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Old 11-25-2009   #1
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Skiing 14ers?

Looking to try skiing a 14er or two this winter/spring. Anyone have any opinions on skiing them? Are they worth the trouble and effort? Can you find good turns? I'm just looking for general opinions... Probably looking at trying Quandary because I've hiked it before and i'm familiar with it (i know, i know, everyone does Quandary) and then maybe the Lost Rat coulior (or is Dead Rat??) on Gray's and Torrey's. Let me know, thanks!

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Old 11-26-2009   #2
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It really depends on the mountain. Above treeline the conditions are often wind blown depending on the terrain. Granted as you get to spring skiing the step stuff opens up once the conditions are right. Dawson has 2 books that give more specifics by mountain. Dawson's Guide to Colorado's Fourteeners, Vol. 1: The Northern Peaks (0796860867180): Louis W., II Dawson, Johathan Waterman: Books

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Old 11-26-2009   #3
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Dawson's books are the best text references I have found, recent trip reports can usually be found at:
and I always like to check out Chris Davenports trip reports from a couple seasons ago too:
Yes, they are worth it (generally speaking) if you time your trips correctly. Conditions can vary dramatically from one range to another, and even from one mountain to another, plus access to some of them can be difficult during the winter/spring without a snowmobile.
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I am going for a Longs Peak tour this season.

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I believe the Couloir on Torrey's is called Dead Dog. It looks pretty sweet when conditions are right.

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