Posted by Erik Ramstad on Monday, May 2, 2011 at 4:23:06 PMBy Erik Ramstad / May 2, 2011Comment
The Snow in Steamboat has never been deeper. The late spring storms have brought the total snowfall in Steamboat Springs to its deepest ever, giving everyone the oppprtunity to keep their skis in the front door for a few weeks longer! 'Mike Gillespie, Colorado Snow Survey supervisor for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Denver, confirmed that the snow depth at the Tower measuring site stood at 180 inches, or 15 feet, setting a record for measured snow depths there that go back to the mid-1960s. The previous record was the 175-inch snow depth recorded on April 25, 1978.' Back on the ski mountain, 'Larry Pierce took a photo of the summit stake measuring 149 inches yesterday before any more snow fell overnight.' Pictures have been posted on the Pilot's webpage of the Buddy Werner Statue, often tapped by many for good luck as being completly submerged under snow.
Taking this as a cue, we headed out last week after a storm on Wednesday morning for one more powder morning on the year and we were not disapointed. The conditions on Buff Pass felt as though it were mid-January and the powder was as light and fluffy as ever. We put together a short video below! Hope you enjoy it!
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