Sunday, March 08, 2009

Super Sunday

We had a two hour blizzard last night, just as we were driving to the airport to pick up my wife's youngest sister, Aline. It made the driving hard, but it was worth it because today we had six inches of fresh snow. Fortunately the snow was wet enough to stick to the hard pack underneath, so we avoided the dreaded dust on crust.

I racked up 4,000 vertical ft in 38 minutes on the Christie Express while waiting for Aline to get her snowboard and lift ticket organised. Fresh tracks down both sides of Voodoo was a great start to the morning.

Once Aline joined me we managed another 16,884 vertical ft (for a total of 20,884 vertical ft for those who are mathematically challenged). We had some great runs in the trees in Wally World, plus a couple of super runs in the trees to skier's right of 2 O'clock and 1 O'clock, skier's left of lower High Noon, skier's right of upper Concentration and skier's right of middle Vagabond. Basically in the trees all over the place!


Anonymous said...

Why don't you just publish a detailed list of where and when to find the best powder stashes on our mountain?

Keep this up and there won't be many left.

Steamboat Lion said...

There are no secret stashes, just stashes that have already been skied and stashes that haven't!

Anonymous said...

None of the unmarked runs you describe are "secret".

However, you don't have to publicize them to the entire world.

Continuing to do so will only mean they will be more skied out more often.

Oh well, enjoy your narcissism. You (and the rest of us) will pay a high price for it.