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Old 01-06-2012, 09:40 AM
 
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Has anyone skied Greenhorn Mountain?
Thinking of hiking for some turns this weekend. Thanks.

One more looking west.

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Old 01-06-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The 719
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Nice Greenhorn Mountain pic and nice pic of the Sangre De Cristos.

I took a couple of pics on a San Isabel photo tour and actually got a couple of shots of the long-since defunct San Isabel Ski Lodge that actually had two rope tows;







Obviously no Double Black Diamonds here, so what we would do is hike back in and up a bit and found some places a little more challenging.

I don't think this area is considered to be a place for back country skiing or snow shoeing, etc. but this area does have more snow than most places in Colorado now.

Looking out my back window in Pueblo West towards the Wet Mountain range, I see a snow-pack line at about the 6000+ mark. When you get up to San Isabel I think you're nearing the 7500-8000 ft mark and if you can drive up Ophir Creek road from 165 near Hwy 78 or beyond the Bishop's Castle area heading Northwestish from Lake Isabel or enter from Hwy 69 near Gardner and try and find Turkey Creek Road from the Huerfano County area.

Then, there maybe a bunch of back country skiing in the Westcliffe area. There used to be a ski lodge there called Conquistador. Oh, I'm seeing ticket prices were $12.00/adult, $8.00/child.

Flashforward to Proveick about Cuchara... I was going to mention this one too. I was recently talking to someone about the possibility of this one reopening. I can't remember whom I was talking to about this. I will look into it. That's a nice pic. I've skiied there and cannot remember it being that big... for a SE Colorado ski area anyway.

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Old 01-06-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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Thanks, do you ever see Cuchara reopening? We went up this summer to see it's current state of disrepair.
http://www.theskichannel.com/image/news/20100818_cuchara.jpg (broken link)
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Old 01-07-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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Just for fun here's sking in Alberta CANADA. Where I started sliding.

Castle Mountain Resort, Alberta - March 1, 2011 - YouTube
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
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Looks like a picture looking towards the east at the Sangre de Cristos, which incidentally are quite similar in appearance to the Wind River Range in Wyoming, also a long, thin, north-to-south chain of mountains.
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