The forecast calls for SNOW. With a slow start, the Steamboat Ski Area got off to a slow start primarily relying on man-made snow. Now I applaud the Steamboat and Howelsen hill ski areas for we were skiing on schedule albeit just a few runs. But now, Old Man Winter has been hanging around Steamboat Springs, Colorado for the last two weeks and that’s making everyone happy. Snow is just a good thing.
With this added natural snow, Storm Peak opened today. I’m sure there’s some powder turns being cut today. At least for first track skiers. Now this snow is not only vital for skiing in Steamboat, but the reservoirs in Colorado are low from a dry season last year. So we all need this snow for the health of our rivers like the Yampa river and the Elk river here in Steamboat Springs.