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Four feet in three days! This place has been completely transformed into a winter wonderland - and almost by surprise. There is a weather phenomenon that Local Meteorologist Joel Gratz refers to as the "Steamboat Surprise," where pure magic is responsible for ridiculous amounts of snow falling on our ski mountain. It is why we love it here.

 But wait, there's more: while we are at the tail end of this storm, another is on it's way this evening. We've had so many back-to-back storms recently, I'm having a hard time figuring out where one ends and the next one begins - but I guess it doesn't really matter as long as the snow is falling.

There was some wind this morning that died off early, but I still tried to stay in more sheltered areas. My first run down High Noon was soft underfoot with low visibility. I made my way over to Sunset thinking the groomers would be nicer in a more sheltered valley of the mountain, but I was still having trouble with visibility. I took a spin up Elkhead and discovered that Sunnyside was 1) groomed last night and 2) sheltered from the wind. The open aspens on the left are also steep and deep, that I went back for seconds.

 

Steamboat, you make us proud!

 

Amy Kopischke

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