Steamboat 12/29/07

29 Dec, 2007

Today was a late start which was nice sleeping in. We got a couple inches overnight but nothing to warrant an early powder morning. I met up with Amy around 9:30am to start our shred day. We took some time to enjoy early morning coffee before dealing with the crowds.

This was today’s gondola line.

We made our way up pretty quickly in the singles line and once we got up, we headed straight to Pony to get rid of the weekend crowds and not deal with any tourists for the day. It was well worth it.

Spent all day making turns in powder every time. Hit the groomer runs a couple times to get to the good spots, but most of the day was spent in the trees making new lines and finding new stuff to ride.

Amy shredding the mountain

Today was super fun cause I got to rock some new outerwear for the season. I picked up the 686 Smarty pants and a bonfire gold jacket mostly cause I love the bright blue color. Also sported my new Rome reign gloves today. Amy said she could spot me anywhere on the mountain.

Since this is Steamboat with tons of terrain and tree spots to ride…you can always find some good stashes or fun things to play around with in the snow. Today was a nice tree rail perfectly set up to hit. Easily 30 feet long and you could ride up onto it.

The trees today that we kept hitting were really close together but soo much fun to make turns. Every run down was finding new lines and sometimes a close call with a tree.

Here’s a shot of me in the really can’t miss the bright blue


Amy got this shot of me riding through the trees. Seriously an awesome amount of snow to make turns through in the trees.

I did have some close encounters with trees. Last run I had a really close call, my board caught on a hidden branch which jerked me into a tree causing my knee to totally hit the tree straight on. I was fine from it after I was able to untangle myself.

The end of the day we thought for sure that my cell phone was lost in the woods. Luckily while I was sitting, it had just fallen out of my pocket so when I stood up…it was there in the snow waiting for me.

It was an awesome day of riding. I’d have to say the best moment of a friendship is riding together, drinking together and being able to give Amy a look that says “what the fuck is what woman wearing” throughout the day. Today’s attire on the mountain was seriously amazing. I should have taken shots of the gapers but I needed the powder runs more.

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