Riding Journal

Steamboat 12/12/07

Last night was snowing in Steamboat with a reported 5 inches of fresh powder this morning. I worked so I didn't get to enjoy the snow till my ride break. By the time I made it up to the mountain, the sun was coming out of the clouds and turning out to be a really nice day in Steamboat.Before hitting up the gondola ran into my friend Andrew who I gave a pair of Shocker Gloves to last year...his are totally destroyed...

12 Dec 5:04 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat 12/11/07

I'm always stoked to make it up on the mountain during the workweek...relaxes me and helps me make it through the day. Unfortunately it also means working later to make up the hours. Ah well I can make sacrifices for the snow time.Today I made it up, hit up the gondola around 11am and texted my friends to see who was out on the mountain. Going up the gondola, I saw that Heavenly Daze was open but didn't look like ...

11 Dec 4:33 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat 12/9/07

It was a rough morning after partying Saturday night but I managed to make it up for the day. Being on the mountain definitely helped me feel better especially with stopping in to drink some water. Never Summer was at the base putting on a demo day so it was good to stop by and say hi. I was hoping to see Lib Tech/GNU but for some reason it was a no-show day for them. Since i've already rode most of the NS's that I...

10 Dec 10:14 AM 0 Read More...

Steamboat 12/8/07

My plan originally was to hit up Winter Park today for a big snowboard demo. But with the amount of snow that Steamboat got, the fact that Storm Peak was opening today and that I didn't have anyone go with...made Steamboat the better choice. I was really bummed to miss out on demos...but tomorrow in Steamboat is a smaller demo day so that makes me happy.Bright and Early still in SteamboatI made plans with friends t...

08 Dec 4:49 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat 12/7/07

Today I had a powder day...which meant I didn't have to show up to work till 11am.I left my place at 8am to head over to the mountain and get to the gondola pretty early. I have a new NS board to try out but with the new powder...I decided to spend the day on the K2 Gyrator to really take this board in the powder and see how it does.We definitely received a couple inches at my place.The first run of the day was head...

07 Dec 10:24 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat 12/5/07

Today the gondola and 4 points chairlift were open which meant more terrain on the mountain.During midweek since I work I can take lunch breaks and hit the slopes to ride. Weekends are my longer days to ride. Today I hit the mountain for a couple hours.I took the gondola up, totally empty by myself which is amazing for this time of year. It offered pretty good views of the new chairlift and conditions overall on t...

05 Dec 8:17 PM 2 Read More...

Steamboat 12/4/07

So since the season has started...I'm also on the mountain more which I'm trying to consider whether I should write blogs each time I'm on the mountain...but I figure why not. I mean anyone who plans to ride Steamboat wants to know how it is and what its like. This is something that a snowfall report can't tell you.Today I was stoked to get out on my lunch break for 2 hours. I heard this morning that BC (Burgess C...

04 Dec 6:03 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat 12/2/07

So last night it started dumping in Steamboat...by the time I got home at 2am there was a couple inches on my truck and easily 5-6 inches on my road where I live. So I knew I'd be waking up early to get on the mountain to enjoy some of the new powder that came our way.Since I live higher up on the mountain, I can walk over to the mountain and ride down the beginner run to hit up Christie Chair. This morning I left ...

02 Dec 9:25 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat 12/1/07

Today I was gonna make the drive to Copper and not deal with the real opening day at Steamboat. But when 8am came around...driving 2 hours would be a bit tiring plus getting over Rabbit Ears Pass would take longer with snow on the roads. I chose to sleep in and ride Steamboat later in the day.Woke up around 10:30, by 11:30 had walked to the mountain with my roommate Leo and rode down to the new Christie chair to be...

01 Dec 7:10 PM 0 Read More...

Steamboat Opens!

Today is Scholarship Day for Steamboat! Lift tickets today are $20 and the money goes towards Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.Starting tomorrow season passes are good for the season.For now here's the Photo of the Day for Steamboat. Our new Christie lift is up and running!Even though I had to work today, I took a nice 2 hour lunch break to get out on the snow and ride.Since the gondola is getting new rope the...

30 Nov 10:17 AM 0 Read More...