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Being that we live at 8,040 feet, weather, and snow are both a huge part of life. We shovel it, ride through it, ride on it, pray for it, curse it. We love it. Whether it's burying the ramp, blowing into hug lip launches at Edlora or carrying us over a cornice in some distant part of the state - it is a huge part of our constitution.

Outer Edge

Outer Edge

Me and the mexican looking for lines in all the steep places.


You

You

Your shrivelding testicles, and about 1,000 feet of vertical and open canvas.


Who's on first

Who's on first

It's all fun and games until someone yells "One in" and we wait and watch.


Pick a line

Pick a line

Monarch - 2003. Everyone selecting their lines for the afternoon cornice chuck.


Not Eldora

Not Eldora

Dan - contemplating the drop of the season - February 2003 - Monarch Cat Trip.


Harbinger

Harbinger

Of a great day at the hill. The back deck - speaking volumes.


Luke, I am your father

Luke, I am your father

A famous line off of South Araphoe. April 2004, DV8 and I hauled up there and dropped it. Steepest thing I think I have ever been on. Epic.


The View from here

The View from here

This is riding out west - heading for the fine.....


Setting up

Setting up

For the 300 yard bottom turn


White stalks of love

White stalks of love

The backside - the dark side - the right side


Going Bust

Going Bust

Yes - I landed it - and yes - I broke the board in half.


Surf Much?

Surf Much?

Getting heelside slashes - in january - in the mountains - is a bonus.


Space - the final frontier

Space - the final frontier

This was pretty big - not l ike Alaska big - but Eldora large


Core-nice

Core-nice

The mystery cornice - formed during the legenday 4 day snow in - 88 inch storm of 2003.


James

James


Lowermule

Lowermule


Uppermule

Uppermule


Leftsidemule

Leftsidemule


And they call the wind...Eldora

And they call the wind...Eldora

A familiar sight. Chairs blowing around over the face of Corona like small marbles on the end of a child's string. Sublime. Cold. But pretty.


Dheel1

Dheel1


Dheel2

Dheel2


Dtoe1

Dtoe1


Dtoe2

Dtoe2