Got out yesterday and the snow was not as baked down as we expected, but by today it should be getting firm with a true corn snow surface developing on all but higher northerly aspects. Warm temps this weekend will make early starts mandatory.
|Lisa harvesting up in Marble yesterday. Only a few good days left up there below timberline unless we get more snow. This weekend might be good unless it gets so warm we don’t get a firm overnight freeze of the snow surface. If you go, you’ll find plenty of parking up past the turnout most people use. Unless the snow is firm enough to boot a pair of ski crampons can be handy.|
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.