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 Mother Nature had decided to put spring into her back pocket and give us a little more winter. With 7 inches falling yesterday and another 6 inches falling since last night, we're back into winter mode. Don't hang the skis up yet, with three weeks still left in the season and Steamboat surpassing the 300 inch mark, we have some of the best conditions in the state. So, grab your boards and head on up to the mountain, it's another powder day in the 'boat!

The excitement of one more powder day could be felt through the base area this morning. Folks in line were giddy and rope drop couldn't come soon enough. The snow was gently falling as I strapped my skis on at the top of the gondola. Could this be our last powder day, I thought to myself? "Hope not, but we should make the most of everyone." One word could be used to describe this morning's conditions. AWESOME! 

It was apparent from the first run, just how good the conditions were. Boot to shin deep powder on every run and the snow as light as could be. The early morning temperatures were chilly and the slight breeze left a nip in the air, but the beautiful ski conditions quickly erased this feeling and my core was quickly warmed with each passing run. If your heading up early this morning, bring an extra layer and something to cover your face. Conditions will change by the hour, but it's better to have it on you and not need it, than to be without it.

I could not find a bad run if I tried this morning. The groomers were perfectly manicured with 6 inches of freshly falling snow on top. Runs like Rolex and Westside were wonderful, the snow was effortless and exploded with every turn. Cyclone and Storm Peak were also groomed last night and happened to be the run of the morning. Get off Storm Peak chair, ski the face, then pop over to Cyclone, you'll be glad you did!

Rounding out my morning with a few lower mountain runs, I found Valley View in wonderful shape. The base was firm, but the freshly fallen snow on top made for excellent turns. My skis floated on top of the powder and I could only feel the firmness as I finished my turn. With more snow in the forecast, we could be in for a few more powder day this week. We should enjoy ever one like it's out last of the season. I certainly did this morning and I suggest you do the same. Have a wonderful powder days on the slopes.

Think a little more snow, than sunshine!

David Dietrich

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