Central Colorado mountains are getting dumped on. Big. (Yeah Yeah, I know it’s still autumn — but snow is snow…).
Early season turns to be had this weekend — but not by me, sob. I’m headed to CA to give a presentation, but will be up there in spirit. If you head to the hills and check out the new white stuff, leave a comment here and let us know how it looks up there.
I’ll drop by the Couloir Magazine tomorrow in Reno and see what the buzz is in their neck of the woods. Should be interesting. Publisher Dostie said he might show me his radical telemark binding design. I’ll blog what I can.
More than 800 of you have taken the avalanche risk quiz we published a few days ago. Thanks for the feedback you left. We’ll keep the quiz available all winter and improvements will be ongoing. I used a fairly low-end script to create the quiz — it doesn’t do a go job of providing an educational score analysis when you’re done and we agree that’s necessary to a good educational quiz. We’re working on a software switch so stay tuned.
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.