TR: Vail Pass 1/25/2014
With no new snow in about 10 days and bluebird skies in the forecast, Amee and I headed out with the sled to Vail Pass with the intent to mostly just explore the roads in the area and scout for future sled assisted skiing. We accomplished that, plus found some surprisingly good snow.
There is a plethora of easily accessed terrain at Vail Pass. Here's the side of the ridge you wish was safe, but most certainly is not. East side of Machine Gun Ridge.
Resolution Bowl (back left), Queen Bee (center), south ridge of Ptarmigan Point (foreground with old slides).
Resolution Peak area.
Amee found some good recycled powder in the Queen Bee area, right in plain view.