Short trip to heaven for us this morning as had to get home for a celebrity dog visiting this afternoon. About 25 cars at upper hairpin on Western Slope side, =50+ souls but you’d never know it; the vast wilderness swallows everyone up like ants lost on the sands of the Sahara.
Snow Report: About twice the snowpack as last year, which makes sense since they’re reporting around 100% of normal, while last year hovered around 50% (I recall, anyway.) Dreaded dust layer is lurking underneath, showing up in places. Snow above about 12,000 feet elevation is still white covering the dust layer. My advice would be to stay with the higher elevation skiing, with the shorter approaches. More here: BackcountrySkiingCO.com