Happy Valentine's Day, Folks! This morning we were greeted with a loving gift of 12 fresh inches from Mother Nature and boy do we LOVE that!! Though the air temps were the warmest we've seen in several weeks, the snow was super fast and playful which made for a very entertaining day in the backcountry!
Most of us who have anywhere from moderate to severe snow sports addictions, look to the storm cycle forecast in order to get an idea for what we will hopefully experience on the mountain. This morning, even though I could see with my own eyes that it hadn't stopped snowing at all since yesterday, I read our local snow forecaster. Joel, our area's meteorologist, got straight to the point this morning my mentioning phrases like "deep fluffy snow", "there will be face shots", and "you will have fun".
Giving a shout out and an extra special thanks to the Powder Gods for showing us some love today. 4 inches during the day and still snowing for next couple days. We are coming off our longest drought of the season thus far at 6 days so its nice to get a refresh today. Lots of praise to the Powder Gods, HALLELUJAH.
We are now two weeks into our season and the days are rolling. Our smiling, happy faced permagrinned guests have made the team here at SPC giddy with guiding glory. There has been lots of laughter, great conversation, tall tales, comic relief and rocking tunes in the cat. We all take it to a higher level once on the snow and savor turn after turn after turn after turn in the pow.
There are many reasons why our days at Steamboat Powdercats are super special. The snow, the terrain, the views, the people are just a few of the myriads of reasons why every day is precious here. Our daily adventures and experiences spent together on Buffalo Pass can be life changing as well as milestones in our lives. We get it all the time from our guests.
What a way to kick off Steamboat Powdercats 35th season. We have the full band back together with 2 cats out, 10 staff on the snow, Rex and Phil building roads and a clean slate of freshies for us to destroy. Coincidentally today is also the Winter Solstice, along with the Ursid meteor shower and the Full Cold Moon. How fitting it is to blast off this season with such a magical alignment of mystical and cosmic powers.
After 8 months since we last ran our snowcats with you, we are now fired up and ready to launch our 35th year of Steamboat Powdercats operations. Tomorrow we will be taking our first guests out for season. We are soooooo ready for this day to begin.
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