Near here in Colorado, we have an alpine road that’s closed all winter and usually opens around now, providing amazing access to high altitude spring ski touring. Independence Pass. This past weekend included a Saturday storm day, (which incidentally was when folks were planning an informal party, subsequently rescheduled to next weekend). The weather dropped a few inches of new on nicely frozen substrate. Sunday was the day. My old friend Art Burrows came along and shot some pics, and Lisa did some photos as well. Check it out.
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.