Photo Journal – Aspen Mtn Off Piste and Ashcroft Touring

This past week guided trips went out on Richmond Ridge on the backside of Aspen Mountain and also up in the Castle Creek valley above Ashcroft.   Safe skiing conditions and good powder could be found in all areas and the Colorado blue skies enhanced the views and vistas.    The group skied around 2,200 vertical feet on Richmond Ridge and over 4,000 feet off of Green Mountain above Ashcroft.

Richmond Ridge Powder Turns

Getting the freshies. Supportive upper snowpack has lead to great skiing conditions

Beautiful Sunny Day for Off-Piste Skiing

Taylor Basin as seen from Green Mountain

Skinning up the west side of Green Mountain

Headwaters of Castle Creek in the background. Mace Peak on the left, Castle Peak in the back middle. Beautiful views everywhere


Taking a little break on saddle below Green Mountain

Skinning up NE Shoulder of Green Mountain, Brown Mtn in the background

East Face of Castle Peak, classic ski descent

Cathedral Peak as seen from the top of Green Mountain

Summit of Green Mountain, beautiful day to be out in the backcountry

To book your own backcountry ski adventure and enjoy fresh powder turns and beautiful vistas call us at Aspen Expeditions at 970-925-7625!


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Winter Avalanche Course Schedule – AIARE Level 1

Dec. 6-8, 2013
Dec.* 9-11, 2013
Dec. 13-14, 2013
Jan. 3-4, 2014
Jan.* 6-8, 2014
Jan. 10-12, 2014
Jan.* 27-29, 2014
Jan. 31-Feb 2, 2014
Feb.* 3-5, 2014
Feb. 28- Mar. 2, 2014
Mar.* 10-12, 2014
Mar. 21-23, 2014
Mar.* 31- Apr. 2, 2014
Apr. 3-5, 2014

AIARE Level 2

Dec. 12-15, 2013
Jan. 9-12, 2014
Feb.* 3-6, 2014
Apr.* 1-4, 2014

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