14 Dec, 2007
I was stoked to make it up on the mountain today but definitely forgetting my face mask again was a mistake. I came off the hill and had my friend tell me my cheeks were white…first sign of frostbite.
Today was pretty sweet since I used my lunch break and actually got lunch on the mountain. Usually i just pack a sandwich and eat it in the gondola or a granola bar and eat when I get back to work. But today I met my buddy Steve (who makes the killer original goggle designs) and we ate lunch up at Thunderhead. It was yummy and definitely helped me get ready to ride for the day.
Since I was riding alone today, I stuck to Storm Peak which was above the cloud lines so it was blue skies up on the upper mountain but very cloudy/low visibility on the lower mountain. Some new chairs opened up today including Sundown and Elkhead. I unfortunately did not make it over to the new terrain open. I pretty much kept to making laps on Storm Peak and BC before calling it a day.
Even conditions were awesome on Storm Peak, with the new snow we received last night and earlier today…there were powder turns. The snow was a lot of bumps as the powder got pushed around. The fun run is Buddy’s right now which has a ton of rollers and bumps you can ollie off of and get some fun turns in.
But yeah today was super chilly, the last run I got told my cheeks were white and luckily went inside to warm up pretty quickly. Even at Steamboat the really cold days can be brutal and any skin showing is susceptible to frostbite.