Join us for an exploratory ski to ski a new line on Meadow Mountain near Allenspark. We were looking on Google Earth and noticed a new line that descends north-east from the summit. It is a drainage that is two drainages north of the standard Meadow Mountain runs. On Google Earth it looks pretty good with a long 1.5 mile gladed run with a 2,000 ft drop. So we would like to check it out. There could be some access issues because the line starts from Meadow Mountain Drive, which has houses along it. So we may have to figure out where to park, and how to ski around private property. If you would like a little exploration then come join us. The skiing could be incredible or it may totally suck. The tree density on Google Earth looks okay but it is possible that it could get tight.
Skiers definitely bring skins to go uphill. Snowshoers are welcome to join the fun and laugh at the skiers faceplanting. Doggies are welcome too.
We will always try to ski low angle slopes (less than 25-30 degrees) or in the trees in order to minimize avalanche risk. It is highly recommended to bring an avalanche beacon, probe, and shovel to improve group safety. If you do not have this gear then you can still come since we will try to avoid avalanche terrain, but please be careful.
Denver people meet at 8:30 AM on Sunday, Jan. 12th at the Safeway on Federal and West 74th in Westminster. We will arrange a carpool from there.
Boulder people meet at 9:05 AM at the Safeway on 28th and Iris in north Boulder. Meet at the small parking lot on the south side of Safeway, behind a line of trees, across from Starbucks, and next to O'Reillys Auto parts.
The Denver carpool will come to the Boulder Safeway and we will arrange the final carpool there. The Denver carpool will probably arrive around 9:05-9:10 AM.
You can call me at[masked] if something comes up.
Lets go ski some sweet backcountry powder!
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