Winters Last Blast
You couldn’t ask for much nicer spring weather than we had last weekend. The temps were in the 60s in town and the mountain was in full swing for spring skiing. While it might be tempting to start dreaming of summer, it looks like we have one last blast of winter to remind us how lucky we are to be in Steamboat. The storm moved in this morning and we’ve gone from sunny skies at sunrise to whiteout conditions!
The groomers were pretty firm this morning above Christy lift, but that could change in a hurry if this snow keeps up. The storm wasn’t supposed to arrive until later today and into the night, so we could be in for some bonus powder turns this afternoon. The groomed runs at the top of the mountain should see the most daytime snow and will fill in the fastest. There might not be enough to fill in the bumps, but with only 6 days left in the season I will take whatever we can get.
With or without one last powder day, I think we’ve had a pretty successful season here in Steamboat. The uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and a slow start to the snowfall had me worried about how smoothly the winter would go. Fortunately the social distancing and sanitation procedures worked out and other than a few long lines we made it through the whole season with no shutdowns. Even though we had a statistically below average winter, we had a great month of February and the conditions on the mountain were almost always better than the snow totals looked. With life starting to look more like our pre-pandemic world, I’m looking forward to next season when things are back to normal. But Im also looking back with pride at the way our community came together and weathered the storm together.
So get out there and celebrate the end of the season with this last blast of winter and I’ll see you next year.
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