To some, backcountry ski guiding is more than just a job. It's a passion, a lifestyle, a dream and a reality all in one. The opportunity to work in the mountains, [...]
Well, that's a wrap, folks! Today was, unfortunately, the last day of glorious guided backcountry cat skiing for the 2018/2019 season. That boils down to 108 days of operation. Each of our cats ran for approximately 750 hours this season, and they provided all of us nearly 50,000 snowcat runs!!!
Day two of enjoying our recent refresh and boy does it feel good to drop some layers and get a little sweat on while ripping up our terrain before the season is over! Though the end is near, we have countless days to reflect on that were nothing short of EPIC.
The fresh snow we received, on top of the sun crust from last week, was skiing SUPER fast and with the terrain being completely untouched, we had a heck of a day!! From wide open faces on the south/east ridges to tight pines with scattered cliffs on the north, we skied it all!
Spring is nearly upon us. Tomorrow is officially the first day of one of our favorite seasons in NW CO. Where else can you go skiing, fishing, kayaking and biking in same day?We had our last 3 cat day today and all of us went up top to Soda Mountain. We do this when our snow gets locked down in our lower elevations and have to seek the goods up high where the powders live.
Man, it sure does feel nice having the sun in our faces once again after a long winter of consistent storm days! Don't get me wrong, we love the fresh but at some point our bodies start to crave the feeling of the sun on skin, especially when the air is still as cold as it is.