Reports filtered in yesterday from Indy. Skiers found a compacted and nicely frozen spring snowpack that yielded skiable lines all day if you picked your exposures. We skied up there today, and sure enough, we’re able to leisurely ski various summits in the Geissler cirque, as well as sticking around after noon at the pass summit and messing around with some of Andrew McLean’s kites.
Snowline is higher than normal, and some slopes avalanched big during the melting event last week, but on the whole you can find a huge amount of skiing and snowboarding. It might even last a while, with today’s cold temps and clouds, and a cold front coming in Monday.
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.