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:


  • Comments or Questions

Yankee Boy     04/05/2011 21:18
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.


Sensory overload!     05/02/2011 14:23
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.


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

Nicely done fellas!!


Ski Time?     04/05/2011 23:05
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.


Excellent!     04/05/2011 23:34
Brian is right! All you need is a cabin close to terrain like this and, well, life would be great.


Awesome!     04/06/2011 00:41
Great write up!


Awesome!     04/06/2011 01:44
Mt Sneffels rocks, and there is no end of great skiing in Yankee Boy. I'll be back...


Sick lines everywhere     03/04/2012 18:31
Definitely one of the better basins in Colorado. Great write up and nice job. Looking forward to getting into the San Juans.


Nice Write Up     04/06/2011 14:25
You guys are having a great Spring.


Time     04/06/2011 14:40
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!


Nice TR     04/06/2011 16:42
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...


Wow...     04/06/2011 16:51
What a great spring day in the Rockies. Way to get after it, Ben. Nice photos and TR, too!


beautiful     04/06/2011 20:25
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,


Nice     04/07/2011 03:34
Awesome pics and very nice report. Agree that this is one of the most beautiful areas in CO. Well done.


Stoney     04/07/2011 21:36
Hmm... never noticed that line off of Stoney Mountain before.


Awesome!     04/11/2011 12:23
thanks for the great report and beta Ben! Nice job to all. Let's ski something soon!!!!


Good TR, must ski next year,     06/22/2011 13:40
Nice! Like the shot of the cornice near the summit.

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