What an amazing winter we’ve had with plenty of fresh snow and bluebird days. There are only 9 days of the season left, and the mountain is still in great shape.

We’ve had measurable snow on more than half of the days so far this season. Even better, 52 of those snowy days were powder days when 4 or more inches of snow fell.  As we approach Closing Day, we’ve already surpassed our average snowfall for the season, our mid-mountain base is staying strong at 84 inches and our summit base is over 100 inches.

Season snowfall facts

  • Steamboat saw its first snowfall of the season on Oct. 23.
  • 58.5 inches of snow in November and great snowmaking temperatures allowed Steamboat to open early for the first time in 13 years.
  • Snow on 21 of 31 days in December dropped more than 100 inches for the ninth time in 37 years.
  • 81.5 inches fell in January, making it the snowiest in past seven years.
  • March was the seventh snowiest on record with 77.75 inches.
  • Steamboat has had more than 350 inches of snow, making it a four-wire winter.

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Spring events

The season’s not over yet. April in Steamboat means Springalicious and lots of fun events, including free concerts, this weekend’s Toes on the Nose Surf Jam in Lil’ Rodeo terrain park and the Splashdown Pond Skim on Closing Day. My favorite event of the season is Cardboard Classic, which features homemade cardboard crafts that race down the mountain toward spectacular crashes. (Register here.) Pictured above is my Toy Story craft from last year. This weekend, I’ll be skipping the sunny spring skiing to build this year’s emoji-themed craft from just cardboard, paint and duct tape.

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http://www.steamboat.com/things-to-do/events/2016/04/36th-annual-cardboard-classic.aspx

Happy hunting!

 

Nicole Miller, Alpine skier

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