Peak(s):  Castle Peak  -  14,265 feet
Post Date:  10/11/2008
Date Climbed:   10/06/2008
Posted By:  cgandy2003

 Skiing on Castle!!   

I drove up to Montezuma Basin Monday evening, and camped out on the switchbacks up in the basin, and was greated by a beautiful morning. I hiked up at around 8 to the lower snow field, and ran into my ski buddy for the day, Chris, and we and his dog went up to the upper basin and skied all day long. It was epic.

We never even though about going for the top, cause we've bith been there, and the snow is that good.

I wanna go back and get the big main chute from top to bottom. If anyone wants to go let me know.

almost to TH
camped out at switchbacks
the view when I woke up
looking up into Montezuma basin lower snowfield visible
castle...the big chute is fully skiable right meow!!!
on the bootpack up
myfirst run, Tongass the dog straightlined it!
Tongass the Siberian Husky
my ski buddy, Chris, with Tongass in pursuit
the view from close to the top of the bootpack at castle
lookin down at the num nums...
our tracks after a fun day

I'm goin back after this storm, anyone wanna come>>>???
If anyone has questions about conditions, please feel free to ask.

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  • Comments or Questions

10/11/2008 13:34
way to get the early season turns.

erik wellborn

Not bad for October
10/11/2008 23:56
Looks Incredible. Love to snowboard the main chute. Maybe monday or Tuesday if interested


Looking good!!
05/02/2011 14:23
Great pics and excellent timing for the TR. I‘m heading to Aspen in the morning and skiing montezuma Monday with the wife. Planning to drive up as far as possible. PM if you want to meet up.


Recent Conditions ???
10/14/2008 21:31
Has anyone been back up since Chris‘s report? I was wondering if montezuma would still be skiable this coming weekend?

Wesley did you and your wife end up going this past monday?

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