Peak(s):  Wheeler Peak - 13161
Date Posted:  04/01/2014
Modified:  02/09/2018
Date Climbed:   03/22/2014
Author:  lordhelmut
 Wheeler Peak West Face Ski (New Mexico)   

Made a 1 day road trip 275 miles south to Taos, New Mexico to find clear skies and some decent skiing. Found both on the state's high point. Here is a link to the adventure and a few shots :

Land of No Gapers

Comments or Questions
Dave B
04/01/2014 23:39
You guys should really let Dillon bring some skis on one of these trips.

Shreddin' in NM!
04/01/2014 23:49
Wheeler is a nice little ski isn't it? I rode that a few years ago because it was the highest and hence the one I could find some information on in Colorado. Lots of other lines in that basin that would be fun in the future too!

nicely done
04/02/2014 18:07
I really want to climb Wheeler Peak. No idea why. Love Taos, love NM, and I'll be back to reread your TR for your beta one of these days when I go down to bag it

Great write up,
04/02/2014 20:34
great pics, and great work guys. I might have to ski ”Old Mike” someday.

04/03/2014 21:29
Dave - Dillon is afraid of skis for some reason. But he brings 4-packs of Redacted, so it evens out in the end.

Zach - your TR, along with Scott Tsu and a few others were used in the forming of this impulsive last minute plan. And agree on other lines in the future.

Forbins - Go climb it and that'll answer why. Its so close to Colorado, but is different in a way. No idea how to explain it, just gotta see for yourself.

Mike - Old Mike looked tempting. Its right there. You could ski out that basin as well, just longer. Thanks for the comment.

Thanks for the TR
04/03/2014 21:46
Glad to see we'll still see some TR's from you Brian and not all in book form . I've been wanting to do this peak for a while now. Great write up and pictures as usual.

This weekend in the basin.
04/06/2014 21:26
Looking at wheeler, and skiing freshies.

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