Guess what!? MORE SNOW and I'll tell you, the conditions were primo. The temperatures finally dropped overnight which, being the main ingredient for Champagne Powder, produced approximately 8 fluffy inches by the time we checked the snow stake this morning.
Shew-wee!! Twenty-Four inches of fresh snow in the last two days has kept us skiing our favorite lines as they got filled back in overnight. It may only be my second winter here in the fairyland town of Steamboat but compared to last year this time, it is a world of difference as it actually feels like winter!
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!
Two rocking crews out in our traditional terrain having fun, slashing the pow, meeting new friends and just crushing the Buffalo Pass snowcat vibe. Our Level III cat was canceled around 11:00 am due to big winds messing with flight schedules and airplanes. Oh, the hassles we face in our snowcat world. It was a big let down for this crew as the snow today was fast, creamy and easy turning.
They don't call it "Sunday Funday" for no reason, ya know. Today we celebrated birthdays and reunited old friends from past ski trips to Argentina. Happy 16th & 50th and big props for celebrating both your birthday's right by Snowcat skiing with friends and family on one of the clearest days of the year!!
The powder skiing on Buffalo Pass today was described as "ridiculous" by one of our long term guests, Dale. He has been skiing with us for the past week with his buddy, as well as a slew of other friends and business partners. We couldn't agree with his statement.
I'm starting to lose count of how many times I've said: "Now that was actually the best day ever." Each time I do say it, I genuinely mean it too. I'm sure braving the frigid temps yesterday made today that much sweeter, but you have to agree that nothing beats a bluebird pow day. And I mean NOTHING.