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First day of shredding Steamboat

Finding fresh tracks - day 21

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We woke up to about 1/2 a foot of fresh snow outside (15cm).
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This was very exciting as we are heading to Steamboat ski field for our first day of skiing today. Unfortunately Steamboat hadn't had quite as much snow as Craig, with about 4 inches falling on the mountain (10cm), which is still a decent dump. We were all very excited to go and explore a new mountain. It snowed quite heavily all day, which meant even more fresh snow. We had a little explore around the mountain in the morning to try and find the best area to ski. It was quite difficult as the visibility was very poor, however we managed to have a look at most parts of the mountain. We didn't really find any runs that stood out as amazing, so we stopped off at the 4 points lodge for lunch. After lunch we decided to try a run down this lift, and it was amazing. We went through the trees, and the snow was deep and fresh. The run was steep enough, and the trees weren't too dense. We stayed on this run for the rest of the afternoon as it was so good.
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The red line shows the run that we did for the rest of the day

The afternoon definitely made up for the average morning, and we all left the slopes with a smile on our face!
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We drove back to Craig, got Mcdonalds for dinner, and watched a movie before bed. Another great day on the mountains, and a great way to start our 3 days at Steamboat!!

Posted by vansantjordan 17:53 Archived in USA Tagged snow winter skiing colorado holiday usa craig steamboat powder

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