2019-20 Winter in the San Juans

2019/2020  |  San Juan Mountains, Colorado

Here is a collection (in chronological order) of my favorite photos taken during the 2019/20 winter here in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado.

From December through March, this was one of the best backcountry splitboarding seasons in memory here in the San Juans. Though the snowfall amounts were about average, what was remarkable was the unusually stable snowpack. Taking advantage of the generally lower-than-normal avalanche danger, I racked up 40 days on the splitboard through March! (Despite being sidelined with a nasty flu for two weeks in January). Unfortunately by the end of March with the pandemic situation I've dialed it way back and haven't been riding in April. Hopefully once the snowpack consolidates later this spring I will be able to get back out for some low risk descents.

Snowboarding/splitboarding was certainly my main motivation this winter so my photographic endeavors took a back seat for a while, but I still managed to snap a few decent photos every once in while, even if many were just from my front porch!

Ice Lakes Ice Skate 1
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Ice Lakes Ice Skate 2
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Winter Pine
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Powder Tom #1
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Powder Tom #2
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Red Mountain Winter
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Rolling Powder
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Courthouse Dusk Snow
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Ouray New Years Fireworks
Ouray, Colorado
Annie Skis Silverton
Silverton Mountain, Colorado
Kim Skis Silverton
Silverton Mountain, Colorado
Kim Skis Silverton 2
Silverton Mountain, Colorado
J Chute
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Skinning to the Sun
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Open Pow
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Rock Wave
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Skinning Above Ouray
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
CAIC and Friends
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Jasonooga
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Corinne Skis
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Courthouse Blues
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Courthouse on Fire
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Chimney Rock Light
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Kyle Nooga 2
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Dave Nooga 3
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Rando Ridge Skier
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Dave Red 2
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Planet B
Ouray, Colorado
Winter Rainbow
Ridgway, Colorado
Stormy Courthouse
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Snowy Pines
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Shredding Serpentine
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Tent View
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Pink Sneffels
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Sneffels Night
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Courthouse Glow
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Claudia Skis Emas
Sneffels Range, Colorado