Trip Reports: Skiing & Snowboarding Colorado 2009

My favorite shots from our backcountry skiing and snowboarding adventures during the 2009 winter and spring, in the San Juan Mountains, near Ouray, Colorado.
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Big Line

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Backcountry skiing down a large steep face in the San Juans - March.  Skiier: Ann Driggers. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Champ

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Backcountry skiing down the premier north face descent of a prominent 13er in the San Juans near Ouray - March.  Skiier: Ann Driggers. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Rocket

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Snowboarding down a large chute in the San Juans - March.  Snowboarder:  Parker McAbery. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Big Gully

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Backcountry skiing down a large avalanche gully - March.  Skier: Paul McElrea. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Wide Open

San Juans, Colorado

A wide open untracked 2500-foot descent... doesn't get much better (or faster).  March.  Skier: Paul McElrea. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Red 2 Descent

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Backcountry skiing in the San Juans - March.  Skiier: Dan Chehayl. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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February Fruit

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Snowboarder: Mike Bryson - February. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Deep Pow

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Aimee McAbery skiing some deep north facing powder - January. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Deep Trees

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Aimee McAbery skis a deep north facing tree chute - January. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Rooster Tail

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Big powder rooster tail. Snowboarder: Parker McAbery. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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Clean Slate

San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Aimee McAbery skis the powder to her heart's content. Photo © copyright by Jack Brauer.

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