Steamboat Opening More Terrain for the Holidays

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 18, 2011 12:18 am

Santa has granted your Christmas wish early as Colorado’s Steamboat Ski Resort has opened up more terrain just in time for the peak of the holiday season. Friday, December 16th, saw Elkhead Lift and a number of new trails open and next week will see the opening of Sundown Express and Sunshine Express. As the holidays continue to ramp up in velocity, the resort will continue to open additional terrain with 90 trails and 1,350 acres expected to be running by Wednesday.

 ”I couldn’t think of a better place to spend the holidays than Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A.®,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer for the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “With the fresh snow last night and continued hard work by resort crews, the mountain will serve up great skiing and riding as well as all the holiday trimmings that our guests are accustomed to.”

Steamboat Ski Resort is now offering 967 acres, 70 trails, 9 lifts and almost 3,500 vertical feet of skiing and riding. A bunch of great trails are also already opening including: Spur Run, Rowel, Huffman’s, Moonlight, Flying Z, Big Meadow, Crow Track, Lower Valley View, Lower Concentration, and Bashor Bowl. Monday, December 19th, will see 1,100 acres with the addition of the Sundown Express chairlift and the opening of the black diamond expert trail, Drop Out. The Sunshine Express chairlift will get going on Wednesday, December 21st, and the resort anticipates 90 trails and 11 lifts to be up and running. Keeping up with the holiday opening patterns, the Mavericks Superpipe is also set to open prior to Christmas.
“Mountain crews have done a tremendous job putting together a great snow surface and holidays guests are sure to enjoy their hard work and have a wonderful time,” remarked Doug Allen, the resort’s vice president-mountain operations. “We had to do some additional work in Sunshine Bowl due to the early December wind storm, but the opening of that area is only a few days behind our traditional schedule.”
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