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Anyone skied Mount Elbert (CO) in the winter?

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Considering doing Elbert as a ski tour in the winter time via the northeast ridge? Has anyone ever been up there, around February I would guess I'd be going? Suggestions? Comments? General Encouragement?
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Wuz up?

I hiked Mt. Elbert a few years ago. It seems like a good ski mountain, not to cliffy, just wide open bowls. I hiked a lot of the Colorado Trail ("bushwacked" mt. elb though- didn't want to take the c-trail) The other 14eeners are more jagged. TONS OF ENCOURAGMENT! Can I go? [img]smile.gif[/img] [img]smile.gif[/img]
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Lou Dawson, a great athlete and nice guy to boot - has solo climbed and skied all the 14'ers in CO from their summits. He has several guidebooks out if you are looking at any alpine touring on Elbert. His website is at http://www.wildsnow.com/ I imagine you can order the books there or else probably Amazon has them.
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Yeah the Dawson's guide to the 14ers is my bible, very good and thorough descriptions of lots of different routes, I also appreciate Lou's editorial skiing bent point of view. It's his description of the northeast ridge as a relatively safe ski descent from the highest point in Colorado.

Anyone who wants to come along is more than welcome, prerequisites Avy Savy and a good supply of moxie.
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