This is getting ridiculous. I’ve lost count of how many days I’ve skied this season, and most have been backcountry powder. What a blessing after some thin winters here in Colorado. Yesterday we headed up to the Marble area and checked out a new zone.
|Things were a bit iffy as we blundered to a steep area where the billy goating lost much of our vertical, but we got some turns in nonetheless. We’ll probably get in a few more days before leaving for Europe, but the focus now is on wrapping up the last of our gear testing, then packing our bags!
We got a few good turns in near the top of our line, but there was too much climbing and not enough skiing. Good to do some exploring though. I was talking to a friend the other day who was lamenting our lack of moderately angled timbered terrain that would yield safer powder skiing. This mission was intended to find a bit of that, but the land was too steep. I’ve got another zone in mind we’ll check out in a few days. Trying to branch out from the usual haunts.
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.