The tram to the top of Rendezvous Mountain (elevation 10,449’) at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort made its last run of the winter on Sunday, April 3. The closing of the Village at this time marks the beginning of the end of ski season for many in Jackson. Lift access is over; the snow line in the Tetons starts to rise. Skis get waxed; pants are finally washed and packed away. Skiing is still possible but left mostly to a few adventurers who battle dirt trails and long approaches. That is, until the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. On this day in late May the tram opens up for summer and for a brief moment ski season is back. And if you plan your day right, you can enjoy a rare day that includes a ski session in the morning and your favorite summer activity in the afternoon - all within 20 minutes of each other.
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Yosemite’s Half Dome is not a ski line. Of course, it’s better known as a rock-climbing destination high above the floor of Yosemite Valley. That didn’t stop two locals (Jason Torlano and Zack Milligan) from chasing their dream of becoming the first to link turns from the summit all the way to the valley floor. Torlano and Milligan did just that earlier this week when they took advantage of ephemeral conditions to ski off the summit of Half Dome. Conditions consisted of half an inch of névé
Last Thursday was a day for the history books, with yet another edition of Kings and Queens of Corbet’s going down at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The venue? None other than Corbet’s Couloir right under the top of Big Red. The athletes? 26 heavy-hitting skiers and snowboarders hungry for the title and ready to absolutely throw down. Lucky for them, the Tetons have been going through one of the most epic storm cycles in history, transforming Corbet’s into the ultimate playground for
If there’s one thing Owen Leeper is known for, it’s his knack for hitting absolutely GIGANTIC cliffs on his skis. This year, with an epically deep snowpack in the Tetons, he kept up that trend, hitting some classic airs around Grand Targhee before stepping up to a truly massive one this week. Even more mind-blowing is the fact that Leeper sent a massive frontflip off the lip, something he claims actually makes it easier. With airs this size, Leeper says he has to commit to landing on his