Steamboat 12/16/09

16 Dec, 2009

It’s the calm before the storm in Steamboat, the final last breath before the tourists arrive on their vacations. As much as I appreciate tourists (because of them I have a job and live where I live) I appreciate the quietness before it gets crazy.  Today was that day, quiet on the mountain and mellow park laps to enjoy it.

I made runs with Chris from snowboarderguide and Bec who runs our Ski School.  We made our way to the newly done Rabbit Ears Terrain Park, it’s our medium size park on the mountain and this year is the best I’ve seen it.  Rails on the right side, jump line on the left.  Bonk features at the bottom.

I can now hit two of the features in the park.  The first flat box that Chris is riding here and a bonk log at the bottom.

My goal is this box, flat down, that I’d like to try out soon

Chris on one of the skate style rails set up

The mountain is snowmaking to build up the Lil’ Rodeo Terrain Park with snow features (rollers) and a mini pipe this year.

And of course I’m rocking a helmet.  I picked up the Bern Tj Schneider helmet that I’ll be rocking on the colder days on the mountain with sandbox being for the warmer days on the mountain.  I told Chris that while having a helmet is nice, it didn’t give me balls today…so that’s good!

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  1. December 17, 2009

    helmets are definitely warm… and god damn, steamboat is really stepping up their park!!!! now i gotta visit for sure! i never did because i was like, “what if there’s no powder days…. there’s no park either!!!!” haha but no excuses now!!

  2. December 17, 2009

    Great post! I love that there were multiple photos- photos always make things better! Way to keep it short and sweet and get me stoked about riding! ULLR! ULLR! ULLR!

  3. December 17, 2009

    Fun day Shay, let’s ride again soon.

  4. December 22, 2009

    That park looks fun. Definitely wear my helmet in there though!