Christmas skiing was good in the Tetons, maybe better than anywhere else in the west. Christmas Eve marked the end of the biggest storm of the year – almost three feet of snow in 4 days. I spent Christmas day ripping around the resort with Alyosha – my 8 year old, and his dream team of ski buddies: Daniel & Jackson Tisi and a crew of other JH high school kids.
If you think there are no friends on powder days, you’ve never skied with this crew. 16 inches of snow and bluebird skies and the hardest charging high school kids on the hill seemed as happy to hang with an 8 year old as they were to ski for themselves. I love that about Jackson – people love to ride hard – but the partnership and the camaraderie of being in the mountains together is what makes an ordinary day, truly amazing.
With Christmas behind me, it was time for me to get to work, guiding in the Tetons for Exum Mountain Guides.