Heather Goodrich unloads skis off of the roof of the FJ Cruiser after a day of powder skiing at Christmas.
Cars wait at the light at the junction of Moose-Wilson Road and Highway 22 at the end of a day of skiing.
Cars drive by the Teton Village turn off sign on Highway 22.
Skiers wait in line at the Thunder chair as a lone skier hits the pole chimes.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Employee Bill Lewkowitz stands outside of Corbet's Cabin before the mountain opens.
Tanner Flanagan makes powder turns in the Tower Three Chutes area of JHMR.
Tanner Flanagan gets the goods inbounds at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Tanner Flanagan finds the mother lode of snow off of the new Teton lift.
Andrew Whiteford finds huge snow in the sidecountry of JHMR.
Andrew Whiteford blazes through two feet of new snow inbounds at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Storm Dispatch: Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Christmas storm drops several feet of new snow in the Tetons

My friend Tanner Flanagan blindly texted me a little clip from the TV show The Simpsons on Monday night, December 21. The clip was of a nightly news brief that had the anchorman saying, "The Springfield Blizzard has just been upgraded to a CLASS 3 KILLSTORM!" The last three days of my life have been focused around the “CLASS 3 KILLSTORM.” I keep giggling every time I say it. Tanner and I even agreed to upgrade it to a “CLASS 4” three days after that initial text had us dropping solid turns in three feet of blower powder and counting. The storm that rolled into Jackson dropped more than two feet in 24 hours. Then there was another seven inches, then eight, then 12, (then 22 at Grand Targhee!), giving skiers in the Tetons a very white Christmas. I cannot believe I get to live and photograph in this marvelous place. —Jay Goodrich