Tim McClellan somewhere in the Tetons. ParlorSkis IG photo
In case you missed the news, a couple Colorado mountains got absolutely dumped on over the weekend. Like not just a few inches, but a few feet, and in the case of Breckenridge we’re talking around 4 feet of the white stuff. That’s a pretty serious haul for November. In fact, Breck and Keystone got so much snow over the weekend that they're going to open this Wednesday, which marks the first time in around a decade that the two resorts will open their doors this early. The Tetons got a healthy dusting as well, as Tim McClellan shows us above, and the young Kai Jones below.
With that news, we figured there must be a few of you powder-hounds who took full advantage of the conditions and caught some turns. We did some digging. We did some finding. Take a look at what we found.
UPDATE: One skier who was recovered from the slide debris died Thursday evening in a Taos hospital. The other remains in critical condition in an Albuquerque hospital. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victims. An avalanche buried several skiers at New Mexico’s Taos Ski Resort Thursday morning. According to the Taos News, the slide occurred in the K3 chute off the resort’s famed Kachina Peak. Two male skiers were extracted from the debris, revived using
Thanks to an atmospheric river sitting on top of California, the Sierra received a considerable amount of new snow. Turns out lots of snow isn’t always good news, that is if you own a private jet. According to the Sacramento Bee, fresh snow piled on the back of a Cessna Citation X jet at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on Wednesday, ultimately tipping it on its tail. Well, there’s a reason why its called “Sierra Cement”. At least conditions look much better in the mountains, with resorts
Two British hikers were rescued in extremely steep terrain in Yosemite early Wednesday morning, just as heavy snowfall was materializing. According to rescue reports, the two hiked up the Yosemite Falls trail, planned to descend the Snow Creek Trail, but got lost around snowline and accidentally started descending a steep dead-end gully as darkness fell. RELATED: 1 Dead, 1 Critically Injured in Taos Inbounds Avalanche Luckily, they were able to place a 911 call, and Yosemite Search and