Today as I stood on the deck of my house overlooking the runs that pattern the downhill slopes of Steamboat Resort I felt that familiar excitement fill my body. Flashes of tree runs, the chill of the winter air creeping into my coat on a chairlift, trudging up a hill for an hour with my board on my back to float over untouched powder, floods my mind.

This will be my first winter in Steamboat, my first time in Ski Town, U.S.A.’s champagne powder. This season I look forward to strapping my feet into my snow board but also taking my recently revived ski skills to the next level. It is great to see all the equipment deals happening around town. I am also hoping to pick up a pair of skis at next weekend’s Ski & Sport Swap at Steamboat Springs Middle School. Enjoy your weekend!

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