Sunday, March 30, 2008

2-3 ft on Buffalo Pass above Steamboat Springs

Today we found 8 inches of beautiful whipped cream hero snow in the trees and had fun skiing a lot of aspects and lines we hadn't skied in a while. Then I got a call that there was 2-3 ft on Buffalo Pass which is to the left of Mt. Werner as you look at the ski area from town. Buffalo Pass is known for receiving quite a bit more snow that the Steamboat Ski area and some people say it receives as much snow as anywhere in the state making it a playground for locals with snowmobiles and clients of our local cat skiing operation which maintains the roads so it is possible to get up there. There were quite a few times this year that there was 8ft of Champagne powder up there making it nearly impossible to ride even the longest track most powerful mountain snowmobile off trail.

Today wasn't that deep but there was 2-3ft of relatively light powder on many aspects making for an incredible day to ski and snowmobile up on Buff Pass as most locals refer to it. It is surreal in some ways to ski that much powder just a few days before ski season ends when people are thinking spring, the bike shops are full and many are already venturing out to Fruita, Moab and Vernal to get the mountain biking season going. Another solid storm has been hitting for the past several hours tonight so lets see what tomorrow brings... See you at the Gondy in the morning.

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