2013/14 was a blur of season in Jackson Hole (although they all are) and we decided to take a look back at some of the more memorable days of the season.
The snow started falling in earnest in late October. This photo is from tram worker Mark Hannon who captured an absolutely gorgeous sunrise at the top of the tram on October 29th:
Halloween day, 2013.
Things were looking even better by November 5th. We were at 50″ for the winter at this point in the season which is enough to create some nice skiing in select areas of the Jackson Hole backcountry.
Corbet’s Cabin was starting to show its winter coat on November 6th:
Mother Nature really started cranking again and the season total had bumped up 80″ by November 17th. Don Watkins finds a choice pitch full of early season powder:
Our snowmaking crew kept up with Mother Nature by cranking out plenty of snow on their own. This photo is from Jackson Hole snowmaker Andy Labonte:
The snow kept up, loading the upper mountain up nicely while the mountain got ready to open.
Thanksgiving Day was opening day. November 28, 2013. Jackson Hole athlete Griffin post enjoys the corduroy.
December 2nd was an 11″ powder day and 10″ were added by December 3rd. JH athlete Cam Fitzpatrick samples the goods:
The tram opened on December 7th, with 111″ on the season.
By December 11th we were at 120″ and the Headwall opened up! JH athlete Hadley Hammer gets in deep:
Snow was back in a big way by December 21st and then Christmas Eve saw 16″. The powder skiing before the storm looked like this:
We hit 14 feet of snow for the season on January 5th. Cowboy powder on Grand:
January 12th brought us over 200″! Ski patrol digs out Corbet’s Cabin:
January 30th’s report was 11″ of new snow, starting off one of the biggest cycles in Jackson Hole history. This storm preceded the 2nd biggest February on record. JH athlete Rob Kingwill explodes out of the white room in the Hobacks:
The report on February 7th was only 2″ but by mid-day the storm was producing some really deep turns. Copper Kahlenberg embraces the storm:
12″ was the report on February 8th, with another 10″ on February 9th. Things cleared up a bit with only 1″ on February 10th which allowed the Headwall, Casper Bowl and Crags to open up. The skiing and riding looked like this:
Big snow was back with another 12″ on February 13th:
Another 11″ on February 15th with JH athlete Adam Dowell:
Another 6″ on February 17th and then things briefly cleared up. Jess McMillan enjoys the sunny powder:
Another casual 11″ with AJ Puccia on February 21:
February 23rd delivered 19 inches! JH athlete Jess McMillan, in deep:
March 1st with Cam FitzPatrick. 5″ on top of 7″ from the previous day and still dumping. Tomorrow’s report would be 17″ of fresh:
Another 15″ by March 4th and the 5-day storm total was at 44″. Hero pow turns in the Expert Chutes:
On March 7th we reported another 6″, which was the last day of an 8-day snowfall streak. The mountain was skiing SO good at this point!
March 11th. 11 inches. Jess McMillan. Crags.
After near non-stop snow for a month and a half, we got some bluebird. JH athlete Cam FitzPatrick enjoys some sun and soft transition in Dick’s Ditch:
8″ brings the snow back on March 15th.
March 18th was “one of those days.” Bryce Newcomb welcomes the 12″ that brought us over 450″ on the season.
Another rare stretch of bluebird ended on March 27th. 5″ of snow each day on 3/27 and 3/28. Jason Smith finds the whiteroom:
11″ for March 30th and what a day it was. Greg Wright enjoys the South Hoback in all of it’s untracked glory:
If that wasn’t enough, another 11″ was reported on 3/31 to close out the 4th snowiest March on record in JHMR history. Snow continued through closing day and we ended the season with 500″ at the Raymer Plot. This season was both a blast and a blur, and we hope that you were able to join us on the mountain!