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Steamboat Pix from Dec. 14th.

post #1 of 14
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These Pix cover the first day of a week at Steamboat.

For the second year, I enjoyed skiing in Colorado during mid December. Last year I skied several days at Aspen & Beaver Creek, with a day at Snowbird thrown in. This year it would be skiing at Steamboat Springs with a day of Cat skiing provided by Steamboat Powdercats.

I arrived at dinner time as the clouds were gathering on Thursday, the 13th. I woke up to 8 inches of new snow over a soft base and grabbed my widest ski and headed up the gondola. Many skiers went straight for the Sunshine Peak section which was opening for the first day of operations. I decided that the trees and steeper runs at Storm peak would be less crowded, and I was right. I spent the day either trees skiing the between Storm Peak North and Buddy’s Run or I would ski under the Storm Peak Express Lift and continue down Nelson’s Run or Twister.

Early in the morning it was easy to find untracked ribbons running down the slope. Later the conditions remained soft, but with cut up snow with soft moguls underneath. Typical resort powder condition. My Fatties just iron out all the piled-up snow and soft moguls. Pretty easy to just ski the line I wanted without thinking about what’s hidden under the snow. Just float and smear .


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Monday was great for cat skiing, I'll add pix ASAP.


Michael
post #2 of 14
Nice stuff Barret!

Had very similar conditions at Abasin and Loveland early last week. Glad you enjoyed it.
post #3 of 14
Almost as much snow as Stowe.
post #4 of 14
Thanks for the pics... I discovered that I have to get back to Steamboat... I've still got a bit of a fear thing about that groin pull I got in the bumps last year... Gotta go and overcome!
post #5 of 14
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Almost as much snow as Stowe.
That ID is just too much. Can I be less-on-edge!

Michael
post #6 of 14
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Thanks for the pics... I discovered that I have to get back to Steamboat... I've still got a bit of a fear thing about that groin pull I got in the bumps last year... Gotta go and overcome!
You and Finn have a lot in common.
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You and Finn have a lot in common.
Apparently... Sorry, Finn...
post #8 of 14
Fantastic pic's! I'm jealous.
post #9 of 14
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Apparently... Sorry, Finn...
HMMMMM, yes, any one have an extra groin they can share? getting up in boot high powder and I just felt and heard , "pop,pop,pop" not a feeling most enjoy. Very sore and swolen. rested yesterday, skiing greens only today as we are getting freshies.
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by barrettscv View Post
These Pix cover the first day of a week at Steamboat.

For the second year, I enjoyed skiing in Colorado during mid December. Last year I skied several days at Aspen & Beaver Creek, with a day at Snowbird thrown in. This year it would be skiing at Steamboat Springs with a day of Cat skiing provided by Steamboat Powdercats.

I arrived at dinner time as the clouds were gathering on Thursday, the 13th. I woke up to 8 inches of new snow over a soft base and grabbed my widest ski and headed up the gondola. Many skiers went straight for the Sunshine Peak section which was opening for the first day of operations. I decided that the trees and steeper runs at Storm peak would be less crowded, and I was right. I spent the day either trees skiing the between Storm Peak North and Buddy’s Run or I would ski under the Storm Peak Express Lift and continue down Nelson’s Run or Twister.

Early in the morning it was easy to find untracked ribbons running down the slope. Later the conditions remained soft, but with cut up snow with soft moguls underneath. Typical resort powder condition. My Fatties just iron out all the piled-up snow and soft moguls. Pretty easy to just ski the line I wanted without thinking about what’s hidden under the snow. Just float and smear .


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Monday was great for cat skiing, I'll add pix ASAP.


Michael
ahhhhhh good old storm peak lift line! love it!:
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by Finndog View Post
HMMMMM, yes, any one have an extra groin they can share? getting up in boot high powder and I just felt and heard , "pop,pop,pop" not a feeling most enjoy. Very sore and swolen. rested yesterday, skiing greens only today as we are getting freshies.
Ouch! Way worse than mine!

I got jammed in a bump line that turned out to be made by some of the Steamboat young guns... on skis much shorter and more flexible than my 170cm Mach 3 Powers! I got rutted out and couldn't complete a turn with both feet. I learned a lesson that day...

I think it's completely healed, though (that was last season while Philpug was at Steamboat). I just feel badly that I wasn't able to finish the ski day with him and the crew.
post #12 of 14
well skied yesterday with Barrett and rest of gang, if you ever skied with Michael, you will know you can't ski greens,,,,, Skied some great cruisers and when the groin loosened up a bit, we took on Cyclone, a beautiful black bump run with 2' soft bumps. We got about 2-3" of fresh, just enough to keep it soft and loose. Then, skiing a nice easy blue, the groin popped again and I fell like a rag doll. I am taking off today and will try again Friday. It's snowing now and 6-12" is expected.
post #13 of 14
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I had a great time skiing with Ron. He ski ski the greens with his buddies and have a good old time or he can bring it up a level and give me a good run for my money anytime .

When I was given the Tigersharks to try, I decided to get them up to Mach speed and test the skis stability and carving edgegrip.

But first I had to catch Ron; who found a perfect line through the mob at the top of the run while on his Watea 94's.

He waited for me to ski the open sections at highways speeds and we both made nice RR tracks down the hill. Remember, Rons on a softish fatty and I'm on one of Volkl's top models!

We will do it again, my friend!

Michael
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post #14 of 14
ahh too kind my friend. Michael is a speedmeister and just plain fun to ski with, he brings me up a notch.
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