With February coming to an end, and spring skiing just around the corner, base depth is on the mind of many skiers and riders across Colorado. Steamboat is proud to claim the number 4 spot in overall base depth for the state, with the three resorts above Steamboat on the leader board all located in Southwest Colorado. So far this season, Steamboat has accumulated 270” of Champagne Powder ® snow with snow falling 20 days in February, 10 of which were powder days. The copious amounts of snow have helped propel the Steamboat ski experience to a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 94/100, which is the highest in Steamboat history. The NPS is used widely in the ski industry to quantify guest service and the likelihood for a guest to return to a particular resort or suggest the resort to friends. Locals and visitors alike have had plenty to rejoice about with the total snowfall for this year already surpassing the cumulative total for the entire 2011/2012 season.
I can honestly say I have had more powder days in this short month of February than I did throughout the entire 2011/2012 season. The conditions on the mountain are absolutely incredible and only continue to improve. For those of you who can’t or don’t enjoy on mountain activities in the winter, the snow can still be enjoyed through many other mediums. Horseback rides outside of town have been very popular, with horses taking riders through fields of snow almost up to their belly. For those of you who prefer a little more speed, snowmobiling on Rabbit Ears pass has also been pristine. Regardless of how you choose to enjoy the winter, the snow is here and it’s amazing! Everyone continue to do your snow dance and hopefully Mother Nature will continue to help pile up the snow and the powder days.