09 Dec, 2009
A winter storm hit Steamboat which delivered 10 inches in the past 48 hours allowing for the opening of more terrain on the mountain. Despite the cold temperatures it’s hard not to get out and enjoy the new snow on the mountain.
The only bad part is the really extreme cold temperatures we’ve been having, -11 degrees and wind chill which meant covering up any skin. Today I tried out a Ride Qi Alpha mask which helped with the wind chill but wasn’t as warm as I would have hoped.
Steamboat opened with top to bottom terrain today with the operation of Storm Peak chairlift. Unfortunately there was a cloud settled over the top that made visibility really low and very very cold. Luckily the chair ride up, Philip and I had a good laugh to distract from the cold especially when I told him I wasn’t wearing any underwear…long underwear!
We only took one run up top due to the low visibility, hard to see anything and I definitely had the vertigo feeling for a some of the run when I couldn’t tell what was up or down.
To end the day we finished it with a couple laps through the park and I got a better feel for the signal omni on the boxes which I was stoked on.
Philip on the cbox
Hopefully the temps get a bit warmer but until then I’ll be enjoying the park and hoping for more terrain on the mountain. I’ll be heading down to the Grand Prix to watch the Friday and Saturday events so stay tuned for that!