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 Peak(s):  Mt. Sneffels  -  14,150 feet
 Post Date:  04/05/2011 Modified: 01/03/2014
 Date Climbed:   04/02/2011
 Posted By:  benners

 Mount Sneffels South Face Ski   



TR here:
http://exploretherockies.org/2011/04/02/mt-sneffels-birthday-chutes-ski/

 


  • Comments or Questions
lordhelmut


Yankee Boy     2011-04-05 15:18:47
is where its at, damn straight Benners! Best backcountry lines in the western hemisphere, hard pressed to find this kind of place anywhere else on the planet. When/if I retire, a Ouray or Ridgeway zip code will have my name written all over it. Hell, I'll live in a cabin down by the river!!!! All you need is a generator, some 0 degree bags, high tech water filter and a line up of AT skis for your San Juan enjoyment.

Great getting out with you again Ben and Glen, this spring is shaping up nicely.


Carl


Sensory overload!     2011-05-02 08:23:28
I forgot how spectacular that basin is when snow covered. Love that shot of Brian with T Ride and Wilsons in the background. Glad you guys were able to get it in before the temps rose too much.


mtnfiend


Damn.....     2011-04-05 16:53:22
And I thought getting blown off a front range peak was a better idea...

Nicely done fellas!!


lodgling


Ski Time?     2011-04-05 17:05:49
So what time did you end up turning them downhill? Looks like you got it in great conditions. Did you dig for the dust layer at all? Anyways, congrats on a good day out.


BillMiddlebrook


Excellent!     2011-04-05 17:34:53
Brian is right! All you need is a cabin close to terrain like this and, well, life would be great.


Glen

Awesome!     2011-04-05 18:41:31
Great write up!


pioletski


Awesome!     2011-04-05 19:44:56
Mt Sneffels rocks, and there is no end of great skiing in Yankee Boy. I'll be back...


Gueza


Sick lines everywhere     2012-03-04 11:31:45
Definitely one of the better basins in Colorado. Great write up and nice job. Looking forward to getting into the San Juans.


Floyd


Nice Write Up     2011-04-06 08:25:30
You guys are having a great Spring.


benners


Time     2011-04-06 08:40:32
I believe we pushed off around 11am, which was borderline too late on this day. We were fortunate to have that breeze I mentioned keeping the face somewhat cold, but as soon as it died off the face turned to mush. That said, there was a guy who skied our same line 20 minutes after us and he didn't have any issues. Good thing we got a good freeze.

Thanks for the comments all!


taylorzs


Nice TR     2011-04-06 10:42:57
Looks like a fun line! I am jealous. We had plans to head up there Friday but the weather is not cooperating. Oh well, looks like the Sangres will be dryish on Friday...


Dancesatmoonrise


Wow...     2011-04-06 10:51:33
What a great spring day in the Rockies. Way to get after it, Ben. Nice photos and TR, too!


d_baker


beautiful     2011-04-06 14:25:15
Nice TR, great photos! SJ's are looking sweet right now, just got back from Lake City, nothing in comparison to what you guys did though!
In reference to your T ”something,
”T5”
http://www.13ergirl.com/secretcross/secretcross.html


unclegar


Nice     2011-04-06 21:34:06
Awesome pics and very nice report. Agree that this is one of the most beautiful areas in CO. Well done.


BillMiddlebrook


Stoney     2011-04-07 15:36:14
Hmm... never noticed that line off of Stoney Mountain before.


USAKeller


Awesome!     2011-04-11 06:23:52
thanks for the great report and beta Ben! Nice job to all. Let's ski something soon!!!!


JamesW

Good TR, must ski next year,     2011-06-22 07:40:36
Nice! Like the shot of the cornice near the summit.



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