Posts tagged "Crested Butte"

Crested Butte’s Maroon Bells Wilderness

Our meager Colorado snowpack is dwindling, and unfortunately I chose this April to stay here in Crested Butte and make the most our spring ski opportunities. I guess I can chalk it up to bad luck after an excellent winter chasing powder… Anyhow, last week Josh Hirshberg and I ventured deep into the Maroon Bells-Snowmass...
Crested Butte Skiing

Crested Butte Skiing

Been skiing hard the past few weeks… Between guiding work at CS Irwin and the odd day off here and there, the ski season in CB has been great. I’m packing for Norway and getting things dialed in for the Northern Lights Ski Mountaineering with Northern Alpine Guides. More sorting and packing…
Powder Skiing!

Powder Skiing!

It’s powder skiing season again! Check out the footage from November 23, 2010 in the Crested Butte backcountry.

chasing rich experiences

I’ve finished everyday this week with frozen teeth. A byproduct of smiling uncontrollably as I wove my way through aspen glades dodging my similarly delighted partners. It’s not that we had skied lines that were going to make magazine covers. Or even lines with the freshest and lightest snow. We were thoroughly satiated through exploration...

Avalanche Observations Febraury 22, 2010

While I was away last weekend teaching Colorado Mountain College’s Level 2 avalanche course, between two and five feet of snow fell in the Crested Butte Backcountry. Today was a brilliant bluebird morning, so we went up to have a look at all this new snow and maybe do a little bit of skiing. Below...

Off-Trail in CB

As most of the front-range received a significant dump of snow (CB was spared), it feels a little like fall here in the Gunnison valley. Cool overnight temps and brisk mornings in the high country and perfect temps for rock climbing down in the Taylor and Black Canyons. For me, mostĀ of the summer work in...