Thanks to the hard work of the snowmaking team, Four Points lift will open Wednesday with the following trails: middle Giggle Gulch, Park Lane, Short Cut, upper Rainbow, Skyline, upper Burgess Creek Lift Line, upper Hurricane and White Out.
And thanks to the atmosphere, we have natural snow in the forecast with two storms in the next 3-4 days.
The first storm will move from north-to-south over Colorado on Wednesday night and Thursday, and this should bring…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 13, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments
There will be 17 trails open on Tuesday, and this is mostly thanks to the hard working snowmaking crew that has taken advantage of recent cold temperatures. Our natural snowfall is about 65% of average, and we will not improve that number on Tuesday or Wednesday as we'll continue to see beautiful blue skies and comfortable temperatures with morning readings at the base in the teens and rising into the 30s during the afternoon. Temperatures at mid-mountain will be steadier…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 12, 2017 at 8:44am — No Comments
Temperatures each night this weekend dropped into the teens and 20s, which is low enough for snowmaking. In the absence of much natural snow, at least temperatures are chilly and the sun angle is low, which allows the snow on the ground to stick around.
The weather this week will be dry and mostly sunny with high temperatures in the 30s and lows in the teens and 20s. This should make for comfortable ski conditions during the day and allow crews to continue to make…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 11, 2017 at 8:54am — No Comments
Snowmaking and mountain operations crews are working hard to open more terrain despite the dry weather. The total number of trails open is 17, and here is a 1-minute video that Steamboat just published showing the behind-the-scenes work of the snowmaking team: https://www.facebook.com/SteamboatResort/videos/10155163829408963/
The weather on Sunday and this week will be dry and mostly…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on December 10, 2017 at 8:52am — No Comments
The good news is that temperatures will be chilly at night and snowmaking will continue. Also, we received about 12 inches of snow this past week, so that helped to deepen our base just a bit.
The not-so-ideal news is that we'll see dry weather this weekend and for all of next week with high temperatures in the 30s. We should see a slight cooling between December 14-16.
The next chance for snow will arrive on or around December 17th, and then the rest of…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on December 9, 2017 at 8:28am — No Comments
The official snow report, which measures new snow at mid-mountain, notes that 1 inch fell on Thursday and another inch fell on Thursday night for a total 24-hour report of 2 inches. That brings us up to 12 inches of snow for the week. Yes, we could use a lot more snow, but every flake counts and it's great to see the mountain covered in white.
There will be lingering clouds on Friday morning, then we should see plenty of sunshine with afternoon temperatures rising…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 8, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments
Weak storm systems are sliding over Colorado's northern mountains and this is leading to clouds, cold air, and very light snowfall at Steamboat. On Wednesday, the summit snow stake camera showed a coating to an inch of snow, and I think we'll see a similar situation with a coating to 2 inches of snow from Thursday morning to Thursday late evening. Temperatures are chilly with readings around 10F at the base and in the single digits on the hill, so bundle up!
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 7, 2017 at 8:56am — No Comments
Joel Gratz- Meteorologist at OpenSnow.com
Happy Wednesday and dress warmly this morning as the temperature is in the single digits from the base up to the summit. Isn't it great that it feels like winter again with cold temps and natural snow on the ground?
The weather for Wednesday will be partly sunny and likely dry, though a few clouds and flurries could sneak in from a system to our east. Then on Thursday, another slightly stronger system will slide into northern Colorado…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 6, 2017 at 8:52am — No Comments
Monday was a great day at Steamboat with about 4-5 inches waiting for you in the morning and another 4-5 inches that fell during the morning and midday.
The snow that fell on Monday came in the form of big fluffy flakes, the exact type that creates the Champagne Powder that Steamboat is famous for. The weather conditions that most often produce these flakes at Steamboat is a summit temperature of 5-10F and a wind direction from the west, and those were the exact…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 5, 2017 at 8:48am — No Comments
On Monday morning, the snow report from mid-mountain indicates that 4-5 inches of snow fell on Sunday night, and this is confirmed by the snow stake webcam at the summit. And now as the sun rises around 7 am, light-to-moderate snow continues to fall, so you will enjoy fresh and soft turns in the morning. Please dress warmly as temperatures at mid-mountain are a chilly 10 degrees. And expect another 1-3 inches throughout the day on Monday as snow showers…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 4, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
Sunday will start out dry and partly sunny, then we'll see a few snow showers on Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday night, expect a better chance for snow after about 7 pm, with a few hours of intense snow as a cold front pushes through right around Sunday at midnight.
Then snow showers should continue on-and-off through the day on Monday. These snow showers on Monday could add a few more inches to the storm total because the wind will blow from the west and this is a…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on December 3, 2017 at 8:00am — No Comments
Saturday will be a partly-to-mostly sunny day with afternoon high temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s.
Sunday will be about the same as Saturday, then we'll see a few snow showers on Sunday afternoon.
On Sunday night, expect a few hours of intense snow as a cold front pushes through, and then snow showers should last on-and-off through the day on Monday. The wind should blow from the west on Monday, and along with chilly temperatures, this is a good pattern…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on December 2, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments
Good Friday morning!
Friday's weather should be mostly dry, though I can't rule out a few snow showers as a weak storm moves just to the north of Colorado.
On Saturday, expect dry, sunny, and slightly warmer weather (compared to Friday) with highs in the upper 30s to mid-40s.
On Sunday, we will see a few midday and afternoon snow showers, and then a cold front will bring a period of intense snow on Sunday night through Monday morning. If you want to ski…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on December 1, 2017 at 8:47am — No Comments
Good news sports fans – temperatures are colder than they were last week, so nighttime snowmaking is once again a thing. Making snow for 6-12 hours each night can only do so much, so I am not expecting a lot more terrain to open, but colder temperatures are better than warmer temperatures, so we'll take it.
Steamboat's next chance for natural snowfall will occur on Sunday and Monday. Expect light snow to begin on Sunday, then a cold front will blast through on Sunday…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on November 30, 2017 at 8:41am — No Comments
Happy hump day and thanks for checking in. I wish I had better snow-related news, but there is still good to talk about.
The good – even though Monday night's storm didn't produce measurable snow, it did drop temperatures by 10-15 degrees and these cooler readings should persist through the week. Cooler temperatures should allow for a bit more snowmaking. Another piece of good news is that we will likely see snow on Sunday and Monday with at least a few inches of…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on November 29, 2017 at 8:31am — No Comments
I am writing this post late on Monday night because the storm we are expecting tonight is weakening and I am not sure that we'll get any more than a dusting to an inch of snow if that. When you wake up on Tuesday morning, check the webcams and official snow report to see what fell, and keep your expectations low.
The good news is that even though the forecast for the rest of the week is for dry weather, temperatures will be much cooler than the last few days…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on November 28, 2017 at 9:35am — No Comments
I'd love to tell you that we'll see a lot of natural snow this week, but that's just not in the cards. We might sneak out an inch or two on Monday night, and could see flurries to a coating of snow on Wednesday night. Aside from these two storms, however, the rest of the week will be dry. The upside of these systems is that temperatures will drop a few degrees, which should allow for more nighttime snowmaking.
Looking further ahead, I have medium confidence that a…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on November 27, 2017 at 8:43am — No Comments
The Steamboat Daily Snow-Joel Gratz
Saturday was a sunny and warm day, and Sunday and Monday will be similar to Saturday with dry conditions, sunshine, and morning temperatures that are a bit colder at the base than higher up on the mountain. Unfortunately, nighttime low temperatures are not cooling quite enough for much if any snowmaking, but some colder weather is on the way.
A fast-moving storm will bring light snow on Monday night, with perhaps a coating to 2 inches falling…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on November 26, 2017 at 8:19am — No Comments
The Steamboat Daily Snow-Joel Gratz
The upper mountains received a quick dusting of snow from a passing shower on Friday afternoon.
Now, Saturday will be a mostly sunny day with high temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s. Sunday and Monday will be similar to Saturday but with warmer temperatures topping out in the upper 40s at mid-mountain. Snow conditions should be soft during the middle of the day and afternoon due to the warmer temperatures.
Looking ahead to next…Continue
Added by Marilyn Littleton on November 25, 2017 at 8:12am — No Comments
The Steamboat Daily Snow-Joel Gratz
Thanksgiving was mostly sunny at Steamboat, and now on Friday morning, more clouds are covering the sky. These clouds are being produced by a weak storm that will brush by northern Colorado on Friday afternoon. Expect the clouds to hang around through most of the day, and we may even see snow showers later on Friday, which could produce a coating of new snow.
The main benefit of Friday afternoon's not-very-strong storm will be cooler…Continue
Added by Kent Kirkpatrick on November 24, 2017 at 8:47am — No Comments