Published on October 1st, 2014 | by gatsbyadmin0
Colorado is shaping up for a big winter!!!!
Yesterday we were heartbroken about the news from JP, Andreas, and their crew…..they will be with us and our turns on the hill forever. We salute you and all the people effected by the avalanche in Chili….and from the tears there came snow…Ski in Peace our fallen warriors…
With the sad news setting in, we were sent some pics from Silverton Mountain and they had FACE SHOTS on Sept. 30th. With the best terrain in Colorado, the only helicopter operation, and enough powder for any jaded local. We watch Silverton often…..Hunt, our president, did a season there in ’09 and still laughs at people that tell him the front range is”where’s its at!” He has some amazing stories of dip spitting women telemarkers ripping lines faster than tourists can strap in, snow forts and helicopter drops in the deep backwoods, and some of the best turns he has ever seen. The mountain has only one chair lift….the parking lot fills up around 8am from people all over the region parking and stretching out….If you haven’t felt the “Silverton pucker” looking over an iced out waterfall in the Vodka Shots…you haven’t lived Colorado backcountry yet…
Also we saw some accumulation on Loveland pass and Wolf Creek pass is already stacking up nicely for another amazing winter. Crested Butte and Monarch mountain are also looking very friendly to the snow dump gods this season…..If you know how to read the Farmer’s almanac or radar…you should start checking your spots to travel this season. We have a nice list of places to find the stashes, slashes, and gnar gnar.
Silverton Mountain – Revelstoke – Whistler – Alta – Kirkwood – Winter Park – Wolf Creek – Mt Hood – Mt Baker – Highlands – Rettalack —- If you don’t know any of these places….you are welcome and please enjoy the mountain and respect the nature like you should….If we find you there and you aren’t…you will have to answer for yourself and your actions. The back country and the nature we enjoy during the winter are slowly and steadily being destroyed by human waste and consumption across the world….You are the first place you should start with sustainability and that’s before you get into the backcountry.
Take avalanche classes, take snow analysis classes, study your terrain, report any activity from the region, and make sure to stay smart out there…..We hope to see many pictures of faceshots and video segments of cliff drops from all of you but remember our back country thought —–> “Proper planning prevents piss poor performance”