Trip Reports: Epic Spring Ski Season In Western Colorado - May/June 2011
With record-breaking snowfalls in April, continuing well in May, the spring ski season in the
San Juans was a memorable one. May surprised us with several long snow storms that brought mid-winter-esque powder days and smiles all around! Here is a collection of my favorite ski photos from May and June.
United States Couloir
Sean Hart skis a steep couloir on United States Mountain in the Sneffels Range near Ouray - May.
Potosi Peak looms in the background.
Wade in Powder
Matt Wade enjoys some fresh May powder.
Capitol and Skier
May Face Shots
Jeff Skoloda getting face shots in May! This would be incredible snow any time of the year...
A skin track through fresh powder.
West Red Powder
Jeff Skoloda skis a big powdery face in May.
Jeff Skoloda skiing some great powder in May.
Powder Day in May
Chris Jackson skis a fine line near Silverton, May.
Skinning Up to the Clouds
Skinning up into the clouds.
Cream Cheese Powder
Paul McElrea skis some perfect cream cheese powder - May.
Frozen Pool Table
Skiing a large face, smooth as a pool table, in the San Juan Mountains, May. Skier: Chris Cover.
Blue Sky Ski
Ann Driggers skis a big face on the last day of May.
Skiing in June, with the San Juans choked with smoke from a huge wildfire in the White Mountains of eastern Arizona.
Ryan and Sneffels
Climbing Potosi Peak
Skinning to the Summit
Chad Driggers shreds a tele turn in front of Teakettle Mountain - June.