I love winter and snow. Last year, however, was too much. We received over 500 inches of snow! It sounds great, but it was so much snow that all we did was shovel and plow. Rarely did we get to go out and enjoy it. I’m hoping that this year will be a little more reasonable.
I grew up skiing on the slopes, but today I prefer to ski on our trails and hit the backcountry. Occasionally, I’ll venture over to Steamboat, but that’s usually to ski with a friend that still downhill skis.
My preference is to put on climbing skins and hit one of the untracked bowls of North Routt County. The peace and beauty of climbing one of our peaks is unbelievable, and the thrill of carving telemark turns through the powder is hard to beat.