Tuesday, November 16, 2010
After a rather low snow year last year, I am excited to see that Steamboat Colorado is giving its all to prepare for opening day on Mt. Werner next week! This is a live picture from today’s webcam, and the slopes look great!
The Mountain is scheduled to start its lifts and open its runs Wednesday, Novemeber 24 on Scholarship day. For those of you that don’t know, scholarship day is a fundraiser the day before your season passes are eligible at which ski tickets are sold for rediculously cheap prices (something like $20 bucks I think). Proceeds usually go to the Winter Sports Club to help our future olympians.
It is quite amazing to look outside right now! We’ve had contiunous snow for the past 4-5 days, and according to the Steamboat Snow Report (970-879-7300) we’ve had 15″ in the past 48 hours, and there are 32″ for the mid mountain base. Cumulatively, we have had 5 feet of snow since Oct 23rd.
According to many locals who have hiked up the mountain “pre-season,” the rocks are hidden and the powder is deep! One friend said the turns were like heaven last Saturday when we had a foot or two of dry, light snow, and the conditions can only reasonably be getting better. Get ready!
If you aren’t a skier, the snowy weather also is a great time to look at homes. When it’s not appealing to your tastes to be outside, touring homes can be a great day-filler to keep you warm and dry. And if you want to just stay in your own home, you can check out some of ourfeatured listings from the comfort of your computer.
Enjoy the snow!