Lots of you WildSnowers live within easy driving distance of our fair berg, Carbondale, Colorado. Seems like our town continues to be an interesting stew of hip and practical with our area providing most of the labor for the resort industry up in Aspen, while also having an energy, mining and agricultural economy of our own. Proof or our cool but not (I hope) terminally hip diversity is the ever excellent 5 Point Film Festival we have from April 28 through May 1. The event fills up every year, but is designed so you won’t wait in line and you’ll have plenty of time to rub shoulders with an amazing concentration of world class alpinists, film makers, and other folks who are committed as much to creativity as they are to athleticism. Highlight this year might be the true world premier of a live Jeremy Collins multimedia event. Or, will it be the Scandinavian “Baffin Babes” in person, who will prove that sledge hauling can be a lot more interesting than most of us guys ever thought possible? Come find out. More info here.
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
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