With MLK Day being the most popular day of the year to ski and to avoid having any FOMO (fear of missing out), we did the same! Sunny skies, warm temps made for some mid-winter spring skiing. Feels pretty good to drop a couple layers, open up some vents, and feel the sun your face every once in a while but I'm sure ready to get back to business tomorrow when the flakes hopefully start flying again.
When life is good, it is real good. When things are turned on they are ON! The snow gods have certainly been good to us this past week with 5-feet of snow dumping in and around Buffalo Pass. Plus, since December 24th we have only seen the sun on 6 days. Say what? Now, with this said, we did get some wind yesterday which beat down some of our aspects, but rest assured life and powder skiing goes on as we have plenty of terrain to search it out and find the goods.
Face Shot Friday? Yes sir. We had the pleasure of playing in 17'' of fresh, Steamboat Springs trademarked Champagne Powder, which accumulated over the last two days. Considering our terrain, 17'' is pretty much the perfect amount that allows for speed, weightlessness, giggles, and of course, ample face shots.
Happy New Years powder people! It is the end of an era, 2019 is over and the teen's are leaving us behind as we blast into the Deep Twenty's. We celebrated today as we do, lapping up the powder with laughter and good times with a posse full of wonderful people and big smiles all on our faces. This past year was one of our best here at Steamboat Powdercats. Beyond our guests being the best ever, and our guide team rocking it, we enjoyed one of the deepest snow seasons of the decade. After 2011's epicness, 2019 was as good as it could be with Mother Nature dialing us in with storm after storm. If we could replicate the freshness of 2019 year after year we would do so.
Well, that's a wrap, folks! Today was, unfortunately, the last day of glorious guided backcountry cat skiing for the 2018/2019 season. That boils down to 108 days of operation. Each of our cats ran for approximately 750 hours this season, and they provided all of us nearly 50,000 snowcat runs!!!
Day two of enjoying our recent refresh and boy does it feel good to drop some layers and get a little sweat on while ripping up our terrain before the season is over! Though the end is near, we have countless days to reflect on that were nothing short of EPIC.
The fresh snow we received, on top of the sun crust from last week, was skiing SUPER fast and with the terrain being completely untouched, we had a heck of a day!! From wide open faces on the south/east ridges to tight pines with scattered cliffs on the north, we skied it all!
Spring is nearly upon us. Tomorrow is officially the first day of one of our favorite seasons in NW CO. Where else can you go skiing, fishing, kayaking and biking in same day?We had our last 3 cat day today and all of us went up top to Soda Mountain. We do this when our snow gets locked down in our lower elevations and have to seek the goods up high where the powders live.