Steamboat Closing Day 4/6/08
06 Apr, 2008
Ah closing day here in Steamboat, always sad knowing that your mountain is closing and last turns on the snow before summer comes. Last night it snowed throughout Steamboat so today I woke up with new powder and bluebird skies.
This morning was meeting friends outside Surefoot/Powder Pursuits for some breakfast and drinks to start the day off.
We made our way to the mountain. There were checkpoints at the base to eliminate a lot of the drinking going on. Any backpacks were checked which made the lift lines longer to get through.
Following our group of friends down Storm Peak Face, as the bluebird skies disappeared and clouds came in. I ended up taking a top to bottom run when I realized I needed my warmer jacket and gloves for the day.
I don’t usually hang around the base of the mountain but while waiting for friends to show up I snapped this shot of the base today. It was fun to watch the costumes as they made their up on the mountain.
I finished out the afternoon by riding with crew. Met up with Amy, John, Jakub and other friends Sara, Cory and Cynthia.
As 2pm rolled around which marked the time that Morningside chairlift would close, we made our way over to get up to the party.
We hiked up from the top of Morningside chairlift to the towers where the last day party is. Even with the backpack check, there was an abundance of drinks going around. It was just hanging out, enjoying the last day and watching some people hit the kicker that was built for the party.
It started to snow heavily when we were up there at the party. April 6th was a fresh powder day and sad to end the day with more powder on the slopes.
Ski Patrol and the Sheriff’s did a check up on the party. Ski Patrol came by (during the mountain sweep) when I snapped this photo. They said to make sure everyone made it home and make sure your friends made it home. It was a cool, chill atmosphere and no issues from the end of the season party.
Myself and Amy
I got Amy hooked on Never Summer earlier this year so she purchased the Infinity which is her mountain board.
We started our way down the mountain around 4pm. On the way out a gentlemen made sure we had beers for the ride down. The ride down was great, powder turns and runs to ourselves.
Here’s a shot of Benny and I in front of the concert