Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Perfect Steamboat Ski In Ski Out House?

It feels like we have gotten this much snow recently and more is on the way. It's funny that when I am up top of Mount Werner in the trees I am ducking limbs all of the time. Even after all the warm weather we had I can't help but feel like the snowpack in the trees is similar to last year's record season based on the number or branches I am ducking under in the trees. I don't know where this house is but it definitely offers the prospect of ski in ski out access to ENDLESS un-tracked powder. I can dream can't I?

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Late Spring Powder Day in Steamboat

I thought I would share a couple of shots from today. It was easily a top 5 day for me in a year with many EPIC powder days in Steamboat. This picture was taken after a few hours of skiing since we can never seem to stop when the snow is at its best. My neighbor and friend Pete is an inspiration and a role model at any age, especially at 65. I could barely keep up on continuous top to bottom tree runs and didn’t mind it a bit. Steamboat is truly a magical place. I only wish I would have had my SLR with me to truly do his skiing justice. The shot was taken a bit late, it was much better ¼ second earlier. Pete also won his age group in NASTAR Saturday then the overall National handicapped for age on Sunday. I think the fountain of youth must be in Steamboat. See the attached pictures but they don’t begin to do the conditions justice. For more click back to the Steamboat Springs blog main page.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

It's Spring in Steamboat

It was a Bluebird day up on the mountain today, 60 and sunny in town and it started dumping snow about 2 hours ago ...

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

2009 Steamboat Triathlon

I am proud to say that our company's charitable foundation has taken over as the title sponsor of this signature event and has assumed financial responsibility for making it a success going forward. We are proud to be working with a broad group of people all around Steamboat who are volunteering their time to put together and run the event.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO — Registration is now open for the Steamboat Triathlon! On Sunday, August 30th, 2009 at 8:00 am, join 650 athletes at the edge of Lake Catamount, nestled in the Yampa Valley near the Medicine Bow & Routt National Forests, just 20 minutes outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Offering a sprint distance event, the Steamboat Triathlon will take place entirely in Steamboat Springs. The swim, bike and run courses will challenge athletes among the mountains of Northern Colorado, along the pristine Yampa River.

“Great cities have great marathons and great triathlons,” said Event Director Joy Rasmussen. “Look at Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Chicago. We have our great marathon -- the Steamboat Marathon -- and the great city of Steamboat Springs welcomes participants with our signature triathlon -- the Steamboat Triathlon.” “The spectacular valley location makes this event perfect for spectators, and provides great opportunities for volunteers who want to be part of a triathlon event.”

The triathlon will be staged at Lake Catamount, where Sarvice Creek empties from the Sarvice Creek Wilderness Area. The swim will be a point to point course in Lake Catamount. The bike course will run on county roads making a turnaround in downtown. The run will be on paved roads near Lake Catamount.

The ¾ swim course will be a water start, waist deep, and you will be guided by buoys on the course. This is a wetsuit-legal race, with anticipated water temperatures from 66 to 70 degrees. The 20 mile bike course will start at Lake Catamount, in an out and back ride. There are no major hills on this beautifully scenic route, which features riding along the Yampa River, and offering spectacular looks at the mountains that grace the area. The 10 mile mark and turn around area is at historic Howelsen Hill in downtown Steamboat Springs. The 4-mile run will leave the transition area and go 2 miles, there will be a turnaround, and you will run to the finish on this out-and-back route. There will be no major hills, and it is all paved. The Steamboat Springs Triathlon is limited to just 650 entries and is sanctioned by USA Triathlon, the sport of triathlon’s national governing body.

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Friday, March 20, 2009

Marabou Ranch is recognized for their leadership in Sustainable Development

It is great to see the team at Marabou getting recognition for their leadership in sustainable development. In addition to the green features and practices they have implemented I think that preserving about 1,300 acres in its historic agricultural uses and natural state is a great way to preserve what is special about Steamboat's history and character.

"Mountain Living Magazine recently named Marabou winner of the 2009 Responsible Development Award. Marabou was recognized for our commitment to smart, sustainable and beautiful design. "We are proud to accept the Sustainable Award from Mountain Living Magazine, and feel honored to have been chosen from among so many other great projects!"" - Jeff Temple, Elk River Partners.
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