10 Feet of Snow Blankets Mid-Mtn and Over 12 Feet Piles Up At Summit Since January 1st;

Steamboat Surpasses 22 Feet of Snow at Mid-Mtn and 25 Feet At Summit for the Season

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-February 13, 2014-Steamboat will move to spring hours starting Saturday, February 22nd, giving powderhounds up to as much as an additional half-hour to enjoy the slopes through Steamboat’s closing day, Sunday, April 13. In addition, night skiing and riding, which operates Friday through Sunday evenings, will shift 30 minutes to now run from 6:00pm-9:00pm. 

“With all the Champagne Powder® snow that has fallen and still more on the way, powderhounds now have additional time to enjoy the slopes at Steamboat with the start of spring hours,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.

The chart outlines current lift opening times, regular season closing times; and, now, the new spring closing times by lift effective, Saturday, February 22nd.  Remember, changing mountain weather and skier volumes may affect lift operations.

LIFT

OPEN

REGULAR

(Until 2/21)

SPRING

(2/22-4/13)

Bar UE

9:30

2:30

2:30

Bashor

9:00

4:00

4:00

Burgess Creek

8:45

3:30

4:00

Christie Peak Express

8:30

4:00

4:30

Christie 3

As needed

Elkhead

9:00

3:45

4:15

Four Points

8:45

3:15

3:15

Gondola

8:30

4:00

4:00

Morningside

9:00

3:00

3:30

Pony Express

9:00

3:15

3:30

Preview

9:00

4:00

4:00

Priest Creek

As needed

Rough Rider

  (closed 12pm-1pm daily)

10:00

3:30

3:30

South Peak

9:00

3:30

4:00

Storm Peak Express

9:00

3:15

3:45

Sundown Express

9:00

3:15

3:45

Sunshine Express

9:00

3:15

3:45

Thunderhead Express

8:35

3:45

4:00

NIGHT-Christie Peak Express

5:30pm-8:30pm

6pm-9pm

“All the elements—incredible snow, extended spring hours, fantastic packages and easy access for our out-of-state guests–have come together to make skiing and riding in Steamboat over spring a can’t miss vacation experience,” said Rob Perlman, senior vice president of sales and marketing.

Since the New Year, snow has fallen 28 out of 44 days with 17 of those days recording four or more inches of Champagne Powder® snow. The cumulative snowfall for the season at Steamboat comes in at 22.4 feet (269 inches) at mid-mountain and 25 feet (300.5 inches) at the summit. 

Celebrate spring, sunshine and tons of Champagne Powder® snow with a variety of vacation packages through Steamboat Central Reservations®. Currently, guests can take advantage of the SnowSeeker Package, Spring Sneak Peek, April Sun and Snow and the Passholder Packages. With the powder piling up, you have to act just as fast!

Steamboat also plans to put a spring in your step during March and April with a boatload of free music, special values and unique events like Cardboard Classic and the Splashdown Pond Skim. Live music is a constant staple of Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® and spring will be no exception as the Bud Light Rocks the Boat Free Concert Series rolls into full swing starting Saturday, March 1st. For a complete schedule, see www.steamboat.com/concerts for details. 

“As the season starts to move towards spring, with longer and brighter days, be responsible for your actions and understand the consequences they may cause,” stressed John Kohnke, patrol director for Steamboat. “The resort’s mantra remains Respect the Sport, Respect Each Other.  Let’s work together to ensure the remaining months of the season are fun and safe; and, remember to be respectful and responsible for your actions and behaviors.”

Steamboat is famous worldwide for its authentic western atmosphere, friendliness, abundant Champagne Powder® snow and Olympian tradition. New this winter, guests will enjoy the new Four Points Lodge, Night Skiing and Riding, expanded snowmaking, enhanced grooming with new snowcat groomers and a new GoPro feature in the Lil’ Rodeo Terrain Park. One of North America’s top family resorts, 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 and five terrain parks.

– Happy Trails®-