Burgess Creek Lift, 16 Additional Trails to Open Saturday

A wintry week in Ski Town, U.S.A.® brought natural snowfall and cold snowmaking temperatures providing ample resources for the resort to open the Burgess Creek lift and 16 new trails beginning Saturday, Dec. 3.

“The storm this week was just what we ordered: fresh snow and cold temperatures,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “Our team has gone from zero to 60 in just two weeks and continues to crank out snow and build on the base Mother Nature has given us. With more storms in the future and the continued hard work of our crews, we’ll look forward to opening more terrain as soon as possible.”

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Jennifer Shea Named Director of Resort and Hotel Sales for Steamboat

Steamboat resident Jennifer Shea will fill the role of sales director for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and the Steamboat Grand Hotel, effective Monday, Dec. 5, 2016.

“Jenn’s strong background in sales and her in-depth knowledge of the Steamboat community and beyond make her an ideal addition to our sales and marketing team,” said Katie Brown, vice president of sales and marketing for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “We look forward to her fresh perspective, extensive sales background and hands-on attitude to build on the success of the sales and marketing teams at the resort and hotel.”

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Moose Elementary

I rode up the  gondola with Mr. Steamboat this morning.  With his passion for skiing and sparkly Santa Claus eyes, it’s a pretty great way to start the day. I would have snapped a pic of that smiling mug, but Daryl was rolling with his own team of legends and I hated to interrupt the stories of early ’80s ski bummery. What’s clear is that Daryl gets after those turns daily, no matter what kind of day it’s shaping up to be. It’s a pure attitude of positivity. That’s what it takes to get 100 days in a row, in case you’re aspiring…

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Straight Talkin’

Stepping out of the gondola bay this morning at the top of Thunderhead, my eyes took in the winter wonderland that is Steamboat Ski Area.  Pretty hard to believe that a couple of weeks ago you could mountain bike to this spot, and now it is nothing but a glorious playground covered in white.  I have seen the view from the top of the Gondola thousands of times and even got married right there, yet the beautiful landscape of the Yampa Valley just never gets old.  Ahhhhh Steamboat.

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Good Omens

What’s a good snow omen? Ski Patrol on shovel duty at the top of Thunderhead. A line of snow cats rolling in to the saddle at 9 a.m. — still hard at work on terrain we’re anxious to ski. Pillows of snow at the lip of Rudy’s Run. Pine trees bearing significant snow loads and delicate aspens turned thick with crystallized branches.

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