Targhee – 39 inches for Tele Comp Weekend


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I am very proud to be part of the Grand Targhee Freeride Team for the past 5 years!  Why?  Because The Ghee always delivers with the powder. Ullr delivered over 160 inches in the February and it snowed everyday but one.  Last weekend was the annual Telemark Big Mountain Comp and the storm dumped 39 inches!  I was lucky enough to be the fore runner or should I say pow-runner!  Condition were tough for competitors due to the poor visibility.  The snow on  the other hand was deep which means the kids were sending it big!  Saturday was cancelled due to the nuking snow conditions.  Saturdays skiing was the best day of the season with 16 inches of fresh.  The highlight of the weekend was skiing with all these young tele rippers from all over the west. It is so amazing to see how much Telemark skiing has progressed.  The talent at Targhee was mind blowing.  Everywhere you looked telemark skiers were in the white room and going huge!  I love seeing the direction the sport is going.

A little milky but blower deep steep skiing!

A little milky but blower deep steep skiing!

Always great fun skiing with K2 Teammate Ty Dayberry.

Always great fun skiing with K2 Team-mate Ty Dayberry.

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Apres goes off the Trap Bar!  Deep powder day followed Mardi Gras celebration. Perfect way to cap off a deep day of storm skiing!

Apres goes off the Trap Bar! Deep powder day followed by a Mardi Gras celebration with Jackson 6. Perfect way to cap off a deep day of storm skiing!

Why I Ski Grand Targhee

Yes, Grand Targhee is my home away from home!  For the past 5 years I have made it point to head there for the storms.  Soft snow and and truly a soulful skiing experience! They are blessed with over 500 inches of dry powder each year.  Enjoy this slide show from the Ghee ! http://flipagram.com/f/biHE6DD5gl#

Photos by Gabe Rogel www.rogelmedia.com/

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

Thanks for the great support in 2013!  Enjoy this slideshow!
Mountain Niceness 2013http://flipagram.com/f/fubLMFu3jl

Look for more positive good things in 2014.



Love Grand Targhee


Stoked to be featured in promotions for Grand Targhee.  Nothing like a deep blower bluebird powder day at Grand Targhee!  Photo by Gabe Rogel

Great Season~Now its time to head to the Alpine!

It was a great final week of skiing at Sun Valley.  Killer Spring Sunny days, soft snow, good friends, great parties!  The lifts may have stopped spinning but there is still lots of skiing!  The peaks are filled in and there is lots of snow up high.  I am looking forward to the spring mountaineering season!

Here are some Mountain Niceness moments from this season.  Enjoy!

Photo: Karl Weatherly

Photo: Matt Leidecker

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Captain Powder at Powder Mag's 40th Party

PowPow~Skiing in the Shadow of the Grand Teton

Photo: Gabe Rogel

I got the call.  ”Danny W time to get back to Targhee. We just got pounded and the sun going to pop tomorrow!”  So I packed up my VW Van to meet my buddy and photographer Gabe Rogel. It is always a treat to ski with Gabe!  Not only is a amazing skier but one of the most positive and STOKED guys I know!  Did I mention he also takes photos?   Check out this eye candy  http://rogelphoto.com/

Many ski areas have suffered with little snow this season.  Not Grand Targhee Resort http://grandtarghee.com/ The Ghee is over 400 inches of snow now.  Still below its average but sick skiing!  Plus, you have to love skiing in the shadow of the Grand Teton!

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Photo: Gabe Rogel

Best week of the Season!

I just had my best week of the season so far at  http://www.grandtarghee.com/ .  This is my third season riding for the Grand Targhee Team. The Ghee is special place where it dumps snow ALL the time. The vibe is mellow and the people are friendly! They have over 110 inch base now which means everythng is skiing great. I was filming this week with OnTheSnow.com crew. Should be blower over head footy!  I’ll post it when I get it!

Welcome to the Targhee White Room Buck Cobb!


Stoked to be featured in Grand Targhee Ads again this season! Photo by Gabe Rogel


We all love Powder days!

New Grand Targhee Ad


I am proud to be featured again in ads for Grand Targhee Resort. The photo was taken by Gabe Rogel www.rogelphoto.com/ last December.   When it is dumping snow you can find me getting freshies at Grand Targhee.  The Ghee averages over 500 inches each season.  Be sure to check out this soulful and affordable resort in the Tetons! www.grandtarghee.com/