TR: Argentine Peak Ski (14 April 2016)

(Last Updated On: May 10, 2016)

Last spring, Scott and I ventured up Square Top Mountain near Guanella Pass in Colorado. So, it was only appropriate that when I decided to ski Argentine Peak, in the same area as Square Top, that Scott would be my first partner of choice. Luckily, he agreed, and we returned to the Silver Dollar Lake trailhead where we’d skied the year before.

It wasn’t long before we spotted Argentine Peak, and the north face we wanted to ski which drops to the right and behind the ridge in this photo.
Argentine Peak

The day started out bluebird but quickly turned to grey with clouds from an oncoming front – Welcome to Colorado, the new Pacific Northwest.
Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Once we reached the summit, we hurried to dash the squall that was headed in our direction. Scott.
Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Me.
Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Happy, after a good line done!
Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

After that, we headed up the saddle beside Wilcox where we found some more good skiing. Me.
Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Brittany Walker Konsella backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott.
Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

Scott with Square Top behind.
Scott Edlin backcountry skiing Argentine Peak.

We skied all the way back to the car at the trailhead. All in all, a pretty short yet fun day! I would imagine that Argentine Peak is going to have some good skiing for quite some time this year!

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Argentine Peak Ski
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Located by Guanella Pass, the north side of Argentine Peak offers some fun backcountry skiing! Read the report for more details!
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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!

8 thoughts on “TR: Argentine Peak Ski (14 April 2016)

  • May 10, 2016 at 6:42 pm
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    Was navigating the summer trail to Argentine pretty straight forward? Planning on doing this in the next week and had visions of getting lost on the first part of the summer trail. Also what is your preference. Boot up the north chutes of Squaretop or drop in from the top?

  • May 10, 2016 at 7:51 pm
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    John – Yes, navigating the summer trail is very straight forward. And as to your second question, I didn’t ski the north chutes on Square Top. I skied the east cirque. I think either one would be fun, and both can probably be skied from the top or close to the top with the recent spring snows!

  • May 10, 2016 at 7:58 pm
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    Thanks Brittany. I very much enjoy reading your blog so keep it up.

  • May 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm
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    Thanks for reading John! And let us know how your skis go for Argentine and Square Top!

  • May 25, 2016 at 1:39 pm
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    HI Brittany. Our plan is to do Argentine tomorrow and i was curious about the mileage and length of time it took you to get to Argentine. Many thanks. – John

  • May 25, 2016 at 2:49 pm
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    John – I don’t know the mileage off-hand John, but it took us about 5 hours at a fairly leisurely pace 🙂

  • June 1, 2016 at 1:34 pm
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    Thanks for all your help Brittany. Finally Skied/Boarded Argentine and it was a absolute perfect day. Great corn 🙂

  • June 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm
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    So glad you had a great time John!

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