Spring is here. The busy work season is winding down, the backcountry snowpack is deeper and more stable– this is often the time we get to pursue our personal skiing goals. I have to say we’re really looking forward to this next objective. Christy, Chris Davenport, and I are setting out to ski the Centennials. Put simply, the 100 tallest mountains in Colorado are called the Centennial Peaks. Fifty-three of...
Skiing Pacific and Atlantic peaks together in one day from the east.
Ski descent of the Grizzly Couloir on Grizzly Peak, 13,988 ft., up the Lincoln Creek Valley near Independence Pass.
The view from the top. Spring is here. At least according to the calendar. And though it isn’t a tradition to try to get out on the first day of the new season, with Christy and I both free this past Sunday, we set our sights on an objective we’ve had for some time- Buckskin Benchmark’s Southeast Face. The 13,370 foot summit just north of Buckskin Pass sits between the...
A windy day skiing the 13er Mount Buckskin, in the Kite Lake group of peaks near Alma, CO.
A spring climb and ski descent in 2008 of Hagerman Peak, near Snowmass Mountain and Snowmass Lake. We don’t hear much about Hagerman Peak. Even being one of the tallest (top-ten) local peaks in the Aspen area, it seems to garner little attention.
We hooked up with a gang of friends from town and headed up to Cathedral Lake. Our goal was the Pearl Couloir of Cathedral, an area classic and sweet objective by itself. At the top of the couloir however, Christy and I would continue on up and over to Cathedral’s true summit, and ski it’s Southeast Face.
An epic Type II fun day on a remote 13er in the San Juans. There were definitely some lesson learned.
I skied Len Shoemaker Peak back in 2008 with some legendary locals.
The 13er Crystal Peak, in the valley above Francie’s Cabin outside of Breckenridge makes for an outstanding spring ski.