January 2012 Blog Posts (4)

Mountain News – Cowboy Downhill Edition – January 18, 2012 from Doug Allen

As indicated in yesterday’s Mountain News, I really enjoy the Cowboy Downhill.  It’s everything Steamboat cowboys, skiing, snowboarding and havin’ fun.  I got out to watch the stampede and took this picture I thought I’d share with you.

 

 

The guy out in front is Blake…

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Added by Marty Williams on January 18, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Mountain News for Tuesday, January 17, 2012 from Doug Allen

It was great to see 11” of new snow just before the Cowboy Downhill, one of my favorite events.  I suggest that the stampede that takes place at the end of the race it truly one of the great spectacles in sport.  When we re-graded the bottom of the hill in 2007 we created a trail designed especially for this event, hence the name Stampede.  I can’t wait!

 

Let’s talk weather.  Yesterday we saw the convergence of two storm systems over Colorado.  A deep cold front coming from…

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Added by Marty Williams on January 17, 2012 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Mountain News for a Snowy Saturday, January 7, 2012 from Doug Allen

Wow.  Just little now snow makes such a difference!  You could actually ski this morning without hearing your skis.  For me it brings back the serenity and a part of beauty of the sport that’s absent skiing on the firm stuff.

 

Our snowmakers had a really good night last night coupled with another good one Thursday night we’re starting to make a lasting difference.  There’s a little snowmaking going on almost everywhere.  The groomers have continued to churn things up and break…

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Added by Marty Williams on January 9, 2012 at 8:16am — No Comments

Mountain News for January 4, 2012 from Doug Allen

I continue to look at the weather charts and models and I wish I could tell you La Nina was going to kick in this weekend and we are going to get buried.  Unfortunately this doesn’t seem to be the case.  We could see a few inches of snow on Saturday and again on Wednesday of next week.  The long term solution remains confused as it has most of the winter.  There a big low pressure sitting way out there in the Bearing Sea, northeast of Alaska that has things messed up, affecting the flow of…

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Added by Marty Williams on January 5, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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