TETON VILLAGE, Wyo. — It’s the first official powder day in Teton Village with snowfall totals this morning ranging from 9-13 inches in the Tetons and 3-2 inches in the valley.

It’s currently snowing in Teton Village with another inch or two expected to fall today, Dec. 24

While the fresh snow is filling in the terrain at JHMR, early season conditions still exist. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

Skiiers and snowboarders are hitting the slopes ahead of what is expected to be a busy holiday season. While more terrain is opening, early season conditions still exist and many people are getting out to enjoy the fresh snow.

In early December a local skier was the victim of a hit-and-run ski collision. Following the accident, he penned a letter to the ski community urging people to be more cautious on the mountain.

JHMR recently shared tips for how to stay safe on crowded trails this season from Dr. Jeffrey Greenbaum, medical director at JHMR Ski Patrol.

Dr. Greenbaum’s advice:

  1. Know the Code and stay in control.
  2. If you can’t stop then you’re going too fast.
  3. Practice defensive skiing.
  4. Never stop where uphill skiers cannot see you.
  5. Always stop on the side of the slope, not the center.
  6. Keep your group size small.
  7. Look uphill before starting from stationary or when merging.
  8. Don’t take blind jumps without a spotter.
  9. Teach your kids the ‘Rules of the Road.’
  10. Don’t leave the scene of an accident, wait for Patrol.

Check out the snow and weather report here.

Buckrail @ Lindsay

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.