Backcountry access is available from Steamboat Resort, but it’s important to remember that terrain beyond the ski area boundary is not patrolled or maintained and that avalanche danger and other hazards exist. Access to public land outside the ski area boundary is provided through marked access points (pictured above), and Steamboat Resort is not responsible for the safety of skiers and riders who choose to go beyond the boundary. Should backcountry travelers need to be rescued, those duties are performed by the Routt County Sheriff’s Office and could be costly if a search team, helicopters or ambulances are required.
Resort Targets Safety Through Seminars, Programs & Clinics
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-January 11, 2016-As the New Year unfolds, Steamboat Ski Resort & Corporation celebrates National Safety Month with safety machines, special seminars, demonstrations, programs and clinics for all ages and ability levels of skiers and snowboarders.
“This is a very important initiative for the resort and across the industry,” said Rob Perlman, president & chief operating officer of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “While there is an increased focus this month, the resort works all season to showcase these unique safety programs while opening the sport to winter enthusiasts in a safe and fun way.”
While skiing at Steamboat, you might see a wide variety of wildlife, including moose, black bears, elk, deer, mountain lions, coyotes, foxes, porcupines and other kinds of animals.
The safest way to view wildlife in the Yampa Valley is from a distance. It’s important to remember this is their home, too. If you see an animal, don’t approach it. It’s OK to take a picture using the zoom on your camera. They might look docile, but wild animals will defend their territory.
With more than 6 feet of snow in the past two weeks, Steamboat is living up to its worldwide reputation for tree skiing and Champagne Powder snow. But skiing or riding in gladed areas and deep snow carries with it an inherent risk: A fall into deep snow or a tree well can be suffocating and fatal.
A tree well is an unstable hole or depression that forms around the base of a tree when low branches prevent snow from filling in and creating snowpack around the trunk. Prevent your risk of falling into a tree well using the following tips:
Whether you’re a skier or snowboarder, a seasoned shredder or just getting into the sport, lift safety is an important part of the ski resort experience. Today we’re going to tackle some tips on using the chairlifts.
Riding a chairlift is just one of the amazing parts of visiting a ski area, but it is essential to know about loading and unloading safely. Here are some tips: