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Had to post this up. Steamboat powder cats is about to float into thier best start. Conditions are looking tasty and I think I will have to book a seat in December,,,,

 

post #2 of 12

Good stoke!

 

I do have to laugh that a guy who gets paid for a living to guide people though trees doesnt know how to wrap his pole straps so he doesnt lose his arm when his pole gets stuck!

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im gonna be doing this late january. hopefully some epic powder

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Nice powder, but...where are the hills?

 

I know there's steeper stuff up on Rabbit Ears. I've been there, on skinny skis yet.

 

Did they have to stick to the flatter lines because it's so early?

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this is clearly shot on the "intermediate" terrain, they aren't open yet. Its just a stoke vid.  They have much steeper and more technical stuff. this was shot on nov 23rd but no doubt its off to a stellar beginning.


Edited by Finndog - 11/26/10 at 4:14am
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this is clearly shot on the "intermediate" terrain, they aren't open yet. Its just a stoke vid.  They have much steeper and more technical stuff. this was shot on nov 23rd but no doubt its off to a stellar beginning.


wait thats what they consider intermediate?

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wait thats what they consider intermediate?



 

 

Trees are pretty spread out and the grade looked pretty gentle for the most part. I think most intermediate skiers would be able to handle something like that.

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Exactly!  WTF, geze ya' think an outfitter would want to take a bunch of paying clients into terrain they can't handle?  Go to the site and learn about them and if you are just too rad' for Steamboat, maybe you and Sage can hang out up in AK instead.  Intermediate is the "beginners' level. Since most intermediates have little experience skiing in powder and trees, this is the perfect training ground. Moderate pitch, varied tree spacing (they are not thinned or spaced). Its a great day of fun and a great way to build skills and confidence.  For those that ski inbounds and groomers and are levels 6-7 this is plenty.

 

 

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Originally Posted by foreverski24 View Post

wait thats what they consider intermediate?



 

 

Trees are pretty spread out and the grade looked pretty gentle for the most part. I think most intermediate skiers would be able to handle something like that.

post #9 of 12

well what i meant is they have a beginners and that just seemed a little easier than what i was expecting. i signed up for intermediate because the guy i talked to said its really tough and pretty much must have overkilled expert saying if you dont ski a ton you wouldnt be able to handle it at all. so i was just wandering
 

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Exactly!  WTF, geze ya' think an outfitter would want to take a bunch of paying clients into terrain they can't handle?  Go to the site and learn about them and if you are just too rad' for Steamboat, maybe you and Sage can hang out up in AK instead.  Intermediate is the "beginners' level. Since most intermediates have little experience skiing in powder and trees, this is the perfect training ground. Moderate pitch, varied tree spacing (they are not thinned or spaced). Its a great day of fun and a great way to build skills and confidence.  For those that ski inbounds and groomers and are levels 6-7 this is plenty.

 

 

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Originally Posted by foreverski24 View Post

wait thats what they consider intermediate?



 

 

Trees are pretty spread out and the grade looked pretty gentle for the most part. I think most intermediate skiers would be able to handle something like that.


 
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

http://www.steamboatpowdercats.com/ability/index.htm 

 

the Advanced, level II skiing is faster paced and incorporates much tighter trees. Expert level is very fast skiing, tight trees, irregular terrain, much steeper lines. Its not just only the terrain but the pace is much faster. If you are a true expert, you should go with the expert level. If you can handle pretty tight trees, fairly fast skiing; consider yourself a slid level 8 skier, the advanced is a good choice. If you have any doubts, call them.  They are really cool people. Do a search on them here. Lots of very good reviews. You will not be dissapointed

 

here are some shots of th advanced level

 

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post #11 of 12
I hope the Keepers get to see some of that and report back to us on their experience.
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http://www.steamboatpowdercats.com/ability/index.htm 

 

the Advanced, level II skiing is faster paced and incorporates much tighter trees. Expert level is very fast skiing, tight trees, irregular terrain, much steeper lines. Its not just only the terrain but the pace is much faster. If you are a true expert, you should go with the expert level. If you can handle pretty tight trees, fairly fast skiing; consider yourself a slid level 8 skier, the advanced is a good choice. If you have any doubts, call them.  They are really cool people. Do a search on them here. Lots of very good reviews. You will not be dissapointed

 

here are some shots of th advanced level

 


thanks ill definitly call them. im spending a whole week in january at steamboat and i want to atleast spend a couple days doing this

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