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Fresh tracks all day

Steamboat - day 22

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We woke up this morning with the good news that another 4-6 inches (10-15cm) of snow had fallen on the mountain. Even better news was that another 8-10 inches (20-25cm) was forecast to fall during the day, with another 10-12 inches (25-30cm) over night. That is almost a meter of snow in 2.5 days!! This got us all very excited!! We made our way to the mountain and headed straight to the same run as yesterday.
It was even better than yesterday!! The snow was so deep and so fresh. The even better thing was that it was snowing extremely heavily, so after we had skied the fresh snow out of one section of the run, we would go over to the other side of the run and our tracks would be filled up again!! We skied the same run all day, and got fresh tracks all day! It was amazing, At one stage Wesley went off a drop, and didn’t quite land it. Luckily the snow is so soft that when you crash it is like falling onto a cushion. However, this soft snow was also kind of our enemy. As he crash-landed, one of his ski’s fell off, and got buried in the snow. It took us about half an hour of digging to try and find this ski, but luckily we eventually did!! As it was snowing all day, and windy, the visibility was very poor.
It was an awesome day, and by far the best snow I have skied in! When we got back to our car, it was covered in snow, showing how much snow had fallen.
We were all exhausted after a fun day skiing the pow, but so happy and excited for more tomorrow! We ordered pizza for dinner, and watched another movie before another early night!

Posted by vansantjordan 16:36 Archived in USA Tagged snow winter skiing colorado storm holiday usa craig steamboat powder freshtracks

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