By Shannon Lukens.
Opening day at Steamboat Ski Resort is Wednesday morning, November 22. All passes, including Ikon, Ikon Base and Steamboat-specific passes will be valid on Opening Day. Festivities begin at 7:30 a.m. and the Christie Peak Express fires up at 8:30 a.m.
Seven trails will be available with 25 acres of terrain. Skiers and riders will have access to Jess’ Cut Off, Sitz, Sitz Back, Vogue, lower Short Cut, Stampede, as well as terrain in the Lil’ Rodeo terrain park.
Timber & Torch and The Range Food & Drink Hall will be opening for dining.
The Steamboat Gondola will operate for scenic gondola rides with dining available in Thunderhead Lodge on Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26.
Press release from Steamboat Resort; Nov. 20, 2023.
Steamboat 23/24 Winter Season Begins Nov. 22
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, CO- November 20, 2023 — Steamboat Ski Resort will open for the 23/24 season on Wednesday, November 22 with Christie Peak Express Lift and seven trails offering 25 acres of terrain. Skiers and riders will have access to Jess’ Cut Off, Sitz, Sitz Back, Vogue, lower Short Cut, Stampede, as well as terrain in the Lil’ Rodeo terrain park. Timber & Torch and The Range Food & Drink Hall will be opening for dining. The Steamboat Gondola will operate for scenic gondola rides with dining available in Thunderhead Lodge on Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26.
“We’re eager to kick off another incredible season at Steamboat and applaud our operations teams in their efforts to get the resort open,” said Dave Hunter, vice president of resort operations and resort lead for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. “This preseason has been dryer than usual, but we’ve maximized snowmaking opportunities and will continue to take advantage of cold temperatures and natural snow to open more terrain. We can’t wait to see what this winter has in store for us.”
Opening Day events begin on Saturday at 7:30 am, one hour prior to the lifts starting. Guests can enjoy complimentary Korbel mimosas and Champagne powder donuts from 7:30-8:30 am, and free Ohana designed custom t-shirts will be passed out to the first 100 skiers and riders in line. Skiers and Riders can participate in the resort’s Instagram scavenger hunt to follow clues and find prizes on the mountain throughout the day. Prizes include Ohana Opening Day shirts, Smartwool socks and WinterWonderGrass tickets. The fun continues on Saturday, November 25 with the Steamboat Season Launch Party and a free concert from The Motet. All events information available at steamboat.com/events.
The forecast looks favorable for prime snowmaking temperatures Saturday through Tuesday with the possibility of around the clock snowmaking. Crews will continue to work with Mother Nature to cover more terrain with the focus next on Heavenly Daze, Greenhorn Ranch, and Right-O-Way. With additional snowmaking efforts and natural snowfall, the resort will open more terrain as conditions allow.
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