Steamboat

Your vacation planning community

Steamboat is sharing a little early Valentine's love with us this morning- there is no doubt about that.

Best day of the Year? Some are saying that. Either way, people are having a very good time this morning.

Lift crews had their hands full readying affairs for the eager, but remarkably well-behaved power-hounds. Here's the Burgess Creek crew doing a great job moving the not insignificant new snowfall in advance of opening. It's been snowing on and off (mostly "on") for the past three days and the mountain has returned to a super-soft, can't-go-wrong, yup-that's-another-faceshot-hoo-hoo condition. And the snow continues.

While my experience doesn't really matter (I am only here to serve all of you, my people) for the benefit of communicating how the skiing and riding is, I'll share a few details of my morning. I headed first down a groomed Vagabond which had about 4 inches of new fluff covering the corduroy underneath. Could it get any more fun? Why yes, when we took a right turn into Surprise. First face-shots of the day. Of many.

A BC Lift ride took us to Whiteout (below) where the bumps were slowed down just a wee bit by all the new snow. Awesome.

After looking down from our Four Points Ride we couldn't help but hit Upper Nelson's into Twister. The wind had blown across the top section a little bit overnight but this made for a ridiculous, spongy platform that sent you from one turn to the next with a sort of little kid's glee. I even popped some air off the first cat track. Old-man air with a soft landing.

Then it was a classic Shadows (are you kidding me?) followed by a Twilight to 2:30 (hoot-central). We then took advantage of one of the longest tree lines on the mountain in Wally World, where we finished up behind a Ski Patroller who was busy ensuring everything was safe for all of us. I really honor the work these folks do for us day-in and day-out.

It's a tremendous skiing day on this tremendous mountain and I am not alone in being very grateful.

One tip on a day like today: if you want to get into some powder-specific skis, take advantage of the Yurt at the top of Thunderhead. They will dial you in and you can even switch skis during the day to try out different models.

Be well,

George Danellis

Snowboarder

Past Posts

Views: 74

Comment

You need to be a member of Steamboat to add comments!

Join Steamboat

Comment by James on February 13, 2010 at 1:20pm
Power hounds :)
Comment by skisteamboat on February 13, 2010 at 12:21pm
And this is the weekend I chose to be out of town. $%^%^&*() But...... I will be back Monday.

Cheers

Steamboat Reservations

Call: (877) 783-2628 or book online

Steamboat.com, the Official Site for Steamboat Ski Resort.

For mobile phone updates including snow, lifts & trails, follow us on:

Latest Activity

Profile IconNathaniel John Anderson, MaryAnn Twarog, Karen Monsen and 3 more joined Steamboat
10 hours ago
ChicagoSkier replied to Brendon Robertson's discussion Buying skis in steamboat
"I recommend One Stop Ski Shop, in Downtown Steamboat (very near the mountain)"
yesterday
Caroline Lalive posted a blog post

Goals Shmoals

Recently I heard a commencement speech from Tim Minchin. Now whether or not you are famliar with…See More
Sunday
Jason Rubin is now a member of Steamboat
Friday
Profile IconAimee Denman, amanda hambergh and Steve Smith joined Steamboat
Thursday
Steve Smith posted a status
"Is there a way to sign up for emails of deals and events, etc? is there a way I can get on some emailing list to get such news????"
Thursday
Profile IconKevin Corcoran, Nathan Stephens, Reuben Russell and 1 more joined Steamboat
Sep 8
Jon Sieben commented on Marlene's group Steamboat AUS
"I am heading over with the 2 young boys 3 and a half and 4 and a half. We are going in January and…"
Sep 5

© 2014   Created by Steamboat.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service