Steamboat 12/5/07

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.

A look at the new run done by the re-grading. It’s now divided so traffic is put on this run while the other beginner slopes don’t have the traffic going through them.

A look down you can see the base of Christie and the new midway station as it comes up the mountain.

Going past the drop off for the new Christie Chairlift and looking at Heavenly Daze which needs more snow to be open.

After making it to the top of the gondola, I made my way over to 4 points chairlift to see what terrain was like up above.

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.

Under 4 points was getting tracked out pretty quickly but you could still find some good powder spots since it wasn’t that busy.

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.

Here’s my self-portrait for today

On a side note…

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!

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  1. Steamboat Cruiser
    December 06, 2007

    Shay, we’ll have to link up for turns on the mountain, I’m the old fat guy doing the cruiser runs and taking pix at the kickers that you and the other huckers are hitting.
    Keep documenting the mountain and conditions like this, folks need to know that even if it ain’t eyeball deep YET, there’s still a lot of riding to be had…

  2. Shayboarder
    December 06, 2007

    Thanks! Definitely meet up for turns anytime on the mountain. I actually don’t hit kickers…i’ll ride pipe but I stopped hitting terrain park jumps after blowing my knee out a couple years ago.

    I’ll definitely keep updating with conditions and mountain every day i’m on the mountain 🙂 Hopefully get some great riding in this season!