Winter Park Colorado Back-Country Skiing
The word is getting out about our new back-country ski operation headquartered here in the Winter Park Village. Powder Addiction open this year and runs a snow-cat ski operation on Jones Pass. I have had the pleasure of taking one trip with them and another is set for this coming Monday (yes that is my poor form in the picture above). I would have three trip under my belt by this time if not for pink eye and 16″ of fresh powder that closed Berthoud Pass a week ago. Not to worry I will be getting at least four trips in this year.
Anywho, the word is getting out as The Denver Post did an article about Powder Addiction and skiing at Jones Pass in today’s sport section. A very good article about a great operation at Powder Addiction. If you get a chance to take a trip with them do not pass it up. The snow on Jones Pass, as the article says, is awesome and the terrain is fantastic.
Powder Addiction cat-skiing is not for everyone and here is what they say of those that should consider going:
As a reference, skiers should be comfortable on expert runs at developed resorts and should prefer powder snow to groomed terrain. Since Forest Service regulations keep the ‘cat at least 100 feet from the ridge line, skiers also should expect a couple of short hikes at elevations around 12,000 feet. The high altitude combined with good northern exposure keeps the snow cold and light.
Powder Addiction will provide some wide Solomon Czar powder skis and packs with avalanche beacons and a tasty lunch. It is a day well spent and addictive…….Powder Addiction.
Come on up and try some back-country cat-skiing.
Chris March 9th, 2010
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