Archive for March 5, 2013

Powder Day at Crested Butte Mountain Resort

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By the time the lifts opened Monday morning, we had over eleven inches of new snow on the mountain at Crested Butte Mountain Resort!  And it was eleven inches that skied like eighteen, I thought to myself as I blew through face shots, laying fresh tracks down that virgin blanket of white.  It was a really good day on the mountain, to say the least. 

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Today’s first two shots were sent in by Matthew Johnston (thanks Matt!) . . . skiers prepping and discussing their game plan for the day in the Mountaineer Square courtyard and the mob of powder hungry skiers and riders waiting in the Silver Queen maze to be whisked up the mountain to their powder day nirvana. 

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The storm in came in relatively moist, so wide boards, carrying good speed and heading for the steeps were tickets that paid big grin dividends.  In addition to the double-black diamond runs being really fun to ski at Crested Butte, with so many powder hounds fixated on making turns there, it left excellent powder skiing on the rest of the mountain, as well. 

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The moral of today’s last shot (and powder skiing in general) is that even if you can’t ski it like a superstar, it’s still good! 

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We’re under clear skies this morning, queued up for a sunny day with high temps in the mid thirties.  I don’t believe all the steeps opened back up yesterday, so I would think that the ropes will be dropping on more untracked runs today.  Get out there and get some!

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