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Last Blog of the Season

As I've been buried in work the last few weeks, I've purposely tried to avoid all that is Steamboat during that time. Each time I'd go to the site after returning from our trip, I'd pine for the slopes. The funny thing is, I was almost, if not definitely pining for the 'count down' to the trip. Kinda like that old saying about the journey being better than the destination, etc.

Anyway, Ive now come to accept that skiing is done for the year, time to look towards gardening, cutting… Continue

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 5:26pm — 14 Comments

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Well, here we are, waiting to board our flight back to the 'burgh'. So, I guess our first trip has officially ended. Let's hope we can get there again next year. Last day on the mountain (yesterday) was pretty uneventful. Conditions were'nt really that great. I think it was officially the first day of our 6 days on the mtn. that the top was above freezing (35ish). So, my hiding at the top of the mountain to avoid the unusually warm boat weather wasnt even working that well.

I do… Continue

Posted on March 3, 2009 at 1:28pm — 4 Comments

Day 5 - the end is near

Well, I think that the limitations of our bodie is slowly.....errr..... quickly catching up to us. Funny how each day here at the boat, we seem to be getting up a little later each day and taking a little longer lunches. I think we all thought we were in good shape before getting here, but I guess there's "in shape" and then there's "in ski shape".

Today was a good day on the mountain though. Again, wifey was denied a trip on the mountain by her left leg MCL. It shouted "We'll have… Continue

Posted on March 1, 2009 at 9:52pm — 4 Comments

Another Day in the Boat - Day 4

Well, since my last blog, wifey was still depressed after blowing out her MCL high speeding it (2 mph) down Vagabond yesterday. She's slowly facing the facts that it's very unlikely she'll be skiing again this vacation. So she's trying to make the best of it.

Since it was a blue bird day, I thought it be perfect for photos and videos, so I basically played the part of 'Sharpshooting Imaging" today. I posted a few on line.

After the boys and I headed to the hill this… Continue

Posted on February 28, 2009 at 9:27pm — 3 Comments

.......and then there were 3

Well last night we ended up going to mambo italiano for dinner. excellent choice and appreciate the recommendations from the blogosphere for it. We had a mixture of many different things, but my favorite was the mambo nachos - basically an italian version of a loaded nachos plate - excellent!!

Now for today.........Well, it all started well. Actually got all 4 of us to get first tracks down why not. I dont care what the ski report… Continue

Posted on February 27, 2009 at 4:21pm — 4 Comments

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At 9:51pm on February 22, 2009, Stbtskier said…
Hello Kup,

I haven't been on the forum lately but remember you being interested in looking at a couple of our condos for future visits to the boat while you are here. We are booked up pretty solid while you are here but we will be cleaning two of our 2 bd/2 bth condos on Wednesday the 25th. You can ski in to the Torian around lunch or later and see it and we will take you up to the Bronze Tree and then bring you back to your skis. Should not take more than 20 minutes to see both if you are still interested. One is ski in/out and the other is ski in/walk out. Both have excellent locations. Let me know if you are still interested in seeing them. We also have a 1 bd/1 bth ski in/out that you can see on the 26th or 27th.

At 9:34am on February 10, 2009, JB6543 said…
You can't beat a good paper piste map, but I used my GPS and it gives cool things like instaneous speed. I hit 34 mph at the bottom of a red.
At 8:37am on February 10, 2009, JB6543 said…
Did you get the trail map download for your nuvi?
At 5:40am on December 18, 2008, Boo Boo said…
Most of the trails are nice and wide :-). I always wait for the "best time" to go (i.e. no-one in front, no-one behind) - when possible - so I can enjoy the trails without worrying about other people. The snow conditions are good and the crowds are normally no bad at all: I think that you will like Steamboat. It is worth the effort to get there (and we come from the UK - so quite a lot of effort ;-) ).

At 4:01am on December 18, 2008, Boo Boo said…
Hi Kup

Sorry abodut the gondola news... didn't mean to worry anyone ;-)

9 Two O'clock (over on sunshine), Blue/Black
14 Rolex, Black (we only do it when it has been freshly groomed, VERY steep in parts - probably the steepest single black diamond in Steamboat)
16 Vagabond, blue, very nice! Very long run, fairly steep in parts, but very wide.
37 Sunshine Lift Line on the left, High Noon on the right. Both Blues.

If I was you - level 4/5 - everything on that list, except Rolex, should be doable. Just take your time, work on your technique and don't be rushed. If I was you, I would leave Rolex until you are happy with other blacks (See Me, Ted's Ridge, Westside etc).

Let me know if I can help more :-)
At 7:56am on December 8, 2008, ChicagoSkier said…
Education is important. Travel is a bit like education and as you know, family time is fleeting. I hope I can convince my wife to take my daughter out of school for a local day trip or two!

Again, I'm a budget traveler like you. Friend recommended Timber Run (nice but older). Then, the following year Steamboat Central Reservations (did I mention how impressed we are with them?) "found a value price" at Trappeuers and we loved it there. Booked two years in a row. The next year we either booked late or the price was too high, so went with friends recommendation for the West, which was good location but 3 floors without an elevator was unusually exhastive, with the skis and boots. Won't do that again. A friend stayed at Eagle Ridge while I was there. NIce two bedroom, very spacious. Nice Outdoor pool (nothing like a quick swim when there's snow all around you) you'll be happy with Eagle Ridge, good location. BUT I suggest you ride the free shuttle to the lift vs. making the short walk. (plus, I think they'll take you about town)
At 6:57pm on December 6, 2008, ChicagoSkier said…
Hey Kup,
I've enjoyed your postings. When are you visiting Steamboat? I don't think I'll be there, but I trust you will find it to be everything you are hoping for and more. Been there with my wife and (now 12 yrs old) daughter 4 times in past 6 years. Stayed at: Timber Run, Timberline at Trauppers, Timberline at Trauppers and The West Condos. We always go during her Sping Break in Late March. However, this time (December 11th) I am traveling solo, and staying at the Rabbit Ears Motel. I'm not local. I am a Blue Run skier and I travel on a budget as well. Let me know if I can be of assistance.


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