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Notes from Laramie WY Snowy Range to Leadville CO

2021 Dates

2/24 – Wed – Snowy Range Laramie Wyoming
2/27 – Sat – Bluebird Backcountry
2/28 – Sun – Steamboat
… Denver / Idaho Springs … work
3/3 – Wed – Hike Squaw Peak Lookout
3/5 – Fri – Ski Cooper / move / drive south via Leadville to San Luis Valley

2021 Local Notes

So many places to ski and hike in this area. Steamboat was spendier than expected. I recommend the Nordic Lodge and it’s large jet tub , and Taco Cabo for a hearty $10 meal and Tamales togo.

Bluebird backcountry was a great experience, and I think the idea will catch on. They are looking for new terrain around the west / world , and if you have access to a zone you’d like to see “lightly managed” through the winter — get in touch!

Lift tickets were trickier than usual to find I70 with covid. Only 50 inches at many locals, with lots expert terrain still closed. Wolf Creek has 100 , and friends had some free time, so we made our way south.