Steamboat Resort, CO, Extends Ski Season to April 16, 2023

Julia Schneemann | | Industry NewsIndustry News
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A skier at Steamboat enjoying the powder | Picture: Steamboat Instagram Page

Steamboat Resort, CO, announced on Monday, February 20, 2023, that the resort will extend its ski season until Sunday, April 16, 2023. The resort was slated to close a week earlier but now has extended its season by a week.

Loryn Duke, communications director at Steamboat Resort, said: “There’s no doubt it’s been a phenomenal winter in Steamboat. The resort leads Colorado in snow and, with back-to-back 100-inch months, has one of the deepest bases in a quarter century. Thanks to the love from Mother Nature and the dedication of our incredible staff, Steamboat Ski Resort has decided to extend our ski and ride season through April 16 — an extra week.”

The last time Steamboat Resort extended its season was in 2007 when the resort saw an incredible 489 inches of snow. This shows just what a bumper season Colorado is having — so far this season, Steamboat Resort has had 336.5 inches of snow and should easily surpass 400 by mid-April.

Steamboat trail map.

Steamboat is located in the northwest of Colorado, 160 miles from Denver. The skiable area stretches across 2,965 acres which are serviced by 21 lifts. The resort’s base elevation is at 6,900 ft and stretches to 10,568 ft at its highest point, Mt. Werner. Steamboat has been investing extensively in its infrastructure and is currently adding a second gondola to its infrastructure. The first part of the new gondola opened for the 22/23 season, and the second section will be completed for the 23/24 season. The new ‘Wild Blue Gondola’ is a state-of-the-art 10-passenger gondola and will transport guests from Steamboat Square at 6,900 ft to 10,384 ft at the top station at Sunshine Peak. Currently, the lower section of the Wild Blue Gondola is operational to the mid-station at Greenhorn Ranch.

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The Steamboat Gondola at Steamboat Resort | Picture: Steamboat Resort Facebook Page

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