"Resort crews have done a tremendous job working with the conditions presented and turned out very favorable early season skiing and riding conditions," said Doug Allen, vice president-mountain operations of the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation. "As conditions and safety allow, together with the continued hard work of mountain crews and more natural snow, we'll look to open additional terrain and lifts as we head toward the holiday period."

Since November 27th, Steamboat has received over a foot and half of Champagne PowderTM snow at mid-mountain. Forecasts are calling for additional snow and colder temperatures this week. The resort is currently reporting a 21-inch base at mid-mountain and 30-inch base at the summit on packed powder/machine-made conditions.

"We wanted to let folks know what we're planning with the understanding that this is all dependent upon weather," continued Allen. "Forecasts look favorable for additional snow and colder temperatures later this week to tie together key areas on the lower mountain. Storm Peak is in great early season shape and will be a real treat to open this early in the season."