We hope we never wake up from this snowy dreamlike state we are in. 6" on the stake when we arrived at 9:00 am to the cabin this morning and another 3" fell during the day. Say what? It's as if our own fairy snow mother has waved her wand over Northwestern Colorado and her crystalized magic is falling from the heavens.
After 10 years of guiding with our Powdercats family, Matt Weingartner, the handsome stud of a man and mentor for many of us is parting ways. Today was his last day guiding with us as tomorrow he hits the road heading back to the Ipswitch where his wife and baby-to-be are waiting.
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.