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Winter Is Just Around the Corner. SKI magazine ranks Steamboat 8th!

Posted by Kim Filler

Steamboat Ski Area was just rated 8th overall ski resort in North American by SKI Magazine’s reader survey. Steamboat was among six resorts from Colorado in the top ten, and the ranking represent a progression of six spots from last year.

SKI Magazine surveys more than 50,000 subscribers through the mail and online survey each year to determine the most popular resorts in North America across various categories ranging from on-mountain terrain and variety, to off-mountain dining, lodging and accessibility. Steamboat’s overall top-ten ranking was a combination of reader’s scores across a number of categories including family (#6), snow (#8), lifts (#8), lodging (#9), off-hill activities (#9), service (#10), après-ski (#10), dining (#11), character (#12), on-mountain food (#13), digital presence (#13), grooming (#14) and terrain parks (#15) .

Steamboat is famous for its authentic western atmosphere, friendliness, variety of terrain and Champagne Powder® snow, Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.® encompasses 165 trails, 3,668 vertical feet, and nearly 3,000 skiable acres with six peaks filled with world-class groomed cruisers, bumps, steeps, open meadows, four terrain parks and legendary trees.

For guests coming to Steamboat this winter will notice changes in the base area including heated pavers throughout Gondola Square, additions to the Promenade project connecting Ski Time Square and Gondola Square, and a permanent stage adjacent to the Gondola for concerts including the Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series in the spring.

With four 400+ inch winters in the past six years, and another La Nina storm system forecasted for this winter, you won’t want to miss your chance to experience Ski Town, USA and the home of Champagne Powder snow.

The Early Rewards Program which offers 25% off lodging and 25% off lift tickets expires on Monday, October 17, 2011. If you were ever thinking about returning to Steamboat or trying Steamboat for the first time, call Kim this weekend at 1-800-820-1886 to book your vacation package.

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