December 2008 Blog Posts (50)

Ski Camp for Wounded Soldiers and People with Disabilities in Steamboat


4th Annual All Mountain Ski Camp for Wounded Warriors and People with Disabilities January 12-15, 2009

Five-Day Event Features the return of Local Photographer and Filmmaker, Dave Genchi, who was paralyzed in a skiing accident on Buffalo Pass in 2006, and Combines Instructor and Volunteer Training, Adaptive Ski Clinics, & a Backcountry Powdercat Trip

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO (December 18, 2007): Beginning Monday, January 12th,… Continue

Added by Craig P Kennedy on December 29, 2008 at 9:04am — No Comments

Ride Journal - 12/28/08

The hill had two different personalities today. This morning while riding with Matt the sky was overcast, Storm Peak was in thin clouds, and the best visibility was in the trees. Around 2pm the skies turned blue, the sun came out, and Jenny, Kelly and I were treated to a glorious blue bird day with temps in the 20's and puh-lenty of powder on all of our runs. Last night's 5 inches sat on top of the snows that have fallen almost every day for… Continue

Added by James on December 28, 2008 at 6:30pm — 8 Comments

Day After Christmas...powder, trees and injuries!

One thing you rarely hear talk about is injuries. Not many people will ask about the closest hospital on their vacation or what the emergency services are, how good ski patrol is. It's one of those things you don't want to think about till it happens, even then it's hard to think about it. Yet it does happen a lot, people get injured on the mountain all the time. Sometimes it can be the common ski/snowboard injuries like wrist, shoulder, knees or sometimes it can be the altitude affecting… Continue

Added by Shannon on December 28, 2008 at 3:26pm — 7 Comments

Ride Journal - 12/27/08 - Pony Express Opening Day

Hit the hill around noon with Rochelle and Kevin. Our first run was a bee-line from Thunderhead down Rudi's to that most awesome of chairs: The Pony Express. There's lots of colorful debate floating around Steamboat many years after that chair was put in, and I come down firmly on the side of TGFPE (Thank God For Pony Express). It's a fast chair that whisks you up to a nice blue, a nice dark blue, some black runs, and for experts, a couple gates leading out of bounds into the "Golf Course", a… Continue

Added by James on December 27, 2008 at 6:55pm — 1 Comment

Dave Hudson Coming the Bear River @ Steamboat Ski Resort!!!




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Added by Dave Hudson on December 26, 2008 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments


Took a short hike up the mountain this morning with Tosh, our seven year old Georgia born-and-bred dog. Tosh is a blend of several varieties of pup, most likely including Manchester Terrier and Black Labrador Retriever. At around 40 pounds we've found her to be an excellent size for outdoor activities. Just enough speed, endurance, and pick-up-able to be fun.

Since moving to the Rockies from our warm southern home, Tosh has displayed a funny behavior when walking in snow any deeper… Continue

Added by James on December 25, 2008 at 11:57am — 1 Comment

21 in 24

Today was one of those days that will be talked about for a long time. Comfortable temperatures, good visibility, a solid base, and 21" of fresh powder conspired to make 12.23.08 our first "big" day. Patrol "dropped" the rope above lower Sundown Lift line, including the lower part of Shadows, opening up a few new pistes as well as many acres of super deep virgin 08/09 powder. Almost every run was through a minimum of one foot of powder, while many were through three and now and again, four foot… Continue

Added by James on December 23, 2008 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

What a perfect day in Steamboat - Dec 23

I knew from the very first turn on Rudi’s Run that it was going to be a fine day for riding! The Steamboat Snow Report indicated 38cm of fresh powder at mid-mountain when I phoned from home at 7:00am, so I quickly shoveled the driveway and eased my way up to the mountain. I got out a bit later than those who pressed glass, but the mood in the short Gondola queue was still electric, and I knew there was… Continue

Added by JennyO on December 23, 2008 at 2:45pm — 2 Comments

Afraid to Go Home

Currently at work, trying to get a report out before the holidays. So I called my youngest son to tell him I'll be a little late. He tells me to take my time. I ask why. He informs me that our dog (a westie) got up on our dark wood, mirror-polished lacquored dining room table and ate our entire ginger bread house!!!! He said it looks like a scene from "Twister" the movie!!!!!

Now I'm not sure if Im more afraid to go home, or more afraid of what will happen (and what I see) when I… Continue

Added by Kup on December 23, 2008 at 1:53pm — 1 Comment

When the snow is so good you just HAVE to get up...

I am not the powder clause employee. I do not wake up and check the snow report in the morning...I typically check my BlackBerry and get my day in order. This morning was different.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado offers skiers and riders the absolute best snow on Earth, and when my husband (who is in bed with a cold) groaned that the ski area received 20" of CHAMPAGNE POWDER SNOW I made a game time decision - get to the gondola as fast as possible!

I have lived in Ski Town… Continue

Added by Laura Cusenbary on December 23, 2008 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Steamboat's First Big Dump - 24" and Choking On It!

It was an exciting morning in the 'Boat today; we've been watching the snow pile on since yesterday afternoon until this morning thinking... ooooh, deeeeeep. I personally couldn't sleep past 6:30 from all the excitement.

We pressed glass at the Gondy, getting first chair once again thanks to some mule help from Rob W and Travis G with the gear! We didn't… Continue

Added by Andy Jehn Kennedy on December 23, 2008 at 11:36am — 3 Comments

Chilly weekend

Here's a mini video from this weekend of shredding. It was very very cold out with high winds so I only captured film when I was in the trees (best time anyway) and had some fun with friends.

Steamboat 12/20/08 from Shayboarder on… Continue

Added by Shannon on December 22, 2008 at 9:47am — No Comments

Solstice Ride Journal 12/21/08

Temps today hovered around 20F from mid-mountain on upward thanks to Steamboat's common temp inversion, providing awesome riding conditions. Many great runs were had over the course of about 3.5 hours, including laps in the 2:30 trees, Sunshine lift line, the trees in Wally World, and then a traverse thru Morningside over to St. Pats. St. Pats was in primo shape, and isn't even close to being tracked out from our last two storms. As usual, the whoop-dee-doo ride thru Cowboy Coffee down into… Continue

Added by James on December 21, 2008 at 7:33pm — 4 Comments

Trip Report 12/21 - 12/27/08

Greetings from Steamboat!

We flew into Denver on Saturday and drove up through some pretty nasty weather around the Eisenhower Tunnel. All trucks and buses had to have their chains on. Rabbit Ears Pass had winds that blew the car around! It took us about 4 hours to make the drive but when we arrived in Steamboat the sun was shining!

My oldest son wanted to ski as soon as we arrived so we headed up to catch the last chair up Storm Peak. Talk about windy! We both said we… Continue

Added by Ski Mom 2 on December 21, 2008 at 4:00pm — 14 Comments

well into the vacation and loving it ( the vacation in full)

hi guys and gals we have been here since Sunday, i haven't got long , we are sitting in the library taking advantage of the net service they provide ,

so how are its been powdery these past few days, Robert , my son the novice , never been on mountain before this week did his first black run , an easy one but still black , west side for those that know the mountain, im very proud of him, thats one lesson in the UK and one here in the boat, not bad eh? we have spent most… Continue

Added by Sian and Nige on December 20, 2008 at 10:00am — 31 Comments

Like Buttah

Today's tasty surprises were everywhere, and the skiers were nowhere to be seen. We had the place to ourselves this morning, and it was delightful. Craig's bff Keith insisted on the Gondy (even though Thunderhead is now open) and we got first tracks down Rudy's, fresh untracked cord with a few inches of buttery snow on the side... tasty. Storm wasn't open so we rode up BC for a few turns down newly-opened Surprise.

Up Sundown and on to High Noon for a top-to-bottom hauler, speedy,… Continue

Added by Andy Jehn Kennedy on December 19, 2008 at 2:57pm — 2 Comments

Snow, Weather, Lift Info now on my.steamboat home page

You can now see the latest snow, temperature, wind, lift & trail info just below the Photo Of The Day on the homepage. This info comes from our steamboatinfo Twitter feed, and is updated several times a day. If a lift closes temporarily due to wind or other reasons, the first place you can probably see it is on the homepage or on your… Continue

Added by James on December 19, 2008 at 6:00am — 12 Comments

Mountain Tweets, or, Steamboat now on Twitter

Steamboat Resort is now on Twitter! Follow us so you can receive relevant and timely information while you're on or near the slopes. This Twitter feed will include the latest snow, temperature, wind, base, lift and trail-related info right on your mobile phone.

You need to do three things to receive the daily tweets from steamboatinfo on your mobile phone.

1. Have a twitter account and… Continue

Added by James on December 19, 2008 at 4:30am — No Comments

Stormin' on Storm Peak

We've been in the mix of a tentative- and temperamental- storm warning these last few days and I'm beginning to lose track of things already! It's Thursday, a week from Christmas, it's frigid, and it's snowing- it's not snowing- it's snowing... that's the extent of my awareness right now.

Yesterday we had a few new inches at the top and today we had a dusting as well. It started dumping huge saucer-sized flakes today around 11:30am, and snowed for several hours. But the big dark… Continue

Added by Andy Jehn Kennedy on December 18, 2008 at 4:43pm — 2 Comments


Steamboat Records Snow 12 Out Of First 17 Days In December

2,863 Acres, 154 Trails & 12 Lifts Offering Terrain For All Ability Levels By Weekend

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-December 17, 2008-With more than 5 feet of Champagne Powder snow since Opening Day, November 26th, Steamboat will provide the ideal holiday gift for powderhounds as it inches closer to opening 100 percent of its available terrain.

“December has come in like a lion and Steamboat… Continue

Added by Michael Lane on December 17, 2008 at 10:36am — 1 Comment

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