James Peak Wilderness Area
Submitted By: Dobish on April 08, 2010
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Pretty open bowl with a number of options, there a couple of tinier chutes that are created by tree gullies and rock areas throughout the line. Basically choose your own adventure skiing! After you ski the line head SW through the bottom part of the opening and follow the hill line south. This will meet you back up with the road where you can skin right back up to the hut.[more]
Windy, Cold, and has some really good skiing. It is easily accessible, and there is plenty of stuff to ski, even with elevated avalanche forecasts. There are also some really steep lines, that are great for ski mountaineering practice, as well as everything in between.
How to Get There
Located just west of Idaho Springs, there are a couple of different ways to access the trailheads. There are some access issues, so make sure to pay attention to signs.
There is camping here all year long, just make sure you are obeying private property signs.
Not a lot of options for food, so go back to Idaho Springs.
Much of this land is either forest service or private land. Please be courteous and make sure you obey all posted signs.