Crack open the Korbel because it's a Champagne Powder© day in Steamboat. The morning's snow report announced 7 inches at top by 5am but it's been dumping. An additional 4 inches were added by the 9am update and it's still falling. Yep... it couldn't be better out there.
BC Liftline was…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on December 8, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments
Like all of Colorado, Mother Nature decided to leave us with a week of unseasonably colder December temperatures. There is relief in sight, but for the next couple days we will be feeling a tad bit on chilly side. On the up side, these colder temperatures mean great snow conditions and generally excellent skiing. The colder nights usually leave the snow light and fluffy for the next day. Letting the groomers work their magic over night, the morning brings us a beautiful canvas to be painted…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on December 7, 2013 at 10:58am — No Comments
The rumors are true... Colorado is not currently experiencing a heat wave. And when the mercury in the thermometer dips below zero (13 below zero to be exact today) it thins out the crowd to those few who are really willing to brave the cold for some turns.
But those who did brave the frigid…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on December 6, 2013 at 11:23am — No Comments
Welcome to winter! Two inches of fresh powder fell in the past day, which means that our two-day storm total is nearly a foot.
I'll give it to you straight: it's cold out there. A blast of winter air drifted into town on the tails of the…Continue
Last night, after several days of warning in the form of weather forecasts forwarded from friends, whispered rumors in line at the grocery store, and neighbors spotted clearing out their summer patio furniture, it began--the first big winter storm of the 2013-2014 Steamboat ski season.
Arriving at Gondola Square this morning the anticipation and excitement in the air was almost palpable. Gone were the throngs meddling around enjoying the scenery or window-shopping for that…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on December 4, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
Skiing is so much fun. With opening weekend under our belts, it is officially a new season and with that comes a new assortment of toys and the skis are ready to run. I had a blast this morning exploring a very quiet resort. The surface of the snow was fantastic. I hit all groomers today anticipating a smooth surface and I was not wrong. Creamy carvy runs were all that I found out on the hill this morning.
Happy December... it's snowing. Yep, I figured I'd get right to the point of today's Straight Talk. Snow is falling from the sky and conditions on the mountain have never been better this early in the season.Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on December 1, 2013 at 10:22am — No Comments
Bluebird skies and champagne toasts are on the menu this morning. We are celebrating our 51st season and there is plenty to cheer about. Not only do we have one of the deepest snow bases in the state, but we also have one of the highest number of skiable acres of any Colorado resort. With 6 lifts running and 63 trails currently open, there is plenty of skiing and riding for the entire family. From the steepest terrain, like the Chutes, to the gentle green runs of Broadway, it's hard to…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 30, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments
As an alternative to the shopping typical of Black Friday, I got out on the mountain today to enjoy wide open runs groomed to perfection. It was a great way to work off the mounds of turkey, stuffing, and potatoes that I ate yesterday.
I cruised over to High Noon first thing this morning and found…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 29, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments
Happy Thanksgiving from Steamboat Resort and the Straight Talk Crew! It's a beautiful day at the mountain and we have so much to be thankful for here in Steamboat. Here are my top seven Steamboat-related things I am thankful for today:
1. November Snow. A total snowfall this year of 87.5 inches provides perfect early season conditions. The wall-to-wall coverage on each open run is great for practicing digging in the edges…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on November 28, 2013 at 10:42am — No Comments
Opening Day 2013-2014 and it is a good one! Steamboat has had over 80" of snow since October 1st and the mountain is in fantastic shape. As a walked up to Gondola Square this morning, everybody I encountered wore beaming grins and had that particular glow that is usually only seen on the deepest of powder days.
By 8am, excited throngs were already lining up at the entrance to the Gondola, vying for the ski town prestige of getting the first gondola car of the ski season. When the…Continue
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This is one of our favorite times of the year in Steamboat. Not only are the fall colors incredible, but snow begins to make an appearance in the valley and that means only one thing... the winter season is almost here!
October started off with a snowy bang, when a massive storm dropped 14 inches on the mountain and left Steamboat a winter wonderland. Another storm is planted in Steamboat right now, with 4" of snow accumulating at the summit last night and light snow accumulation…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on October 11, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments
Writing the final Straight Talk Report of the season is a little bittersweet. On the one hand, we couldn't have ended on a better note... ever. Last night's powder dump is nothing short of spectacular. On the other hand, posting this article means another season is officially in the bag. If the next 50 years turn out to be as unforgettable as the last, the Steamboat Ski Resort is poised to hold a place in history unlike any other resort in the nation.…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 14, 2013 at 10:36am — No Comments
What a wonderful season we've had here in the Yampa Valley. It was definitely one I will remember for a long time. From the mid-winter powder dumps to the fun few weeks of springs corn, I personally enjoyed every run. As always, our season ends too quickly and usually with a healthy base of snow. This past week's storm has left the mountain in wonderful condition. It looks and feels like the middle of winter. The slopes are in great shape and there is still plenty of snow. Hat's off to the…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 13, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments
Old Man Winter is not finished with Steamboat yet and has toasted us with another powder day in Steamboat! Three inches of freshies were reported this morning and the snow keeps piling up. If you're thinking about heading up to the mountain today, stop reading this and go now. It's good out there!…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 11, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
The thermometer and my calendar just aren't matching up today. While the calendar says April 10, the weather on the mountain says middle of January. It's a cold one out there, but it's worth getting out for some fresh tracks this morning.
We have had some interesting weather over the…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 10, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments
If you are reading this from Steamboat then like me, you probably didn't get an abundance of sleep last night due to these blizzard conditions i.e., ridiculous WIND!
So it's not too surprising that after sleeping all of 5 minutes last night I was mildly grumpy (my husband would use other words to…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 9, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
It is safe to say that winter is not going to give up without a fight. Spring is putting up its dukes but today will be proof that all seasons are still present and accounted for on this mountain. I skied top to bottom today and saw a lot of different conditions. The sky is no indicator either. I saw shadows from the sun but then the wind would pick up and shoo her away showing signs of a storm headed our way and they are saying it is going to be a big one. Shell? Insulation? Short…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 8, 2013 at 10:25am — No Comments
As the saying goes... "April showers bring May flowers." Well if that's true then I think Steamboat's flowers are going to be in full bloom this year. We received a really nice coat of fresh powder on the mountain overnight and the trails are in great shape.
The snow on the top of Sunshine Peak was…Continue
Added by Steamboat Straight Talker on April 7, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments