It’s a beautiful day in the ‘Boat, with warmer temperatures across the valley and on the mountain!

This morning I was looking for an adventure and a little exercise so I decided to go for a hike! In-bounds hiking is best accessed from the top of the Morningside lift. Exit the lift skiers right and cruise down the ridge for a short 100 yd hike where you can ski back to Morningside lift on Wake Up Call or my favorites North St. Pats, East Face, & No Names which take you back to Storm Peak lift.

Ridgeline skiers right to short hike

The views along the short hike are breathtaking. Today is a crystal clear day, I could see past the Flattops all the way to the mountains surrounding Vail and Aspen.

Looking east towards Winter Park

At the top of the hike you’ll see what most believe to be a cell phone and radio tower, I think it’s a huge contraption they use to track all of my secret powder stashes.

The government powder stash tracking tower

There really isn’t a bad run accessed from the tower, soft, powdery, and plenty of drops for everyone to prove their manhood. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves on the three I skied today:

East Face:

Open bowl w decent pitch

 

Smaller 5-10′ drops on East Face

No Names

Steep, deep, technical, what more could one ask for?

 

Edge of No Names & North St. Pats

 

View of No Names from distance

North St. Pats:

Powder + 10-15′ drops = smiles

 

This is run I take people on who say Steamboat isn’t steep…

 

Ppppppppowda!

 

YES!

 

More please!

Happy hiking!

Byron Carney, Alpine skier

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