Friday, April 9, 2010
Skiing Update from Rocky Mountain National Park, CO April 9th, 2010
Today was a great day of skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park. We skied the Elevator shaft on the southeast face of Halletts Peak. It was awesome. The skin in was quick, the boot packing was not the best, but the skiing was phenomenal. It was worth very step we climbed and offered some of the best skiing I've found all season. The aspect we skied was south/south east and the snow was consolidated and up to knee deep for boot packing.
When skiing we never punched through and were able to ski with confidence. The temps were in the low 40's at 12'000 feet. Wild!
It will only be getting better and firmer as we get into a more spring like weather pattern. At the end of the day we skied the dream chutes and again found good soft conditions. I dont recommend skiing or climb on anything north facing for right now. We'll keep the blog updated as we move through this transitional season.
It's time to get out and enjoy the spring skiing. Join us on one of our weekly ski outings.
Enjoy and stay safe,
CMS Senior Guide