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La Sal Range Ski Tour

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La Sal Range Ski Tour

Postby EatinHardtack » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:55 pm

The past three years I've gotten over to Moab and Canyonlands area every March and every year I admire the La Sal's from a distance. I'd like to hopefully change that this year. Looking for potential partners for a descent or two this March.

Utah avalanche center says the La Sal's are currently 10% above normal for SWE. Better than here in Colorado this year. Of course all touring and potential descents will depend on avalanche conditions, weather, etc. Also anyone that has toured up there before and has any info to share would be appreciated.

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Re: La Sal Range Ski Tour

Postby EatinHardtack » Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:55 am

I'm going to bumb this to the top. Anyone out there want to give this a shot?
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Re: La Sal Range Ski Tour

Postby gb » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:41 am

It's incredible up there in the spring and highly recommended. I've only skied tukinikivitz (sp) and tukno- both are classics.

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Re: La Sal Range Ski Tour

Postby skiwall » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:34 am

I'd be up for the La Sals. I've been there a few times.
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Re: La Sal Range Ski Tour

Postby lordhelmut » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:17 am

+1 re: what GB said. Tuk and Tuk No are classics and really easy to get to from Gold Basin. I believe Zach Taylor has a TR on those and Mellenthin.

Re: La Sal Range Ski Tour

Postby taylorzs » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:21 am

Here are the TRs;
http://www.zachtaylorsnowboarding.com/Mt_Tukuhnikivatz_2.html
http://www.zachtaylorsnowboarding.com/Mt_Mellenthin.html
Both descents were done under stable spring conditions and cross plenty of avalanche terrain. They were classics though, especially Tuk. I have not done Tuk No but it looks like a great descent. As far as mid-winter touring is concerned there is amazing glade skiing off the northern aspects of Pre-Laurel peak as well. PM me if you want more details.
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Re: La Sal Range Ski Tour

Postby fiddlinclimber » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:56 am

I'd certainly be interested. I'm near by and have a flexible schedule. Please keep me posted as plans develop.

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