Peak(s):  Huron Peak  -  14,003 feet
Post Date:  05/26/2010
Modified:  12/24/2013
Date Climbed:   05/25/2010
Posted By:  benners

 A Glimpse of Perfecton: Huron Ski Descent   

TR here:


  • Comments or Questions

Banana Bread!     05/26/2010 19:57
Amen to that (thanks to wives like us). What a great trip report showing photos from a different perspective on a mountain that is very popular. Really nice post, great commentary (appreciate the 10 Elements), and beautiful photos. Happy trails!


element 11 : Chipotle     05/26/2010 20:00
You forgot the most important element in all of life. Other than that, I‘d have to agree with just about every single other one of your points. 2 other things I‘d add to element 7 is solitude and element 10 w/ a good buddy.

Way to ski that mountain like a crazy Huron tribesman.


Righto, Milord...     05/26/2010 20:45
... other elements that occurred to us were the awesome companionship and the fact that we had the mountain to ourselves. To add to #7 - now I understand why Doumall rated this as one of his favorites. This day was truly a reward for the faithful.

Ben thanks for sharing another excellent day in the mountains, and nice TR! And please thank Anna-Lisa for the banana bread.


nice     05/26/2010 21:40
That‘s a line I‘ll probably ski again some day, hopefully close to perfection as well.


Great Line     05/26/2010 22:00
Love that line, one of my top 5 favorite days. Nice report Ben, way to get it this year. I too enjoy the Bananna Bread special.


AWESOME!     05/26/2010 22:19
This is a line I REALLY want and to see that it‘s in as much as it is makes me want to get down there real soon! Thanks for the beta. And glad to see you guys had a (almost?) perfect day!

Easy Rider

the plumb     05/26/2010 23:49
Just couldn‘t commit to that hidden choke on my run. You guys make it look worth going back for! Nice skiin‘.


50?     05/27/2010 00:11
Looks steeper than that to me.
Is there anything the Kamper/Conners team can‘t do?

Harp Lager, indeed a fitting end to a fine day.

Nice job, you guys!


Great!     05/27/2010 12:18
Nice job guys. Excellent conditions for this time of year. Keep at it!


commendable     05/27/2010 14:30
A commendable effort and angle to the story go a long ways to making this an outstanding TR. Is that a new label for Harp? Either way it is an excellent choice. Huron‘s east face is a classic line without a doubt, one of my favorites too.

As for the perfect ski descent I would have one main ingredient: having the perfect partners. For me that makes all the difference in the world. When you see eye to eye on most decisions, climb at a similar pace, and ski at a similar level it makes all the other ingredients almost optional.


Nice!     05/02/2011 14:23
Glad the gamble at the creek paid off. Hope you‘re wrong about your next trip getting rocked... but you‘re probably not. O well, a few 14er ski descents on dirty snow is ok with me. We have gotten lucky with conditions recently.


Nice job     05/28/2010 04:43
Way to tear it up on Huron! Keep it up you guys, awesome pics and line!


road     06/13/2011 21:37
Would a mtn bike be appropriate for the 4wd road? I was up there yesterday and didn't want to drive across the deep water.


Mike,     06/13/2011 21:43
If you can get the bike across the creek and back then yes, it would certainly help you out a lot. The road isn't very rough or steep at any point once past the creek.



Ben     06/14/2011 18:30
Thanks for the beta. I'll definitely consider taking a bike. I got a nice view of the east face from Belford on Sunday.

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