We don’t have much in the way of glaciers here in Colorado. So we just name anything a “glacier” and then we’re good. St. Mary’s is near Denver, a patch of snow that gets wind loaded from a gigantic fetch zone and lasts into summer. Fun to visit. We’ve had dry weather for a few weeks, thus no skiffs of new snow to even out the sun cups. Rough. I got one more test of the Elan Ibex84 skis, me like.
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.