Riding Gilpin

Colorado,Gilpin Peak,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, skiing
Skinning towards our destination: Gilpin Peak (13,694 ft.), San Juan Mountains, Colorado.

During yesterday’s splitboard tour, I could see that the big north couloir of Gilpin Peak was in the best shape I’ve ever seen it, full of smooth snow without any chunder. This line has been on my wish list for years, and Charlie, Dan, and I decided to come back today to track it up.

Colorado,Gilpin Peak,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range

Colorado,Gilpin Peak,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, snowboarding
Rider: Charlie Bartosek. Backdrop: Mt. Sneffels.
Colorado,Gilpin Peak,San Juan Mountains,Sneffels Range, skiing
Skier: Dan Chehayl. Backdrop: Teakettle and Potosi.
Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Sneffels Range, skiing
Skier: Claudia Brauer.

2 thoughts on “Riding Gilpin

  1. Sweet line Jack. Good to see you getting after it up there. If you get a chance while the snow’s still good. there;s a west facing couloir I skied off Gilpin that faces telluride. It would be in perfect shape I bet.

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