The first snow of the year brings a change for locals here in Steamboat. I call it the “ower” transition. It’s the day one puts away the lawn mower and pulls out the snow blower. Where most folks garden 12 months of the year, living in Steamboat we put away all gardening tools for 5 months. I’m mixed on this. I do like to garden and I enjoy lush landscapes, but I love snow and telelmark skiing.

I love living in Steamboats and my kid and dog don’t mind the snow either. It seems things just get simpler this time of year. And the ski resort opens soon so plan your trip today.