Gore Range - CO
East Partner Pk. - 13,057'
Another Perfect Day - Well Timed! This zone and line has been on the list for a bit now... Skiing it in safe and favorable conditions requires several variables to align just right. The southern aspects are typically not a favorable one, this year has been an exception as northerly winds have been more prevalent, filling in lines which are typically thin. The last huge storm cycle dropping around 3' of snow at the higher elevations really caked things, followed by a couple of clear warm days resulted in some nice freeze thaw cycles to help stabilize the massive amounts of storm snow. When we saw the forecast calling a nice refresh at elevation, but more importantly a cool and cloudy day we figured it was a good time to for the southwest couloir.... the cloud cover was going to remove the wet slide risk from the equation.. nailed it Great Day!
We climbed and ski'd the lookers right couloir of the twin set of couloirs left of the summit