Teton Snow Geek
Over the last 23 years my experience in the outdoor industry has spanned the roles of undergraduate professor, mountain guide, program director, corporate trainer, SAR trainer, and business owner. Currently, I own and operate Jackson Hole Outdoor Leadership Institute, LLC. An educational think tank devoted to developing and delivering curriculum in the areas of avalanche education and pre-hospital emergency medical training in the urban and wilderness environments. View Full Bio
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A quick trip up to Togwotee Pass for a dig and a tour on Breccia Peak provided beautiful blue skies, some great turns and favorable observations in the snowpack. While our observations today suggested the snowpack is trending towards stability...we had a few take...read more
Following the multi day storm of the past week, we traveled out to Avalanche Bowl on the south side of Teton Pass. While the snowpack continues to gain strength and depth we had a few take aways from our observations. Pros: The snow pack is getting deeper...depth...read more
The snowpack in the Togwotee Pass Area is gaining depth but with a snow height of 78cm it is still relatively shallow. While there is little instability shown in standard snowpack tests it is important to recognize the current weak structure. This structure is the...read more
I know...I know...it's early. While there isn't enough snow to safely ski you might want to know what is under your feet when it comes time to make a few turns. Currently the snowpack on north facing terrain consists of a weak basal structure. Well developed facets at...read more
A Lightweight Approach to Risk Management in the Backcountry 1st Aid – Communications – Bivouac Scene Size-Up / Communications 4 pairs of nitrile gloves 2 VioNex Antiseptic Towelette 1 InReach Satellite Communicator Airway Management 1 Full Size CPR Mask 4...read more
Backcountry access does not require you to have the necessary skills to travel and explore it safely, although that would be prudent. The resort skier routinely exits the boundary gates and finds him or herself entirely unprepared. Once out-of-bounds, the skill set...read more