Spring skiing is coming! It will be warm, sunny, the wind will drop, the snow will stabilize, and the sun will bake some sweet corn for great turns. So lets go ski a big monster peak covered in corn!
I looked at all the peaks in the nearby ranges and the biggest continuous ski descent that is steep enough for good skiing is found on the east face or Ampitheater route of Mount Lincoln in the Ten Mile Range near Breckenridge. It has a drop of 3,500 ft with great skiing! Other peaks in the Ten Mile Range or Sawatch Range have a similar overall elevation drop but the ski descents involve miles of flat or low angle touring, giving only about 2,000 ft of decent skiing. So the Ampitheater Route on Lincoln will give us the biggest corn monster and most fun corn skiing around. Lincoln tops out at 14,300 ft. We will start from near Montgomery Reservoir at 10,800 ft, and be able to ski from the top of the peak all the way down to the Reservoir. The snow coverage is good because the Ampitheater is east facing and shaded from the wind-blown faces and ridges. We skied this a couple of years ago and it was a great continuous ski descent from the top all the way to the bottom. With all the recent new snow it should be even better. So lets go ski this monster!
We will meet at 7:00 AM at the Wooly Mammoth parking lot on I-70 at the JJ sign. Boulder people are welcome to arrange a carpool and then meet us at the Wooly Mammoth lot to arrange the final carpool.
Snowshoers are welcome to come join the fun. Doggies are welcome to join us too.
My cell is[masked] if you need to contact me for any reason.
Lets ski high in the sky and taste some corn!
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