Tuesday, January 11, 2011

70 adaptive skiers and instructors swarm Steamboat

Despite the chilling under-zero temp under frosty skies, the 6th Annual All Mountain Ski Camp with STARS and Adaptive Adventures kicked off with success yesterday.  Over 70 adaptive skiers, riders, volunteers and instructors got a late start due to the unusually cold weather, but had a great warm up day overall, dialing in equipment for the varying conditions- and there was certainly powder to be had today!!

After a sweet filling breakfast for the troops from the Egg and I,  we spent the morning with the advanced monoskiers, finding the stashes as usual, leftover from Sunday's two feet of fresh.

After lunch, in the incoming snow and even colder temps, I took a few laps with the three trackers, gliding down the Daze with big GS turns.

Tomorrow's weather poses an even colder threat, but warming up by Thursday for a glorious day in the backcountry with Powdercats.

With STARS hosting the camp in full swing this year, and with a plethora of newly trained volunteers along with the highly experienced team they've had for a few years, the support for the 6th annual installment of the adult ski camp has been incredible.

This year's camp hosts over a dozen wounded warriors and their families, more than any other year in Steamboat.  Thanks to our troops!

And three more days on Steamboat's slopes!!

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