Turn that GoPro Chesty into a ‘Backy’

You may have seen footage from the GroPro Chesty mount, but have you ever thought to turn that around and film someone behind you? What if that person was James Koch, winner of last year’s Quick and Chinless race here in the Steamboat Bike Park? What if you had him follow you down Rawhide, Steamboat’s roughest and rowdiest trail? Continue reading

Captain of the Boat: Round Two!

Round Two of the Captain of the Boat race series happened Friday. The race was on Gunsmoke, an intermediate trail. The event was a huge success with a terrific turnout. I was unable to actually race, but I was there moments before just to bring you a preview of the course. Given the huge turnout, a difficult-to-ride-fast course and an incredibly stacked field, this was not an easy race to win. That said, given the friendly crowd, casual atmosphere and mild terrain, everyone still felt welcome. Continue reading

New Flight, Expanded Capacity Highlight 2016/17 Winter Air Service

Steamboat’s winter air program continues to grow with the addition of nonstop flights from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Steamboat/Hayden Airport (HDN) on Alaska Airlines for the 2016/17 ski and snowboard season. The twice-weekly flight will operate Wednesdays and Saturdays from Dec. 17 to March 25 on a 76-seat E175 jet, operated by SkyWest Airlines. The 2016/17 air program increases nonstop markets served to 12 major cities in the fourth consecutive year of nonstop flight growth.

“Adding a nonstop flight from San Diego was the next step in expanding air service to Steamboat from the West Coast,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “After adding service from San Francisco in 2014, Seattle in 2013 and Los Angeles in 2012, the San Diego flight represents the fourth new nonstop destination from the western U.S. in the past four years.”

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Sunshine and Fireworks

Another great day riding the Steamboat Bike Park! This 4th of July, we brought out the XC bikes for a little high-altitude riding. The objective was to ride the Sunshine Trail, and everything else was flexible. Many mountain bikers who live, work or play in Steamboat Springs are unaware how good the XC riding is in the Bike Park. Especially when you’ve overslept and now it’s too hot to ride. Or perhaps you’ve ridden the trails in town all week, and you want a little variety. It’s just a short gondola ride up to about 10 degree cooler weather and super fun trails. If you’re into climbing, Valley View will also get you to the top. We were running late, so we jumped in the gondola.

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Marmot Partnership Brings New Downtown Concept Store, Employee Uniforms

Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. will partner with Marmot on a new downtown branded concept store and unveil the first wave of new employee uniforms this year.

“Steamboat works with some of the finest companies in the outdoor industry, and we’re proud to partner with Marmot, an innovator in the outdoor landscape,” said Rob Perlman, president and chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. “For more than four decades, both companies have shared their love of the outdoors with adventurers, and we see this partnership elevating the authentic, genuine spirit these two Colorado companies cherish.”

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