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Date Wednesday  1/23/2019
End Date
Group Denver
Event Title Saints John Creek BC Ski
Start Time 7:00 AM
Status Canceled
Leader Jerry Rowe
Co-Leader Stephanie Porter-Scheinman
Member Price Free
Available Participants 3
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Difficult I
Trail Mileage 8
Elevation Gain 2,500
Driving Distance 110


We will ski up Saints John Creek from Montezuma and do some laps in the glades higher up in the valley. How high we get will depend on the weather and snow conditions. If weather is good we may ski above treeline. This is an Advanced I trip about 8 miles in length and about 2,500 vertical gain. It is for Tele and AT skiers only, no XC gear. We will generally avoid potential avalanche terrain but will be in areas where avalanches are possible so beacon, shovel and probe are required.. This trip is for competent skiers who can ski black diamond slopes and powder.

We will meet at the Park & Ride just off of I-70 near the Evergreen exit . From Denver take I-70 W and exit on Evergreen Parkway (Exit 252) toward Evergreen. Cross the freeway and urn right on Hwy 40 then right into the Park & Ride  (  We will leave at 7:00 AM so try to get there 10 minutes early so we can organize carpools and gear. Parking space is limited at the trail head so we will try to fit 4 persons per car.


For more info Contact

Jerry Rowe 303-619-9702 (
Stephanie Porter 303-903-8233 (


From the trailhead we will skin up the Saints John summer road to the old mining town of Saints John at about 1.25 mi. We will continue up the road for about 1 mile and then head up the stream valley for about 0.75 mile into some nice glades. We will probably do some laps in the glades depending on snow conditions and weather. If the weather and snow conditions are good, we can go above treeline and ski some open slopes. We will ski back down the road to the cars. The total distance will be about 8 miles with about 2,500 vertical gain.

The summer road goes up to the Wild Irishman Mine and then to the General Teller Mine. The Saints John Mine was the first silver strike in Colorado (1863). This glacial valley boasted a mining camp, library, mill, smelter and sawmill, but no saloons. Saints John was named after St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist.


Avalanche beacon, shovel and probe are required. Bring warm and waterproof ski clothing. Remember your 10 Essentials and bring plenty of water and food. Contact the trip leader if you have any medical conditions that we should be made aware of.


Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.