Originally published Wednesday, March 9, 2011 —
With only about a month left in the 2010/2011 Ski Season, Mother Nature has given Steamboat 350 inches of snow so far this year, and we're telling her to keep it coming! Read more about our 350-inch milestone!
Tony U. is the front desk manager at our Torian Plum property, and he made it out for some incredible ski runs yesterday (3/8/2011) when we received almost a foot of powder by the end of the day. Here are his insider tips...
"Yesterday, we woke up with 2 inches of fresh powder that had turned into nearly a foot by the day's end, and then the sun came out! So, the 3 o'clock shift change came around, and I grabbed the Helmet Camera from its shelf and hustled up for a couple of late-day ski runs on the Steamboat Ski Area. Steamboat is now open with their Spring Hours (read more), which means that upper mountain lifts run later, some as late as 4:15, and Christie Peak Express runs 'til 4:30.
"As I reached the top of the Steamboat Gondola, the upper mountain was still socked in, so I did a quick run on Rudi's Run on down to catch the last few chairs on Burgess Creek Lift. As I reached the top of Burgess Creek Lift, the glorious sun beckoned me towards Vagabond, and I followed two old-school locals down the sweet powder stash that frames the top of Upper Concentration over towards old Arrowhead lift line. Not being an expert on the teles yet, I chickened out on the Arrowhead stash and bailed onto Vagabond, which, though skied over, was amazingly good for 4:15 p.m. Not bad for an after-work break!" —Tony U.
Springalicious. We're even selling $99 four-day lift tickets — seriously, it's going to be a party! Book now!