Deep Days at Jackson Hole with Mark Carter

It's no secret Mother Nature favors Jackson Hole, Wyoming and recently, she’s been unleashing her fury all over the Tetons. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is reporting 207" this season and 87" of those flakes have fallen in December alone. And, it's still dumping.

With so much snow stacking up in this powder paradise, Mark Carter, has wasted no time in getting after it as much as he can. Just yesterday, Mark rode with Travis Rice and the duo dipped into all the powder pockets they could. Watch the follow-cam edit of Travis tailing Mark above, and read on for Mark’s take on how Jackson has been riding this season.

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Jackson Hole. Photo: Mark Carter

How has your season started off?
It’s always good to start it off at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This mountain is the best place to get the legs strong and skills dialed before dropping into filming for the winter. The pressure isn’t on yet, and it’s all about riding with my insane crew of pals.

How has Jackson been riding these past weeks?
Jackson has been firing! We are in a really good cycle at the moment. Careful out there kids, it’s twitchy.

What has been your overall best day this season, why?
Best day was today, but tomorrow is lining up.  Early ups with the team shooting for the resort has been great. Lots of terrain is opening and following T.Rice and crew around was all-time. There wasn’t a lot of turning going on. We ended the day with a beer and Carter Country burger at the Moose.  Life is good.

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Frozen toothpicks. Photo: Mark Carter

As the storm keeps rolling through, what are the best parts of Jackson on a powder day?
Best part of this mountain is that it’s steep all the way to the bottom. There’s no lack of speed no matter how deep it gets. It’s one huge terrain park with endless hits. You can get as serious as you want. Top to bottom works the legs, so it takes a bit to get in riding shape.  No place like home!

What are your plans for the rest of the season?
My focus is mainly on filming for the Arbor team film, a couple North Face projects and riding with my buds. I have a few other things on the radar, but I like stay open to any rad opportunities that come along.

I’m always inspired by nature and being in it with the ones who matter most to me. Your crew is the most important part of navigating these beasts and coming home safe which is all that really matters in the end. The mountains are serious and it’s important for the crew to be dialed on all of their backcountry skills but at the end of the day, always listen to your gut.

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