Trip Reports: 2009 Skiing & Snowboarding In The San Juans, Colorado - Winter 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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Backcountry skiing down a large steep face in the San Juans - March. Skiier: Ann Driggers.

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Jack rockets past. Photos by Ann Driggers.

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Ann Driggers skis a heavenly slope.

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Skiing down the premier north face descent of a prominent 13er in the San Juans near Ouray - March. Skiier: Ann Driggers.

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Parker McAbery nowboards down a large chute in the San Juans - March.

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Paul McElrea skis down a large avalanche gully - March.

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

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Dan skins up.

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Dan Chehayl skis a powdery line - March.

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Snowboarder: Mike Bryson - February

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Paul McElrea shreds a gully.

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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!