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Ski the San Juans

Postby skiwall » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:10 am

Ok, kids... I just came back from spending a weekend in the Ridgeway area, and I'm ready to move. :D

I can't believe some of the sweet lines! There was a really beautiful peak just down from Sneffels that one of the locals called "North Pole Peak". Does that sound right? Has anybody here skied it? Does anybody here want to ski it?

How am I suppose to get any work done today when my head is full of big, beautiful mountains???
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby BIO_KNEE » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:54 am

skiwall wrote:How am I suppose to get any work done today when my head is full of big, beautiful mountains???


You won't. But that's ok, sometimes the memories of the mountains, or the thought of new memories to be made are just to much to be productive.
It happens to all of us at some point.
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby George James » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:19 am

Bio Knee wrote:You won't.

Yep. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, maybe not for quite awhile!

Maybe you'll spend ALL your time dreaming about these things, pouring over trip reports and blogs until the next opportunity to get out there yourself. Heck, maybe you'll even join some sort of outdoor club and quickly become a contributing member...

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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby skiwall » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:23 am

George James wrote:When are we moving?


Do you have a truck? Wait, I don't need a truck to move stuff. I'll sell it all and buy my own truck with a camper. I can live in parking lots and shower at the hot springs. :D

(I'm only partially kidding...)
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby BIO_KNEE » Mon Mar 08, 2010 10:31 am

skiwall wrote:
George James wrote:When are we moving?


Do you have a truck? Wait, I don't need a truck to move stuff. I'll sell it all and buy my own truck with a camper. I can live in parking lots and shower at the hot springs. :D

(I'm only partially kidding...)


Spoken like a true mountain junky! Welcome to the team!
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby Chicago Transplant » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:30 am

Haven't been to any myself, but there are actually quite a few huts on that side of the Sneffels Range and yes, people ski those lines. Maybe one of these days I can get to do a hut trip down there myself.

Link to the huts... now you really aren't going to get any work done!! (sorry)

http://sanjuanhuts.com/

The good stuff...
http://sanjuanhuts.com/ski_huts/photos/index.html
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby RoanMtnMan » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:21 pm

I just got back from staying at a friend's place on Last Dollar Rd. It is a 2 mile ski in and out during winter. Off the grid with views of the Sneffels Range and great skiing right out the back door. Save your money though. It still ain't cheap down there and I think Ralph Lauren owns everything from my friend's place to Ridgeway.
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby DaveLanders » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:39 pm

skiwall wrote:Ok, kids... I just came back from spending a weekend in the Ridgeway area, and I'm ready to move. :D

I can't believe some of the sweet lines! There was a really beautiful peak just down from Sneffels that one of the locals called "North Pole Peak". Does that sound right? Has anybody here skied it? Does anybody here want to ski it?

How am I suppose to get any work done today when my head is full of big, beautiful mountains???


There is a North Pole Peak (12208') at the northwest corner of the Sneffels Range. I think it's prominent from some
places on Colorado 62 near Dallas Divide. I'm not a skier, so I can't help you with that part.

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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby BAUMGARA » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:40 pm

skiwall wrote:Ok, kids... I just came back from spending a weekend in the Ridgeway area, and I'm ready to move. :D

I can't believe some of the sweet lines! There was a really beautiful peak just down from Sneffels that one of the locals called "North Pole Peak". Does that sound right? Has anybody here skied it? Does anybody here want to ski it?

How am I suppose to get any work done today when my head is full of big, beautiful mountains???

Ha, I just got back from Alta and wanna go there.

Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby lordhelmut » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:33 pm

BAUMGARA wrote:
skiwall wrote:Ok, kids... I just came back from spending a weekend in the Ridgeway area, and I'm ready to move. :D

I can't believe some of the sweet lines! There was a really beautiful peak just down from Sneffels that one of the locals called "North Pole Peak". Does that sound right? Has anybody here skied it? Does anybody here want to ski it?

How am I suppose to get any work done today when my head is full of big, beautiful mountains???

Ha, I just got back from Alta and wanna go there.


Same here, LCC was incredible over the weekend

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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby skiwall » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:27 pm

lordhelmut wrote:Same here, LCC was incredible over the weekend


Yeah... I heard that. Maybe we can trade places for a bit? :)
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Re: Ski the San Juans

Postby MtHurd » Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:52 pm

Just got back from Purgatory. Lots of nice powder. Here is the view!!!

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