The big storms of mid-to-late January have produced excellent backcountry skiing and some lively conditions for avalanche courses. Since January 16th the San Juans have received over 3 feet of snow, most of it coming in “right-side-up” storms that have started warm and finished cold, making the surface snow cold, dry, and soft – which is primo for skiing. The big load has also tested the snowpack’s strength, creating a perfect learning environment for our avalanche courses. We’ve been out enjoying the nice skiing as well as the great conditions for avalanche education. Following are some photos from our recent trips.
Recent storms have produced excellent backcountry skiing.
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