Steamboat Straight Talker's Blog – November 2010 Archive (10)

More November freshies!!

Is today really the last day of November? It is so hard to believe - the mountain is COVERED and the riding is AMAZING!!! In true November fashion, today was yet another powder day. And not just a powder day, a blue bird powder day.

Last nights snowfall officially made this the snowiest November in Steamboat Ski Resort history!!!! And we also now have the biggest mid-mountain base out of any Colorado resort. I think this is the year we hit…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 30, 2010 at 10:50am — 1 Comment

Happy Powder Day!

It's deep, it's light, it's my birthday!

In my 12 years living here in the 'Boat, I do not think I've ever had such nice gifts as what I'm blessed with today. It's officially the first powder day of the season, we have 12 PLUS inches of snow here, and I've been getting face shots every run.

Sing along: "It's my birthday, another face shot, it's my birthday!"

I'm so glad I could share this day with so many happy…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 29, 2010 at 10:37am — 4 Comments

A Nod To Buddy

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…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 28, 2010 at 10:17am — 1 Comment

New terrain and sunny skies

I am reminded today that I most certainly reside in Ski Town USA. Being that it's Saturday, there are groups on the mountain today of eager Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes of all ages, sliding methods, and abilities. You can be quite sure that there is a future Olympian or two in those groups.

Above is an image of some "new" terrain. With the logging of…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 27, 2010 at 10:13am — No Comments

White Friday

If you're not out shopping for the best deals, Steamboat is the place to be for a variety of great early season skiing. Cold temperatures have kept the snow in prime condition and whether you're skiing the groomers, in the trees, or looking for some fresh powder it is all out there waiting for you.

The moguls are starting to form on White Out and with this soft snow they are…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 26, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Give Thanks for Blue Skies and Corduroy

Good morning Steamboat! Yesterday we woke up to freshies and Champagne Powder on Opening Scholarship Day, and this morning we awoke to frigid temperatures and bluebird skies. There are always two bonuses to below zero temps: It's usually warmer at the top of the mountain, and the snow is our favorite 'hero corduroy.'

Ski Patrol sets up while I admire the corduroy

Today was no exception. As I rode… Continue

Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 25, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Fat Skis & Fat Snow: Opening Day

Welcome to Steamboat!

I can hardly believe it - fat skis on Scholarship Day here at Steamboat!

Apparently, a lot of people have been paying attention to the past week's weather conditions and the 89" of snowfall we have received here since October, and are ready to take advantage. With a 38" base and 7" of fresh new…


Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 24, 2010 at 10:40am — No Comments

Biggest Opening Day in Over A Decade

You read that right, Steamboat is getting ready to usher in its biggest Opening Day on Wednesday, November 24th with 5 chairlifts, 926 acres and 66 trails, including a ton of legendary tree skiing terrain.

Scholarship Day is the traditional Opening Day, with specially priced $30 lift tickets and all proceeds going to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's Scholarship Fund. New this year, the resort is also offering a special $20 lower mountain lift ticket, with access on Christie Peak… Continue

Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 22, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Who's Ready For Ski Season?

It's only 8 days and a handful of hours away, but Steamboat Ski Resort looks more like its mid-season already with 17 inches of snow falling over the weekend. The resort is has a 28 inch mid-mountain base and 42 inches at the summit.The snow doesn't show signs of stopping and the forecast is calling for more snow through Wednesday with 10-20 inches of accumulation possible at the summit.

You couldn't ask for better pre-season conditions. In… Continue

Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 15, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Snow, Snow, Snow

It's officially winter in Steamboat. A foot of snow accumulated on the mountain over the past two days and forecasts are calling for more snowfall today and Thursday, with a little break and then a new storm is expected to bring snow over the weekend. We have a 19 inch base at mid-mountain and a 34 inch base at the summit.

Mother Nature's visit to Ski Town, U.S.A not only brought fresh snow, it left behind cold temperatures perfect for… Continue

Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 10, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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