05 Dec, 2007
Today the gondola and 4 points chairlift were open which meant more terrain on the mountain.
During midweek since I work I can take lunch breaks and hit the slopes to ride. Weekends are my longer days to ride. Today I hit the mountain for a couple hours.
I took the gondola up, totally empty by myself which is amazing for this time of year. It offered pretty good views of the new chairlift and conditions overall on the mountain.
Going past the drop off for the new Christie Chairlift and looking at Heavenly Daze which needs more snow to be open.
It was pretty empty for the most part of the day…no lift lines and not many people since the runs are now spread out.
Coverage as you can see is not much…there are still a ton of bushes and rocks on the runs…not covered by snow.
I met up with Jacob halfway through my break and from the couple runs we took I managed to hit a couple logs and rocks…but it was still fun to get some powder.
The powder today reminded me of the Northwest snow. It was really heavy wet snow. It was kind of a cloudy day, but the sun did come out for a little bit of riding time. It wasn’t too cold either…pretty warm. I wore my shell jacket and a long sleeve and stayed warm until the last run of the day.
Thank you Kent for highlighting my blog in your Board the Boat blog discussing me as a Steamboat rider. It was great to see that this morning 🙂 Thank you!