Colorado — Endless Winter for Backcountry Skiing


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | June 13, 2005      

While we were down in the ‘Juans experiencing our own version of Colorado’s "spring," Mike Marolt and friends were doing this:

“WOW! Sat & Sun were the best backcountry skiing I have had in a very long time. We skied west Pearl chutes on Sat, and they really surprised me. They are a bit steeper than the Castle Couloir, and about 2000 feet to the valley. Got it with smooth hard snow and 4 inches of powder. Then climbed up and skied Mace Peak and we have never had it any better. Top to bottom smooth with the same powder. On Sunday tried to get up that chute north of the east face of Castle…but when we got into the thing it was waist deep mush. So skied back down the valley with awesome powder and then headed back up to west Pearl and then another chute off of Mace. It was full-on winter and 6” to a foot of cold dry powder. ‘best, Mike”

Independence Pass, Colorado, June 13, 2005!
And above photo came in today from Ted Mahon. The picture is from THIS MORNING backcountry skiing near Independence Pass, Colorado, skiing (and prancing) Geissler Peak.


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