Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Steamboat Ski Resort 2010 Best Opening in Years!  

Steamboat Snow, Activities and Weather Report by the ResortQuest Steamboat Vacation Rentals Team
Originally published Friday, November 19, 2010  

The Steamboat Ski Resort will be opening November 24, 2010 with 5 lifts, 66 trails, 926 acres of top-to-bottom skiing equaling 3,000 vertical feet, and 74 inches of snow!!!

WOW! This opening day or Scholarship Day is going to mark the best early-season conditions in almost a decade said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. Scholarship Day allows the mountain to open with specially priced $30 lift tickets and $20 lower-mountain lift tickets that benefit the Steamboat Winter Sports Club Scholarship Fund!

The resort anticipates opening 5 lifts-Christie Peak Express, Gondola, Storm Peak Express, Burgess Creek and 4 Points. This includes much of the resort's legendary tree-skiing areas, including the upper portions of Shadows and Closets, Flying Z, Twilight, Triangle 3 and more. Remember, trails and lifts are subject to change without notice as conditions change.

The early season storms have come in strong and left nearly 4 1/2 feet of powder in November so far — Steamboat will be opening with a 38-inch base at mid-mountain and 52-inch base at the summit! These are the largest base amounts ever seen on opening day!

So what are you waiting for — skiing will be epic this year, so book your ski vacation lodging now! The earlier you book, the more you save. And, if you buy now, we can still order you discounted lift tickets!

Photo credit: Larry Pierce — Steamboat's Billy the Kidd testing out the powder yesterday in Steamboat!

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