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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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 things...wow 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
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
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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
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