Winter’s snowfall makes for summer skiing in Southwest Colorado

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Winter’s snowfall makes for summer skiing in Southwest Colorado

Plenty of snow in La Plata Mountains, Ophir Valley
Summer skiing awaits anyone willing to hike off the Ophir Pass road.
Diana Davis skis in the La Plata Mountains last week. An above-average winter snowpack has lingered into summer, attracting backcountry skiers and snowboarders.
A skier hikes up a slope in the La Plata Mountains in July.
The Kling family enjoyed summertime skiing on Ophir Pass on July 4. From left are Josh, Cooper, Bonnie and Corbin.

Winter’s snowfall makes for summer skiing in Southwest Colorado

Summer skiing awaits anyone willing to hike off the Ophir Pass road.
Diana Davis skis in the La Plata Mountains last week. An above-average winter snowpack has lingered into summer, attracting backcountry skiers and snowboarders.
A skier hikes up a slope in the La Plata Mountains in July.
The Kling family enjoyed summertime skiing on Ophir Pass on July 4. From left are Josh, Cooper, Bonnie and Corbin.
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