Friday, March 28, 2008

Steamboat is still breaking snowfall records

459 inches so far and 10 days to go. It's pretty incredible to have a record breaking year when we open 10 days late and close about 10 days earlier than normal due to the early Easter holiday. But that's what we love about the mountains. We never quite know what is coming and that makes the anticipation even sweeter.

Over 37 feet of Champagne Powder snow has fallen this year in Steamboat. The past record, set in the season of 1996/1997 of 447.75 inches has been topped. Every inch received until closing day will set a new record. In addition to setting a new all time snowfall record and registering a "four-wire winter", the resort hit three other milestones: passing the 300 inch mark on 2/1/08; passing the 350 inch mark on 2/7/08; and on March 2nd passing the 400 inch mark. Steamboat-Ski Town U.S.A. received more than 100 inches of snow for three months (December, January and February) for the first time in recent history.

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