2015 Elk Mountains Grand Traverse

Taylor Pass on the grand traverse

On the route between Taylor Pass and Barnard Hut at daybreak.

Christy and I completed another Elk Mountains Grand Traverse, our 14th, and 8th time as a coed duo. We just can’t stay away.

The annual ski race/pilgrimage From Crested Butte to Aspen started at midnight on Friday and sent 215 teams of two on the 40 mile journey. read more>>>

“What It Takes to Climb Every Colorado ‘14er’ in Skis”

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From the Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2015.

We’ll leave it to the Wall Street Journal to ask that question, in a story that ran in Tuesday’s paper about Christy, 14ers, her training, and more. It was a cool story, and considering how often the press misses the mark on topics outside of their expertise, I think they did a really good job. read more>>>

Back to Winter

What a difference a storm makes.

What a difference a storm makes.

After an unusually long stretch of high pressure, it finally snowed. And with the arrival of the storm that broke the six-week sunny pattern, Christy, Joey, and I headed up to a favorite spot by Ashcroft on Saturday and found the skiing to be really good.

The four-day snow cycle dropped twenty inches on the ski areas when it was all over. And just like that, it was winter again. read more>>>


sievers mountain from the north

A sunny perch in a sweet spot. It was great day to be out in the mountains.

We’re waiting for new snow here, it seems like the East Coast has been rather selfishly hogging it all lately. But even though the backcountry powder conditions may be less-than-fresh, there are still some sunny, scenic touring days to be had.

We ventured up Sievers Mountain recently, and apart from some challenging conditions at lower elevations on the approach and the exit, the tour was great– both the scenery and weather were five-star! read more>>>

Centennial Skiers on Red Bull TV

Last spring, a film crew from Red Bull joined us on a few of our Centennial Ski Project peaks. They were producing an installment for the Faces of Dav series about Chris Davenport for Red Bull TV. You can watch the finished segment above. read more>>>

Mace Peak Loop

Mace Saddle, on the Mace Peak ski loop

Cresting Mace Saddle, the high point of the loop around Mace Peak.

A week of sun and warm temps crusted up the powder in the backcountry, so we thought a different type of ski tour was in order. We grabbed the light skis and made a loop around nearby Mace Peak. read more>>>