bə-lō'nē mō'gəls(n.pl.) 1. A group of drinkers with a shredding problem. 2. The combination of snow, booze, and metal.


Jackson Hole: The Most Metal Mountain Ever? ('Lanches, 'Lanches, and More 'Lanches)

In this installment of The Most Metal Mountain Ever, we look at Jackson Hole, WY.

It has been discussed before, whether in looking at there new tram, the insane terrain, or just the fact that Boloney Moguls will be there March 1st (and soon killed).

But in the course of a few days, they've had a fatal avalanche on inbounds (and easily accessible) terrain, 62 inches of snow in seven days, and now a double avalanche in a similar area that was so big it hit a base facility housing three restaurants causing "considerable non-structural damage to the building." I hope that means the Rumpleminze in the bar is still okay.

The fatal avalanche was on Saturday in the "Toile
t Bowl" on the trail called "Paint Brush." Jackson is pretty badass though, even with eight feet of snow covering, and all that terrain, they were able to locate the deceased in 6 minutes. So that informs us Boloners that as long as a monster tree or slab of ice doesn't hit us in a 'lanche, we'll only be slightly chilled for the inevitable apres-ski drinking that will follow.

The avalanches yesterday hit the headwall when ski patrol was clearing things out, which then
triggered a second avalanche smacking into the bar - I'm assuming the facility they talk about is the one at the gondola summit. This hit had them close the whole resort for a few hours, and then later only open the lower part of the mountain.

I don't know if this competition will even have to go on anymore. Tha
t place is pretty metal.

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