Western Roadshow — Part I

By:  Jake
May 2, 2012

For this eastern skier, it was a little freaky due to a very reactive 10” soft slab that was firing off small slides seemingly every other turn in the coolie.

And then a few hundred feet below the first photo, the apron went.

But the moving snow was shallow and soft enough that it would be hard pressed to knock a balanced skier down, and we moved through the terrain without incident.

Despite the reactivity of the snow, the turns were sublime.

A big warmup then set in for a few days, and early mornings and tons of great corn skiing ruled the days.

Here is Dan ripping it up in the San Juan Mountains.

I had to get a little RAD too…

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  1. Sam
    wrote on May 3rd, 2012 at 1:32 am  

    Wow it is dry looking in CO. looks like some fun turns in that chute though

  2. powhounddd
    wrote on May 3rd, 2012 at 11:39 am  

    way more schuss than our backyard!! Look forward to more of this fine trip reporting. Thanks!!

  3. Jake
    wrote on May 3rd, 2012 at 12:25 pm  

    Dry for sure. I have never seen it like this before. Just another testament to the curious case of the missing 11-12 winter. For most places, at least. Hopefully things can come together for a couple more lines I have my sights set on before following the mountains north (and west).

    Thanks Powhounddd. I hope to get some more up in the near future.

  4. savant
    wrote on May 15th, 2012 at 2:00 pm  

    good warm weather diversion – thanks for the post

  5. Peter
    wrote on May 20th, 2012 at 3:24 pm  

    Ah, the road trip. To sleep, perchance to schuss. Great story and pictures Thanks for posting.

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