Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Triple Heavenly

"Triple Heavenly" is not a description of how good it was today but rather of the fact that I skied Heavenly/Vogue three times, with a side trip to lower Rainbow to hit the bumps to skier's right.

I got new custom fit boots this week, the type where they inject foam in around your foot so that it's a perfect fit. Today was their test and they definitely passed providing much better transfer of pressure to the edges which I had plenty of opportunity to check on today's hardpack. But I still don't understand people who say they have comfortable ski boots. My new boots are definitely the least uncomfortable boots I've owned but it still felt great to take them off when I was done.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Still waiting for snow

We're still waiting for the first big dump of the season here in Steamboat so again it was nothing exciting today; a few bumps and a few rocks but another trip to the gym avoided. Actually I'm in better shape at the start of this ski season than any season before, so I'm quite grateful to all those gym visits I've been making over the past few months.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Beats the gym

Not a lot to report today with no new snow and no new terrain, just a quick 49 minute trip to the top of Four Points and down again. But it still beats spending an hour at the gym!

A few freshies

Day two of the 2011-12 season and not much to report with only four lifts running.

One new lift opened today - Four Points - so there were a few freshies to be had for the first 30 minutes.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Opening Day powder!

Finally the ski season is back and it was an excellent opening day (but more snow is welcome any time).

Especially good were the freshies on Whiteout and Rainbow - both were so good I had to do them twice. And the groomers on the way home were just right and the sun was out.

Here's some highlights for your viewing pleasure.

Living the dream in Steamboat!