The Endless Powder Day
Please excuse my blog’s delay. Due to endless and deep powder stashes, refreshingly snowy face shots and champagne powder® that made my turns feel like they were in the clouds, I simply could not come down (from the mountain that is).
With 7 new inches at mid-mountain and 11 new inches at the summit, it was a powder day in the ‘boat from the start. What made today extra special were the snowflakes that persisted to fly all morning, making for an endless powder day in Steamboat. By 11 AM, the summit had already accumulated another 3 inches, and as I write my blog, it’s still snowing!
The soft, light and fluffy powder in the trees kept dishing out surprise after surprise. Just when I thought that surely a particular powder stash would be tracked out, it wasn’t. And it was grin-worthy, giggle-worthy and screaming with joy at the top of your lungs worthy. Truly endless powder stashes on my favorite tree runs made for what I’ll deem the best powder day thus far of the 2020/2021 season.
February has been good to us in Steamboat with an official report of 66 inches so far this month at mid-mountain, which means quite a bit more at the summit. Currently the mid-mountain base is 57 inches and the summit base is 83 inches.
With a solid mid-winter base and great coverage in most of the trees, powder turns were truly bottomless today, and likely will continue to be with a snowy forecast through the weekend. For a more detailed forecast, check out Joel Gratz’s Steamboat Daily Snow Report.
Endlessly deep champagne powder and face shots that I’ll take any day of the week certainly made me grin, giggle and feel downright giddy. If you haven’t enjoyed Mother Nature’s light and fluffy surprises this week, I suggest you make some powder day plans now. If the snow continues, even afternoon turns can be surprisingly fun and soft.
Ski and ride with care (and with your mask properly on) and have a great day on the mountain!
Erin Campbell, Alpine Skier & Snowboarder
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