Skiing & Riding the ‘Bolt in November!?!?!

The snowstorm on November 19th & 20th offered a rare opportunity to ski/ride the Thunderbolt before the December Holidays. A handful of intrepid alpinists ventured as far as the summit with one reporting: the very top had crazy scouring; the Big Bend & Steps looked sketchy, but AT to Bellows Pipe skied very nicely; the Needle’s Eye had the usual moments of fear [can you say rock ledge!]; the Big Schuss through the Bumps stayed nice. A few TSR Board members took advantage of the 12+ inches of snow and skinned to the top of the Big Schuss on Tuesday and Wednesday. The snow had settled in nicely and made for some good carving on the way down with a bit of crust in the Meadow and then boney conditions on the Bellow’s South to the trailhead parking lot.

Bellows South skin track
Bellows South skin track
Big Schuss skin track
Big Schuss skin track
Top of the Big Schuss
Top of the Big Schuss