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Lukelubchenco: April 20, 2011 Uphill: 1,000 ft. | Downhill: 1,000 ft. WARM, WARM, Warm..... Oh, did I mention that it may have been quite warm? Some wet slide action on old layers and tons of roller balls. Was partly cloudy, but still managed to get a nice burn on my fa...[view]
Lukelubchenco: April 11, 2011 Uphill: 1,300 ft. | Downhill: 1,300 ft. Holy warm! Sunny and clear! Powder was still good but speed was key as tip sink was a partial issue. Looks like winter in the San Juan's is coming to a close :(...[view]
Lukelubchenco: April 9, 2011 Uphill: 1,300 ft. | Downhill: 1,300 ft. Beautiful day in the mountains! Wowzer, I remember why I ski! The snow was great: surfy, fun, deep, etc. Huge windloading and some signs of instability including settled storm snow on top of old crust...[view]
Lukelubchenco: February 19, 2011 Uphill: 2,400 ft. | Downhill: 2,400 ft. Great Snow out there! A bit windy and snowing. Dug a pit and found 30 cm of buried facets below 32 cm of storm snow/soft slab. Not ideal, but once we dropped in, the chute showed great stability and r...[view]
Lukelubchenco: February 18, 2011 Uphill: 10 ft. | Downhill: 11,000 ft. Got invited on a trip with San Juan Ski Company Catskiing that I of course couldn't pass up. We went way behind Engineer Mountain and skied 11 runs of untracked beauty! They've got such a huge expanse...[view]
Lukelubchenco: November 28, 2010 Uphill: 1,200 ft. | Downhill: 1,200 ft. Very nice snow. A bit shallow in spots due to heavy winds. A nice tree shot the the left of the cliffs and past the mine shack. Pretty skied out, but overall nice snow and even a couple of faceshots. ...[view]
Lukelubchenco: April 3, 2010 Uphill: 2,100 ft. | Downhill: 2,100 ft. Skied "Sam's Trees" for a second day in a row, and although it wasn't quite as good as yesterday, the snow was still perfect. Well bonded to the under layers and conducive to fast telemark turns made ...[view]
Lukelubchenco: April 2, 2010 Uphill: 1,400 ft. | Downhill: 1,400 ft. Great conditions! Face shots on every turn and good avalanche conditions. Super fun run that never disappoints. Skied the farthest looker's left chute. Blustery and snowy, but it cleared out for the s...[view]
Lukelubchenco: March 29, 2010 Uphill: 700 ft. | Downhill: 700 ft. Had a couple of hours to kill so we headed back up to the cliffs on the Red Mountain summit. Proved to be an excellent decision. My friend Nick sent a 55 footer and the snow was great. avy conditions ...[view]
Lukelubchenco: March 28, 2010 Uphill: 2,000 ft. | Downhill: 2,000 ft. Hit up a nice tree run down the road from the famed Sam's Trees. Avalanche conditions were better than expected and we had a perfect Colorado bluebird day and later hit some cliffs more towards the su...[view]
Lukelubchenco: March 14, 2010 Uphill: 1,400 ft. | Downhill: 1,400 ft. Super fun and super stable. We skied the riskiest run I've ever been in and it paid off. Not a slough and the pit even looked solid. Flirty with snow and sun, but mostly snow. Not too much wind but su...[view]
Lukelubchenco: March 7, 2010 Uphill: 1,200 ft. | Downhill: 1,200 ft. A great day on Sam's Trees run. It snowed close to 7" on the hike up and stopped snowing as we transitioned. Day 2 of our road trip yielded great conditions but also some major sloughing. Skiing in a ...[view]
Nickmalik: February 27, 2010 Uphill: 4,000 ft. | Downhill: 4,000 ft. I went to Ouray for the anual CAIC fundraiser at the Historic Western Hotel friday night and met a friend from summer. The next day we met up with a friend of his to do some backcountry skiing up on ...[view]
Rwberman: January 31, 2010 Uphill: 800 ft. | Downhill: 900 ft. Skied a safe line through some trees on the Ouray side of Red Mountain pass. both Luke and I bonked hard due to little sleep so we didnt ski much... good snow and good turns though... be safe!...[view]
Rwberman: January 30, 2010 Uphill: 1,500 ft. | Downhill: 1,500 ft. First run was good snow, a little bit of wind crust. second lap on a different aspect was better snow but small sluffs were pealing off under our feet.... not so good about 1.5 feet down very week who...[view]
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