I'm heading to Aspen from Wednesday, March 16th - Sunday, March 27th. i'll be cruising with my wife for the first three days, but she heads home after that and I'd love to ski some side/backcountry.
About me: 43 year old - usually ski Kirkwood at Tahoe, but travel to ski a fair amount. Have skied backcountry in the Alps as well as around Tahoe. Have a relatively light dynafit setup and a reasonable understanding of snow/avalanche dangers, but no formal training (it's definitely on the list). I'm fit and reasonably risk adverse, only going backcountry with guides or partners with good knowledge of the area (thus my desire to find a partner for this time).
If anyone is going to be out and about next week and would like some company, I'd love to get after it!
Stupid Highland Bowl questions: is it ok solo, or only safe with transponder and partner? I assume it's 100% hiked, not skinned?
Finally, any recommendations for a backcountry guide? If I cannot find any partners, I'll likely hire for one day to hike something remote and interesting.
[Mod note: Moved to Getting Together.]