The Mountains Less Traveled: Teton Powder Keg

You may remember the trip reports that James posted in the forum about his vacation in Wyoming last month. In his new “Mountains Less Traveled” feature, he writes about how his first cat-skiing experience — seven hours of untracked powder — had a big impact on him.

Grand Teton Cat Skiing

Just looking at his pictures had a big impact on me, but he also brings up some interesting points about our habit of putting off things that we’ve always wanted to do.

In this issue of NY Ski Magazine:
Tapping the Teton Powder Keg

Editorial: Gore Mountain’s Expansion

Gore Interconnect.It’s been suggested in some quarters that the expansion of Gore Mountain onto Burnt Ridge and down to the Ski Bowl is short-sighted. In my opinion, it’s actually long-term thinking.

While Gore is a lot like a business, it really isn’t one. It’s more like an “attraction” run by the state.

If Killington were able to raise $4 million for capital improvements, the people in charge of the quality of the skiing product — from GM on down — could recommend to the owners the best way to spend the money. That’s not how Gore’s expansion happened. Gore got money specifically for terrain expansion from the State of New York.

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