We’ve been doing this for about thirty years now (an early one), getting together with friends for a skier’s tailgate gathering on Independence Pass, Colorado. Usually on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. Over the years, the informal event has become a wonderful celebration of ski touring’s variety. All ages, nice mix of guys and gals, all types of gear, even a few veggie burgers find their way to the grill. Our sport has indeed evolved. Sure, a few more people out there (more skiers on the Pass this spring than I’ve ever seen), but fun is had by all. Dick Jackson, founder of Aspen Expeditions guide service, snapped the pics herein. Thanks everyone for showing up, see you next year!