We love this chart from FOX-Denver on snowfall for season. And this doesn’t even count the new foot of powder we just woke up to in Steamboat!
This is why we live here! Steamboat has received the most snow in Colorado so far this year. We’ve had one powder day after another, after another. And today is another! Now that our legs are tired and feeling like jelly, we’ll leave some powder stashes for all the guests in Steamboat. …Well, maybe. Just maybe.
Nevermind, there’s plenty to go around!
Two More Reasons Why We Love Steamboat:
1. Steamboat is one of the largest ski areas in Colorado.
2. Unlike many ski areas, just about every square inch of the area within the ski area boundary is skiable. Steamboat’s groomers are exhilarating with 8, 10, 12+ inches of snow on them. And either-side is Steamboat’s legendary tree skiing. As one Ski Magazine reader describes:
“There’s a reason every ski magazine in the world constantly raves about trees so perfectly spaced and pitched you’ll think God himself planted each of them with the powderhound in mine. The best tree runs are 2000′ of pure bliss, and I guarantee that after a few runs down Triangle 3, Shadows, Closets and Fletcher Glades, you’ll bw grinning from ear to ear.”
So, How Do You Find Those Powder Stashes?
If you want to experience first hand what all of Steamboat’s powderhounds are raving about, consider these tips to get out and taste-test some Champagne powder snow:
- Get up early. We call it ‘pressing glass’ meaning that you are up so early that you are pressing your nose up against the doors of the Gondola! The absolute best snow you will ever experience is abundant first thing in the morning. If you want first dibs, be at the gondola by 8am. Maybe even earlier on a powder day. You may wait in line for 30 minutes, but the buzz of excitement in the crowd is worth it, and it’s the only time you’ll likely wait in line for long in Steamboat!
- Get up even earlier! In fact, buy a First Tracks lift ticket and go up before everyone else. It’s the best $29 you’ll ever spend (and includes a $5 breakfast voucher). (Note: Price on top of your normal ski ticket).
- Take a ski lesson before your next powder day: Truthfully, powder skiing can be challenging if you don’t know how. Simply put, ski tips up and lean back a little. Learn more here, or better yet, book a ski or snowboard lesson.
- Book ski-in, ski-out lodging: The less time you spend commuting to the slopes, the sooner you get there. ’nuff said! Check-out our top ski-in, ski-out lodging picks!
Now, Here’s a Taste of Steamboat’s Snow From a Few Days Ago:
One Last Thing…
Have you skied powder? We’d love to know how you would describe what it feels like. Please share your powder experiences in the comments.