New Year’s Skiing in Wyoming

We decided to spend New Year’s in Wyoming at the Homestead and do some skiing. We drove to Afton in about ten hours, but on good roads in clear weather.

Stormy driving near Granger Wyoming

Stormy driving near Granger Wyoming

When we arrived the furnace had gone out in the Afton Homestead. It was a cool 38 degrees in the house when we arrived. It took most of the night to heat up the house, but we woke up the next morning to a clear cold Wyoming winter. For the next to days we took it easy at the house with ski touring up Swift Creek in the afternoons.

Stormy by the old sawmill

Stormy by the old sawmill

Shane on Swift Creek Road

Shane on Swift Creek Road

Shane and StormyOn January second we drove to the park and did another ski tour up Cottonwood Creek. We ended up making a big circle arriving at the AAC Climber’s Ranch in time for some wine and cheese just before the sun dipped behind the mountains.

Stormy in the Tetons.

Stormy in the Tetons.

A toast to the New Year at the Climber's Ranch

A toast to the new year at the Climber’s Ranch

We checked into the Alpenhof that evening and spent the next two days skiing at Jackson Hole. No new snow, but good snow coverage so just about everything is open. Not enough snow to encourage Shane to ski Corbet’s Coulior, but enough to encourage him to ski Coomb’s run on the Headwall.

Shane at the top of the tram with the Grand Teton in the background

Shane at the top of the tram with the Grand Teton in the background

Skier's hiking up to the top of the Headwall. It was a group from Winter Park training for competition.

Skiers hiking up to the top of the Headwall. It was a group from Winter Park training for competition.

Stormy and Shane at the top of the tram!

Stormy and Shane at the top of the tram!

We just had a great dinner of nacho’s and beer. Tomorrow it’s back to the real world.

More photos of the trip are on our gallery or if you have Flash installed you’ll see a slideshow below.