My favorite shots from our backcountry skiing and snowboarding adventures during the 2009 winter and spring, in the San Juan Mountains, near Ouray, Colorado.
Backcountry skiing down a large steep face in the San Juans - March. Skiier: Ann Driggers.
Jack rockets past. Photos by Ann Driggers.
Ann Driggers skis a heavenly slope.
Skiing down the premier north face descent of a prominent 13er in the San Juans near Ouray - March. Skiier: Ann Driggers.
Parker McAbery nowboards down a large chute in the San Juans - March.
Paul McElrea skis down a large avalanche gully - March.
A wide open untracked 2500-foot descent... doesn't get much better (or faster). March. Skier: Paul McElrea.
Dan skins up.
Dan Chehayl skis a powdery line - March.
Snowboarder: Mike Bryson - February
Paul McElrea shreds a gully.
Unfortunately in spring of 2009 we had some enormous dust storms blow in from the deserts of Arizona and Utah, leaving thick layers of red/brown dirt over the snowpack which pretty much ruined the spring skiing season!