Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Eve powder

The report at 5 am said 10 inches of new snow in the past 24 hours and there were plenty of powderhounds at the gondola early looking to satisfy their craving. It wasn't quite an epic Steamboat powder day - there's still not enough of a base to ski the best tree runs - but it was clearly the best day of the season so far.

Here's the track. 14,977 vertical ft (season total 264,371 ft) in 3:02 including 25 minutes in the gondola line and 15 minutes warming my toes in the Four Points Hut (it was -4F at the top without any wind chill - brrr).

Best run of the day was probably The Ridge where I got a really good fresh line, followed by upper Twister and skiers' right on Two O'Clock. And I managed to take my favourite lower mountain run - Vertigo - on the way home!

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