State of the Backcountry 2014: XIX | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

This is the last formal report for the 2013-2014′ ski season. Say what? You thought ski season was over months ago? Not in the high Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

It’s full on summer from coast-to-coast, but that doesn’t mean there’s no snow left to get your shred on. The Pacific Northwest (PNW) Volcanoes are still holding, and you can still find some rippable slopes in snow starved California if you head to Carson, Sonora or Tioga Pass. Lift access via Timberline at Mt. Hood, Blackcomb, B.C., and Beartooth Basin, WY continue to offer easy access to summer turns, and there was even a short window powder session in Utah last week.

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