Back on Board

Spring backcountry skiing in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

I finally got back out on the splitboard the last few days after months of riding the office chair. I joined Jake from Vermont to score several sweet spring corn lines here in the San Juans.

More photos below.

Spring backcountry skiing in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Skier: Jake from Vermont. The last storm a week or so ago left a nice smooth white layer of snow on the peaks.

Skinning on grass, Colorado

There’s less snow now in late April than there was in June last season! Of course, last spring was phenomenally snowy in the San Juans, and this season was phenomenally crappy.

Spring backcountry skiing in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Jake shredding.

Spring backcountry skiing in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

It’s slim-pickins up there right now with most of the lower snow melting out fast, and those pesky dust layers surfacing more and more. Maybe, just maybe, it will snow for the entire month of May like last year!

6 thoughts on “Back on Board

  1. Funny how a season can be so different from the year before. What whacky weather, though. What’s going on?! You’ve posted some of your typically awesome shredding shots. Hopefully you’ll get some more before all the snow is gone.

    1. Yeah who knows… Colorado weather is always wacky. Hopefully next season will be a good one again. I’m hoping to get some more riding in soon… all we need is another little dump of snow to freshen things up!

  2. what date were the piks taken so I can figure out when to come out, I am coming from oregon and I need to get out there right after a snowfall because I want snow on the peaks. From these piks it still shows snow down on 550, but then I do not know the date the piks were taken, if you could let me know I would appreciate it. Thanks

    1. Hi Kiim, I took these on Apr. 24 and 25. While there are patches of snow along the highway, there are very few worthwhile lines left that can be ridden to the road… it’s pretty grim. Anything potentially good is high up, and hopefully not too sticky from the dust.

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