Only 3 days left (after today) before the lifts stop turning at Steamboat for the season! Better get out there and ski while you can!

This morning was fairly warm on the mountain, but you could feel the next storm rolling in by late morning with the wind picking up and temps dropping. Another decent storm is on tap for Steamboat the next couple of days. It’s going to be hard to beat the 13-inch dump that helped us conquer the Monday blues earlier this week, but the forecast is calling for 3 to 5 inches tonight and 4 to 9 inches tomorrow. I’m an optimist so I’m pulling for 20+ inches to close out the season!

As the end of the season gets closer every day, it’s truly bitter sweet. Half of me wants to whimper myself to sleep knowing I won’t be skiing again for another 7.349 months, and the other half is looking forward to mountain biking, fishing and all Steamboat has to offer in the summer.

For my final blog this winter, I thought I’d take a different approach and share some of my favorite photos I took from the 2017/18 ski season. Oh what a season it’s been.

Scholarship Day/Opening Day:

Does it get and better than being greeted by “Powder” on opening day?

 

I drank more milk than Billy as a kid.

 

This is what having second thoughts looks like

Steamboat Champagne Powder

This is what First Tracks looks like.

 

Mother Knucker: My wife, and mother of my children, is knuckle dragging (snowboarding), so I’m allowed to say it.

 

Leftovers.

 

Sending it on North St. Pats.

 

My 5-year-old’s first powder day EVER!

Winter Carnival

“Look mom, one ski while I’m being towed behind a horse.”

 

Steamboat traffic jam

 

Send it!

 

They have no idea how lucky they are.

 

Amazing view from the top of Howelsen Hill before the Winter Carnival main event.

Night skiing

Just another evening in the Boat

 

WAIT! You’re going to melt the snow!

 

The other version of “POW”

Chasing pow in Utah

All day Alta

 

I believe I can fly

 

Pucker up

 

“Dude, you should jump over that bush, and I’ll take your pic.” “OK.”

 

Surf’s up

 

Snowbird at dusk.

Cheers from my family to yours, see you on the mountain next season!

 

Byron Carney, Alpine skier

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