Skillet Glacier

The Skillet Glacier is one of the classics, my first big mountaineering line in the Tetons. Over the past several years we have made the trip across the lake to ski Moran, in the spring this is made more enjoyable by taking a motor boat across the lake and then skiing. Waterskiing followed by snow…

Grand Teton

The highest peak in the Tetons demands respect and commands authority, this is the “Big One” and certainly of of my favorites. The team for this mission is Griffin Post, Fred Marmsater and myself. Fred and I have climbed the big one before and this would be Griff’s first time. We decided to start mega-early…

Spooky Face

This is a line I wasn’t sure I would ever get the chance to ski, mostly because I couldn’t ever find anyone crazy enough to try with me until my friends Mark red beard Fellerman and Dan Petrus were planning to go for an attempt. Of course I was in! We were to go camping…

Gilkey Tower

The Gilkey tower is a line off of cloudveil dome, this line can be considered obscure but I think its mostly due to the lack of snow it has. This year the amount of snow in the Tetons is incredible so we decided to check it out. Dan Petrus, Mark Fellerman and I set out…

Red Sentinel

Recent snowfall this spring has come in super light and with no wind. This lead to conditions where the new snow was not bonding to the older snow surface. Recent wind, warm temps and springtime sunshine have created smooth sliding surfaces. This couloir I chose to approach from the other side and manage top down….

Gaper Day

To most gaper day is a time to dress up and party on the mountain. For me, thanks to my friend bob, it is often about creating situations where we are actually are gapers. This year it was the Stilt-Ski. Skiing on stilts may not seem like that big of a deal, but think of…

SE Face, South Teton

The SE Face to the South Teton could be one of the most scenic ski runs in all of the tetons. Ending in a massive cliff band the SE face offers access to both the SE couloir and the Amora vida couloir. This time Fred and I were going to ski the SE couloir but…

GRANDSTAND

The Grandstand is a line that isn’t really on many peoples radar. Nestled under the north face of the Grand Teton it provides a true alpine experience. With a massive bergshrund (crevasse like crack) at the bottom, and the steepest/narrowest part of the run closer to the bottom this line is full value for sure!…

Middle Teton

The Middle Teton has so many ski lines on it but summiting and skiing the east face offers a continuous pitch that is more like an Alaskan face. The summit is isolated by a small cliff band that keeps most from skiing from the summit, this year there was a way through. The team for…

NW Couloir on Wister

The recent Mega snowfall has settled down and now we are starting to poke around some smaller lines. The line du-jur is the Northwest Couloir on Mt. Wister and the team is Myself and long time friend Eric Seymour. This little beauty seldom comes into skiing shape as far as I’ve seen, now was our…

Newc Couloir

The Newc Couloir is on the North side of Buck mountain, this tight, steep couloir is one of the steeper lines I have ever skied! I have skied this line but have also turned back on this line many times, this time it was different. Setting out early in the morning from the death canyon…

Moran Camp 2017

  It has become tradition for a small group of us to make the trek across jackson lake and set up basecamp near moran bay. We have been motivated to do this by hopes and dreams of skiing such mega lines in this area in deep powder! Often we have skied lines here during the…