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We hope everyone got to enjoy the bit of powder we got on Sunday! Winds on Sunday afternoon meant that there was still powder stashes to be found on Monday, along with blue bird skies and chilly temperatures. Coverage has improved a lot, meaning most trees are good to go-less stumps, rocks, etc. The next storm looks like it will be coming this Thursday night- going into Friday.  Pony Express lift is still closed, but if you are willing to hike for some powder turns, it is open for hike-to access. For something different to do after a day on...

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It has been pretty cold in the boat this week! Today the base temperature was 2F, mid-mountain was 20F and the summit was 12F. We are experiencing the same temperature inversion that we were last week, where you'll find the coldest temperature at the base of the mountain. The skies have been blue though and the trails haven't been too icy. Our last storm gave us 2-3 days of decent powder, and the base is better than anywhere else in Colorado right now, there is almost enough coverage to explore any terrain and with the storm we are supposed to...

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We had some snow show up on Wednesday, about 9 inches up top. We are pleased to say that the snow that has been falling is extremely wet, even turning to rain sometimes. We could do without the rain, but the wet, sticky snow covers the trails quickly and provides a better base that can handle the abuse of skiers and warm spells during the day. From Thursday night through Friday afternoon we are supposed to have another storm hit us, hopefully bringing another 6-12 inches. Next week will be dry, then a significant storm is coming that weekend, the...

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The idea of escaping into nature and away from the crowds and enjoying untouched snow may sound really good, but where do you start? There are two essential components, education and gear. We’ll tackle the equipment question in this article.Before you consider what equipment you’ll want to acquire, think about where you’ll be skiing, how you plan on skiing, and the type of terrain you’ll most often encounter while skiing. The difference between a ski-mo/randonee racing rig (super lightweight, designed more for speedy ascents) and a sidecountry rig (resort-friendly and not intended for a lot of skinning) is vast. While...

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Temperatures have been cold the past few days in Steamboat! There was a temperature inversion today however, and it was about 10 degrees warmer at mid-mountain compared to the base. The days have been sunny and clear, with the next chance for snow being on Saturday night and Monday morning. Trails have become thin in places with rocks poking through many trails, so if you received a new snowboard or pair of skis for Christmas, hold off on riding them until the base has improved!  With large crowds currently on the mountain, we recommend skipping the gondola line in the...

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