Pristine Spring Snow

Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Sneffels Range, skiing, Yankee Boy Basin

Skier: Don Moden.  Mt. Sneffels in the background.

Despite a relatively low snowpack this year here in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado, the spring skiing/snowboarding has been fantastic lately — in large part due to the pristine snowpack free of the dust pollution that typically blows into the mountains from the desert southwest every spring. So far this year the dust storms haven’t hit the San Juans (knock on wood), so the snow remains smooth, white, and shreddable!

See lots more photos below from recent lines this last week.

Colorado,Red Mountain Pass,San Juan Mountains,skiing

Skier: Don Moden.

Colorado,Ophir Pass,San Juan Mountains,skiing

Colorado,Ophir Pass,San Juan Mountains,skiing

Snowboarder: Jack Brauer. Photo by Dan Chehayl
Snowboarder: Jack Brauer. Photo by Dan Chehayl
Colorado,Ophir Pass,San Juan Mountains,skiing

Skier: Dan Chehayl

Colorado,Ophir Pass,San Juan Mountains,skiing

Skier: Don Moden.

Colorado,Ophir Pass,San Juan Mountains,skiing

Skier: Don Moden.

Colorado,Ema's Rollers,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range,skiing

Colorado,Ema's Rollers,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range,skiing

Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Sneffels Range, skiing, Yankee Boy Basin

Skier: Don Moden.  Mt. Sneffels in the background.

3 thoughts on “Pristine Spring Snow

  1. Is it just me or does this set look extra “crisp”? New lens setup Jack? Beautiful as always. Good seeing you in a few of the shots lately!

    1. Hi Steven — No, no extra crispy here. I’ve been using the same “ski” action camera for the last several years — the little Ricoh GR. And yeah I agree it’s nice to have a shot of me once in a while! 😉

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