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Date Sunday  1/16/2022
End Date
Group Northern Colorado
Event Title Zimmerman/Meadows Ski
Start Time 12:00 AM
Status Complete
Leader Scott Farquhar
Co-Leader Bill Trout
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 2
Type Trip
Trip Type Ski
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate II
Trail Mileage 7
Elevation Gain 900
Driving Distance 150


The time and meeting place will be e-mailed to participants a couple of days before the trip

For more info Contact

Scott Farquhar Trip Leader -


We will set up a car shuttle so we can make a "one-way" trip. We leave a car at the Meadows Trailhead (across CO-14 from the Blue Lake Trailhead) then proceed to the Zimmerman Lake Trailhead. From here we will go uphill 500 feet on-trail to Zimmerman Lake. At the lake we will first circle the lake then pick up the Meadows Trail and follow it down to Long Draw Rd. From there we will follow the road/trail back to the Meadows Trailhead. As we near the road there may be an opportunity to do a bit or "relativly easy" off trail tree skiing. This is a great place to get your "feet wet" backcountry skiing, if you believe you would like to do this please let me know in your request to register for this trip. Also note if you plan to ski off trail you will need to bring a helmet. Also note if there is powder, the off trail skiing is pretty difficult if you have "skinny skis" made mostly for grommed runs. 

This is not an extreme ski trip, but note that the Meadows trail is not level (it goes up and down) AND the path is narrow in portions, NOT wide like a groomed trail.

Note that the trip up to Zimmerman Lake is uphill and can have ice so I recommend if you have skins that you bring them. 




Contact the Trip Leader to register for this trip.