When do you have enough snow? I’d say the Sierra region area went over the line yesterday when a boy riding a chairlift near Las Vegas, Nevada was killed by an avalanche. Things must be a bit out of hand for that to happen… (Detailed first-person account). We hope everyone out in Couloir Magazine’s backcountry skiing stomping ground is having CAREFUL fun with all their new snow, and we pray it doesn’t turn into some kind of melting event.
We’re getting our share of moisture here in Colorado as well, and downtown Carbondale has more snow than we’ve seen in years. Should make for an amazing season of Colorado backcountry ski touring once the snowpack compacts.
Welcome to Louis (Lou) Dawson's backcountry skiing information opinion website and e magazine. Lou's passion for the past 45 years has been alpinism, climbing, mountaineering and skiing -- along with all manner of outdoor recreation. He has authored numerous books and articles about backcountry skiing
and is well known as the first person to ski down all 54 of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks, otherwise known as the Fourteeners
! Books and free back country news and information here, and tons of Randonnee rando telemark info.
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