These are tree runs. There are a couple of different options, the further back towards the ski area you go along the ridge the steeper it gets (I have heard woomphing and all sorts of sketchiness over on these shots before). The further towards the top of the pass you go the mellower it gets. Pick your line and ski down to the open meadow which provides a pretty great regrouping point. After this next meadow ski tight trees down to the road. From here I usually take my skis off, cross the road and drop down the next section and into the Loveland Valley ski area. From there you can catch the free shuttle back to the area and either go do it again or go ski something inbounds.[more]
Mountains just west of Boulder. Tons of great Alpine climbing and great ski descents. Generally there is good snow late into the spring, but doesn't really get good until mid-winter.
How to Get There
Go West out of boulder, through Nederland, and continue on. The approaches are a little longer in the spring, because of slightly lower elevations, but they average a couple of hours to the goods.
There is some camping up there, with creeks and streams to fish in, but a lot of it is private property, so be aware of where you are camping.
Nederland is going to be your best option. Go to the smokehouse and get some tasty sweet potato fries and a brew!
Be on the lookout for private property signs.