Mother Nature’s gaze is squarely focused on Steamboat as holiday powderhounds were treated to an early Christmas treat of nearly two feet of Champagne Powder snow blanketing the ski resort in the past 48 hours.
“Steamboat is enjoying some of the best snow in the Rocky Mountains and one of the largest mid-mountain bases of the major Colorado destination resorts,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “The word about Steamboat's snow is spreading as fast as it is piling up in the Yampa Valley and forecasts call for continued snow through Christmas.”
With snow still falling, the resort is currently in a storm cycle that has yielded 13.5 inches at mid-mountain and 15 inches at the summit overnight; 21 inches at mid-mountain and 23 inches at the summit in past 48-hours; and 27 inches at mid-mountain and 29 inches at the summit in the past four-days. The resort is reporting a 49.5-inch base at mid-mountain and 60-inch base at the summit on powder conditions.
“Champagne Powder snow always tops the holiday wish list for Steamboat powderhounds and both Mother Nature and Kris Kringle are delivering it with abundance,” continue Diamond. “This past weekend is being called one of the best powder weekends this season by avid skiers and riders, and it still has not stopped snowing.”
Since December 1st, snow has fallen 14 out of 23 days (60.1%) with 6 of those days recording four or more inches. So far this season, Steamboat has been blanketed by 139.5 inches (11.6 feet) at mid-mountain and 143.25 inches (11.9 feet) at the summit. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect until noon today. Forecasts call for snow to continue today; then expect another 2 to 4 inches across northern Colorado during Tuesday. The next system is expected to arrive on Sunday.
“With more snow headed towards Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.®, a powder alert is in full force and DEEP SNOW CONDITIONS exist on all parts of the mountain,” said John Kohnke, patrol director. “If skiing and riding in deep snow or near trees, steer clear of tree wells and stay with a partner. Remember; there is always room for a friend on a powder day.” The avalanche rating for the Steamboat zone is anticipated to be CONSIDERABLE to HIGH on all aspects and elevations.
To stay up to date on Steamboat’s snow conditions visit www.steamboat.com to view the Mountain Cam Network, including the new Champagne Powder snow cam, as well as featured photos, videos and Straight Talk Mountain Report. Snow conditions can be accessed by calling 970.879.7300 or online at steamboat.com.
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