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Steamboat Powder Cats, January 1

post #1 of 16
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So the Segbrown clan made it up to poach our powder. It was a great day for all and as usual, the folks over at Steamboat Powder Cats did their best to make a great day for everyone. A perfect balance of Safety, fun and adventure.

 

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post #2 of 16

Looks like fun.  I thought, however, that there were feet of new snow, while those photos would suggest maybe half a foot or so.  Of course, that's still (almost) infinitely better than the conditions in Summit County...

 

Mike

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Originally Posted by habacomike View Post

Looks like fun.  I thought, however, that there were feet of new snow, while those photos would suggest maybe half a foot or so.  Of course, that's still (almost) infinitely better than the conditions in Summit County...

 

Mike

 

There were ... but much had settled by now, of course. I would say we had at least a foot on all runs (it's a tall family, maybe an optical illusion ;-) and these  photos were only from the first couple of runs, so it did get better.  It wasn't as deep as the previous few days, no way, but we unfortunately had family obligations (damn relatives, haha) so this was as soon as we could make it. I know Finn was skiing deeper in the resort earlier, and nothing steep was open, etc etc,  but it was still so much better than Summit ... and a fun family trip for us. We even all made it in one car, which can be an accomplishment of sorts. 

post #4 of 16

Looks like a blast. I should try to get a day in with them this season.

post #5 of 16

Looks like a great group of skiers having a great big bunch of fun!

 

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So the Segbrown clan made it up to poach our powder. 

Thanks for sharing!

post #7 of 16

Nice pix.  I'm jealous.  Still haven't pulled the trigger on a reservation myself.

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SWEET!

post #9 of 16

Just like I remembered it, only it was deeper and you all had some sunshine.

Tx for the stoke.

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Originally Posted by Trekchick View Post

Looks like a great group of skiers having a great big bunch of fun!

 

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yep! that summed it up nicely.  The Brown clan are some good folk. icon14.gif

post #11 of 16

very cool, always pondered paying the bucks for a day

 

how many runs did you guys get in over the day?   did you get a CD/DVD of pics too and did you have a guide by the name of Scully?

 

looks like you can catch a few more photos on their site, looks all too much fun!

 

http://www.steamboatpowdercats.com/new-years-skiing/

post #12 of 16
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Hey Pete they take a couple hundred pictures and do give you a CD with them all. Its always a roll of the dice so to speak but they have a  huge amount of space up there so there's always fresh to ski, its just a matter of whether you hit it on a fresh day of course. You would want the level 3 which is currently closed but will open soon. They had a lot of slides and need to get the roads cut in and all.  

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very cool, always pondered paying the bucks for a day

 

how many runs did you guys get in over the day?   did you get a CD/DVD of pics too and did you have a guide by the name of Scully?

 

looks like you can catch a few more photos on their site, looks all too much fun!

 

http://www.steamboatpowdercats.com/new-years-skiing/

 

I would say we took about 10 runs? Maybe 11? You are guaranteed 8, I believe. No guide named Scully on our cat, unless it was his last name that they didn't use. Finn answered the rest. Oh ... one guide described a level 2/3 trip, where you start on the advanced terrain, eat lunch at the cabin, and go to the expert terrain in the afternoon. (The full level 3 trips involve sack lunches in the cat, I guess.) I don't see that advertised on their site, but it sounds like a nice trip, as well. At least for those of us who would like to pee indoors at least once....

post #14 of 16

Very cool pics and a fun group (your the light blue coat/helmet?) from the pics I checked on their site!  This and other reports here on epic ...

 

A little jealous but least wise feel more inclined (well, not too steep as I'll just fall over) to give this a try this March ... more so a gift for wifey as I know she'd love it! 

 

Pete Scully .... years ago he was an instructor at Steamboat.  He complimented me on by graceful falling skills, he was my first real instructor.

 

Now what I need to do is co-ordinate with a few of you and my wife, she's definitely a bit more skilled than I

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Originally Posted by pete View Post

Very cool pics and a fun group (your the light blue coat/helmet?) from the pics I checked on their site!  This and other reports here on epic ...

 

A little jealous but least wise feel more inclined (well, not too steep as I'll just fall over) to give this a try this March ... more so a gift for wifey as I know she'd love it! 

 

Pete Scully .... years ago he was an instructor at Steamboat.  He complimented me on by graceful falling skills, he was my first real instructor.

 

Now what I need to do is co-ordinate with a few of you and my wife, she's definitely a bit more skilled than I

 

 

Yes ... here is a view of only the coat and helmet :-)  Too bad we didn't have one of those days where even the coat and helmet are out of view...

 

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If I could ski that awesome powder, I would be soooo happy...

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