Steamboat residents keep looking up on the mountain to see more and more snow every day. Early season storms have hit harder than recent years and the slopes are covered. The most recent storm brought 20 inches to the mountain, with more than 60 inches since Oct. 1.

Locals and visitors have one more exciting addition to look forward to on the mountain. The new multi-million dollar Four points Lodge is ahead of schedule and set to open in December. President and CEO for Steamboat, Chris Diamond, says, “I truly believe guests will be overwhelmed by the finished facility, creative culinary offerings and personal guest service experienced.”

The Four Points Lodge features healthy fare, fresh salads and pastas, grab and go items, a soup kettle, and stone grill. A 35-seat bar will have daily drink specials. Outside is a 2,500 square foot wrap-around deck.

The new building is in the heart of the Storm Peak/Four Points area. Four Points was named by John Fetcher and Gordy Wren in the late 1960s, when they spotted a four-point buck while searching for the ideal location for the upper lift terminal.

Steamboat kicks off its 51st season Wednesday, Nov. 27, with Scholarship Day, benefitting the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Scholarship Fund. Guess the total number of inches of snow during the 2013-14 winter season and you could win a free trip to Steamboat. Go to the Steamboat website for more details, restrictions and contest rules or call 1-800-922-2722.