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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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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...

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