The kids like to build jumps and hit them. Unfortunately they don't always land. But it's fun anyway!
This is just a little teaser of some snowmobiling and one line down some stuff we found in the Teton Range
We are experiencing Deep Slab Instability RIGHT NOW! Avalanche conditions have been at Considerable for some time now and the reason is that we are still suffering from those weak layers of snow that are near ground level. This video does a good job of pointing out that sometimes stronger thicker slabs trick us and lure us out into dangerous terrain. As he explains though we have some weak layers at the bottom of the snowpack and there are often trigger points or spots that have thinner slabs on top of them and if disturbed those spots can quickly propagate and cause large and dangerous avalanches. It takes a long time for this type of snowpack to heal and become stable. Be sure to keep all of these things in mind when traveling in the backcountry!
Kuborra takes the win for our Sled Shed CREDit EDit contest and wins $100 credit to spend in our store! We would also like to thank the KOR crew, KCTP crew for both their submissions, and Kyson Dana for his accidental submission!
This avalanche pit was dug near the top of Avalanche Gulch on Targhee Pass on the 26th of January 2012. There are some definite weak layers and faceted snow that are still haunting our snowpack.
Be sure to check the avalanche forecast before getting out!
The Link for the Tetons and Western WY is
This is a link for Island Park/Yellowstone/Montana area
And for the Sawtooths/Central Idaho area
Educate yourself before going out and take necessary precautions while travelling in the backcountry. Be conservative and live to ride another day!
Targhee has received up to 52" as of today out of this last storm and there's only more coming this week! Other local resorts are getting it as well! If you aren't getting out and taking advantage because of your gear it's your own darn vault! Come on in today and take advantage of the best sale prices we've had all year!!
A package full of stoke arrived recently in the form of Mtn Approach Skis. If you like shredding the backcountry then these are gonna change, open, and un-limit the way you get to that hidden zone to ride that fresh untracked powder. We are selling these on a special order basis only for now but you can come in and take a look at them to get a better feel for what they are and how they work! Hurry in and get yours ordered soon because they are limited!
Torstein has inspired us! We would like for you to make an edit of you and your crew snowboarding! Post it to our Facebook page by January 31, 2012 for a chance to win $100 Credit towards a purchase(s) at Sled Shed Board Shop!
Entries will be judged on Creativity, Originality, and Stokability!
The Cassette Company is joining us in sponsoring and promoting this contest and will provide prizes as well!
If you have any questions go ahead and comment below!
The SNO*BOTS would like not only to wish everyone a Merry Christmas but would like to give the gift of Powder! We can't make the snow fall from the sky, but here's some footy of some epic powder days from last season.
Lani and Wray Landon are hosting the 3rd Annual Avalanche Awareness Class on Wednesday, December 7th from 7pm to 9pm at the Taylorview Jr High in Idaho Falls. The class will be taught by our friends at the American Avalanche Institute. A nice raffle will follow and include prizes from 460 Bread, Mammut, Targhee Ski Resort, Sun Valley Ski Resort, and other generous donations from our supportive community.
This is important in so many ways. Even if you know everything about snow safety please attend if for nothing other than showing your support for the Landon’s and their effort to bring this class to the Snake River Valley.
Additional information about this class can be found on the Events page in the top menu bar.
We hope to see many of you there to support this worthwhile event! Spread the word…