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Summer Skiing

Post by mountainman713 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:25 pm

Summer skiing thread. What are some good areas for summer skiing near Denver?

I've skied St. Marys Glacier but I'm looking for some other summer skiing options.
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by summitrunner » Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:36 am

Let me preface this with I'm not a skier...

I saw good lines on Independence Pass last weekend. Massive is still holding a lot of snow on the northeast slopes. Little lines on Elbert to grab.
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by bergsteigen » Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:45 am

RMNP glaciers can be a steep summer option. Though getting to the snow, and onto the face can be tricky!
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by thefrush » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:23 pm

I skied the Tyndall Glacier yesterday. I was surprised at the amount of snow and it was actually pretty fun! Easily lappable as well.
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by jerseybrian » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:37 pm

Still a good couloir on the west side of Mt Neva. Might want to climb it first from upper Caribou lake area to check it first but it looks prime.
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by atalarico » Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:29 pm

Skyscraper Couloir off of Rollins Pass. I'm going on 23 consecutive months of riding, so I have some experience with this. However, the snow is kiiiiindda rock hard and sun-cupped, so if you go for Skyscraper I'd recommend just climbing it from the bottom and stopping to transition when you feel comfortable.

I want to check out Indy Pass soon too now that it's been mentioned. I hear 4th of July bowl up there is a good summer option, but I have little experience on Indy Pass.
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by davisrice4 » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:21 pm

Anyone know how indy pass is looking now? Haven't been up in a couple weeks and I am looking to find my august turns (34 months, goin on 35) and I imagine there has to be some smooth corn lurking somewhere? (even if its not on indy) Also considering Rollins, but skyscraper looked a bit cupped. Anyone have any recs?
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by bergsteigen » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:32 pm

Drove over Inde last week. Snow fence ridge is looking decent still. I'm on month 107.
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by ltlFish99 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:38 pm

I was on the "tuning fork" on torreys in mid July one year, and it was fantastic.

That area of that mountain seems to always hold snow well into the summer months.
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by Monte Meals » Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:09 pm

Cherry Creek Reservoir :mrgreen:
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by davisrice4 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:17 pm

Monte Meals wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:09 pm
Cherry Creek Reservoir :mrgreen:
I am looking for summer skiing. Not blower pow, come on man!
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Re: Summer Skiing

Post by Vincopotamus » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:10 pm

Bump

Trying to sniff out a September ski next weekend and wondering if I can do better than St Mary’s - anyone seem any worthwhile lines, even if short, somewhat near a road?
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