(Editor’s note: WildSnow.com as a website existed in 2001, but was only beginning as a blog. We ported this article to blog format for historical context. Real blogging began in December of 2004.)
Central Colorado still has a thin snowpack this early March of 2001, but it is based and pow can be had for backcountry skiing. Lots of tender avalanche conditions, however, so we’re staying in the dense trees and avoiding roll-overs and pockets. No bowl skiing till the spring stabilization. Lot’s of fun to be had anyhow. Carl Pelletier and I had a superb day yesterday with multiple laps in safe zones.
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.