After a huge powder weekend in the Boat, this morning was icing on the cake.

With 2 feet of snow falling on Steamboat over the weekend, things are looking mighty fine around here. Town and the mountain were absolutely packed the last few days, and the new snow certainly put the Yampa Valley in a great mood. It was no doubt some of the best conditions we have seen all year: deep and fluffy everywhere. Although the fresh flakes falling from the sky came to an end last night, I knew the snow conditions would be outstanding this morning under a clearing sky.

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We have skied a lot of groomers this year, but not like this. Days of plentiful fresh snow have given us some incredibly soft corduroy to sink some edges into today. Every turn this morning was outrageously good. The manicured lines of corduroy sparkled in the sun in every direction and skied even better than they looked. I couldn’t help but make huge, wide turns across every run, savoring every single line of soft corduroy as my skis effortlessly blasted through the groomed run like a hot knife through some buttery icing on a delicious cake. Making glory turns under a deep blue Colorado sky offered a morning of complete zen. What a great place we play in.

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With so much snow falling in the last few days, we couldn’t just do soft groomers all morning so we made our way to Morningside in search of more of that deep pow we played in all weekend. You have to do some hunting to find fresh turns today, but they are out there and still as good as yesterday. If you are in search of leftover freshies, head for the trees and you will be rewarded with treasures.

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Pick of the mountain today is One O’Clock: soft corduroy turns on a nice pitch with a sweet view of the Flat Tops and the gondola … simply awesome.

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Come join us for a great day on the mountain. See you up there!

 

Kevin Olsen, Alpine skier

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