4/24/1993- Vince Sanders, Davey Sennewald, and Scott Kennett(skier/guide) climb the Lavender Col and descend the Snake.
-5/5/1998- Mark Rikkers and Barrows Worm made the earliest known snowboard descent of Mt. Sneffels via the snake coulior.
-6/1999- Scott Yost and Frank Konsella (skier) climb the Snake and Scott rode the Lavender Col while Frank skied back down the Snake. 
-4/20/2000-Jarrett Luttrell-Lavender Col  Check out his trip report at http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=5549&parmuser=Easy+Rider&s=25&np=3&cpgm=tripuser .
-5/30/2004-Erik Kling and Tom Courtright-Lavender Col
-5/29/2009-Zach Taylor with Mike Bannister(skier). Lavender Col  Check out Zach's trip report at http://www.zachtaylorsnowboarding.com/Mt_Sneffels.html
-5/25/2010- Jarrett Luttrell descends the Birthday chutes.  Here is his TR: http://www.14ers.com/php14ers/tripreport.php?trip=8006  .
-5/26/2010- Tyler Grubb, Chris _______, and Jon Jay climb the Lavender Col and descend the Snake.  Check out Tyler's tr here
 http://www.tylergrubb.com/2010/05/sneffluffagus.html  and Jon's video of the descent here  http://jonathanjay.wordpress.com/2010/05/25/mt-sneffles-snake-couloir-ski-pov/  .
Mt. Sneffels 14,150'
pics: upper left, Mike Bannister(skier) climbing up the upper Lavender Col. upper right, Zach Taylor about to drop into the top of the Lavender Col. photos by Zach Taylor
right picture- Mark Rikkers descending the Snake Couloir on the North face of Mt. Sneffels, photo by Barrows Worm, 1998.
upper picture-A view of the north face of Mt. Sneffels and the Snake Couloir.  photo by Barrows Worm, 1998. 
left picture- Mark Rikkers riding the Snake Couloir on Mt. Sneffels, photo by Barrows Worm, 1998.
photo left:Tom Courtright descending the Lavender Col on Mt. Sneffels, photo above : a view of the Lavender Col on Mt. Sneffels from Yankee Boy Basin, both photos by Erik Kling, 2004.
photo-Vince Sanders on the summit of Sneffels before his descent of the Snake. photo by Dave Sennewald 1993
photo-Dave Sennewald(left) and Vince Sanders(right) in the Snake with dogs Zudnik and Sundance. photo by Scott Kennett 1993
Mt. Sneffels north face rises dramatically more than 6,000 feet above Ridgeway Colorado.  It is a beautiful rugged peak in the San Juan mountain range.  This peak has several classic descents.  The jewel is the Snake couloir that descends down the north face.  This line is usually approached from the otherside via the Lavender Col in Yankee Boy Basin(a worthy snowboard descent as well).  From the summit you rappel directly into the top of the couloir and ride down.  This is an very steep, sustained line.  Since the snowline only goes from 70 feet or so beneath the summit, it is not technically a "summit" descent even if it is the best line for snowboard descents on the mountain.  The Birthday chutes are the only true summit descent on the mountain.  These steep chutes are on Sneffel's south face above Yankee Boy Basin.