Thursday, March 3, 2011
We've made it through an incredibly snowy, deep, exhilarating winter and the first signs of spring are beginning to show around here in Steamboat Springs! The temperatures are getting a little warmer, the days have been staying lighter longer, the sun has been brilliant- perfect for those long days of skiing. Spring is Springalicious in Steamboat!
Top Reasons Why We Love Spring Skiing?
Glad you asked- other than the warm sunny afternoons perfect for happy hour, getting together with friends and family after some killer runs, live music and apres deals there are also these:
1. Extended Spring Ski Hours! The sun is hanging out a littler longer each day and with that means more minutes to ski the day away. The Spring lift operating hours went into effect February 26th at the Steamboat Ski Resort providing up to an additional 30 minutes to enjoy the slopes. With the extended spring hours, Morningside and Pony Express chairlifts will now close at 3:30pm; Storm Peak Express, Sundown Express and Sunshine Express at 3:45pm; Burgess Creek, South Peak and Thunderhead Express at 4:00pm; and Elkhead at 4:15pm. Check the daily grooming sheet for daily lift status as some lifts may close based on business levels for that day. See a Steamboat Ski Resort Map
2. Springalicious Ski Events: The final ski weeks in April are packed with live music from big names like Los Lonely Boys, Katchafire, and the Wailers- these outdoor free concerts are at the base of the gondola with beer sales, band merchandise tents. Grab your friends and get your groove on off the mountain!
The final week of the Ski Resort's 2010/11 season also hosts unique events like the splashdown pond skim and the cardboard classic. If you are brave enough to face the frigid waters of a barely above freezing pool in the attempts to skim across it and make safe to the other side then this is your sport! Otherwise grab a good spot and get ready for this hilarious event!
3. This is the best one: Springalicious Lodging and $99 4-day lift tickets! Stay with ResortQuest for your spring fling trip and you'll get 20% off 2 + nights and you'll 4 days of lift tickets for only $99 dollars. How awesome is that! Book now and get your spring skiing underway!
Posted by Shelly Benson at 11:54 AM