24 Jan, 2008
It was another bluebird sunny day in Steamboat…so of course had to get out on the mountain to enjoy the sun while it lasted. It was pretty mellow in the afternoon. A lot of the tourist traffic has died down so it’s less crowded which is so nice having the mountain back to yourself.
James, myself, Paige and Sara on Storm Peak
The groomed runs were hard packed with some ice in spots. The trees still had powder stashes but some bumps as well.
It was really fun just bombing the hill, making turns and testing the new board out. I try to take new boards through every condition possible to get a good idea of how it handles. Some boards are great for certain conditions only. I prefer the boards that I can take anywhere and they still rock.
From sundown, hit up closet and shadows still finding some good powder turns from Wednesday’s snowfall. I went through the trees and looked up behind me to see where the others were. Ended up snapping this shot of the trees surrounding me.
I made my way up Bashor chair to hit up the halfpipe. The park put in some medium size jumps to the left of the chairlift as you come up. So got a shot of those new features. Ended the day on a good note with some runs through the half pipe.