Steamboat 1/3/08

03 Jan, 2008

Happy New Year!

It’s been a busy week in Steamboat, lots of work and busy crowds so I haven’t been able to get out and ride until today. Plus nursing a New Years Eve hangover and trying to catch up on sleep. But I know…excuses, excuses!

Today I was able to make it out in late afternoon. It’s been a couple days of really cold temperatures in the zero digits. Today it finally warmed up but it meant that everyone was out on the mountain.

Made my way up the gondola for some bluebird sunny day shredding.
Since it was still pretty packed on the mountain, I headed over to pony to get away from the crowds and see what conditions were like in the trees. It was pretty dead so I made a couple laps just listening to the tunes.

I was amazed at how much snow was gone when I made laps on Pony, had to watch out for rocks on the groomed runs and in the trees some good stuff but I decided to check out the rest of the mountain.

Got a chance today to try out my new Oakley Stockholm goggles…which incidentally match my jacket. First time in years that I am now wearing colors that match. I’m still amazed by my choice. We’ll see how well they hold up in the future. If you can’t tell, I’m a huge fan of Oakley’s.

Made my way over to Bar-ue to get up to the top then cut over to hit up sundown. A ton of people were there on the clock runs and the easier terrain. I ended my day by heading all the way to the bottom.

It was pretty funny to hear some tourist on the chairlift saying “well another crummy day”. Like seriously it was beautiful out, even with the crowds if you stuck to the right runs you had them to yourselves and yeah it wasn’t fresh powder…but I still had fun. Bummer some people can’t enjoy a day on the slopes.

There were an incredible amount of one-pieces. Even on my Starbucks run, I was dying laughing at some of the hot one-pieces I encountered along the way. Seriously I love this town and the people who come here.

Stoked because this weekend we are getting a huge storm that should hit Steamboat and the half-pipe will open this Saturday as well.

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