30 Nov, 2007
Today is Scholarship Day for Steamboat! Lift tickets today are $20 and the money goes towards Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
Starting tomorrow season passes are good for the season.
For now here’s the Photo of the Day for Steamboat. Our new Christie lift is up and running!
Since the gondola is getting new rope the only way up the mountain is the new Christie Chairlift. It’s a 6 person chair that takes roughly 4 minutes to get to the top with a mid-station where you can unload if you want the bunny hill. From there you take the cat track over to Thunderhead where there is more riding terrain.
I was stoked to ride the new chairlift and to get on snow finally at Steamboat. The best part about living in a ski town…is you’ll always see people you know on the mountain. My first chairlift ride of the day I rode up with one of my roommates friends and by the time I made it to Thunderhead Chairlift…I met up with my co-worker and his wife! Ahh…so great making turns with people you know and work with 🙂
It was a overcast day in Steamboat…very rare for a really sunny town. It was a flat light kind of flat light day on the slopes. Conditions were really hard packed man made snow on groomed runs and ice in some locations. There was a park set up with a couple rails in between the Christie Chair and Thunderhead.