Backcountry


Mid-winter conditions at Mosquito Pass can be harsh, with extreme wind, cold, and avalanche danger in the high-alpine zone that even the most intrepid backcountry explorer might find daunting. But the North London Office will provide shelter from the elements and comfort in any conditions, and there are plenty of opportunities for low-angle, tree-skiing, and meadow-skipping. In the spring, when the snowpack stabilizes and winter conditions recede, backcountry skiers will be treated to an extended season that may continue from March into June. The hut can serve as a base to explore some big-mountain terrain, including neighboring 14ers; more gentle terrain immediately surrounding the North London Mill site is appropriate for any skill level

We are partnering with established outfitters and guides to provide equipment and guiding to  backcountry skiers who want to ‘earn their turns,’ ascending and descending using human-power (a growing niche of the skiing market). We will serve both seasoned backcountry skiers and novices who want to learn the skills and try out the equipment to access ungroomed backcountry terrain safely. There is also terrain perfect for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.   





Working with community partners, we will offer programs studying natural systems, backcountry wilderness survival and preservation, and snow-sports skills. We aim to become a center for training and guidance in snow safety and avalanche awareness. 









Here are some shots from our March 28, 2017 tour with Fritz Sperry and folks from Backcountry Magazine



Here's Fritz gettin' after it on The Wave on London Mountain