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Skiing Pikes Peak: Spring 2016

Experienced skiers drop into the chutes on the north side of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak after recent storms have blanketed the mountain. Photos by Christian Murdock

Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis The Bowl above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis The Bowl above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis from Devil’s Playground to the top of Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis from Devil's Playground to the top of Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis The Bowl above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis The Bowl above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis The Bowl above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis The Bowl above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Rob Vladimiroff of Woodland Park skis The Bowl above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Rob Vladimiroff of Woodland Park skis The Bowl above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs is dwarfed by the incoming clouds as he skis from Devil’s Playground to the top of Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs is dwarfed by the incoming clouds as he skis from Devil's Playground to the top of Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs and Rob Vladimiroff of Woodland Park ski Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs and Rob Vladimiroff of Woodland Park ski Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Looking toward the top of Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Looking toward the top of Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A car drives the Pikes Peak Highway above Glenn Cove toward the Devil’s Playground to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak after the road was reopened Monday, May 9, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A car drives the Pikes Peak Highway above Glenn Cove toward the Devil's Playground to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak after the road was reopened Monday, May 9, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Cars drive the Pikes Peak Highway above Glenn Cove toward the Devil’s Playground to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak after the road was reopened Monday, May 9, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Cars drive the Pikes Peak Highway above Glenn Cove toward the Devil's Playground to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak after the road was reopened Monday, May 9, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. See gazette.com for a photo gallery. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. See gazette.com for a photo gallery. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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A car drives the Pikes Peak Highway above Glenn Cove toward the Devil’s Playground to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak after the road was reopened Monday, May 9, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
A car drives the Pikes Peak Highway above Glenn Cove toward the Devil's Playground to the top of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak after the road was reopened Monday, May 9, 2016. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the northside of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)
Steve Stowell of Colorado Springs skis Little Italy above Glenn Cove on Pikes Peak Monday morning, May 9, 2016, as recent storms have blanketed the north side of the 14,115-foot mountain west of Colorado Springs. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

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