Four feet in three days! This place has been completely transformed into a winter wonderland - and almost by surprise. There is a weather phenomenon that Local Meteorologist Joel Gratz refers to as the "Steamboat Surprise," where pure magic is responsible for ridiculous amounts of snow falling on our ski mountain. It is why we love it here.…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on February 22, 2012 at 10:28am — No Comments
Steamboat tradition states that a quick tap on the head of the Buddy Werner statue at the top of Storm Peak is how we say "thanks" for our great snow and ensure more snow to come. Well... I must have tapped Buddy on the head at least 5 times this holiday weekend!
The early season snow has been nothing short of spectacular. I can't remember a better opening weekend than the one we are experiencing now. The early morning light…Continue
I would like to dedicate my final Straight Talk Report of the season to Steamboat's snow maintenance crews! Thank you for keeping our slopes in shape and making each run so fun to ski and ride, you all rock! Cheers to you!
I personally thank you for this day- the next best thing to a powder day is the day after... When the soft winter fluff is sculpted into a fine white carpet for our carving pleasure. I love making smooth, flowing turns leaving a long ribbon track from top to…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 5, 2010 at 10:39am — No Comments
You know it's spring when the rubber duckies are spotted at the bottom of Sundown Express lift. I wasn't quick enough to get that photo, yet I do have a few shots to give you the panoramic view of this bluebird day. Speaking of bluebirds, I've seen a few out and about on the mountain, spring is here!
High Noon is not just for getting to Rendezvous for lunch. I highly recommend this run for your warm up on these spring mornings. High Noon gets…Continue
We're experiencing high winds, which means all lifts at the resort are closed until weather conditions permit. All Ski and Snowboard School lessons have been cancelled for today, but childcare and Kids' Vacation Center are operating indoors.We want to keep you informed about the mountain's status. The best way to get updates is to follow us on Twitter at @SteamboatInfo or @SkiSteamboat.
If you have questions concerning lift tickets, please contact the Main Ticket Office at…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 19, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments
Waking up, still dragging a bit from the time change, we gazed up at a cloud hiding the ski area. However, clouds can play tricks on you for just a short lift ride up a bluebird sky awaits!
Here's are a couple photos just to show you that you cannot always make the call on the weather from your window. It may look cloudy from the condo, yet up above 9,000 feet we are basking in the glory of Colorado's famous blue sky!…Continue
I found my friend Doug on the mountain today. Which was a miracle, as visibility was between 20 and 100 yards depending on where you were. He introduced me to the concept of choosing to ski the fresh groomed trails on days with low visibility. You can feel your way down and it's predictable.
No doubt, skiing on days like this is different, and fun in its own way. You learn to adapt and use your other senses, mostly sense of feel. Certainly a…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 8, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments
The first day after the Olympics end is always a tough one. Worse than the day after Christmas, we have to wait FOUR YEARS to enjoy that excitement again. However, as we've been saying for years now, "When Olympians gather in Vancouver (Torino, Utah), it's called the Winter Games. When Olympians gather in Steamboat, it's called Monday (or whatever day of the week it is)."
That said, Billy Kidd, (Silver, slalom, Innsbruck, 1964) is skiing today.…Continue
It is amazing how much even just a… Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on December 21, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments