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Twice is Nice

Extremely Difficult


0.3 mile 0.5 kilometer point to point
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Extremely Difficult


Ascent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -706' -215 m
High: 10,619' 3,237 m
Low: 9,913' 3,022 m


Avg Slope: 47% (25°)
Max Slope: 64% (33°)
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Trail shared by Jason Smith

Another Jackson Hole icon - full value line with an alpine feel.

Jason Smith
Type: Backcountry or Sidecountry

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As with its sister, Once Is Enough, expect snow conditions to be fickle due to southern exposure. The drop in might be alot mellower than Once, but the line is arguably more involved.

With good snow, Twice is tough to beat for sustained, aesthetic, thrilling steeps. Any doubts about the snow quality, save it for another day as it could be terrifying. Twice is a major avalanche path with the first few turns being an obvious starting zone. Be aware of other travelers who could be on the No Name traverse below the line.


Just past the entrance to the north facing Central Couloir, you'll encounter the entrance to Twice. Here you'll feel the pull of big mountain exposure with the expanse of Jackson Hole at your feet.

The first half of Twice takes your through this upper snowfield. Look left for a blunt rocky outcrop on the left- a good safe spot if you want to keep an eye on your partner.

From here the line doglegs right and narrows into a couloir for the last few hundred feet. With quality snow, this section is great fun, but of course, expect rocks and variable snow.

Exit the coulie right to wait for your partner on the No Name traverse. Or, rip the bowl straight to the bottom.

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Ridiculous throttling of Once is Enough by Owen Leeper. Easy to see why this won GoPro Line of the Winter honors.
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JS enroute to a marshmallow landing - Once is Enough. Late March 2009. P. Tristan Greszko
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Battling variable snow conditions, Michelle Smith stays on her feet in the gut of Once is Enough. March 2009
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Jay Hause takes on the lower coulie of Twice is Nice - March 2011
Feb 17, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
Jay Hause dropping into Twice is Nice - March 2011
Feb 17, 2015 near Moose W…, WY
David Mayers pondering before the plunge. Once is Enough, March 2009
Feb 11, 2015 near Moose W…, WY


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