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by sody
Sun Mar 21, 2021 7:54 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4276

Re: Taos Region

Snow pack is transitioning from Winter to Spring. The in-between season. Stability seems to have eased. yesterday was busy in the backcountry. Several groups skiing bigger lines. Lake Fork NE and SE, Sin Nombre NW and N slopes, Wildy Bowl N aspect, my guess is also people may have went for Wheeler (...
by sody
Fri Mar 05, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Santa Fe Region

Goal was to ski Baldy today. It was warm and felt more like April than March today, We decided for the Deception peak to Lake route and then take take the couloir of half way between Lake and Penintente. Not enough snow to ski, lots of rock bands sticking out. Headed further and skied a west facing ...
by sody
Fri Feb 05, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Etna Summit CA fatality
Replies: 1
Views: 269

Re: Etna Summit CA fatality

Ugh, that is another bad one.

Just an update, CO is already at 8 for the season.
by sody
Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: General Talk
Replies: 8
Views: 11015

Re: General Talk

That is deep. From the length of the recovery I was wondering if this was the case.
by sody
Sun Jan 31, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4276

Re: Taos Region

Went into Williams lake cirque Friday and Saturday. Both days, wide spread whoomphing on steep, open west facing aspects. Observed one myself, similar report from people I talked too. On Saturday, lots of wind, initially W, then NW winds. Results in lots of wind affected areas on east aspects and cr...
by sody
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:38 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Santa Fe Region

Perfect day for resort skiing. Finally a storm to brag about. Today was very light and fluffy snow. Almost ran into another skier on Wizard following him, but not being able to see due to all the fluff thrown in the air. I ventured in the trees a little just to see what is there. Even with this stor...
by sody
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4276

Re: Taos Region

The recent storm seems to have treated Williams lake cirque nicely. Skied today on skiers right in the trees of Sin Nombres North facing avalanche path. Was quite warm, and the snow was on the denser side. Surprisingly not a lot of people in the parking lot or on the trail for such a nice treat of f...
by sody
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Education
Topic: wrongful death lawsuit targets Silverton Avalanche School/BCA
Replies: 0
Views: 922

wrongful death lawsuit targets Silverton Avalanche School/BCA

Will be interesting how this is going to play out. SAS and BCA (and all the stakeholders) are listed in that lawsuit:

https://coloradosun.com/2021/01/07/aval ... ry-skiing/
by sody
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Education
Topic: Scholarships for Avi 1
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Scholarships for Avi 1

Here is a link that list a few scholarships: https://avtraining.org/scholarships/ With the pandemic and the worry that people will go into the BC unprepared, there are some intro courses offered online for free. Disclaimer, they do not substitute a full in-person avy 1 class. https://learn.kbyg.org/...
by sody
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Latir, good winter access point?
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Latir, good winter access point?

Thanks, JBella. Very good info. I will check it out sometime, when there is a little more snow.
by sody
Sat Jan 02, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4276

Re: Taos Region

I know that slope, check out the TAC observation from December 29th, second picture, titled https://taosavalanchecenter.org/pro-obs/20201229_natural-and-skier-triggered-avalanches-on-north-through-east-aspects-near-and-above-treeline/ Ah, yep. that was it. I followed their skin track. Was wondering...
by sody
Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Taos Region
Replies: 28
Views: 4276

Re: Taos Region

Toured around in the William's Lake Basin. Skied in the trees next to the big Sin Nombre avalanche path. One my way to that, several small collapses around rocks and willows. Saw a fresh small avalanche (3m wide, ran maybe 10 m). Started near some rocks, east aspect. My guess is that solar exposure ...
by sody
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Latir, good winter access point?
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Latir, good winter access point?

I am looking at exploring other areas for BC skiing than the usual spots I know. What are good trailheads/roads to get to to start exploring and that are open in the winter? How far can one drive up Forest Access Rd 134 in the winter? Or is there a better road to take? Not looking for specific beta ...
by sody
Sun Dec 20, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: Two fatalities near Silverton 12/19/20
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Two fatalities near Silverton 12/19/20

Tragic few days. 3 fatalities in two days.
by sody
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Northern New Mexico 2020-2021 Conditions
Topic: Santa Fe Region
Replies: 32
Views: 3687

Re: Santa Fe Region

Went up to skin in the area, not brave enough to venture out yet. From what I have seen on top at the radio towers, lots of wind scoured the open areas/alpine. I skied down south burn to see how it is in there. Coverage was good, but still thin. Hit a few rocks and some stumps sticking out. This mak...