/Dakota area. Took a bunch of runs in the trees as visibility in the open/bowl areas was not great. We decided to leave a little bit in the tank and headed back to the base-we took "Middle Road"-huge mistake-a never ending catwalk! Did a few more runs off the Swift Current and Ramcharger lifts and called it a day.

    We were here 11 years ago and I'd sort of forgotten how much terrain there is here. I'm sure there will be lots of stuff we won't have a chance to get to. Looking forward to putting faces with screen names tomorrow.
     
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  13. dbostedo

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    It's just a little socked in right now... here's what you could see of the peak about an hour ago...

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    E.g. you couldn't see it at all.

    Snowing steadily though. 1-3" tonight! :)
     
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  16. Andy Mink

    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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    722 in Nevada.
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  17. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Industry Insider Team Gathermeister

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    Wow, looks like 2 feet of snow coming in next 48 hrs. Driving up from SLC tonight. Could be interesting:crossfingers: Arriving Big Sky mid-morning Monday.
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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  19. Mike King

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    Was that Coulter's Hell or Africa?
     
  20. TheArchitect

    TheArchitect Working on my technique all the time Skier

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    I thought it might have been Ambush Glades.
     
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