Spring on Emerald Mountain
Steamboat’s “Mud Season” for locals often brings a time of much-needed peace. The bustle of the ski season is past (for now), and those with seasonal or tourism-related jobs get a bit of a break. What’s it like for a typical Steamboat “Local” during this time? We can’t speak for everyone, but we’d wager it often goes a bit like this:
6:45am: Alarm goes off! Mental note: De-program your alarm. But for now, you hit the snooze and roll over (no work today!).
8:30am: Eyes open. You should probably think about getting up.
9:16am: You finally do get up.
9:45am: You’re showered, dressed, and hungry! Head to Winona’s – hey, cash is low, but they have great Mud Season specials.
11:00am: The day is all yours, and now you have the energy to do something. Town is empty, so…how about a hike?
11:25am: You park at Emerald, hiking gear on. An hour on the trails (they’re empty, a bit muddy, but a good workout!) and you’re sweating. Sure, you skied all season, but that didn’t provide a lot of cardio!
1:00pm: Nap time.
3:00pm: Hunger. Winona’s leftovers!
4:02pm: You’re feeling s bit of boredom creeping in. Who to call, what to do?
4:40: After a phone call to a few pals, you’re happy-hour bound! What better than an evening at your favorite spot, with good friends, for some half-price drinks and apps (they count as dinner, right?).
7:10pm: Home. You let out Fido, fill up his dish, and are ready for some TV.
9:55pm: Lights out! You decide to call it a night, to be ready for an early morning ride.