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!

Colorado, Ice Lakes, San Juan Mountains, ice skate, ice skating, November
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorado, Ice Lakes, San Juan Mountains, ice skate, ice skating, November
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Anvil, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, snow, forest
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Battleship, Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Tom Kelly, skiing
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Battleship, Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Tom Kelly, skiing
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorado, Red Mountain, San Juan Mountains
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Anvil, Colorado, Rolling Mountain, San Juan Mountains
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Cimarrons, Colorado, Courthouse Mountain, San Juan Mountains
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorado, Ouray, San Juan Mountains, fireworks, new years
Ouray, Colorado
Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Silverton Mountain, skiing, Silverton, January
Silverton Mountain, Colorado
Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Silverton Mountain, skiing, Silverton, January
Silverton Mountain, Colorado
Colorado, San Juan Mountains, Silverton Mountain, skiing, Silverton, January
Silverton Mountain, Colorado
Anvil, snowboarding, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Battleship, Colorado, Drew Yeowell, San Juan Mountains, skinning, snowboarding
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Battleship, Colorado, Drew Yeowell, San Juan Mountains, snowboarding
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Battleship, Colorado, Drew Yeowell, San Juan Mountains, snowboarding
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorado, Mount Abrams, Ouray, San Juan Mountains, skinning
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Chatanooga, skiing, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Chatanooga, Jason Mullins, snowboarding, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Anvil, San Juan Mountains, Colorado, skiing
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Cimarrons, Colorado, Courthouse Mountain, San Juan Mountains, sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Cimarrons, Colorado, Courthouse Mountain, San Juan Mountains, sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Cimarrons, Colorado, Chimney Rock, San Juan Mountains, sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Chatanooga, Colorado, Kyle, San Juan Mountains, skiing
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Chatanooga, Colorado, Dave Katz, San Juan Mountains, skiing
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorado, Red 2, Red Mountain, San Juan Mountains, skiing
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorado, Dave Katz, Red 2, Red Mountain, San Juan Mountains, skiing
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Ouray
Ouray, Colorado
Colorado, Ridgway, San Juan Mountains, rainbow
Ridgway, Colorado
Cimarrons, Colorado, Courthouse Mountain, San Juan Mountains
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
snowy trees, San Juans, Colorado, forest
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Red 2, snowboarding, San Juans, Colorado
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
CR7, Colorado, Mt. Sneffels, San Juan Mountains, Sneffels Range, tent
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
CR7, Cirque Mountain, Colorado, Mt. Sneffels, San Juan Mountains, Sneffels Range
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Cirque Mountain, Colorado, Mt. Sneffels, San Juan Mountains, Sneffels Range, stars
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Cimarrons, Colorado, Courthouse Mountain, San Juan Mountains, sunset
San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Colorado, Ema's Rollers, Mt. Sneffels, San Juan Mountains, Sneffels Range, skiing
Sneffels Range, Colorado