Since the global coronavirus pandemic began, sports that lend themselves to outdoor social distancing (golf, cycling, hiking, fishing, etc.) have been red hot, and skiing and snowboarding hold the same appeal as cold weather sets in. Several new hotels are debuting at major ski resorts around the country, and while it is too early to say whether travel from outside the regions will be safe or advisable this ski season, it is worth begin informed if the travel landscape takes a turn for the better.
What is usually a set-in-stone schedule of flights is an Etch-a-Sketch this fall as Colorado resorts struggle to gauge demand for skiing and airlines work to accommodate coronavirus-wary travelers.
Steamboat Resort is planning a multi-million dollar expansion that includes 650-acres of new terrain, snowmaking improvements, and the longest 8-person gondola to spin in North America. There's also talk of constructing a brand new restaurant at the top of the Sunshine and Sundown chairlifts.
When the bus rolls up at 6 a.m. in the crisp mountain air, Christian Tichy often is among those who climb aboard to head to work, snowboard in hand.
The city has released a skeleton of a developing agreement that could see Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. operating Howelsen Hill.
In this week’s SnoCast, the weather calms down… briefly. After a hyper-active 1-2 weeks behind us, some light shots of snow will continue to add to an already outstanding season.
The Steamboat Gondola has been the main transport onto the northern Colorado mountain since 1986, prompting new owner Alterra Mountain Co. to install a new gondola to get skiers and riders up and on the slopes more quickly.
Colorado’s mountain resorts roll out the fun carpet during the summer, especially for families with children. Base areas abound with entertainment for the younger set, while most resorts put kids on the mountain for outdoors activities, like mountain biking and tubing.
Steamboat Resort in Colorado has begun work on a soup-to-nuts, decade-long improvement plan that is aimed at becoming more efficient in moving its core market of families and novice-intermediate visitors around the mountain.
In what has become a major ritual of spring, winter resorts have started rolling out discounts on season passes for next year – either to keep the current buzz going or give hope for a better season ahead.
Winter’s cold is loosening its grip on the Rockies as the sun stays in the sky longer, and skiers and snowboarders begin to shed a few layers of clothing. The coming of March also means it’s time to party in the out-of-doors at Colorado resorts.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation announced that Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer, will step down from his current role in June, 2015, the end of the company’s fiscal year.
The urge to go beyond the ropes and track up virgin powder often plagues the skier or snowboarder. So one of the best ways to satisfy an off-piste jones is snowcat powder skiing.
In these days of high-speed quads, heated seats and WiFi in gondolas, it’s heartening for traditionalists to know that the ritual of climbing up to ski down is still quite popular.
After rolling across Tahoe and the southern tier of the Rockies, the weather is expected to take a break across the West for this weekend before another round arrives just before Christmas.The best bet for upcoming powder days will be along and north of I-70 in Colorado next week, meaning skiers and snowboarders at Steamboat , and Summit and Eagle county resorts might get those powder boards in shape.
Officials at Steamboat say that their experiment last season with after-hours skiing and riding was a success – enough so that they’ve added a couple of evenings to the nightly schedule.
Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation and Visit Salt Lake today announced the organizations have reached a settlement of the litigation involving Steamboat’s Ski Town, U.S.A.trademark and Visit Salt Lake’s Ski City USA marketing campaign.