Craig and Keith at the top of Buddy's the sign was buried!
Steamboat closed its doors for winter business this past Sunday with a rockin' powder morning, totaling 433 inches for the year and peaking out at a 137" summit base, nearing some best-ever records.

The last is always a bittersweet day full of on-hill shenanigans, base-area parties, live music and games, and Mother Nature held off her fury just long enough for a comfortable day at the base with the icy blue pond skim with Katchafire and the Whalers blaring the tunes shortly after.  Smartwool gave out some free prizes for a little work with their 'perfect match' game (ironically appropriate for sock winning), and the Bear River set up 3 extra base area jockey-bars with shots and brews to fill the crowds with fizz.

But the most impressive part of closing day for us were the numbers... and we'll probably get a few more inches that won't even count. We'll miss you for a few months Mr. Werner, but we'll be back!

Bust of Buddy Werner nearly buried as well!

Snow totals

2010-11 season mid-mountain snow totals (inches):
October (pre-season): 21
November: 90*
December: 73
January: 68
February: 84
March: 79
April (through Sunday): 18
Total: 433
*61 inches fell in November before the ski area opened for Scholarship Day on Nov. 24

400-inch seasons - we've been blessed to rack in our vertical during six of these record years!

2007-08: 489
1996-97: 448
1983-84: 448
1995-96: 441
2010-11: 433
2005-06: 432
1992-93: 416
2008-09: 405

The calving glacier off our neighbor's house in mid March

Posted by Andy J. Kennedy Wednesday, April 13, 2011


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