Snow in Steamboat

22 Oct, 2008

I woke up today to the first snow of the year at my house in Steamboat Springs. It is a good feeling to open the blinds and find that winter is rapidly approaching. We still have 35 days until Steamboat opens for the season, until then I’ll keep watching the snow fall and riding the resorts in summit county that open earlier.

Tracks leading off the porch by my dog

When I first visited Colorado I was amazed how the snow fell. I was used to Washington where it was overcast a lot. But in Colorado the clouds will drop, dumping a ton of snow at a time and then rise…bringing out the sunny blue skies again.

Aspens in my yard with the view of the valley below.

My dog, Capita enjoying the fresh snow on the ground. She’s a typical snowdog named after a snowboard company. Snow is in her blood.

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  1. Anonymous
    October 22, 2008

    I am planing with friends to go in Aspens (Highland, Snowmass) and than the week after in Vail…
    So far the first two weeks of February 2009.

    Is that a good season timing in Colorado? (for Powder accumation)

    Francis, (Montreal)

  2. Shayboarder
    October 22, 2008

    Hey Francis,

    Sweet trip you have planned. February is a good month to count on for powder days. Plus spending the time between Aspen mountains and then Vail you should have a good time and get a couple epic days in there.

  3. k
    October 23, 2008

    There’s a foot of snow out here in Summit County!

    I’m stoked because we got some boxes ready to setup and stuff, but working on my car when there’s a foot of snow on it.. and under it.. not quite fun.