Southwestern Colorado has been getting legitimate amounts of snow this Fall (big lines in the San Juans, CO on Sept. 30th, 2013). Legit enough for skiing and riding deep pow on both big lines and tree runs.
This video captures 15 seconds of Devon Overton ripping mid-winter pow on Red Mountain Pass, CO on October 11th , 2013.
Many of us hope for just one run like this per winter. Devon’s already chalked one up in October. Not bad.
Red Mountain Pass Info:
Red Mountain Pass elevation 11,018 ft (3,358 m) is a mountain pass in the San Juan Mountains of western Colorado in theUnited States.
The pass straddles a divide that separates Ouray and San Juan counties. The pass is named for the nearby Red Mountain 1, 2 and, 3 on the northeast side of the pass. The name is derived from the iron oxide laden rock that forms their slopes.
The pass separates the Uncompahgre and Las Animas River watersheds, and also serves as a dividing point between theUncompahgre and San Juan National Forests. The pass is traversed by the Million Dollar Highway, U.S. Highway 550 betweenOuray and Silverton, which is part of the San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway.
The pass is known for being treacherous in the wintertime due to the steep 8% grade and switchbacks on the north side facing Ouray, though the entire road is paved. In addition, there are very few guardrails on this side and passing is difficult, if not impossible. – wikipedia