Wiping the spring slush off my skis for the last time this season, I can't help but embrace a bit of sadness in my heart. There's always something sentimental about writing the final Straight Talk for the year and even macho guys like myself aren't immune.Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 13, 2014 at 9:36am — No Comments
What a wonderful season, let the fun begin.
Spring has finally sprung in the Yampa Valley and with closing weekend here, it's our last couple days to get out and enjoy the skiing. With early morning temperatures in the mid 40's, the snow has already begun to soften and the stage is set for a…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 12, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments
Hard to believe it's closing weekend of the 2013/14 season in the Boat, and we are all smiling like Buddy over what just happened.
This year was my 10th ski season in Steamboat, and I have to say it was a good one. The powder really piled up this winter and skewed my sense of time because the…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 11, 2014 at 11:33am — No Comments
It is last call here in Steamboat as we are savoring the last turns of the season. After today the lifts will spin for three more days, so get out and relish the end of this amazing season!…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 10, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
There are some folks who will tell you to never look back. To always live in the present and never pay heed to days and events in the past. But I don't buy it.
Taking a few minutes to remember those good days, great people, and magical…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 9, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
From one of the best powder days of the year yesterday, to an as-good-as-it-gets groomer day today, we are surely blessed with the best winter has to offer here in Steamboat.
I was fortunate enough to make it up yesterday, and wow am I glad I did. It literally felt like the middle of February. Today was no different. I still found powder pockets all over the mountain to dip in and out of between hero groomer turns. …Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 8, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments
This season has given us everything from massive snow dumps, bluebird scenery, sub-zero temps, and beach-like days we wished would never end. All this rolled into one tidy little package we call 'Winter 2013-14.' But today's weather has sent us back into the heart of skiing with a snow dump that feels very Januaryesque. …Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 6, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
It's Spring, but looks like winter!
It's another perfect day in the Yampa Valley, the sun is burning bright and the skiing is wonderful. The groomers were out in full force last night and the conditions this morning could not have been any better. With one week left in the season, it's time to get out there…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 5, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments
Don't look at your calendar, because the blue sky, cold temperatures and mid winter conditions will have you thinking its January not April.…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 4, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments
It's another day in Champagne Powder® paradise with 4 inches of new snow at mid-mountain and 7 inches of new snow at the summit.
[Powder Runs in the Chutes Area]
Don't be fooled from the base area, it's bright and sunny at the top of the…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 3, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
The only April fools were those folks that could have skied today, but decided to sleep in after hearing of only 2 inches of snow reported on the 5am snow report.
That's because the Steamboat Resort Champagne Powder Cam showed a quick 6 inches more falling after the 5am report but before the gondola…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 2, 2014 at 11:28am — No Comments
After the first run, I bent over to notch up another buckle on my boot. The glazed veneer of today's snow calls for an extra stiff ankle to gain complete control over the fast morning conditions.
Yesterday's sunny conditions combined with the overnight chill left a firm layer of packed powder across…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 30, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
The conditions this morning could not have been any better. Arriving at the top of the Sunshine Area, I was greeted with clear bluebird skies and sunshine, two combinations that go great together. Looking out over the slopes it's hard to believe that it's the end of March. This past…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 29, 2014 at 11:04am — No Comments
One thing we never get tired of saying around here is "it's another powder day in the Boat!"
As if this year hasn't been good enough already, mother nature just keeps piling it on for Steamboat. How can there only be two weeks left in the season? Conditions and coverage are excpetional right…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 28, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments
Yeeeeeehaw! It's a powder day in the 'Boat!
While the 5 am snow report said that 3 inches fell at mid-mountain and 4 inches fell at the summit, my report from the top is that more like 6+ inches of fluffy powder goodness awaited skiers and riders at the top. Today is a good day to use that last…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 27, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
Changes are coming to Steamboat today, and it is a morning of transition.
Yesterday offered us a glorious spring break day with perfect blue bird skies and warm temperatures. Today is a different story... the clouds are moving in quick and there is a big storm on the horizon. We enjoyed a…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 26, 2014 at 10:46am — No Comments
Rise and shine, Steamboat! It's crazy to think that just a week ago I skied some of the best powder of the year. Today, I skied some of the best groomers. Seasons are an incredible aspect of the environment we live in, and we are so blessed to experience such vast differences during all parts of the year. Here is a nice comparison of our beloved Buddy Werner statue from last week to this week:…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 25, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments
As the icy tingle of the morning air slipped under my collar and tickled my spine, I couldn't help but focus my sights ahead and smile. Yesterday's storm blew through town leaving us nothing but crystal blue skies and dry, fluffy snow.
Even the groomed corduroy was supple under foot. My edges cut…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 23, 2014 at 10:10am — No Comments
If you happened to listen to the 5:00 snow report and rolled over and went back to bed or you haven't looked out the…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 22, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments
The temperature is comfortable, the sun is shining bright and it feels like spring break in the Boat... for now.
While the calendar says spring, conditions on the mountain still reflect winter holding on tight. I had anticipated some firm conditions first thing this morning, but was pleasantly…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on March 21, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments