Last month, myself and members of the Crested Butte located, West Elk Project: Rob Dickinson, Sydney Dickinson, Tom Runcie and photographer Trent Bona joined Gavin Gibson of Skiing Magazine at the Sheepshead Cabin. With owner Chris Rapp as our lead guide and an armada of snowmobiles, we explored line after line. Here’s what we came up with!
“Sheepshead Cabin looks like something out of the Pacific Northwest or British Columbia. The cabin, which sleeps up to ten (or more if you’re willing to hit the floor) is set against a beautiful and rugged backdrop of southern San Juan peaks. But you’ll be surprised to know that this cabin, which sits among more than 30,000 acres of sled-accessible terrain that averages 400 inches of snow per year, is located twenty miles from South Fork, Colorado. What many would think of as an unlikely location for a backcountry hut is sure to become a new destination for riders frustrated with unstable snowpack, inconsistent snowfall, and hard-to-access terrain elsewhere.”
Write-up on Skiing Magazine Online: http://www.skinet.com/skiing/articles/storm-cycles-sheepshead-cabin?src=facebook
Write-up on West Elk Project, by Rob Dickinson: http://www.westelkproject.com/the-sheepshead-trip-report/