January 2012 Blog Posts (55)

Atop the Shimmering Lights

This morning's slopes bedazzled my senses with a million tiny shimmers off the crystallized snow.  Days on the mountain like this I can't help but revel in the pure delight of what Mother Nature has provided.

The sparkling flakes were so easy to glide upon that I could hardly feel my feet beneath my…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 31, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

Steamboat with a toddler - Part 1

We have been travelling to Steamboat for many years (it is a highly addictive resort – a great all round package) and Jnr’s 2nd trip (he turned two years old a few days ago).

A ski vacation with a baby/toddler isn’t quite the same as previous vacations, but it can be done. We just need to be very organised, do our research and adjust our expectations (to…


Added by Boo Boo on January 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Sun AND Snow - The Happy Medium

If you spend time in a ski town for any length of time, you know that the weather and the conditions in the outdoor playground can really affect your mood. Last spring people were grumpy because of all the grey skies that accompanied the record snowfall, and yet early on this season, everyone was moody because of all the sun and lack of deep snow. Well now, it's safe to say that Steamboat is enjoying the happy medium. With ample sun and snow, everyone is all-smiles.…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 30, 2012 at 11:16am — No Comments

Hop, Skip and a Jump to Japan

We are back after a whirlwind tour of Japan. We enjoyed 5 days of ramen, rice, incredible people and epic powder. Sounds like an ideal combo, not to mention tons of frequent flyer miles! 

This year's American 300 team was a dynamic group of Steamboat locals. Dave and Aimee Nagel, Rob Powers,  Mike Lane and Nelson Carmichael all came together for the cause of bringing a little piece of America to military men, women and families living in Camp Zama, Japan. 

Our brief…


Added by Caroline Lalive on January 29, 2012 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Whiskers on Kittens and Carved Turns

...these are a few of MY favorite things!  Today's skiing is all about some deliciously sweet groomers, powder puffs in the trees and pure Vitamin D from the sunshine.

The bluebird skies above and the effortless grip of today's snow made it easy for me to feel like a complete hero on skis.  From…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 29, 2012 at 10:25am — No Comments

Almost There!

Burns Night Ball last night, Immortal Memory speech went down well, seat selections made on the flights and only one weekend left in Lagos before we head out for 4 weeks of skiing in Steamboat.Looking forward to getting out of West Africa for a while.…


Added by Oyibos on January 29, 2012 at 6:28am — 1 Comment

Something for everyone.

 It has been a truly wonderful week of skiing here in the Yampa Valley. With over 2 feet of snow falling in the past 7 days, our mountain has lived up to it's reputation as having some of the greatest snow in Colorado. 

 This morning's chilly air, was quickly erased by the early rays of the sun…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 28, 2012 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

Snow. Snow. Snow

Why is it cheap to feed a Giraffe?


** It makes a little food go a LONG way**


After last night's exciting snow storm for a few hours, I bet most of us thought we would have had a least a foot of snow on the morning report. Nonetheless 5" on the summit was sure to be good.  I was soon to find out that 5" went a long way! Skiing is EXCELLENT today.



Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 27, 2012 at 11:21am — No Comments

A day in Army Life

Another incredible day here in Camp Zama, Japan. 

Who can boast a day of early morning training, a private meeting with The Army Band, an inside tour of a Blackhawk helicopter, a K9 Unit visit and finally a beer with the Lieutenant Colonel? We can!

It's been a whirlwind day and we are thrilled to be involved in such a fantastic cause.

This year we are joined by Dave and Aimee Nagel who have been total troopers. (No pun intended) They have jumped right into the…


Added by Caroline Lalive on January 27, 2012 at 4:41am — No Comments

Rock Around the Clock

One O’Clock, Two O’Clock, Three O’Clock, Rock!  After a friendly greeting from Timbo and the other Gondola staff this morning, I head over to Sunshine Peak.  I decide to ski the “O’Clock” runs in chronological order (which is also the order of their increasing difficulty).  These runs are accessible from skier’s right on High Noon.  

One O’ Clock, an intermediate run, was groomed yesterday.  My skis glide over its smooth surface and the recent snow creates a…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 26, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

We love this!

I took too many pictures today - I couldn't help it. Today is perfect - a sunny bluebird day with perfect corduroy, 3" of fresh new snow from yesterday's little surprise storm, all on top of 2 feet of snow we received in the last 2 storms. I stayed out 'reporting' too long, too; I apologize if this is late. Let's look at the photos:

I saw the blue sky and headed quickly down Spur run.  The cord (short for the hard-to-spell 'corduroy') was perfect. My skis were making…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 25, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

Still Snowing

It's another day of that early morning snow here in Steamboat.  The 5am snow report said there was only one inch of new snow on the ground, but the important part was that the skies were still snowing.  I said this last week, but I think I need to say it again...  If the early morning report says the current conditions are "Snowing", no matter how much fell from the night before, you need to get out of bed and cruise to the mountain because you are about to find some powder. It was still…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 24, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Bob Wharton...member

Many time visitor but coming without kids or anybody else for the first time in three weeks.  Is the snow ok?...Can't really tell from the snow reports.  Also, any new hot places to eat for the "over 50 but not ready for the early bird special" couple?

Thanks in advance .


Added by Bob Wharton on January 23, 2012 at 2:22pm — No Comments

Commitment to the Velvet Under-Board

Having just spent a week in Utah (working, not skiing), I was thrilled to get back home and experience for myself the impact of the recent storms, and it was legitimately my best day on the mountain this season.


It's cold and bluebird, and with over 2 feet of snow over the past week, the skiing…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 23, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments


Special Airfares into Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® End Today; Over 8 Feet of Champagne Powder® Snow Has Fallen Since Opening Day


STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-January 23, 2012-It's been a powder-filled week in Steamboat, as Mother Nature paid an extended visit to Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A. with nearly 2 feet of snow falling at Thunderhead, the…


Added by Steamboat PR on January 23, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Life Changing

We've all had those moments when we knew our life would be changed for the better.

Last year I had the enormous pleasure of traveling to Guam and Japan with three fellow Olympians, Mike Lane from Steamboat Ski Corp and Rob Powers.  Our trip's purpose was to visit with military men and women stationed in the Pacific and share our Olympic experience. Little did I know it would be a life changing experience. I left with a whole new appreciation for so many and forever…


Added by Caroline Lalive on January 22, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Choke On It...

Woot, woot... up and at 'em, it's a Powder Day!  Last night's dump left 10-inches of fresh snow at the summit and skiing this morning was, well... SWEET.

The snow is a bit thicker than my legs are used to so I experienced a bit of early morning fatigue.  But press on I did since this was a treat I wasn't…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 22, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

Calm before the storm.

 Day by day and with each passing storm, the inches start to pile up and the mountain is finally shaping up to  the mid-winter conditions we're use too. With over 20" falling this week alone and more storms stacking up on the horizon, it's been a great week to be in Steamboat and next week is shaping up to be even better. …


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 21, 2012 at 10:45am — No Comments

Wake up and smell the powder!

After living here for 10 years, I have finally learned to pay close attention to the morning snow report.  Even if the 5am report says no new snow, but current conditions are "SNOWING", it is time to get out of bed and put your boots on, because it's about to be a powder day.


Today is no exception to that rule; no new snow to report first thing, but it has been snowing hard in Steamboat all morning.  Riding up the gondola you could see the next car down the line, but that was…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on January 20, 2012 at 10:53am — 2 Comments


Events taking place in Steamboat over the week starting January 19th. For more information on resort programs or events, visit www.steamboat.com



Watch the National Firefighters Hose Race on Friday, January 27th on Stampede trail at the base of the Steamboat Ski Resort. Teams of five firefighters must first don their firefighter gear at the start of the race and…


Added by Steamboat PR on January 19, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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