“Snow has already made several appearances in September and now with this new foot of snow in town to start October off, it has been quite the early season surprise,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The resort is working on a number of guest improvements and with the early snow, has generated quite the excitement among powderhounds for the season ahead.”
Snow started falling last night and by this morning, a foot of snow had accumulated across the Yampa Valley including 14 inches at the mid-mountain location of the Steamboat Ski Resort. A winter storm warning is in effect until 6pm MDT this evening. Forecasts call for snow to continue through the evening today before moving out tomorrow. The next chance of snow comes with a storm expected late next week.
“This winter is already building tremendous momentum for the season ahead with the early snow along with a season full of fun and exciting events on the mountain including the 40th Annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill, as well as international competitions such as the 2014 Winter Games,” continued Perlman.
The majority of this year’s dramatic on-mountain projects focus on the mountain experience with the new multi-million-dollar Four Points Lodge, snowmaking, grooming and night skiing and snowboarding. In addition, the resort has improved access to the resort community with a new Seattle nonstop flight and expanded service from key markets across the country.
“All the new snow compounds an already extremely busy fall construction season for mountain crews adding additional efforts such as plowing the road to Four Points early this morning for access to this high mountain location,” said Doug Allen, vice president of mountain operations. “Mother Nature has brought an additional wrinkle that we hadn’t counted on for October.”
Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® is famous for its authentic western atmosphere, genuine friendliness, Olympian tradition and abundant Champagne Powder® snow. As North America’s #1 Family Resort, Steamboat encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet and nearly 3,000 skiable acres with six peaks filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, meadows, legendary trees, four terrain parks and the Steamboat Grand.