With 23 days to go…..Monday, October 29th, 2012
until the Mountain officially opens we are going to run a few other numbers by you, while we wait. So to start us off 10 facts and stats you might like to know about Steamboat’s ski area…….
1963 – on January 12, the ski area was officially opened
165 trails to explore for the novice to the expert.
3,000 skiable acres of cruisers, meadows, trees, bowls and terrain parks.
6,900 ft – ski area base elevation
3 miles and counting – Why Not?- Steamboat’s longest ski run
331 inches is the average snowfall
59 frost-free days (so true we even have a book to prove it, 59 days, 39 degrees F at 6,770 Feet – Meeting the Challenge of Gardening in the Yampa Valley).
19,668 pillows to lay your head are available within the valley.
3 miles between the ski area shopping zone and downtown, a free bus service joins the two.
79 Olympians with links to Steamboat – there are several around to lend a hand each winter on the mountain between guiding and clinics, so keep you eyes open and you might just snag a couple great tips.