Tetons, Wyoming, snowboarding, Granite Canyon, spring, may, photo

Granite Carve

Tetons, Wyoming

Rider: Mike Paris. 

For our fifth riding day, we decided to do something a little more relaxed.  The Jackson Hole ski area tram was opening up for the first day after the winter, so we took a ride up to the top and dropped off the backside into Granite Canyon, a popular (if not incredibly dangerous) backcountry area during the winter.  With almost no effort compared to our previous hikes, we soon found ourselves at the top of some nice steep 2,000+ foot couloirs, and enjoyed nonstop descents to the creek below, and an easy hike out the dry trail. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.