Buffalo Mountain (north summit) - Silver Couloir


Gore Range - CO

Buffalo Mountain North Summit (12,777')

Silver Couloir

 


Summit counties iconic Buffalo Mountain....you know the one that dominates your your view as you exit the Eisenhower Tunnel.  She is a beaut of a mountain with several glorious ski options off its twin summits (north and south summit humps) which bookend the peaks cauldron. Earlier in the season we ski'd the southeast face off the southern summit.  With the more stable conditions of spring we decided to go back for the popular Silver Couloir off the northern summit.  A perfect 3000' vertical line!       

 Nearing the Silver's runout - Lynn

Nearing the Silver's runout - Lynn

 
 Deming Mountain & Mount of the Holy Cross 

Deming Mountain & Mount of the Holy Cross 

 
 The Red Peak Massive

The Red Peak Massive

 
 Silver's large entrance - Lynn

Silver's large entrance - Lynn

 
 The Silver Couloir - Buffalo Mountain

The Silver Couloir - Buffalo Mountain

The Silver Col is the middle chute and longest of the three chutes which run off the northeast side of Buffalo.  (pic taken from along the continental divide four days after we ski'd the Silver)

 Ski Apres Parking Lot Party - Me & Lynn

Ski Apres Parking Lot Party - Me & Lynn