Backcountry skiing accessed by the Quarry Road near Marble, Colorado is a good call. At least sometimes. But savvy skiers and riders know that more than fourteen avalanche paths drop over the two mile section of road used to access the goods. When things get unstable, even driving the road can put your life in danger. A few photos showing the aftermath of one such slide cycle (happened about a week ago, on March 1).
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.