TR: Backcountry Skiing on Huntsman Ridge (6 Feb 2016)

(Last Updated On: February 25, 2016)

After skiing backcountry near Aspen the day before, we connected with our friend Ann Driggers, and did some exploring on Huntsman Ridge. We did not know much about the area. But, I can tell you, I’d happily go back.

Huntsman Ridge Skin Track

We skinned for awhile in a beautiful aspen forest, only to emerge onto the ridge to gaze upon some fantastic views.
Views from Hunstman Ridge

Our playground for the day.
Huntsman Ridge backcountry skiing.

More scenic skinning.
Views from Huntsman Ridge backcountry skiing.

Views from Huntsman Ridge backcountry skiing.

Hard not to admire Chair from here. Let’s ski that!
View of Chair from Hunstman Ridge.

Looking over toward Yule Pass, the backside of Crested Butte.
Yule Pass

Now for the skiing part. Ann.
Ann Driggers backcountry skiing on Huntsman Ridge.

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Frank.
Frank Konsella backcountry skiing on Huntsman Ridge.

Brittany.
Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing on Huntsman Ridge

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Skinning back up for another lap. Ann’s in her happy place!
Ann Driggers backcountry skiing on Hunstman Ridge.

Lap 2. Ann.
Ann Driggers backcountry skiing on Hunstman Ridge.

Frank.
Frank Konsella backcountry skiing on Hunstman Ridge.

Frank Konsella backcountry skiing on Hunstman Ridge.

Brittany.
Brittany Konsella backcountry skiing on Hunstman Ridge.

Lap 3 probably provided the most amazing views.
Backcountry skiing on Hunstman Ridge.

Backcountry skiing on Hunstman Ridge.

Our last lap took us back to the car, where we enjoyed an amazing sunset on the way home!
Sunset on the Raggeds.

If your winter plans have you heading over McClure Pass, Huntsman Ridge is worth the stop! Check it out!

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!

One thought on “TR: Backcountry Skiing on Huntsman Ridge (6 Feb 2016)

  • February 29, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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    Gorgeous day by the looks of it. Thanks for sharing.

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