(Last Updated On: November 19, 2011)
Weekend winter storm warnings spanned all of Colorado this weekend. Though windy, there were good turns to be had below treeline. With Frank out-of-town, I headed out into the Crested Butte backcountry with friends Susan, Alex and Mike. Though having to deal with early-season snowmobiling treachery, we were rewarded with nearly 2-feet of fresh powder since the previous day. Here’s a few pics from our 3-lap day.
Conditions are shaping up and coverage is significantly improving. Still, this storm came in with a windy vengeance, leaving touchy wind-slabs at and above treeline. Currently, you’ll find the best and safest conditions below treeline. Be careful, as the snowpack still has the early-season unpredictability, and have fun 🙂
Thanks for a great deep early-season day out in the backcountry, ladies and gent!