01 Dec, 2007
Today I was gonna make the drive to Copper and not deal with the real opening day at Steamboat. But when 8am came around…driving 2 hours would be a bit tiring plus getting over Rabbit Ears Pass would take longer with snow on the roads. I chose to sleep in and ride Steamboat later in the day.
Woke up around 10:30, by 11:30 had walked to the mountain with my roommate Leo and rode down to the new Christie chair to begin our day.
Going through midway station, you can see the cat track coming down to get to the base. The rest isn’t open yet.
Met up with more friends on the mountain, no new terrain was open since yesterday so made turns on Thunderhead which had turned into skiers paradise of mogul fields and cat tracks.
It wasn’t too crowded on the mountain which was nice, lift lines weren’t long at all. I think because the weather was overcast and a mixture of rain and snow in the afternoon…people stayed in.
A storm rolled through during riding, visibility got worse but it was dumping snow!