Backcountry Skiing: Berthoud Pass, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Berthoud Pass, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Berthoud Pass, Colorado
by Rob Writz
Colorado Avalanche Information Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Buffalo | Cameron Pass | Crested Butte | Loveland | RMNP | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Crystal | Hurricane Ridge | Snoqualmie

Welcome to the epicenter of backcountry skiing and snowboarding on Colorado’s Front Range. Since the 1930s skiers have been exploring the slopes surrounding US Highway 40 as it climbs and descends Berthoud Pass. This was the former home of one of Colorado’s pioneering ski areas and when it closed, the Pass quickly emerged as the most popular backcountry ski destination on the Front Range. Quick access, a consistent snowpack, and endless discovery continue to draw skiers to Berthoud Pass. The east to west orientation of the Pass, located high above the Fraser River and Clear Creek valleys, attracts a deep snowpack benefiting from both northwest flow and upslope storms. In just over an hour drive from Denver, backcountry skiers have access to numerous trailheads leading into the high basins surrounding the Pass. From pre-work dawn patrols, to car shuttling, to all day epics, Berthoud Pass has an adventure for backcountry riders of all skill levels. The glade skiing, deep powder bowls, and steep couloirs of Berthoud Pass have enough terrain to keep you busy for a lifetime.

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Backcountry Skiing: Mt. Baker, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Mt. Baker, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Mt. Baker, Washington
by Matt Schonwald
Northwest Avalanche Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Buffalo | Cameron Pass | Crested Butte | Loveland | RMNP | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Crystal | Snoqualmie | Hurricane Ridge

How does a solid 7500 vertical foot ski descent from the top of a steaming volcano, with views of Canada, the San Juan Islands, and the heart of the North Cascades sound? If this sounds like your kind of thing, Mount Baker is your kind of mountain. Mount Baker, originally known to the Lummi as Komo Kulshan, aka the White Sentinel, was first sighted by the Spanish in 1790. 2 years later Captain George Vancouver discovered passage into the Salish Sea and the great renaming began with giving Kulshan the name: Mount Baker, after his lieutenant Joseph Baker who was the first of his crew to spot the volcano. Locals discovered powder skiing in 1927 and the ski area opened in 1929. 90 years later passion to ride now is shared from Vancouver BC to Seattle drving up hwy 542 every weekend from November thru April to ride the biggest storms in the NW! The Mount Baker backcountry extends east to west from Mt. Shuksan to Mt. Baker connecting ridges of Shuksan Arm to Ptarmigan Ridge with expansive glaciers, powder bowls, technical couloirs, powder-filled glades and plenty of lower elevation trees. Many ski routes begin directly from the Mt. Baker Ski Area averaging the deepest snowpack in North America guaranteeing you can find fresh tracks somewhere. Park. Tour. Enjoy.

Backcountry Skiing: Silverton, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Silverton, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Silverton, CO
by Josh Kling
Crested Butte Avalanche Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Buffalo | Cameron PassCrested Butte | Loveland | RMNPUphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Crystal | Hurricane RidgeSnoqualmie

Home to multiple ski areas, extreme skiers and sledders, ski and mountain guides, and an incredibly rich mining history, the sleepy town of Silverton is a fantastic place to visit. It speaks for itself when it comes to remote and rugged mountain towns of the west. Many mountain ranges do not have a year round maintained road passing through them. The San Juan Mountain Range, from Durango through Silverton and on to Ouray has three: Coal Bank, Molas, and Red Mountain Passes. Highway 550 brings powder-hounds through some of Colorado’s most remote and diverse ski terrain. Basins adjacent to Highway 550, also known as the Million Dollar Highway, boast an annual snowfall of 400”. The mountains accessed from Silverton possess some of the largest ski descents in the lower 48, and some of the deepest snow in all of Colorado. The locations showcased in this atlas offer the entire spectrum of terrain and difficulty, from novice to extreme and everything in between. Provided you already have a small amount of experience as a backcountry skier and have completed a Level 1 avalanche course, there is something in this atlas for everyone.
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Backcountry Skiing: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Snoqualmie Pass, Washington
by Matt Schonwald
Northwest Avalanche Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Buffalo | Cameron Pass | Crested Butte | Loveland | RMNP | Silverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Crystal
| Hurricane Ridge

Make your tour planning more efficient and your route finding structured with the Snoqualmie Pass digital guidebook on rakkup. It shows ascent routes, descent descriptions, max slope angles, a trail map, offline GPS navigation, and much more. The information provided can help you in your decision making process through its streamlined, user friendly design.

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Backcountry Skiing: Crested Butte, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Crested Butte, Colorado Guidebook

Backcountry Skiing: Crested Butte, CO
by Andy Sovick
Crested Butte Avalanche Center
Beacon Guidebooks:
Colorado: Berthoud | Buffalo | Cameron PassLoveland | RMNPSilverton | Uphill Skiing & Light Tours of Colorado
Washington: Baker | Crystal | Hurricane RidgeSnoqualmie

Whether you’re skiing The Pencil or taking a quick lap on the front side of Snodgrass, this Crested Butte rakkup guidebook uncovers a wealth of information about the terrain. The updated and augmented digital atlas shows new zones including Copper Creek and Upper East River. This is the terrain primarily accessed from the famous Gothic Ski Huts. It shows ascent routes, descent descriptions, max slope angles, a trail map, offline GPS navigation and much more. Use this tool for terrain management, route finding, tour planning, and to guide your decision making process.

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