Monday, October 13, 2008
Colorado's 2008/2009 Ski Season Kicks off on Wednesday
A-Basin just notified my friend at Colorado Ski Country USA and sent this picture minutes ago. They will be opening on Wednesday October 15th. It's not Steamboat but we do have about 6 inches on top and the news is sure to warm any hard core skier's heart. It will do more than warm Loveland's heart , A-basin's annual rival for opening honors but I wouldn't count them out yet as they are at the same elevation. It's just a matter of if they are prepared. It has been plenty cold at night up there to make a lot of snow so it may be surprisingly good. Props to A-Basin for kicking the season off.
As for Steamboat the mountain plans to open on Wednesday November 26th for the traditional day before Thanksgiving for Steamboat Winter Sports Club Scholarship day. Lift tickets are usually $10-20 depending on snow and all proceeds go to fund the Winter Sports Club's athlete's.
While we don't open as early as the front range resorts opening days have been some of my most memorable powder days in Steamboat. There is often 3 feet of powder in the trees and upper runs that pays incredible rewards to those willing to brave early season stump, rock and trees hazards (these are not usually a big deal if you just watch where you are going but don't tell anyone that :)
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