With no new snow to open terrain and cold temps, snowmaking was doing work son. “The cold temperatures have allowed snowmaking crews to expand terrain and continue to prepare new skiing and riding opportunities each week,” said Doug Allen, vice president-mountain operations of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.
The resort is currently reporting a 21-inch base at mid-mountain and 24-inch base at the summit on packed powder/machine made conditions. With the additional terrain that opened on Friday, the resort is offering 702 acres, 54 trails, 8 lifts and nearly 3,500 vertical feet of skiing and riding. The groomers, although icy in spots are a safe way to play it for now. Beware of rocks and patches of grass in places!
Remember there is no backcountry access available at this time from the ski area. As a reminder, State law prohibits an individual from crossing any rope on the Steamboat Ski Area. Violation carries a $1,000 fine. Hiking up the mountain outside of open areas is also prohibited.