Still unpacking some trips from last season since there’s not much to report on yet this year.
In the quest to explore and possibly ski the “50 Classics” I ended up in the San Juan Mountains outside of Telluride last May. Adam Moszynski had a great bead on the weather and was happy to report that a foot of fresh snow had fallen nicely on a stable consolidated base. Hard to beat the sound of skiing the iconic east face of Wilson Peak with a fresh coat of paint!
Pre-dawn start and nobody else around. Just enough trail breaking to keep us honest.
As usual, I’ve got a shit ton of photo’s, but I’ll spare you the lengthy blog and provide the cliff notes thanks to the GoPro. The uphill.
What a fucking mountain range! It was hard to leave the summit and the views, but the powder was calling.
Better balance it out with the GoPro perspective on the downhill.
It warmed up a LOT that day and the pow quickly turned to spring slop.
There were a few more peaks on the Colorado tick list and I could have probably forced them, but I’d like to ski these lines when they are “in” according to my own set of ethics. We were able to tick the Silver Couloir on Mount Buffalo and North Maroon Bells in great snow. The Holy Cross and Landry line still remain, but it doesn’t look like this will be a great year for big Colorado lines unless things turn around soon. Plenty of other areas still to explore though. Could be a great spring in the PNW. We’ll see.