05 Dec, 2008
Gotta love snowboarding when you get a phone call from friends halfway down the run. Luckily it was Steve and told him to meet up at the bottom. The runs behind me in this photo will be open tomorrow but it looks like plenty of coverage for the higher mountain.
A look at the runs coming down from Storm…looks like some people have hiked to enjoy it already or patrol making sure it’s safe.
A look at the runs right now, today wasn’t busy on the mountain when I was up and the sun kept it nice all day.
So I’ve been on a mission this year to do some new things. One of them is stalling on stuff and the second thing is bonking things. Today I did both, Andrew got this photo of me riding up onto the rock and trying to stall out. I did ride up and back down (yay) and later I saw a snow boundary pole and bonked it with the tail of my board (yay).
Even at noon…found some powder without having to duck a rope or go into the trees. So I love Steamboat trees and will ride them once the season is underway, but this early in the season the chance of catching yourself on a barely covered tree is likely. So I’ll stay on the decent stuff, barely going into the trees until the coverage is a bit more.
Made my way back to work and then ended the day having to take my truck in. So now I’ll be walking to the mountain until my truck is fixed and tomorrow is top to bottom riding and probably some good powder turns on the mountain.