Steamboat 2/27/08

27 Feb, 2008

It was a beautiful day outside so I had to make some laps on my lunch/ride break so I would keep my sanity. It was great to listen to music again on the mountain. My favorite Burton headphone beanie (the black one) finally died. So now I’m rocking my 2nd Burton headphone beanie, a bit warmer and tighter but rocks the music great.
It was warm enough to take out my Pow Shocker gloves again which I’m always stoked on. Even more stoked is next years gloves from POW. I’m still trying to decide between picking up the High 5 glove or the Mustache glove. I’ll have to show pics of them sometime from the catalog…cause I think Pow puts out some of the best gloves there is…with style!

Some guys in the Elkhead lift line noticed my gloves and were astonished of the shocker.

The Shocker!

I headed up the Christie Chair to Thunderhead today. Some days when the gondola is busy, it’s nice to take the less crowded way to get up to the mid mountain.

Here’s a shot looking down at the town of Steamboat. Such a rad place to live especially now since tourist season is dying down, the sun it out more and mud season is approaching (better discounts, only locals in town and locals travel to awesome locations)
I’m still riding the Never Summer Lotus and having so much fun on it. My Rome bindings are holding up without the baseplate cover on the right foot.
I rode the upper mountain for a couple runs, enjoying sunshine chairlift without too many people around. I headed back over the mid mountain, took a cat track and had one of the best crashes this year from some terrain change I wasn’t expecting.

I headed from there to hit up the terrain park to enjoy the halfpipe. Today was great since we had some good riders throwing down.

A look at the terrain park from below
Rider hitting the bigger lines of jumps
I spent all of my time in the halfpipe, had some good laughs with an aussie after watching countless tourists hitting up the pipe without any pipe etiquette. 

The quarterpipe has a new feature…turned over picnic table

Boxed Rainbow Rail

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