Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Snow fell at the ski resort on 26 of December’s 31 days

All in all a great month in Steamboat for snow. In typical Steamboat fashion the snow reports on the mountain were very conservative a tradition that I am glad to see continue with Intrawest given the "optimism" expressed in the snow reports at Copper Mountain.

There were 6 thigh to waist deep days in the trees over the last 2weeks on snow reports that ranged from 9-17 inches. Not only the people are real here but the snow reports are too. Clearly a local conspiracy to let the crowds stay along I-70 :)

From the Steamboat Pilot "The December 2007 snow that people in Steamboat Springs have battled and reveled in has earned a top-four ranking based on 99 years of records.

Last month’s snowfall totaled 74.2 inches in town. That number has been surpassed just three times according to records that go back to 1908, he added.

Kent Kirkpatrick of Steam­boat Ski & Resort Corp. reported 9 inches of new snow at the ski area on Monday morning, with another inch falling after 9 a.m. as the skies began to clear. Those 10 inches gave the ski area its third-highest December snowfall: 126 inches.

Snow fell at the ski resort on 26 of December’s 31 days. Ski area spokeswoman Heidi Thomsen cited ski area records that show 165.5 inches of snow fell at mid-mountain in December 1983 and 133.5 inches fell in December 1990. The average December snowfall at mid-mountain is 66.8 inches."

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