Wednesday started off just like Tuesday. Excellent testing for all-mountain skis with waist widths ranging from 85-89-mm. The sun softened up the snow back in Sacajawea first, resulting in multiple laps by the whole crew on a run called Shadowwoman.
One of the great aspects of ski testing at Targhee is that every run routes back to the base area. With 2,000 skiable acres currently served by 3 lifts and no liftlines = no wasted time.
At noon we "herded the cats" and headed up for our group photo. In the background from left to right are the Grand Teton, Middle Teton and South Teton. We will try again tomorrow to get everyone in the photo...
Mary's has been closed for the past two days due to avalanche potential but it was still fun to stand at the bottom and admire our lines that still remain from Monday.
In the afternoon the snow softened up quickly and for about 2 hours we were able to enjoy some classic spring corn in the trees and bowls and found out exactly how versatile all-mountain / all-condition skis really are today.
Pictured above is GT patroller Becca and her avalanche dog in training - Ivy. GT has a total of 6 dogs on staff ranging in age from Leo (in yesterdays blog) who is 8 down to newbie Ivy.
What a shock! It was back to the Trap for our last "debreifing" this time out on the sun deck. Tomorrow we depart right after skiing and therefore no more Trap Bloody's:(
We headed back to the condo's and stripped all of the skis that we would not be using on Thursday and started getting packed for our long trip home.
Most of our crew headed to the local's favorite hangout "The Royal Wolf". If you are ever in Driggs make sure to check out their eclectic menu as there seems to be something to please everyone's pallet.
Light's out just after 9:00 PM. Time to dream about one more day of skiing at The Ghee.