Yesterday and today, West Elk Mountains. A few snow pits and terrain evaluation led us to believe that despite the overall rating of High, our chosen zone could actually be rated low, so carpe skiem. But once we got a view to the alpine, check out what we saw. Click images to enlarge.
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.