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    Any backcountry skiers around Sedona?

    My wife and are considering a trip to Sedona to escape the rain in the PNW. The main goal would be to enjoy the sun, ski a little and possibly rent a bike.

    It looks like the skiing is north of Flagstaff in the San Francisco Peaks? Would anybody like to share beta on areas to ski or show an out-of-towner around. Are there any online BC skiing resources.

    What would be the best time of year to enjoy the sun but still get in some good BC skiing and a little riding. I don't mind putting in extra effort for a good descent.

    We're thinking late winter/spring 2016, but open to suggestions.

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    The best time would probably be February. By then most instabilities are bridged over and the backcountry and slackcountry logcicles buried. It's an El Nino year and it's looking like a big one. If that pans out the tap turns on early but shuts off early. The spring touring will be great but really the riding in Sedona is good in all winter months. There can be nice warm sunny days with temps in the 60s in Sedona in December and January in between storms. March will be super busy with the spring break crowd.

    The online resource is here: Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center: Home

    Some stoke for you:
    http://forums.mtbr.com/arizona/ot-ar...ke-676823.html
    http://forums.mtbr.com/arizona/2013-...ad-887843.html

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    ^^^What he said.




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    Thanks, Rockman. Great pics, there is some very impressive terrain in your backyard.

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    RA, when's the Powder Mag article coming out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    RA, when's the Powder Mag article coming out?
    Who knows if it is? I'm not even willing to say that it's happening. Hopefully but you never know what an editor will do or not do. I'm nervous. If it does I hope we don't look like kooks!

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    Snowbowlin'

    "May your trails be winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view." - Ed Abbey
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    Quote Originally Posted by raisingarizona View Post
    Wow, those are some nice lines. We don't have a lot of terrain like that around Mt Hood.

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