September ski- Skyscraper (24 Sept 2011)

(Last Updated On: September 28, 2011)

Ever since the spring became “endless winter”, I’ve been talking about skiing all the months of this year. While I have no goal of doing this every year, with the snow bountiful, it seemed like the year to do it. Our friend, Kim Ross, is quickly approaching 12 years of skiing every month of the year. So, it wasn’t hard to convince her to join me as she had not had her September turns. Since the Facets of Winter movie brought us to the Front Range, it seemed appropriate to seek out one of the local snowfields in the area. Kim suggested Skyscraper Glacier (which is actually just a snowfield) and that became our destination.

A view of Skyscraper, the larger snow field on the right, from Rollins Pass.
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The hike to the line was easy and scenic.
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Photo courtesy of Kim Ross

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Torrey’s, in the distance, was still caked with snow.
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In less than an hour we stood overlooking Skyscraper Glacier. Kim, checking it out.
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It was good to be on snow again!
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Kim dropping in, in true Kim-style, with a skirt.
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Kim making her September turns.
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My turn. The snow was pretty good for September turns on last season’s snow.
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At the bottom of our ski.
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After our ski the bushwhacking and willow-bashing began and lasted for over an hour.
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We eventually met back up with the trail and admired other potential ski lines.
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Another fantastic day out on a fun summer ski with a fabulous friend. Thanks Kim! That wraps up 116 days of skiing for me this season. Hopefully October turns will be wrought with next season’s pow!

Wool- Layers good for ALL seasons.

Brittany Walker Konsella

Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things,Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate 🙂 Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

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Aside from skiing, biking, and all outdoorsy things, Brittany Walker Konsella also loves smiles and chocolate :) Even though she excels at higher level math and chemistry, she still confuses left from right. Find out more about Brittany!

2 thoughts on “September ski- Skyscraper (24 Sept 2011)

  • September 28, 2011 at 9:36 am
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    There’s a trail that avoids all the willow bashing on skier’s left of the lake. It veers slightly east for a bit, but makes it quite the easy trek out. The first year I skied there we bushwhacked, but then learned our lesson 🙂

  • September 28, 2011 at 10:55 am
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    Here’s to never giving up! Rollins Pass always was a good place for summer turns, I used to ski there as a kid.

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