TR: A Beautiful Couloir Day (31 March 2015)

(Last Updated On: April 25, 2015)

It’s been a little bit of a low snow year here in Crested Butte, and Colorado as a whole. But, that doesn’t mean there isn’t great skiing to be had. In fact, we’ve found some of the best spring conditions ever in the Crested Butte backcountry and beyond. You just have to know where to go for something like a beautiful couloir day 🙂

Susan and I headed out to the Irwin area to hit up one of my most favorite couloirs in the area.

Owen looking good.
Owen in the Crested Butte backcountry.

Mount Owen in the Crested Butte backcountry.

The climb is not too long, fun, and incredibly aesthetic.
Brittany Konsella climbing a couloir to go backcountry skiing in the Crested Butte backcountry.

Susan Mol arriving to the top of our line with Mount Owen behind.
Susan Mol climbing to go backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

At the top of the line, I realized a buckle had broken on my backpack. I looked for quick fix solutions and used a small carabiner that came well attached to my Giro helmet. I always wonder what that carabiner was for…. 😉
fixing backountry backpack.

Me dropping in.
Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing in Crsted Butte.

Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

Buttery and delicious 🙂
Backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

Susan.
Susan Mol backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

Susan Mol backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

Susan Mol backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

Susan Mol backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

Me again.
Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing in Crested Butte.

Stoked!
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What a beautiful couloir day! 🙂

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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TR: A Beautiful Couloir Day (31 March 2015)
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TR: A Beautiful Couloir Day (31 March 2015)
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Join Brittany on this beautiful couloir day, skiing one of her most favorite couloirs in the Crested Butte backcountry!
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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!

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