Eric and Teresa visited us this weekend and we went up into the national park. Visability was poor. Had about 1-4 inches of fresh snow and snow was falling as we hiked. Eric and Teresa borrowed snowshoes and Phil and I were on skis. We went up to Mario Gully and skied down.
Mini back-country skiing conditions report for Mario Gully in Rocky Mountain National Park: Skier’s left of the gully is usually great. Not today. It was a hard, icey crust with pockets of soft, pillowy snow that was obviously blown in. The gully proper was better, but has big holes and was a little chunky as it’s been heavily snowshoed.