A few updates for a winter that seems to be having a hard time starting. With only Vogue and Heavenly Daze open, we have been having to restrict uphill access to evenings only. We have been bringing the groomers in at 4:00 a.m. and they have been finishing up at approximately 8:00 a.m. Several days a week, we have also been using the winch cat. We are going to ask that folks refrain from accessing the hill during those morning hours as well as during operating hours. There is simply…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on November 29, 2012 at 8:22am — No Comments
More Than $760,000 Raised For SSWSC Scholarship Fund Since 1991/92
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 27, 2012-The Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation’s annual Scholarship Day raised $24,220 for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s (SSWSC) Scholarship Fund from opening day ticket proceeds on Wednesday, November 21, 2012.
“We can’t thank the community enough for their continued support of…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on November 27, 2012 at 1:28pm — No Comments
I’m feelin’ lucky and quite honored to take the first ride in the Golden Gondola Cabin this morning with Loris Werner, Deb Werner, Hans Geier, David Crisler, Chris Diamond, Rob Perlman and, of course, our own Billy Kidd. Now that we’ve got the gondola up and running it feels like opening day, Steamboat’s 50th opening day, wow. I can’t help but feel like one of the new guys in this group, this being only my 27th winter here in Steamboat, when you compare to Loris who…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on November 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Announcing the opening of our newest food and Beverage venue, GoJos Express (GJX). Located at the top of the Gondola, our newest venue offers many of your favorites from our base area GoJo’s operation, and some great new products as well such as Milk Run Donuts; Ham and Cheese turnovers made fresh daily in our…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on November 23, 2012 at 9:21am — No Comments
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 21, 2012-Just in time to work off the Thanksgiving festivities, the Steamboat Gondola will open for the season starting at 8:30am on Friday, November 23rd with a special Golden Gondola Cabin, aptly numbered 50. In addition, Heavenly Daze, an intermediate run starting at mid-mountain, will provide its first turns and incredible views of the Yampa Valley that day.
“The season is off to a great start and the holiday weekend only…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on November 23, 2012 at 9:06am — No Comments
Five years ago, using skins or snowshoes to hike up Mount Werner before or after the Steamboat Ski Area had opened for the day or season was one of those quaint stories effective at showing just how crazy and tough some mountain people were.
And it was not an area of great concern for ski area officials.
And while "skinning up" might still be a fine example of Routt County resolve, it’s a growing concern for the ski…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on November 20, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
Christie Peak Express And Specially-Priced $20 Lift Tickets For Scholarship Day
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-November 19, 2012-Steamboat will open its 50th winter season on Wednesday, November 21st with specially-priced $20 tickets for Scholarship Day, an Opening Day tradition benefiting the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
“Whether it’s your first or 50th, Opening Day is truly magical as it…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on November 20, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments
Mountain Standard Time begins
Sunday November 4, 2012 at 2:00 AM
Remember to set your clocks back 1 hour
What is MST?
Added by Marty Williams on October 31, 2012 at 10:14am — No Comments
That familiar call over the radio: 600 Andy Firing a Ratnic Heavenly Daze #2 – Firing an SV10 Heavenly Daze #3 - #4 and so on is like music here in my office this afternoon. The beginning of another snowmaking season in upon us with several inches of new snow over the last few days, we’re looking at a great start.
After the dry winter last season and below average rainfall this summer, we’ve been watching the level of the river closely. A month…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on October 26, 2012 at 4:18pm — No Comments
Added by Marty Williams on July 5, 2012 at 1:32pm — No Comments
I had the opportunity to join the reconnaissance team today and had a great time skiing with Deb and John out there with a bunch of people having fun. You gotta love the weather.
In our travels we noticed that we have lost a lot of snow since yesterday and some areas are getting a little narrow. The grooming staff continues to do an awesome job of moving the snow around and make everything quite skiable. One exception is the face on upper Rainbow. Around 1:30 the Patrol…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on April 11, 2012 at 9:13am — No Comments
It remained a little cooler up top today and so we’re still hangin’ in there. We remain open with Preview, Gondola, Burgess Creek, Four Points, Bar-UE and Morningside. The key to our staying open is Tower so you can loop Burgess Creek lift and there’s still a little snow available. It looks like it will start cooling off Wednesday night with some weather coming in, maybe even a little snow.
We are still reviewing the situation each afternoon, looking two days out. …Continue
Added by Marty Williams on April 9, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
In the last issue of Mountain News I tried to predict how long we would be able to keep the lower maintain open and ski to the base. Our prediction was followed by 70+ degrees on Saturday and when the sun came up hot on Sunday, our plans simply melted away. We’ve never seen prolonged temperatures like this in March or April so it’s hard for us to know how long snow will last because we don’t have any history to guide us. I mean, it’s been 10 to 15 degrees above normal for weeks now and…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on April 6, 2012 at 2:50pm — No Comments
The February snowfall numbers are in and February turned out to be a very good month for snowfall. We saw 93 inches at the Thunderhead snow stake, well above the five year average of 71.65 inches. This is a good thing given the winter’s snowfall through January has been far below average. November came in at 38.5 inches compared to the five year average of 63.3, December likewise with 24.5 inches compared to the 89.5 average and January with 39 inches compared to 125.6. As of the end of…Continue
What a difference a week makes! In Mountain Operations we have gone from near desperation tactics to “where are we going to put all this snow” and have, as you can imagine, had some difficulty in getting around. For the record, since Valentine’s Day we have received 64 inches (5.3 feet) of snowfall at Thunderhead and 70 inches (5.8 feet) at the summit stake. The corker was the 27 inches on Monday. Almost everyone I know went skiing that day. Unfortunately…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on February 22, 2012 at 4:39pm — No Comments
27 Inches Of Snow Accumulates In 24 Hours, The Most in Colorado
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO-February 20, 2012-Steamboat received the most snow of any resort in Colorado overnight with a record breaking 27 inches accumulating at mid-mountain in a 24-hour period. An additional 7 inches of snow was reported since the 5 am report, bringing the resort’s 30 hour total to 34 inches.
Added by Marty Williams on February 21, 2012 at 8:14am — No Comments
Employees and dependents now receive a 25% discount on the Bungee Jump.
To purchase your discounted tickets please bring your employee season pass to either the Ticket Office or The Information Center.…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on February 13, 2012 at 3:50pm — No Comments
In keeping with Steamboats Family friendly tradition we are rolling out a new service to our guests with small children. The Steamboat Little Red Wagon. These wagons will be available at the entrance to the resort through One Steamboat Place into the lower Gondola square area with drop off points close to the Gondola entrance and at the Kids Vacation Entrance. This service is at no cost and is designed to help families with small children and their equipment. Just pick up one of the wagons…Continue
Whereas there’s a chance for light snow this afternoon and tonight, the weather pattern looks pretty dry through the weekend. It’s been a bit frustrating to watch that last system shoot up the eastern side of the divide and produce 16+ inches in the Denver area and bring us nothing but that nasty northeast wind on…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on February 6, 2012 at 12:06pm — No Comments
As indicated in yesterday’s Mountain News, I really enjoy the Cowboy Downhill. It’s everything Steamboat cowboys, skiing, snowboarding and havin’ fun. I got out to watch the stampede and took this picture I thought I’d share with you.
The guy out in front is Blake…Continue
Added by Marty Williams on January 18, 2012 at 1:19pm — No Comments