(Last Updated On: June 24, 2015)
When the nearly daily snowfall of May finally began to clear, the mountains of Colorado were as caked as they’ve been anytime in recent memory. The higher you went, the better the snow was. And best of all, no dust! Searching for a fun line with great access, Brittany and I decided on the North face of Fletcher Mountain. While slides covered nearly every aspect, a result of the sun finally peaking out after a month of snow, there was still plenty of smooth snow on a fun line on Fletcher.
Drift was looking good, too:
The clear night meant that we had a great freeze and the climb went by quickly.
I was a few minutes ahead of Brittany at the summit, so I made a couple of phone calls and helped get the finishing touches on a real estate deal figured out. No seriously, it was pretty cool…
Democrat was almost unrecognizable, usually the North face has lines on it, rather than just being a big snowy face.
Looking down the North face of Fletcher:
The first turn was an interesting one, especially when I was expecting a lot softer snow 🙂
The snow got better as we descended. If we had waited much longer, it would have been too soft at the bottom. Such is life during the spring…
We haven’t skied corn this good for years. Just beautiful!
Fletcher was a great ski and the choices and easy access of Mayflower Gulch make it a favorite of ours. Even as we approach the Fourth of July, there is still an amazing amount of great snow out there. Get one more before bike season takes over…
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