WORDS & PHOTOS: Jeff Cricco

What a week its been in the San Juans. Culminating with a storm that dumped more than 2 feet overnight on Monday. Here’s some shots from Silverton, Red Mountain Pass, and Molas Pass. After a rough drought season last year, we already had more snow by January 1 then we did the whole of last season. The skiing is good in Southern Colorado.

Nothing quite like the mountain passes of Southern Colorado. They’re treacherous when the roads are dry. Add snow and man, it makes it exciting and adds a whole other level of adventure to the skiing.

Mike Barney mooning the pow up on Red Mountain Pass a little after sunrise. Multiple storms rolled through all last week with sunny breaks every couple of days. Pretty decent week indeed!

Silverton local, Mike Barney out for a tour across from Silverton Mountain in the beginning of the storm cycle earlier last week.

Mike Barney out smelling the roses and sniffing the pow.

Shadow Dancing in the cold deep San Juan powder off of Red Mountain Pass with Mike Barney

Sven Brunso deep in it off of Red Mountain Pass.

Mike Barney is not a smoker. Except in this shot.

Telluride local, Greg Hope skiing in the wee hours of the morning on Molas Pass.

Sunrise to sunset are what its all about when the snow is this good. Greg Hope off of Molas Pass this past Saturday.

Close to 2 feet of snow fell in the town of Durango this past week. More snow than the town saw all last year. Made for a white Christmas!