Januburied – Backcountry Skiing in Summit County
If you skied in January in Summit County, then you are probably still wearing a portion of your ear-to-ear grin. It was one of the best months of skiing in my recallable memory. And, for those of us who spend a majority of our time skiing UP mountains to find the freshest of the freshest powder, January was a benevolent beast. For most of us, it was one of the best months of backcountry skiing in our lives. The snowpack was uncharacteristically solid and yesterday’s tracks were consistently covered up by storm cycles that seemed to be stacked on each other. We didn’t have to go far to ski epic conditions and I would bet that local snorkel sales skyrocketed. As we move into mid-february and a high-pressure ridge hovers over central Colorado, our ski tours are blessed with an abundance of sunshine and comfortable, high-alpine lunch breaks. Though we are breaking high-temperature records in the high country, our snowpack seems to be holding strong and there are still powder stashes to be found. Join Colorado Adventure Guides on a Saturday Powderhunt™ or if backcountry skiing isn’t your thing, we have 3 weekly group snowshoe tours into Summit County’s backcountry which might just suit your style. Let our guides share their love of the mountains with you. Call (970) 668-8900 or book online to reserve your adventure. Your adventure awaits!