1986 Steamboat Ski Patrol Music Video

October 17th, 2012 by

If I would of known that it was ski smart and ski in control perhaps even I could of been on the Steamboat Patrol.

Here’s an old clip that was made waaaaay back in ’86 about the Steamboat Ski Patrol. There was lots of help and cooperation from Patrol and Ellen, a choreographer friend. What? You’ve never seen a ski patroler dance in ski boots? Well, here’s your chance… Now I want to see a ski patrol broadway show or musical!

Champagne powder

April 1st = Gaper Day at Steamboat

April 2nd, 2012 by

Gaper Day 2012 at the boat April 1 is widely acknowledged as April Fool’s Day, a day of jokes, pranks and good-natured fun at the expense of friends, family and … Read More

Steamboat Closes Lower Mountain | Sham-pain Powder? | Possible Closing This Weekend

April 1st, 2012 by
The lower mountain. Photo: Steamboat Today

Due to spring conditions Steamboat Resort announced they will be closing the lower mountain and sunshine lift areas. All skiers and riders will be required to load and download on … Read More

Steamboat Terrain Report | 3/26/12 | Sunshine & 65 Degrees all Week!

March 26th, 2012 by
East Face

Spring is here without a doubt. With temperatures reaching the mid 60′s everyday, the snow is super soft and slushy. In the last few nights there was no freeze on … Read More

Snow Takes a Break Until Next Week in the Rockies

March 21st, 2012 by

The snow has been falling over the Rockies this past week bringing up to 3 feet of snow in many places, but we will have a break the next 5 days … Read More

INTERNATIONAL G.N.A.R. DAY 2012 Tribute Video

March 20th, 2012 by

Unofficial Steamboat makes it to Squaw and makes tribute video, on international G.N.A.R. DAY 2012

Eight days ago I had the trip of a lifetime. I was able to venture out to this big place where the snow falls like rain and the women all look like Debbie Dutton… a little place called Squaw Valley! I was there with a group of teenagers from the Colorado Freeride Big Mountain Team. We just happened to be in Squaw on such a memorable day, International G.N.A.R. day! Without thinking of what to do in our free time, we were out filming a tribute video.

8am load on the KT-22

We were at Squaw for the Junior Freeskiing Tour. The venue for the competition was perfect for the young adults. There was multiple airs and many different line options. The north facing run, Enchanted Forest, held the snow and was hidden from the hot afternoon sun. The weather was glorious, bluebird and in mid 50′s for the most part (we left the day it started dumping).

The comp venue

Even with the current snow pack, the athletes and myself were stoked just to be at such a place. We all have seen G.N.A.R. and I grew up watching all the pros move to Cali and slay sick-gnasty lines in the Tahoe area. I think I was more excited to be at Squaw than the teenagers. The Tahoe area stole my heart and now I am in love. Hopefully next time mother nature will put out and show me the real Squallywood!


Steamboat Terrain Report 3/19/2012 | Sunshine and Goggle Tans

March 19th, 2012 by
Nick Simon getting the grab

Spring is here and winter was short lived. I thought after February the season was actually going to get better. With 8 feet falling last month, the area at least … Read More

8 Feet of Snow in Feb. | Steamboat Terrain Report | 3/5/12

March 5th, 2012 by
Sending it

  8 feet of snow fell during the month of February. Steamboat currently has a base of 68” with a grand total of 218” for the season. Only six more … Read More

Steamboat Area Receives Over 22 Avalanches over the Weekend!

February 27th, 2012 by
Sand Mountain. Photo: Art Judson

The storm last week that dumped 2-4 feet in the Steamboat area has left the area with a large avalanche cycle. Over 22 natural slides have occurred in the last … Read More

4 Feet Since Sunday and More On The Way! | Steamboat Terrain Report | 2/22/12

February 22nd, 2012 by
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Local Marco Ross in the white room

The strong storm system that moved into Steamboat Sunday afternoon and ended today, left the boat with over 4 feet of fresh! It wasn’t until late yesterday when storm brought warm temps and heavy snow. It made the fresh champagne powder turn into sierra cement overnight. Yesterday the conditions were blower pow-gnargnar-faceshot-epicness and today its was like skiing the west coast.

Wishing he had fatter skis. Photo: Jo Smith

There has been a report of avalanche activity on the Steamboat side country. The Lower Canyon today also a run on Buff Pass yesterday. The slide on Buff Pass was started by the Powder Cat guides. The slide was on a pitch that was 33 degrees! Be careful out there and make good decisions.