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Chris Rogers
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Chris Rogers replied to Boo Boo's discussion Food Delivery?
"The other must-mention for delivery is Double Zs. They're usually pretty fast, and their food is always amazing (if you like BBQ).   You specifically asked about delivery, but if you can do take-out, then there are many other options in…"
Dec 22, 2010
Chris Rogers replied to Tom Anderson's discussion half day, week long lessons
"Another option is to alternate lesson days with family days. Day 1 lesson, day 2 family, day 3 lesson, etc. As our group lessons are formed at the beginning of each day, they'll always be in a group of similarly skilled skiers. No guarantee…"
Dec 20, 2010
Chris Rogers replied to Dutch's discussion Snowboard or Ski Which School?
"I'm really hoping that we evolve KVC to include young rippers in the near future. There are many tools being developed which greatly assist in teaching the 3-6 year old range to snowboard without the intermediary ski lessons, and the old…"
Dec 20, 2010
Chris Rogers replied to Michelle Wuttke's discussion Ski school non-consecutive days? Requesting a certain teacher?
"As many instructors work both group and private lessons, there's no guarantee that a specific instructor will be available for group lessons, but you can definitely ask. Your best bet is to notify the instructor in advance, and they can try to…"
Dec 20, 2010


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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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