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Aieeeeee, the brown snow! Where does it lurk? How do we escape it?
With some help from the weather, our alpine got a good painting of white over the last seven days. Above timberline the corn snow skiing was perfect yesterday, should be good this morning, and a few lines will still be high quality over the weekend. So we hit Geissler Mountain, a short distance NW of Independence Pass on the Continental Divide here in Colorado. Two runs of perfect corn snow. Who would have figured?
Back tomorrow, and the next day, till it’s gone. I might even test the Onyx binders again, imagine that!
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.