Summit Base Surpasses 100-Inch Milestone

Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® Heads Toward Four-Wire Winter

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-March 12, 2014-Steamboat’s 2013/2014 season cumulative snowfall passed the 300-inch mark at mid-mountain this week due to a series of storms that have blanketed the resort with a foot of Champagne Powder® snow in the past seven days. In addition, the summit base surpassed the 100-inch milestone this morning, recording a 102-inch base.

Steamboat Powder Cam

“It’s been a snowy season so far and with the recent snow, Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® is one of only three resorts in Colorado with a summit base over 100 inches,” said Chris Diamond, president & chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “With more than 25.5 feet this season, Steamboat is definitely showing why it is the home of Champagne Powder snow and the place to be for skiing and riding as we head into spring.”

Steamboat is in a storm cycle that as of 5am yielded 4 inches at mid-mountain and 8 inches at the summit in the past 24-hours; 7 inches at mid-mountain and 9 at the summit in the past 48-hours; and 20 inches at mid-mountain and 28 inches at the summit for March. The resort is reporting a 75-inch base at mid-mountain and 102-inch base at the summit on powder conditions.

Steamboat has seen 40 inches in October; 47.5 inches in November; 60.25 inches in December; 79.25 inches in January; 60 inches in February; and 20 inches in March for a combined mid-mountain total of 307 inches (25 feet). Even more impressive is the 353.5 inch (29.46 feet) snow total at the summit this winter. Since Opening Day, snow has fallen 59 out of 106 days with 30 of those days recording four or more inches.

This season, snow has surpassed the third row of fence wires across the Yampa Valley. As Sureva Towler writes in her book, The History of Skiing at Steamboat Springs, “By January or February of a typical winter, snow will cover the third fence wire, usually 30 inches high.” Four-wire winters, generally more than 350 inches at the resort’s mid-mountain location, were recorded ten times since the 1983/84 season.

“Spring is the great time of year to gather friends and family and spend time on the slopes,” continued Diamond. “Steamboat’s making it easier than ever to do that with great packages, special spring passes and fun events. As we all know, spring is the time of year when everything lines up just right: great snow, longer days, incredible values and plenty of fun.”

Make this a season to remember and get to Steamboat where the Champagne Powder® snow isn’t the only thing bubbling up, so are serious savings.  Steamboat is offering an out-of-this-world Springalicious Pass for any three days in April for just $109. Act fast as the rate goes up on Tuesday, March 18th. Skier and riders can still get to the Home of Champagne Powder® snow as Alaska, American and United Airlines are offering March special airfares into Steamboat from various cities across the country.

The resort offers five ways to save in advance this spring with the Steamboat Spring Sale from March 20-31; Spring Sneak Peak through April 6th; April Sun & Snow from April 1-13; Springalicious Package during April; and, the Passholder Package for anyone with a pass including RMSP+ and Springalicious passes through April 13th. Contact Steamboat Central Reservations® for package and pass details at 800-922-2722 or steamboat.com or to book your spring holiday to Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.®

Still over a week away from the Spring Equinox (3/20), Steamboat plans to put a spring in your step during Springalicious featuring a boatload of free music and unique events like Cody’s Challenge, STARS Mountain Challenge, Cardboard Classic and the Splashdown Pond Skim. Bud Light Rocks the Boat FREE concerts will rock the boat every Saturday including New Orleans Suspects (3/15), Naia Kete (3/22), Giving Tree Band (3/29), Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds (4/5) and a blow-out end-of-season show over closing weekend with MarchFourth Marching Band (4/12) and G. Love and Special Sauce (4/13).

– Happy Trails®-