Chris Rogers
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Getting ready for another season

By the time I'm done coaching summer camp in mid-June, I'm usually ready for a few months without snow. I switch into summer mode, lakes, boats, wakeboards, bikes, and work, of course. But then that first crisp note of snow in the fall air triggers it, and suddenly, the snow can't come soon enough.

The smell of snow came early this year, but the snow itself is only just starting to show up. I spent the time rebuilding my childhood winter playground.

For those that don't know,… Continue

Posted on October 14, 2010 at 11:17am — 1 Comment

Upper mountain and park laps - Nov 27

Opening day may have been a few days ago, but today was the first day for upper-mountain access, with the Gondola providing access to more than 130 acres. It was another gorgeous blue sky day in the boat, and while we're definitely hurting for snow, there are some great turns to be made. With the Gondola and BC running there are now 19 trails open, including Arc, Big Foot, Boulevard, Flat Out, Preview, Right-O-Way, Stampede, Why Not, Yoo Hoo, Ego, Heavenly Daze, Jess’ Cut-Off, Lightning, Rudi’s… Continue

Posted on November 28, 2009 at 12:00am

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About Me

Maybe you're a beginner just looking to make it down the hill, or perhaps you're an advanced rider that is new to the resort and looking for a guide to show you some of Steamboat's famous hidden powder stashes. From learning to link your first turns to ripping knee deep powder, from your first ollies and butters to stomping your first 360 or boardslide, I can help you take your riding to the next level.

I average 150 days on snow every winter, and have spent more than 2,000 days snowboarding since I first made the switch from skiing. It is this breadth of experience that I draw upon to provide you with an optimal day on snow. Winter 09/10 marks my 19th winter snowboarding, and 6th instructing at Steamboat. In 2004 I took up instructing for the free season pass and accidentally discovered a passion for teaching. Since then I have attained full AASI certification, with accreditations in training instructors and teaching freestyle and kids lessons, and am a member of AASI's Rocky Mountain examining staff. I also coach at the Alyeska Summer Camp in Alaska and have spent time volunteering for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska, where long arctic winters created a natural platform for winter-sports involvement. I began cross-country skiing shortly after learning to walk, started downhill skiing at age 6, and then made the switch to a board at age 10. After graduating from high school in 1998, I spent the following winter with two long-time friends, traveling around the US snowboarding. The trip spawned the web-based magazine Snowboarder Guide the leading site for snowboard equipment and resort reviews. You can visit the mag at

I also make "Powder Bandit" fleece-lined bandanas, designed in Steamboat, for Steamboat. They're perfect face warmers for skiing, boarding, biking, and any other outdoor adventures (

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At 10:01am on November 26, 2009, Trish Sullivan said…
Hey Chris, I enjoyed reading your profile and blog. Happy Thanksgiving!
At 9:31pm on March 15, 2009, Damon Butler said…
whats up chris...

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