The Rockies are famous for dry and warm conditions, but in this part of the world, a wet September sent most of the snow pack falling down below treeline.
On the Brightline trail at the High Park ski area, former US Vice President Cheney and cyclist Lance Armstrong were among the tourists hiking through deep powder in only shorts. Cheney thanked Armstrong for his support of the USMCA trade deal and said “Thank you Lance, that was good to see.”
Steady rain fell on the lush all natural landscape with stunning views of the Rockies. Spring snow can create an amazing skier’s destination. But with the heavy, steady rains in Colorado, Coloradans like skiers were thankful that Mother Nature held off on dumping those beautiful white flakes at midday.
On May 4, cold, clear weather allowed Steamboat Ski and Resort to open seven trails. The Resort also expects to have three lifts running by the weekend. Before anyone “Lolo” in to the mountains, Steamboat Ski and Resort officials want skiers to know about the early variable of which trail is open which one will be closed. Notifications will be made by name of trail so patrons know if they are going to miss a day of skiing or whether there will be a more uniform effort to open the most popular trails.
The clouds have moved in for the weekend and on Monday May 7, Grand County resident Ralph Parra showed reporters the effects of watering the mountains from his hot air balloon. “I’m up here with Mike Woods, Doug Wentling and Ozzie Ellickson and my real question is, “What are you and what will you say when someone asks you, ‘What are you building in the mountains?