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Hello from the first "official" day of spring... well at least that is what the calendar says.

 

 

Since it is now spring and yesterday was quite sunny, I expected the early morning groomers to be a bit firm today; especially after hearing the 5am report calling overcast skies.  However, much to my surprise it was sunny when we walked off the gondola and the runs actually skied very nicely; and on different aspects as well.  We started our day down Rudi's making fast turns in the soft, carvable snow right to Storm Peak.  The manicured corduroy was very welcoming and smooth in the unexpected sunshine, allowing for predictable turns the whole way down.  We skied up to an empty lift line at Storm Peak, and made our way over to Buddy's Run which turned out to be some of our best turns today.

 

 

Again to our surprise, the snow was smooth and soft up high offering up some really fun turns in the sunshine.  Buddy's was worth doing twice, the fresh corduroy was too good to pass up on a second helping.  We were a bit worried about any South or West facing runs, but we gave it a shot on Storm Face/Rainbow and again was pleased at the quality of the snow.  The more north aspects especially higher in elevation are skiing the best, but you can find good turns on most of the groomers today.  I certainly can't call it winter conditions out there, but it isn't firm spring skiing either... let's call it "sprinter" conditions since it is a nice middle ground of the two seasons.

 

 

If you check our weather forecast, you probably wouldn't believe that it is now officially spring, because there is a nice cold temperature storm headed our way that is expected to last through the weekend.  The bulk of the storm is expected tonight through Thursday evening, and light snow through Monday.  We are looking at the potential for over a foot of new snow, which will tip the scales for Steamboat to pass the 300" mark for the year at the mid-mountain measurement!

 

 

Get out there and enjoy this first day of spring while you can, because it won't last long.  Looks like next week will feel more like spring, but for now in Steamboat it is back to winter...

 

Pick of the mountain today is Buddy's Run.

 

Have fun and be safe up there.  See you on the mountain!

 

Kevin Olsen

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Comment by Kevin Olsen on March 20, 2013 at 8:00pm

Hi Holly - the run in the 3rd photo is where Storm Peak South meets Rainbow.  As an advanced beginner, take the 4 points lift up and exit to the right at the top.  Stay high left for about 50 yards until you meet the groomed run that is there.  You will see this alley on your right.  Take Rainbow down to the saddle and you can get to Storm Peak or Sundown Express from there.  Have fun up there!

Comment by Holly on March 20, 2013 at 4:49pm
Hi, which run is the 3rd pic down? I like how it doesn't look to steep for this advanced beginner :)

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