Handies is a gentle 14er by San Juan standards. The standard route is a hike up without alot of elevation gain. Handies offers several nice snowboard/ski descent lines. The west face is a moderate descent with the shortest mileage and the east face offers some steeper terrain with longer mileage and vertical gain.
5/22/2004-Jarrett Luttrell descends the West slopes of Handies.
5/25/2007-Erik Kling, Tom Courtright, and Steve Pulford(skier) descend the West slopes of Handies.
5/14/2010-Zach Taylor, Mike Bannister(skier) and Ben Jordan(skier) climb and descend the west face.
Tom Courtright and Steve Pulford(skier) ascending Handies Peak, photo by Erik Kling, 2007.
photo- A look at the east face of Handies. photo by Zach Taylor, 2010
photo- Marc Barella(left) and Ben Conners(right) taking in the view on Handies. photo by Carl Dowdy, 2010
photo- Marc Barella riding the east face of Handies. photo by Ben Conners, 2010
photo-Marc Barella(left) and Ben Conners(right) enjoying beers and brats near Cinammon pass. phot by Carl Dowdy, 2010