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What a difference a storm makes.

What a difference a storm makes.

After an unusually long stretch of high pressure, it finally snowed. And with the arrival of the storm that broke the six-week sunny pattern, Christy, Joey, and I headed up to a favorite spot by Ashcroft on Saturday and found the skiing to be really good.

The four-day snow cycle dropped twenty inches on the ski areas when it was all over. And just like that, it was winter again. read more>>>


sievers mountain from the north

A sunny perch in a sweet spot. It was great day to be out in the mountains.

We’re waiting for new snow here, it seems like the East Coast has been rather selfishly hogging it all lately. But even though the backcountry powder conditions may be less-than-fresh, there are still some sunny, scenic touring days to be had.

We ventured up Sievers Mountain recently, and apart from some challenging conditions at lower elevations on the approach and the exit, the tour was great– both the scenery and weather were five-star! read more>>>

Centennial Skiers on Red Bull TV

Last spring, a film crew from Red Bull joined us on a few of our Centennial Ski Project peaks. They were producing an installment for the Faces of Dav series about Chris Davenport for Red Bull TV. You can watch the finished segment above. read more>>>

Mace Peak Loop

Mace Saddle, on the Mace Peak ski loop

Cresting Mace Saddle, the high point of the loop around Mace Peak.

A week of sun and warm temps crusted up the powder in the backcountry, so we thought a different type of ski tour was in order. We grabbed the light skis and made a loop around nearby Mace Peak. read more>>>

The first turns of 2015

christy mahon backcountry skiing

Starting the new year off right.

If snowfall is any measure, it was an outstanding holiday season here in Aspen. Nearly four feet of snow fell over the two week period, and the skiing was incredible. read more>>>

Christmas at Tagert Hut

Christy Mahon at Tagert Hut

Heading out for our Christmas ski.

It’s a tradition of ours to escape the holiday season craziness in Aspen and head up to a hut on the night of Christmas Eve. This year we went to Tagert Hut, up in Pearl Basin above Ashcroft. read more>>>