December 23, 2012
This season I decided to not pay for a season pass. After doing it for a few years, I am quite burned out of dealing with the crowds and high cost to ski at Steamboat resorts. Instead, I decided to invest in splitboarding, a more rewarding style of snowboarding that gets you off the resorts and closer to nature. Hiking for fresh powder with nobody around is a satisfying way to spend time outdoors in Steamboat. A bud of mine has a home that backs up to Emerald Mountain. From their backyard we had access to some safe and awesome meadow skiing. Although it is a mellow slope, you can’t beat skiing like when you have access to it from your own home.