Fall just wouldn’t be complete without a trip up to Montezuma Basin. A friend had told me that the recent wet weather was falling as snow up in the basin at 13,000 feet, and that the skiing was actually pretty good. Better yet, the road was still mostly dry and you could drive high up the road. So Joey and I headed up there this past weekend with our rock skis to see what it was like.
We thought it was worth the trip. The snow in the upper basin would best be described as “highly variable”, but the lower slope was actually soft, and a trip up and down the Conundrum Couloir was super-fun.
Overall the coverage was pretty thin, it might be best to wait for more weather to fill things in some more, but if you’re really eager to put on the skis, you might find it’s worth the trip.