STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (CBS4)– The Steamboat ski resort has postponed its opening to November 27 due to an unusually warm fall. The ski resort has only received 26 inches of snow since October 1.
âAnyone who’s been to Steamboat or looked anxiously at our mountain cameras knows that Mother Nature hasn’t been cooperating this preseason,â said Dave Hunter, vice president of operations at Steamboat Ski Resort, in a statement. . âNormally at this time of year we have over 20 inches of snow – that has remained (not melted), a 10 to 20 inch mid-mountain base and 200 hours of snowmaking under our belt. This year, we were unable to capitalize on prolonged temperatures and snow windows, with only 8 hours of total snowfall. While our mountain teams have done an incredible job pulling all the magic tricks out of the hat, the reality is that our slopes are not ready for skiers and riders.
Steamboat is looking forward to favorable snow conditions this week and thinks November 27 is a more realistic opening day.
Steamboat said customers who booked between November 20 and 26 should contact Steamboat Central Reservations.