Mount Sopris Wind — And Go Prepared for Skiing


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | March 5, 2008      

This used to be a post with a video, but for some reason the vid got messed up. Rather than deleting the post we’ll leave it as an advisory for those of you who want to ski or ride Mount Sopris, near Carbondale in Colorado. Sopris is a windy place and a big mountain. Go prepared. For lots of info see our Sopris chapter at BackCountrySkiingCO.com.

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7 Responses to “Mount Sopris Wind — And Go Prepared for Skiing”

  1. Jason March 5th, 2008 10:22 am

    hey louie, sick video… fun trip. it turned out sweet… you got some nice footage…

  2. Mark Worley March 5th, 2008 10:30 am

    Sign me up!! Climbing and skiing a peak in insane weather, while keeping a positive and outlook, is a big piece of the backcountry skiing pie. Nice video.

  3. David March 5th, 2008 12:15 pm

    Those big intermittent gusts can be fun. Nice work.

    Very good pick Mr. DJ.

  4. Louie March 5th, 2008 2:30 pm

    Yea, it is always exciting when it gets really windy.

    That one helmet cam shot where the wind blasts my legs brought me to my knees, and blew Jason backwards about 5 feet. His pole also went for a little ride. Fun stuff.

  5. Ed March 5th, 2008 7:24 pm

    Looks like quite a day out & great video. Always enjoy watching weather & being a part of it as long as its not over the top!!

    Here’s a little sample from the east (Mount Marcy, NY), from a few weeks back.

  6. George March 5th, 2008 7:58 pm

    If yer still standing, then it ain’t really blowing….

    Nice work.

  7. jimm yipp March 9th, 2008 1:31 am

    YUPP !!!!!!

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