Snow has been falling hard in Steamboat. “Steamboat has some of the best snow in the Rocky Mountains and is currently enjoying mid-winter conditions even though the calendar says spring,” said Chris Diamond, president and chief operating officer for Steamboat Ski & Resort Corporation.
Steamboat has consistently received snow all winter. The mountain tallied snow on 70 out of 125 days with 31 of those days recording four or more inches. Locals love it!
“Spring is the best time of year to gather friends and family and spend time on the slopes,” said Diamond. “This is the time of year when everything lines up just right: great snow, longer days, incredible views, and plenty of fun.”
It’s also Steamboat’s 50th Anniversary Season. Live music will resound from the base area with the Bud Light Rocks The Boat FREE Concert series.
But the big celebration is Billy Kidd’s 70th birthday. Billy Kidd is Steamboat’s Director of Skiing. He’s also a living legend as he is an Olympic Silver medalist and World Champion. His birthday is April 13, which is the day of the Cardboard Classic. The next day is closing day and also when the mountain hosts the 6th annual Splashdown Pond Skim at the base area.
Another crazy event that has quickly become a Steamboat tradition is the Poochy Paddle at the Old Town Hot Springs. It is a bi-annual event which is 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 21. Dogs are invited to take a dip in the lap pool of the Old Town Hot Springs, before it is drained and cleaned for the spring. A couple hundred soggy doggies love the fun, which includes plenty of tennis balls and Frisbees. The cost is $5 per dog before the event and $10 per dog on the day of the event.