Steamboat Colorado Snowfall Breaks All the Records!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty
With more than 40 feet (482") of Champagne Powder® snow this winter, the Steamboat Ski area will finish the 2007/2008 season in record fashion, breaking its previous season snow record of 447.75 inches set in 1996/1997.

"Despite early forecasts calling for a warmer and drier winter, big snows, often the norm in Steamboat, were a common occurrence and provided a season full of epic powder days," said Chris Diamond, president & chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. "Powderhounds will have plenty of powder tales to tell for years or at the very least until the cycle begins again with the opening of the 2008/2009 season on November 26th."

Living in Steamboat we can usually count on a strong amount of snow in the winter but this season has tested all limits of our snow blower and my quad strength!  And the masochistic part of me is really hoping we break the 500" mark...just to say we made that benchmark. 

In addition to establishing a new all-time snowfall record and registering a "four-wire winter", the resort hit three key milestones within just a month of each other: surpassing 300-inch mark on 2/1/08; six days later surpassing 350-inch mark on 2/7/08; and on March 2nd surpassing the 400-inch mark. Furthermore, Steamboat-Ski Town, U.S.A. received more than 100 inches of snow for three months (December, January & February) for the first time in resort history.

Since November 21st, snow has fallen 91 out of 122 days (74.5%) with 51 of those days recording four or more inches. This season at mid-mountain, the resort has seen 17 inches in October; 23 inches in November; 126 inches in December (3rd snowiest); 129 inches in January (2nd snowiest) and 104 inches in February (2nd snowiest); and 51 inches in March for a combined total of 450 inches (37.5 feet).

The inaugural Springalicious Festival, April 5 & 6, will celebrate the end of the record 2007/2008 Champagne Powder® snow season with the 28th Annual Cardboard Classic, a new SPLASHDOWN pond skimming competition and three free concerts by American Relay, The Radiators and Susan Tedeschi. The Bear River Bar and Grill is your Springalicious headquarters to enjoy the amazing musical line-up and fantastic food and drink specials. Springalicious offers a great opportunity to get ready and gear up for next season with an end of the season blowout sale.

We look forward to seeing you here!  For a full calendar of events visit us online.

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