Sometimes it’s best to stick with what works. Like the turkey and mashed potatoes you are gonna fill up on later today, this morning it’s best to stick with the classics. That means fresh corduroy on Buddy’s and high speed carving down Heavenly Daze. Sure you can venture into the un-groomed trails we have open like White Out or BC Lift Line, but why bother when the groomers are so good.
Opening Day has finally arrived! Although Steamboat had a soft opening this past weekend, the resort officially opened today with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Scholarship Day. I’m elated to report that we have top-to-bottom skiing and riding today from Storm Peak Express to the base area!
I wasted no time getting out of bed and up to the mountain for my debut blog of 2015/16. I’m happy to be back in Steamboat and back to working with the Straight Talk family! The excitement and energy filling the base area was contagious. I couldn’t help but share in the conversation with the small crowd gathering at the gondola doors. The familiar chat regarding snow conditions and what trails are open brought back so many fond memories of the beginning of another ski season.
5 Lifts, 31 Trails & Nearly 170 Acres On Specially-Priced $30 Scholarship Day Ticket & $20 Lower Mountain Option
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 25, 2014-With nearly 4 feet of Champagne Powder® snow this month, Steamboat’s opening season tradition, Scholarship Day, kicks off with top-to-bottom skiing and riding including 168 acres, 31 trails and 5 lifts as the resort moves to daily operations. A specially-priced $30 Scholarship Day lift ticket and a $20 lower mountain option will be offered on Wednesday, November 25.
“With Steamboat’s early opening this past weekend and now top-to-bottom skiing and riding for Scholarship Day, Steamboat is off to a fantastic start,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer. “Mountain crews have done a tremendous job taking advantage of the weather pattern, abundant snow and cold temperatures, and guests won’t go hungry for terrain or great early season snow on Scholarship Day and the holiday weekend.”
22-Year Industry Veteran Takes the Reins of the Hotel’s Food And Beverage Operations
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 23, 2015-The Steamboat Grand Hotel has hired industry-veteran Scott King as the new food and beverage director for the property in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. King will be responsible for the overall culinary direction and strategies for the hotel.
“Scott is an extremely qualified individual for this position with extensive knowledge that spans hotels, resorts and the leisure industry while understanding what appeals to travelers on the culinary front,” said Michael Lomas, general manager/vice president of the Steamboat Grand Hotel. “With the addition of Scott to our talented team, the culinary future for the hotel is in good hands and set up for success.”
King comes to the Steamboat Grand from Catamount Ranch & Club, a member golf and club resort in Steamboat Springs, where he served as director of food and beverage for the past three years. Prior to Catamount, he held various leadership roles with Starwood Hotels and Resort across North America for over 18 years including operations task force, director of food and beverage, director of operations, senior manager of operation support and executive chef. During his tenure with Starwood, King helped oversee the opening of more than 40 hotels across all nine brands.
Fans Vote Big in Powder Magazine’s Annual Ski Town Throwdown IV
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 22, 2015-Starting with a low seed and staring down the barrel of big matchups, Steamboat Springs proved Cinderella stories do exist by coming out on top in Powder Magazine’s Ski Town Throwdown competition. With more than 45,000 votes in the final round, Steamboat edged out Red Mountain in British Columbia to take the title in the month-long online contest.
“Fans from around the world let Powder Magazine know what we already know, Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A® is a special place,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “It is always great to be recognized, but even more exciting that Steamboat, Powder Magazine and fans banded together to share their love of Steamboat to help us come out on top in the Ski Town Throwdown.”