Forums Trip Reports TR: B.F.P Couloir on the Divide Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 22 total) 1 2 → Author Posts December 19, 2005 at 5:48 pm #567241 Wyomingsplit_ride 663 Posts Across the world there are so many mountains and so little time. Likewise, in Wyoming, there are so many peaks and so little time. I found this out this weekend. With Christmas around the corner, there are many staff Christmas parties and obligations. None of which are conducive to long day tours crammed into a small amount of time. The Lander Crew had been eyeing B.F.P. Couloir nearly all fall. Conditions on this route never seemed to be quite right up until this last weekend. So we made our journey on little time. We didn’t bag the peak, but came pretty close. Doesn’t really matter in the end because it was a stellar day on a new line that we have not skied yet. We got to eye the prize. Our tour started on top of this peak on the Continental Divide. We skied from looker’s right, down the ridge, and into the bowl. Once in the bowl, you can see B.F.P. Couloir. This is our actual line that we ended up skiing. It does continue all of the way to the top, but we had to turn around due a Christmas Party obligation. Tis the season. Bah humbug, let’s ski. A closer view: Skinning up to the base of the Couloir: Up into the apron, nothing but smiles for miles: Time to boot it. The snow pack was bomber. Little to no instabilities. Just fresh on bomber baseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦wasn’t slabby at all. Nearing the choke and our turnaround point: The South Dakota boy experiences a great climb. Good slope angle: Michael Jordan? It really is not that tough of a climb. Pure bliss for glisse. Nearing the choke: Dropping into the apron: Michael Jordan again? Sweet lines none the less: Final pitch after the couloir made for lots of vert! Looking back at it allÃ¢â‚¬Â¦next time, the summit! Just happy to be out and getting some. Can hardly wait for Christmas vacation. December 19, 2005 at 6:51 pm #584752 nomad 288 Posts Those lines look like butter WSR. The snow pack was bomber. Little to no instabilities. Just fresh on bomber baseÃ¢â‚¬Â¦wasn’t slabby at all. What a rarity around these parts. Let’s hope it sticks around. Definitely looking forward to scrubfest December 19, 2005 at 7:55 pm #584753 Hyakbc 53 Posts Splitboard.com, you’re getting punked. December 19, 2005 at 8:04 pm #584754 huevon 124 Posts That is some cool-looking terrain. How anyone could bear leaving such amazing untracked lines behind them… 😯 Christmas isn’t going anywhere!!!! 😮 What are you talking about anyway hyak? I don’t know even know what that means, punked…? That is bad, right? December 19, 2005 at 8:04 pm #584755 Wyomingsplit_ride 663 Posts hyackbc-What is that supposed to mean? December 19, 2005 at 8:37 pm #584756 pbelitz 24 Posts December 19, 2005 at 8:52 pm #584757 philfort 31 Posts 1) Cool terrain 2) Good snow 3) Stable snow If we had all 3 around here right now, I’d be all over it! Unfortunately we only have #3, with your option of mutually exclusive #1 or #2. December 19, 2005 at 8:54 pm #584758 huevon 124 Posts pbelitz, your idle threats have gone far enough. I am on the phone as we speak; the Washington State DOT is triangulating your position in preparation for spray control by artillery fire. (Please do not deviate from your current coordinates, or attempt takeoff from a frictionless treadmill.) December 19, 2005 at 10:01 pm #584759 bcrider 4149 Posts tasty looking treats! 8) December 19, 2005 at 10:10 pm #584760 ChrisI 48 Posts Thanks for sharing the stoke! I wish Christmas could wait.. Marrooned in PA for the holidays. If you Wyoming guys keep posting TR’s like this, there’ll be a buncha feral, powderstarved (endin soon, methinks) Sierra splitters knocking on your doors. 😈 -C December 19, 2005 at 11:37 pm #584761 powderjunkie 1669 Posts oh my God. That looks so nice. 😛 You always have kick ass scenery in your tr’s WSR. Never a straight forward, simple outing from you. Always some crazy couloir or approach. 😀 December 20, 2005 at 1:17 am #584762 huFfer 51 Posts I am assuming somewhere amidst all those skiers there is a splitter… the photographer perhaps… In pic 11, do you come straight down from that cornice?!? If so, dats a proud line! (Edit: I now see from the last one that most prolly don’t but you certainly could!) I need to leave Wa. once in awhile… December 20, 2005 at 4:11 am #584763 bcrider 4149 Posts hey wyo, sorry if I’ve asked before but what type of camera are ya using? your pics always look great. 8) December 20, 2005 at 3:36 pm #584764 Wyomingsplit_ride 663 Posts @huffer wrote: I am assuming somewhere amidst all those skiers there is a splitter… the photographer perhaps… Huffer-I am the splitter and the photographer. I was splitting on this trip. First of all, in Wyoming there are not a ton of people, let alone splitters. All my bro’s ski, so I end up with skier photos. When I am feeling energetic, I hand one of them the camera to take photos of me, but I am not really all about that. I just like shooting photos, enjoying the scenery, and ripping aesthetic lines. Sorry if I offended you with “skier” photos, but I didn’t want to mess around on this line. Not a place you want to get caught. In the end, it is all about sliding downhill anyway. We all enjoy the backcountry as much as the next guy or gal. BCRIDER-My camera is an Olympus Stylus 4.0 mpixel all weather cam. It is small, but packs a little punch. I have a couple photographer friends trying to talk me into a big gun of a camera. After seeing that quality, I feel like my camera is limp. Can hardly wait to get my hands on a real camera. 😀 December 20, 2005 at 3:40 pm #584765 Ecobrad 2068 Posts Nice, WSR. Or should we call you Wyoming AT Ride? Just kidding, I know where your heart is…even though this is your third TR while skiing (as far as I can tell anyway). December 20, 2005 at 3:45 pm #584766 Wyomingsplit_ride 663 Posts Eco-I was splitting on this trip! 👿 I have only skied twice out of ten days. I knew I should have never came out of the closet with the AT gear 😳 😉 Just to let you all know that another Wyoming snowboarder, Stephen Koch, rocks the AT setup too. See this report: http://tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41577 ****in no way do I compare myself to the legend Mr. Koch…just a point of reference Snowriding is like stocks and bonds my brotha’s…you gots to diversify every once in a while. 😉 December 20, 2005 at 4:18 pm #584767 Ecobrad 2068 Posts Ride on, dude. I just couldn’t find a board track. Way to represent. December 20, 2005 at 5:11 pm #584768 lifelinksplit 282 Posts Right on man. I need to get back down to your neck of the woods. It hasn’t been above 5 degrees on the last three trips I took. We even had to back out sunday cause it was -13. these pics are getting me stoked for scrubfest. Keep up the good work. December 20, 2005 at 6:06 pm #584769 ReeferMadness 43 Posts “Wyomingsplit_ride wrote: I am the splitter and the photographer. I was splitting on this trip. First of all, in Wyoming there are not a ton of people, let alone splitters. All my bro’s ski, I used to have that problem, then I found new bro’s… 8) Sick terrain WY split ride! Would love to rode trip over there w/ the sleds sometime. December 22, 2005 at 5:48 am #584770 LaughingAtYouClowns 74 Posts wyoming – nice looking trip & nice photos. I’ve always wanted to rip lines in the Teton Pass area. If I flew into Jackson would you pick me up and show me the goods? peace, love, & hippiness LaughingAtYouClowns Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 22 total) 1 2 → You must be logged in to reply to this topic.