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Date Wednesday  4/3/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Ski Quandary Peak 14,265'*
Start Time 5:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Russell Peterson
Member Price Free
Available Participants 10
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult 
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 3400
Driving Distance 140


Meet at  Woolly Mammoth  lot---section BB across the street from the Conoco Gas Station at 4:45 am for a 5:00 am departure.   If meeting at the trailhead meet at 7:00. 


For more info Contact

Contact Leader using email:  720 299 8269  if you have questions.


This requires Black Downhill Skills.  You should be comfortable climbing 1000' / hour in your skis.  It is open to AT, Telemark, and Splitboarders.   No skinny skis and no leather boots.   Beacon, probe, shovel, and skins mandatory.  A helmet is highly recommended.   Expect winter conditions on Quandary Peak.  Goggles and full facial protection are necessary.    Be prepared for 0 deg F temperatures and high winds.    Bring ski crampons and an ice axe.   This trip will be canceled if the CAIC forecast is for High Avalance risk. 


*This is a Bobcat trip. The Bobcats mission is to ensure a variety of challenging CMC trips, especially “B Difficult” and “C” hikes and Difficult Snowshoes, for our mostly age-50+ constituents.  Although we have members, our trips are non-exclusive.  We welcome all CMC members to sign up for any Bobcats trip regardless of age or Bobcats membership. To join our mailing list, write or call CMC Membership Services at: or (303) 279-3080." 




An interesting day.  Snow at the TH was freeze - thaw hardpack.  Most of the east ridge was windswept hardpack.  The East Face had great snow but flat light where it was hard to tell where the snow stopped and the sky began.  Still lots of fun, lots of great turns and a great group. 


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.