Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Steamboat to be featured on the Weather Channel

Here is one of my videos from last years Epic Season here in Steamboat Springs to warm you up for the Weather Channels segment on Steamboat.

The Weather Channel is featuring Steamboat Springs in a segment titled "Epic Conditions". It will be shown on March 2nd in gondola square after the North Mississippi All Stars finish playing and air for everyone to see on March 4th at 7pm, check your local listings for the time where you live.

From the Steamboat Pilot: "The first image is of gently falling snow. Then, as the music picks up speed and a narrator introduces the audience to Steamboat Springs, a skier drops off a rock into a pile of powder. It was the sequence The Weather Channel wanted when shooting footage for “Epic Conditions,” a new series to debut on The Weather Channel at 7 p.m. March 4.

The first episode focuses entirely on Steamboat and the weather patterns that produce the trademark champagne powder as well as the dangers that massive amounts of snowfall can create. “Through vivid storytelling, this series effectively demonstrates what happens when the perfect weather conditions meet the perfect sporting activity,” said Kaye Zusman, the series developer and the vice president of programming and development for The Weather Channel. “They picked Steamboat because of the champagne powder,” said Heidi Thomsen, public relations manager for the Steamboat Ski Area.

The show chronicles weather patterns that produce Steamboat’s snow and what makes it different from other places in the state and across the world. The show mixes weather lessons with powder shots, but “Epic Conditions” also highlights the dangers that come with 30-inch powder days." Link to the full article here. Back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page for more.

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