Vacation Back Home

This last week I took a vacation from Jackson to go home to Ouray, see some friends, and help track up the three feet of fresh snow there! I went splitboarding on the same mountain for four days in a row, riding different untracked lines each day. It felt great to be back in the San Juans for a little while… I love those mountains. Here’s a few skiing and snowboarding shots from the trip.

snowboarding an untracked couloir
Mike Bryson carves into a beautiful untracked chute.

backcountry skiing colorado
Matt Wade skis the pow.

backcountry skiing in the San Juans
Tom Kelly skis a line next to the trees. Notice the tantalizing, but insanely dangerous, San Juan terrain in the background!

skiing powder
Jay Godson enjoying the freshies.

San Juan skiing panorama
Skinning up the ridge of my favorite mountain. That big crossloaded face in the center was virtually off-limits to sane people due to the avy danger; however, if you want to see a headcam video of me hauling ass down that face last year in more stable powder conditions, see here (the second descent in the video).

skiing powder in the San Juans
Tom Kelly slashes the powder.

3 thoughts on “Vacation Back Home

  1. Jack,

    Great series…I’ve been waiting for you to post something new. I figured you were on a trip somewhere doing something fun and you obviously were. I bet it feels/felt nice to be home. Are these taken with your 5DII…there is a clarity about them that is really nice.

  2. Hey Chinle – I’m moving back to Ouray at the beginning of May.

    Justin – These, along with most of my snowboarding shots this year, were taken with a Panasonic GF1 + 20mm lens.

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