Steamboat 3/3/09

04 Mar, 2009

What a difference from when I left Colorado, to Washington riding to back home to Colorado with the change in snow. Luckily for me my Washington trip offered up fresh snowfall when I was there but when I came back to Colorado the sun had been hitting the mountains with a warm spell. I finally made it out on the slopes today with Steve after catching back on work.

Trying out the 09-10 Capita Midnight on the slopes
Review will come after a couple more days on it!

We made our way to Sunshine to just play around, bomb runs and I used the easy terrain to mess with the midnight in how it turns. The snow since I left has really softened up, it’s spring conditions on the mountain right now. Sunny, warm (like hoodie, t-shirt warm) and slushy terrain especially on lower mountain.

Steve and I rode through the boardercross course which was moved from the Terrain Park to the area just off the South Peak chairlift. It was our first time checking it out and it was a good spot and good conditions to just cruise through. I caught some video of Steve going through and got this photo from his snow spray along a wall.

It sucks when people lose all common sense on the mountain and block runs. At least they are visible from above but come on

After Sunshine, we cut over to the terrain park to lap the park. I went through the mini park and Rabbit Ears Park, then hit up the halfpipe which was fun on the softer snow day but a lot warmer on lower mountain than up high with the winds keeping you cool.

Row of various features to hit below the medium jump line

We definitely need more snow, the snow you can see isn’t so much white on some of the runs. Regardless I’m back on the mountain and continue to ride some new boards.

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