Nothing like waking up in the morning, grabbing the phone to check the snow report and BOOM: 10 inches in the last 24 hours. I raced to the mountain this morning, coffee in hand, grinning ear to ear.

The non-groomed runs were super soft turns, the kind where you can’t feel the base underneath because there’s just enough depth of new snow. I’d put this morning in my top two days of the season, with Christmas Day’s 11 inches being up there, as well.

You cannot beat the feeling of actually feeling your skis float in the powder. Instead of talking about how awesome it is, I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves:

Stacey Carney enjoying the pow on upper Closet
Erik Berggren likes powder for breakfast

It’s a beautiful morning on the mountain — somewhat warm and overcast on the top, and sunny and warm at the base.

View of the Yampa Valley

Tomorrow should be as good or better than today, with 3 to 6 inches expected later today and another 3 to 6 inches forecast overnight. I am certain to be pressing glass in the gondola line tomorrow!

Enjoy the powder day. There are plenty of soft turns up there still.

 

Byron Carney, Alpine skier

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