Actually, I would call it common. Not as common as the masses riding at resorts, but there are plenty of people earning their turns at places like Berthoud Pass, Carson Spur, Tallac, Loveland Pass, Donner Summit, Steven's Pass, etc. Lot's of people, including myself who'll hike a ridge, drop a line, lather, rinse, repeat. I know several people who don't even ride resorts and get around 100 days a season in.
Last edited by killclimbz; 12-08-2008 at 08:56 AM.