Peak:  Snowmass Mountain (14er)
 Route:  East Slope
 Range:  Elk
 Posted By:  Emily
 Date of Information:  06/02/2013
 Date Posted:  06/03/2013

The Snowmass Creek trail is dry until about a mile from Snowmass Lake (after the switchbacks up the slope where it reenters the forest). Bring snowshoes or be prepared for a lot of postholing here. The trail beyond the lake is completely snow-covered. We started around 4:30am and had great firm snow the whole way up. It is possible to get very close to the summit on steep snow and avoid traversing most of the ridge.

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  • Comments or Questions

06/04/2013 11:43
I was at Snowmass last year. Aw, I miss her. I do not miss the endless post holing we did though. Glad you had nice snow the way up! Any nice pics from the ridge?


06/04/2013 13:03
Good Job and great pics


06/04/2013 16:39
Looks like better coverage than last year! Thanks for the pic of the big bowl, now I'll be dreaming about that for a while.


West slopes?
06/07/2013 20:56
Thanks for the beta!!! Did you get a look at the West slopes at all? Would it be skiable?

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