Before the Storm 11.30.13

(Last Updated On: December 8, 2013)

We’ve had another great week, snowfall wise, here in Crested Butte. A 1-2 punch of storms have left things very white, if not a little cold. Before the storm we had some great turns on recycled powder in the backcountry in an area I hadn’t skied in roughly 15 years. The last time I skied Coney’s, I was on trekkers, alpine boots, and 205 GS skis. Unfortunately, it had snowed a ton and with that gear and the relatively mellow slope angle of Coney’s, we couldn’t even make any turns. After that experience I vowed that I wouldn’t ski coney’s again. However, with some trepidation regarding snow stability elsewhere, I returned to Coney’s. It was better than I remember it…


Gothic behind:

Our new friend Donny Roth:

And our old friend Liz Sampey:

As beautiful as the snow surface was, it was comprised of surface facets which may prove to be a problem for a while. They made for great skiing, however:

The mountain is skiing great, and there is still time to get $19 tickets. Just click below:

Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.  He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing.He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

Frank Konsella

Frank loves snow more than anything... except his wife.    He ensures his food is digested properly by chewing it 32 times before swallowing. He is a full-time real estate agent serving Crested Butte and Gunnison and would be honored to send you his monthly newsletter.

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