Hello, Winter Storm Warning!
The mountain reported 2.5″ of fresh, fluffy snow on the mountain at 5 a.m. (it was skiing more like boot to knee deep by the time the mountain opened) and it’s been nuking huge snowflakes all morning! Don’t forget to check the Steamboat Powder Cam for the latest snow totals on days like today when it continues to snow after the morning report.
The last storm, which surprised us with a foot of freshies on Tuesday, was one of the best day of the season until today rolled around. Yes, sadly I missed the 15-inch Friday sleeper day as did most of this town. Who would have thought 2 inches at my house translated to 15 inches by last chair? I’m not going to make the same mistake twice. After writing this blog, I’m getting back out there and skiing until my legs can’t take any more delicious powder turns.
The mountain is oh so soft today, and it’s only going to get better throughout the day, snow on top of snow on top of snow always translates to a big contagious powder grin, and there’s LOTS more on the way!
I rode up with the First Tracks group, which was an amazing experience with fresh uncut powder off the Sundown lift until 9 a.m. I had a good four runs in before the non-first tracks people starting filling in. Even with everyone else on the mountain, I skied right up to every lift I hit today.
It’s classic storm skiing out there: poor viability and cold. Make sure you bring a face mask as you won’t want to take a break. Also, now that we’ve had two large back-to-back storms, be on the lookout and cautious for tree wells.
Get out your powder sticks, and I’ll see you on the mountain this afternoon!
Byron Carney, Alpine skier
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