Here are some photos from springtime backcountry snowboarding in the Front Range, Gore Range, and Sawatch Range of Colorado during the 2006 season.
Jason King riding down the Northwest Couloir of Torreys Peak. This is right after the initial technical section, when the couloir opened up with wide powdery snow. Once we got to this section we were able to stomp on the gas and rocket down the remaining 2500 feet.
Jason King makes a high-speed carve during the 3000-foot descent of Torreys Peak's Northwest Couloir - April
At the bottom looking back up at our fresh tracks. Note the enormous scale of our high-speed carves! Haha!
Hiking up the chute
Jason King stands on the razor edge summit of Peak 12620. The rugged peaks of the Northern Gore Range are visible in the background. Although our initial plan was to ride down the narrow couloir that we had hiked up, we discovered upon arriving at the summit that the north side of the mountain was filled with gorgeous preserved powder. There was no question which side to ride down!
Dropping in from the summit of Peak 12620 near Skier's Point in the Pitkin Creek drainage near Vail - April. Rider: Jason King
Mikel arrives at the cold windy summit of Star Mountain, in the Sawatch Range. Twin Lakes are visible far below in the background.
Ted Reckas carves down Star Mountain