When Winter Arrived

(Last Updated On: November 17, 2014)

Winter has been teasing us all fall. We’d get a taste during a pleasurable snowstorm, but then the storm would be followed with more than a week of dry skies warm temperatures. While some people soaked in the sepia hues that surrounded us, I felt that non-winter lasted particularly long this year.

But, then, the forecast read this:
Weather forecast for Crested Butte

Winter had arrived, and it arrived with a fury. We couldn’t have been happier 🙂

On Friday, after dealing with the first-day-of-the-season-my-snowmobile-is-a-pain-to-start scenario, I headed into the Crested Butte backcountry with Alex, Ben, and Kyle to check out what Winter had delivered

We found it was good. Alex:
Alex Riedman skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry

Really quite good 🙂
Alex Riedman powder skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry

Ben.
Ben McShan powder skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry

Ben McShan powder skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry

Ben McShan powder skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry

Ben McShan powder skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry

Alex Riedman powder skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry

When making our plan, we were in search of places that did not have lurking layers of older snow. We figured skiing storm snow on top of rocks and grass would be more stable than on top of old facets. Our predictions were correct in that we found a relatively stable snowpack.

However, feet of snow has fallen and high winds have hit the peaks since that day. Let’s hope that this week’s sunny days will heal our snowpack a bit so that the real playing can begin!

Needless to say, there’s lots more to be had of powder skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry!

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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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!

2 thoughts on “When Winter Arrived

  • March 27, 2015 at 5:37 pm
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    The shit eating grins are a nice touch. 🙂

  • March 27, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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    Snow always makes us grin 🙂

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