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San Juan Conditions?

Postby tsizz » Fri May 11, 2012 10:30 pm

Just curious if anyone has any beta regarding ski conditions in the San Juans. 14ers, 13ers...anything that has a super fun climb/ski descent? Any info on the Wilson Group or Ophir pass? Realize it's getting a little late in a year like this one, but still holding out for many more good turns :) Any info is much appreciated...also, enjoy doing solo outings but if anyone needs a partner please let me know. Thanks!

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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby rmariani » Sat May 12, 2012 11:02 am

Dont know what conditions are like, but heading down from SLC today to ski Wilson Peak from silver pick if you want to join. I'll be in a red tacoma, at the new trail head...which doesn't look like a good place to ski back to.
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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby moneymike » Sat May 12, 2012 2:26 pm

Thanks anna. Those are very helpful.

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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby esskay1000 » Sat May 12, 2012 7:45 pm

Did Redcloud & Sunshine today, not enough snow to ski

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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby zdero1 » Sat May 12, 2012 7:56 pm

Hiked up Handies today and saw a skiier heading up. Plenty of snow on the slope and into American Basin.

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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby tsizz » Sat May 12, 2012 8:15 pm

Thanks you guys for the info thus far!...any chance you could please keep it coming? Line I wanted to ski tomorrow isn't in, so on to plan b. Looking forward to something fun next weekend so continued reports are without a doubt very appreciated (I'll obviously post what I find out there as well)! Hope everyone gets some great turns in! Thanks again!

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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby ap snow » Wed May 16, 2012 3:39 pm

Anyone want to ski El Diente Friday?

Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby FireOnTheMountain » Wed May 16, 2012 4:06 pm

ap snow wrote:Anyone want to ski El Diente Friday?


Dang it! Would of gone with you if I didn't have plans, but do you mind posting conditions on Luttrell line if you go?

Thanks in advance!
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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby ap snow » Wed May 16, 2012 4:11 pm

FireOnTheMountain wrote:
ap snow wrote:Anyone want to ski El Diente Friday?


Dang it! Would of gone with you if I didn't have plans, but do you mind posting conditions on Luttrell line if you go?

Thanks in advance!



Will do. Ken did Mt. Wilson the other day and sent me a picture of the north face and it looks great.

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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby moneymike » Wed May 16, 2012 7:27 pm

esskay1000 wrote:Did Redcloud & Sunshine today, not enough snow to ski


The west slopes of Sunshine and Redcloud do not have enough snow, but the E and S.E. still look skiable (as of the 14th).

Handies' N.E. route is in really good condition.

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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby GeorgiaTyler » Thu May 17, 2012 11:43 am

zdero1 wrote:Hiked up Handies today and saw a skiier heading up. Plenty of snow on the slope and into American Basin.


This picture was taken the morning of May 5 2012, Handies from across the basin. I guess our definitions of 'plenty of snow' vary to some degree.. Maybe there was more snow on the 12th. ha. We chose to climb.ski the patriot couloir, a little better line..
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Re: San Juan Conditions?

Postby killingcokes » Thu May 17, 2012 1:04 pm

Spent the last few days down in the San Juans and I thought I'd share some links for those that might be interested.

http://makingturns.com/?p=1569

http://makingturns.com/?p=1566

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