Another one of our North Soda runs was skied for the first time this season today. Wounded Knee. Named after an event we wish not to talk about, Wounded Knee is a beautiful and steep powder shot that opens up to an amazing view of the Yampa Valley. A classic Steamboat Powdercats run. Photos by Be...Continue Reading
Today one of our favorite runs of all time was skied. Eye of the Needle. Its a beautiful, narrow, steep and exhilarating pitch that only a handful of skiers have gone into it. Its not for everybody, but if you are deemed skilled enough to drop into it, its quite the honor. When Steve dropped int...Continue Reading
When we get consistent snow like we got over the past few days, our terrain gets a very plush restart. Today was good where we started and it was good where we ended. Everything in between was good as well. Fresh snow everywhere and all the skiing possibility to fancy. Thanks to our Denver and Va...Continue Reading
One of our favorite times to ski powder is in the midst of a storm. Although its not the best environment for photos and visibility, its totally the best environment to feel like you are truly in a magical place. Today was one of those days. Powder on the ground, powder in the ski and powder in our ...Continue Reading
And so it begins, our 2014-15 Powdercat season is a go!
After an interesting early part of December where we didn’t receive much snow, the faucet turned on last Saturday night and since then we’ve received around 2 feet of the season saving snow. For those who aren’t here in the valley, after a huge 3-5 feet of snow just before Thanksgiving, we were dealt a not so kind, rain crust that really put a damper on things. Seriously, it wasn’t just a rain crust, but more like an ice skating rink layer on the surface of the snow that derailed our staff training and got us thinking about bad things like postponing our opening.Continue Reading
We knew today had a chance to be one of the deepest days of our season as all the forecasts were pointing to a ton of moisture coming our way. Luckily the forecasters were right this time and 11-inches was on the stake when we arrived at the cabin around 10:30 am. At 11:30 am, not an hour later, there was 15″ on the snow stake. Say what? It snowed all day long like this off and on. Not only did it snow, it was nuclear type snow, dumping inches per hour at times and just hammering. The orographics were in full force as this low pressure system is sitting and spinning on us, producing powder of epic proportions.Continue Reading