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nitroman
01-14-2010, 07:50 PM
Just got back from Steamboat lake. We stayed at SLO in the 2 modern cabins and the were quite nice. Rode 4 days and really only saw maybe a dozen other sleds. The first day we stuck close to the trails until we figured out the area. Days 2 and 3 were spent in the drainages and tree's on the north side with untracked powder everywhere. Day 4 we took the south trail and found some huge open bowls and valley's of untouched deep pow it was absolutley perfect. Steamboat Springs is not a sledder friendly town and there were no shortages of dirty looks and rude comments while we were parked at the safeway getting grocery's. While eating lunch on the mountain near the road one day we were told to go home by one vehicle and given the finger by others. All in all it was a great trip with great snow and really warm weather and I will go back someday!

nitroman
01-14-2010, 07:53 PM
more pics

nitroman
01-14-2010, 08:00 PM
even more

nitroman
01-14-2010, 08:03 PM
last ones

311hemi
01-15-2010, 10:41 AM
Nice pics....looks like a blast. We leave for Grand Lake this Sunday.....hoping we can find some snow like this although reports I have been getting are not all that great. We will find out soon enough.

Did you happen to hear any info on conditions in other areas like Rabbit Ears or anything?

nitroman
01-15-2010, 09:20 PM
Ears was absolutly tore up. When we went by on Saturday there was no place to even park and every inch of snow we could see was tracked up they need a fresh dump. The reports we got said Steamboat snow was not good either but as you can see it was anything but.

winterwarrior
01-15-2010, 09:55 PM
Looks like you guys had fun!

snoped
01-16-2010, 12:40 PM
sweet,thats good to see!!!leaving 1st week of feb.for steamboat....great pics.

techsledder
01-19-2010, 11:24 AM
Just got back from Steamboat lake. We stayed at SLO in the 2 modern cabins and the were quite nice. Rode 4 days and really only saw maybe a dozen other sleds. The first day we stuck close to the trails until we figured out the area. Days 2 and 3 were spent in the drainages and tree's on the north side with untracked powder everywhere. Day 4 we took the south trail and found some huge open bowls and valley's of untouched deep pow it was absolutley perfect. Steamboat Springs is not a sledder friendly town and there were no shortages of dirty looks and rude comments while we were parked at the safeway getting grocery's. While eating lunch on the mountain near the road one day we were told to go home by one vehicle and given the finger by others. All in all it was a great trip with great snow and really warm weather and I will go back someday!

Awesome! Looks like fun time! Too bad folks were rude to you guys. I don't get that... aren't there enough wilderness / no motorized vehicle areas out there for them?

getsome
01-20-2010, 01:00 PM
Nice pics....looks like a blast. We leave for Grand Lake this Sunday.....hoping we can find some snow like this although reports I have been getting are not all that great. We will find out soon enough.

Did you happen to hear any info on conditions in other areas like Rabbit Ears or anything?

Also heading to Grand Lake thurs. Jan 28 Snow conditions suk.

Was thinking about driving over to Steamboat, also.

Post and update after you get there, Eh ? thanx.

skeedoo
01-20-2010, 08:01 PM
My buddies and I leave Feb. 6th for Grand Lake. Hoping for lots of snow before then!! Please keep an update going on that area. Thanks

311hemi
01-21-2010, 05:23 PM
Also heading to Grand Lake thurs. Jan 28 Snow conditions suk.

Was thinking about driving over to Steamboat, also.

Post and update after you get there, Eh ? thanx.

Don't ask me how but I was a week off on the date of our trip...we don't leave until this Sunday. That's a good thing because they are calling for a little snow.....but less in the GL area.

Grand Mesa is getting hit pretty good this week....we may try to change our reservations once we arrive. Up to the guys that set the trip up though.....I'm just along for the ride!

getsome
01-22-2010, 07:08 AM
I have been keeping and eye on this link. Looks to be updated every Tues or so.

http://www.coloradosledcity.com/content.aspx?page_id=1980&club_id=45117#search_results

One of our guys is there already, waiting for word. I believe he is tryin his new Poo D8 -162".

getsome
01-27-2010, 09:48 AM
Locals say the snow has been falling steady.

311hemi has been posting over on Snowest.

Might blow in some more snow by the weekend. Things are looking up !

"gotta ride in Denver tomorrow night...."

getsome
02-02-2010, 01:37 PM
Just got home from Grand Lake,CO. last night, snow is worst I have seen. Need alot more to cover the backcountry. Trails of course get more snow towards the top. Maybe get something this week. Not good.

skeedoo
02-02-2010, 10:24 PM
Hey Getsome,
Did you only stay around the Grand Lake area? There's lots of other places within not to far a drive (1.5-3 hours) that has tons of snow offtrail. It sucks Grand Lake is not the place to be because we were headed there the day after the Colts win the Superbowl, but we have changed our reservations to be in the deep powder elsewhere in Colorado. Sorry to hear you had bad western experience - thats rare!!

getsome
02-03-2010, 06:58 AM
Hey Getsome,
Did you only stay around the Grand Lake area? There's lots of other places within not to far a drive (1.5-3 hours) that has tons of snow offtrail. It sucks Grand Lake is not the place to be because we were headed there the day after the Colts win the Superbowl, but we have changed our reservations to be in the deep powder elsewhere in Colorado. Sorry to hear you had bad western experience - thats rare!!

We ended up riding 2 days up to Rabbit Ears. I just wanted to report that the conditions around Grand Lake were dismal. We had a great weekend.

getsome
02-03-2010, 07:01 AM
Good snow here.

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn110/4getsome/Sno%20Pics/20100129_0046.jpg