Mount Flora 13,132′ Flora Creek Bowl 6/16/2015

It’s amazing how much snow can be lost in a week. With minimal freezing just that happened this past week, at least on west facing lines around Berthoud Pass. The Bear Claw on Parry is no longer in from the summit and the line we wanted in Flora Creek was no longer in, not that we could see it anyway. It felt line Scotland up there on the divide in the fog, so that was good as “If it’s not Scottish it’s crap!”; sounds better with a Scottish accent and a few whiskies. The skiing was really good and it was fun to be back in there again. The last time was with Doumall and a foot and a half of pow in January a few years ago. With the bottom section melted out the walk out was very steep and focused. It was tough getting a ride back to the pass.

Thanks for the day in the hills honey 🙂


  1. Awesome post! I was just doing some research because I was wanting to head up Mt. Flora and it was nice to find such a recent post! I was aiming for Monday, based on how much snow there was, could this still be skiable then?

  2. Sorry for the late reply to this, been working a lot lately. There’s more snow in the northern Indian Peaks right now. Pretty sure Flora is cooked off at this point. Though across the valley Byers is still holding some. Cheers

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