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Jun 18, 2007
So I know everyone is stoked about summer and all that jazz, but I still want to tele some more!! Where can I hike in and still get some good tele turns (decently long, solid glaciers) at this point? I live in Boulder and would be down for some partners. winston
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 6, 2006
56 points
Jun 19, 2007
I am sure there is probly a ton of options for you in the indian peaks still and access should be easy about now. I hit evans like 2 weeks ago and did the goldfinger couloir with pleanty of snow left (it was fresh with no tracks when we arrived). There was still a fair amount of snow on the way out of the chicago lakes.

If I were you I would post this on
Jason Kaplan
From Glenwood ,Co
Joined Jul 31, 2005
3,609 points
Jun 19, 2007
or try and post here. Count Chockula
From Littleton, CO
Joined Aug 4, 2006
22 points
Jun 19, 2007
You might want to try the purveyor of bc turns, Lou Dawson ( It looks like you might get some turns in still around Independence Pass. Indian Peaks around Jasper usually has an E-facing bowl that takes a while to melt out completely. Ryko
Joined Aug 16, 2006
46 points
Jun 19, 2007
winston brings up a wild idea though. Here me & my bro go up to the evans aprons to do some rock, figure it's about 95-98 degrees in Denver.

So we hoof it and see a couple of guys lugging skiis: we shake our heads: whiskey, tango, foxtrot??

mid-wall, we see this rocky snowy section and these guys blast down through rock bands carving some sweet turns. Then they hoof it back to the parking, and look up, here we are on the wall, and they say: whiskey, tango, foxtrot??

So everyone waves to each other; anyway, just a thought, one man's junk is another's treasure. carve-on!
Buff Johnson
Joined Dec 19, 2005
1,511 points
Jun 19, 2007
Indian Peaks Apache Peak do Queens way on Isabelle Glacier, great all summer long and actually has a good bit of skiing on it. The top is the steepest maybe around 35 degrees and about 20ft wide. Just watch for chicken heads. RobHudson
From Boulder
Joined May 15, 2007
161 points
Jun 19, 2007
I am still skiing in the Alma area. There are a good number of places to look for some ribbons of snow. 1. Just below the summit of Bross on the east aspect. I skied it last week and got a depth of close to 8 feet (with my avy probe) in the couloir. 2. There is also some skiing back in the Democrat region as well. 3. Cristo on Quandry looks descent, but definitely know what you are getting into there since it can be a sketch area if you are not familiar.

My recommendation would just be to look around as you drive any passes, and then hike whatever looks good. As we all know, it may look good one day - or before our hike up - and then not ski well once we get geared up to ski down.

Good luck!
Elizabeth Cline
From Alma, CO
Joined Dec 12, 2006
1 points
Jun 20, 2007
I think skiing chutes on high peaks in colorado in the summer is about as fun as it gets. A good starter chute is the grizzly couloir on grizzly peak near independence pass. its about 45-50 at its steepest but not for long, and it is fairly wide and has a good runout if you eat it. boot up it before you ski it to check it out.

those lines on evans are also a lot of fun.
Andrew Gram
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Jan 1, 2001
3,861 points
Jun 22, 2007
So..with all of this great input, does anyone want to go soon? I only work a few days a week and would LOVE to go and skin/ski some soon. I don't mind camping or getting up super early, plus the dog will love it. If anyone is interested soon drop me an e-mail it should be on my profile. winston
From Boulder, CO
Joined Mar 6, 2006
56 points

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