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Waist deep powder

Last day at Steamboat - day 23

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This first thing I did this morning after I woke up, was to check the snow report. 20 inches (50cm) of fresh snow had fallen in the last 24 hours!! That is a lot of snow!! It was still snowing on the mountain, however it was forecast to clear throughout the day. By the time we got to the mountain another few inches had fallen, bringing the total fresh snow to about 2 feet (60cm) in 24 hours over the whole mountain. It was very windy last night also, so there were some snowdrifts much deeper than this! There were a lot of people on the mountain today, hoping to take advantage of this fresh snow. We headed straight over to the back to see how our trusty run was doing.
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As it was not snowing today, after you ski a section, the fresh snow there is gone. Due to this the fresh snow on our run didn’t last very long. It was still a great run, but probably not the best run on the mountain anymore. We tried a different run, and the bottom part of the run was some of the deepest snow I have ever skied in.
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It was literally waist deep! We decided to try another chair lift to see if we can capture any more if this deep snow. We managed to find a run that had barely been skied, and was nice and deep.
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This run had enough snow to keep us happy for the rest of the day.
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It was such an amazing day! Even better was the fact that the sun decided to come out and we could finally see what the mountain looked like.
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It was an incredibly cold day though, probably sitting at about -15 degrees Celsius all day. We had an amazing time skiing Steamboat, and definitely couldn’t have got better weather! The drive home was very slow as there was a crash on the road. It took us about 1.5 hours to get home, rather than the usual 50 minutes. We got Mexican again from the same place as the first night in Craig.

Posted by vansantjordan 10:00 Archived in USA Tagged snow winter skiing colorado storm holiday usa craig steamboat powder freshtracks

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