Sievers Mountain, Colorado – Summit Ski Descent


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | April 22, 2008      

I’d been wanting this one for years. Had skied a subpeak of Sievers decades ago, but knew of beautiful lines that drop to Maroon Creek. Bob Perlmutter had the best one on his list — he’d been “looking at it from Highlands ski area for 20 years.” Bob, myself and Pete Anzalone took the Yamaha up Maroon Creek Road a few miles, then slugged it out 3,500 vert to the summit. The weather was so perfect for corn skiing that half way down we re-skinned and skied another sub-summit for a bonus 1,300 vert. One of the best spring skiing days I’ve seen in my life. Windless bluebird day with cool ambient temps, excellent snow surfaces, great partners and a super aesthetic line.

Colorado backcountry skiing.
Bob drops in, Pete above. I’d skied off the summit and entered via a different area, for a good camera angle.

Colorado backcountry skiing.
There was no question, I had to blog this shot of the Perl. Is he having fun? Must be those Garmont Axon boots, Fritschi Freeride bindings and Goode skis — or perhaps it’s the terrain — or all of the above.


Sievers Mountain, Colorado

Our lines for the day. Please click image for enlargement.


Sievers Mountain, Colorado

Pete about midway up the first climb. That’s famed Pyramid Peak in the background. Please click image for enlargement.

Colorado backcountry skiing.
So you can plan your own trip…


Sievers Mountain, Colorado

Check out the view of Pyramid Peak!! Click for enlarged version.

Colorado backcountry skiing.
Pete on the upper section. Check out the background — infinite ski lines, many can be easily accessed from the Maroon Creek Road.


Sievers Mountain, Colorado

View of Sievers Mountain from Highlands ski area.



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5 Responses to “Sievers Mountain, Colorado – Summit Ski Descent”

  1. db April 22nd, 2008 8:42 pm

    Small world. We missed you by a couple of days Lou. We skied one of the narrow and big walled SW facing couloirs on Sievers Sunday morning. Conditions weren’t nearly as good as yours as we were dealing with some chunky re-frozen debris for part of the way down. Fun mountain though.

  2. Derek April 23rd, 2008 12:41 am

    The photo of Perl is the definition of skiing. Good form, good snow, and a huge smile. Great shot!

  3. AJ April 23rd, 2008 3:57 am

    perhaps we should say nice job to prevent discussions about employment 🙂

  4. Sky April 24th, 2008 12:33 am

    Looks like you have some really great spring conditions in CO right now. Ours will come later….

  5. Dave Johnson March 6th, 2013 9:06 am

    Just dug up a photo of you on Sievers in ’76, Lou – any way to attach a photo?

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