Backcountry Skiing/Splitboarding – Ophir Mountain


Backcountry Skiing/Splitboarding – Ophir Mountain

Backcountry ski/splitboard Ophir Mountain area in the new Camp Hale-Continental Divide National Monument. March 4 is National Backcountry Ski Day.

  • Mon, Mar 4, 2024
  • Gore Range Group
  • Backcountry Skiing/Splitboarding
  • Adults
  • Easy to Moderate
  • Easy
  • Mileage: 2.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,200 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 10,199 ft
  • Pace: casual

Please read through to end:

THERE IS ONLY ROOM FOR 2 CARS AT THE TRAILHEAD.  You must be willing to carpool from the Fisherman's parking area (approximately 1 mile of travel) with others.

By signing up for this trip you agree to have your e-mail address shared with other participants and photos of you shared in Facebook or other media.

If you need to cancel, please use the appropriate method to cancel on the CMC website - do NOT contact leader.  If you have to cancel the morning of the trip, please TEXT the leader at 303-888-0559 by 6:00 am.

If you have any known medical conditions that may manifest themselves during this activity, please notify the leader via e-mail prior to the trip.  If you have known exposure to a COVID-positive case within 5 days of this trip, please do not come. Do not come if you are sick. 

Bring the usual: 10 Essentials.  Beacon/shovel and probe are optional.

Please bring money for ride sharing and put your boots in a bag/container.

NO PETS please!

10 essentials and clothing appropriate for the weather, trail lunch/snacks. 

Please see current CMC Covid-19 rules at:

Meeting place/time Fisherman's parking area, on Swan Mountain Road just east of Highway 9 at 9 am.

Form 2 groups of 4 in 2 vehicles.

I will send Trailhead address to participants at a later date.

This area is accessed via a private residence so does not get a lot of traffic.  Distance and elevation gain will depend on conditions and participant ability.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Skis or split boards and climbing skins.  No waxing or kicker skins.

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