This storm delivered the goods! Words like "deep" and "bottomless" barely begin to describe the conditions at Berthoud Pass. 30" of perfect Colorado powder over a 48-hour period provided perfect surfy turns from top to bottom. To top it off, we have another 4-8" of snow in the forecast for the next two days! I can't imagine it getting any better out there, but.......
Music - Rene's Song by Loopop
I'm doing something a little different this year. Instead of making a bunch of videos, that all end up being pretty similar anyway, I'm going to take 10-20 seconds of each day out on the mountain, and I'm going to make it all into one big epic edit for the season! So here's the first installment! I hope you enjoy this video of backcountry skiing and snowboarding from October 2019 in Colorado's Front Range.
This was a super fun run practically circumnavigating Mt. Bierstadt. I departed from the top of Guanella Pass and ran the Rosalie Trail until it intersected with the Abyss Lake Trail. I took that trail up a bunch of switchbacks and finally reached Bierstadt's East Ridge. From there, awesome Class 3 ridge climbing led me to the summit. A quick three miles down the West Slopes and I found myself tired and happy back at the trailhead.
The Coin Slot Couloir has been on my list for a long time. The conditions could have been better, but we still made the most of it and had an exciting day out! It was my first time mixing my climbing and skiing skills into a single adventure, and it was both Duncan's and Judson's first time ever rappelling so I'm sure their adrenaline was pumping on their way over the lip!
Song by ProleteR
Song Title: Faidherbe Square (feat. Mister Colfer and DJ Crabees)
Album: Curses From the Past
2018 was amazing, so we had to celebrate the close of the year with a fun splitboard session up in Dry Gulch. The snow was good up high, but it was definitely starting to get pretty crusty down low. It has been a great start to the 2018-2019 ski seaso, and I can't wait to see what's in store for 2019!
It's been a few days since our last snow storm, but that didn't stop Bryan and I from making a sunrise splitboard tour into the Dry Gulch backcountry. Fortunately for us, there has been a little bit of new snow up high, and the wind has blown a decent amount of powder into the bowls and gullies. All of this plus a perfectly timed sunrise just as me got to the top of our climb made for a most beautiful morning!
Christmas came early and we got a nice little coating of fresh powder on the day before Christmas. Duncan, Judson and I snuck away to Dry Gulch where we found A+ snow in some wide open south facing bowls just above treeline. After that it was mostly fresh lines through some dream glades!
We found deep powder in the backcountry on the Winter Solstice this year! The shortest day of the year offered up a stunning sunrise and cold snow. We found cliffs to drop, open bowls, and perfect powdery trees. Duncan was so excited for the pow that he couldn't keep himself from face-planting in it! Twice!
Judson finally has all of his backcountry gear, so we ventured out into the backyard in search of pow over a week after the last snowstorm. Luckily our pow radar was on point and we found untouched slope after untouched slope through perfect trees.
It's Thanksgiving season, and we give our thanks to Ullr for the bountiful snow that was provided in the month of November. We had a super fun exploration day up on the pass. We skinned the west side up to the meadows, traversed around all of the steep terrain of the 80s and 90s then all the way back to Current Creek. After that, we hitched back up to the parking lot, skinned about 600' up Colorado Mines Peak, and got great powder back to the lot!
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