Have you seen the snow forecast for the next couple of days? Oh yeah, the snow IS coming!

Depending on which online powder forecaster you follow, they are anticipating fresh snow in Steamboat every day from today through Monday. According to OpenSnow, 2-4″ tonight, 4-9″ Friday, 5-10″ Saturday, 5-7″ Sunday and 1-3″ Monday. Your snow dances have been working because it’s going to feel like winter again in no time.

This is great news as our snow has been melting with the warmer temperatures we’ve experienced. Don’t get me wrong, I love bluebird spring skiing in a T-shirt as much as the next person, but I would rather make soft, powdery turns any day of the week over bluebird groomers. You can’t beat fresh snow every day for multiple days, and that’s what Steamboat has on tap. Refill those spots that need some additional coverage and keep the locals and guests smiling.

This morning’s conditions are pretty much how it’s been for the past week: Cool overnight and warming throughout the day with a high of 51. It was a little icy early morning, so I stuck with the freshly groomed runs until the sun started working its magic on the snow.

On days like today, I just enjoy being on the mountain, my happy place. When meeting people from around the world on the chairlift, I’m continually reminded just how lucky we are to call Steamboat home. Even on days when there is no new snow, I can assure you it beats sitting in front of a computer reading about someone else skiing!

See you on the mountain!

 

Byron Carney, Alpine skier

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