Spring skiing came late to Chamonix this year, but the gang of skiers that makes the place what it is were happy to wait. After several big spring storms blanketed the high mountains with a healthy coat of powder, locals Leo Slemett and Pierre Guyot dropped into an absolute classic of a line right off the top of the Aiguille du Midi – the Cosmiques Couloir. Sidestepping down what is normally rappelled, the two mountain goats score the steep couloir in near-perfect conditions with a huge group of friends. Is this the stuff of dreams, or is this real life?
There might be no greater joy in life than skiing/snowboarding with your family and passing on the love of riding to a new generation. And, chances are pretty high if you enjoy sliding down frozen water, your old man is the one who taught you how to do that. So call your dad today and tell him thanks: Without him, none of this would be possible.
Even as June slips away, Colorado's alpine snowpack is still solid. As a case in point, Owen Leeper recently investigated some lines in and around Yankee Boy Basin in southern Colorado. Yankee Boy offers incredible late-season skiing, with noteworthy lines including the Snake Couloir on Mt. Sneffels and the couloirs off Stony Mountain. RELATED: RMNP Outhouse is the Coolest Place to Poo in the Backcountry Stony Mountain as seen from Yankee Boy Basin. Zack Skovron photo. Owen Leeper is known
There's a lot going on here: First of all, Jesper Tjäder is shredding an artificial ski slope. While we wouldn't say that his skiing here eclipses , it's still Tjäder-quality. However, skiing isn't really the centerpiece of this video. Instead, the slope itself and what lies beneath are the most interesting parts. RELATED: Air Pollution Plagues 96 Percent of U.S. National Parks CopenHill is a structure with numerous functions. It has an artificial ski slope on the roof, and