We hope everyone in Steamboat has their trail map in the freezer! This carefully planned ritual coaxes frozen H2O from the clouds, and we do need it in Steamboat! The resort recently opened up several new trails distributing the crowds across the mountain. However, we are all still hoping for some snow in the near future, and it looks like it may be coming this weekend! Snow is in the forecast for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and we have our fingers crossed that we get some coverage to soften the machine made snow up on the resort. Although the mountain has limited trails open and limited snow, we went searching for some powder on Rabbit Ears today and it did not disappoint! Well worth the hike, Walton Peak held many powder stashes as well as bluebird skies and a nice break from the crowds.
We do rent snowshoes and cross country skis if you would like to explore some of Routt County's National Forest while getting some easy and enjoyable exercise.