Libby Jacobson reads a book in the Thunderhead Food Court at the Steamboat Ski Area on Thursday afternoon. The Steamboat Ski Area is planning to close as scheduled this season, on April 6.

Photo by Brian Ray

Libby Jacobson reads a book in the Thunderhead Food Court at the Steamboat Ski Area on Thursday afternoon. The Steamboat Ski Area is planning to close as scheduled this season, on April 6.

Closing day April 6

Staffing, flight, revenue challenges outweigh heavy snow

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Colorado ski area closing dates

Arapahoe Basin: Early June

Aspen Highlands: April 6

Aspen Mountain: April 13

Beaver Creek: April 13

Breckenridge: April 20

Buttermilk: April 6

Copper Mountain: April 13

Crested Butte: April 13

Echo Mountain: April 13

Durango (Purgatory): April 6

Eldora: Mid-April

Howelsen: March 30

Keystone: April 13

Loveland: May

Monarch Mountain: April 13

Powderhorn: March 30

Silverton: June 15

Ski Cooper: March 30

Snowmass: April 13

Sol Vista Basin: March 30

Steamboat: April 6

Sunlight: April 6

Telluride: April 6

Vail: April 13

Winter Park: April 13

Wolf Creek: April 27

— Despite record snowfall levels that are prompting other Colorado ski resorts to add additional weeks to their calendars, the Steamboat Ski Area is planning to close as scheduled this season, on April 6.

Snow levels aside, additional weeks in April simply aren't profitable enough to warrant pushing back closing day, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. spokeswoman Heidi Thomsen said.

Wolf Creek Ski Area, counting 489 inches of snow as of Thursday, opted to extend its season last week. Wolf Creek's runs will now remain open until April 13, and the resort will host skiers and riders two additional weekends: April 19 and 20 and April 26 and 27.

Monarch Mountain and Durango Mountain Resort, or Purgatory, also have announced extensions to their 2007-08 seasons, Colorado Ski Country USA spokeswoman Jennifer Rudolph said. Durango and Monarch both added an additional week of skiing and are now scheduled to close April 6 and 13, respectively.

At the end of February, Steamboat's 399 inches of snow already had made 2007-08 at least the sixth-snowiest winter on record at the ski area. And this season marked the first time Steamboat received at least 100 inches of snow in three straight months - December, January and February.

But expanding ski season is not a common practice at the Steamboat Ski Area and has not been done since April 1993, Thomsen said.

Some local business workers said they would welcome an extended-season boost.

"You'd think they'd throw us a little local bone, but no," restaurateur Eric Delaney said. Delaney was holding down the fort Thursday at Saketumi while his brother, who owns the base area business, was out of town.

Delaney expressed frustration that Ski Corp. was "cutting the season on both sides." In addition to losing nine days in November - due to an unseasonably warm, dry fall - the season lasted an additional nine days last year, when closing day was April 15.

"We lost business when people canceled their reservations at the beginning of the season," Delaney said. "Even just another week would be huge."

Spring drop-off

Big snow early in the season does not necessarily draw crowds as spring approaches, and people pack up their skis and snowboards and take mountain bikes and tents out of storage.

"Usually, we see the demand drop off as it gets warmer and sunnier," Thomsen said. "If it's 70 degrees in Denver, people are going to get excited about other spring sports and activities."

Rental shops dependent on the ski area agreed that the expected tourist drop-off in April would not make additional weeks of skiing especially profitable.

By April, restaurants and lodging properties already are closing their doors, and marketing for additional weeks would have had to start months ago for paying tourists to be hitting the slopes instead of just locals, said Todd Fellows, a manager at Ski Haus.

"Certainly, they're not going to pay to keep their staff on the mountain for locals who don't buy lift tickets, don't eat hamburgers and don't pay for parking," Fellows said.

Although Fellows said lengthening the 2007-08 season would not bring significant profits for Ski Haus, his inner powderhound was disappointed.

"It's a bummer if you're a skier," he said.

Another major factor in Ski Corp.'s decision-making is that the ski season flights at Yampa Valley Regional Airport also are scheduled to make their final departures April 6, Thomsen said.

"When the flights stop, the revenue stops," Fellows said.

The ski area also could run into problems with its 1800 seasonal workers, who make up 90 percent of its employees. Both domestic and international seasonal workers often have existing plans to return to their hometown, including pre-purchased flights, and could be unable to work longer than expected, Thomsen said.

Comments

bcpow 6 years, 9 months ago

Go hike the mountain with your dog and quit the whining.

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STEMBOATwannabe 6 years, 9 months ago

HEY SBvor

Missed your posts..... Did you have a great vacation?? Go somewhere warm??? (no pun intended)

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cdavidson 6 years, 9 months ago

I was extremely sad to see this article tonight. I had the amazing pleasure of living in Steamboat during three incredible winters (two literally incredible: '95-'96 and '96-'97). Anyway, all three of my years living full time in Steamboat, the Mountain was always open through the 2nd week of April. Then, ASC, at times, started shutting it down after the first week. It was often alleged as related to the National Forest license; but, this is not true, I later learned.
Too bad Intrawest chooses to take a weak position compared to the Summit resorts? Definitely weak to make even worst decisions than ASC regarding the opportunities to promote Steamboat.

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bcpow 6 years, 9 months ago

Please refer to the second part of my statement.

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OnTheBusGus 6 years, 9 months ago

Lets all go to Copper and camp in the parking lots, use our passes and have fun!

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bubba 6 years, 9 months ago

bcpow, I don't normally get into the bitching about the ski area threads, but your response is exactly what people said when the ski area delayed it's opening. Obviously there wasn't snow then, so there wasn't much they could do, but the reason the ski area won't be open now has nothing to do with snow, but that they don't have a profit on those last few days because it's just the passholders skiing that late in the spring. The money us passholders coughed up in the fall was the cash they needed to get the ski area up and running for the season, so I won't feel too bad about them losing a few bucks on me after I paid 1000 bucks for a pass. I can hike with my dog anytime I want, but I can only use my 1000 dollar pass when the mountain is open.

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betamikeiski 6 years, 9 months ago

Good for you Bubba...that was a pretty weak comment by bcpow. Not staying open until AT LEAST the 13th is really pretty ridiculous. Even if ski corp scaled down on what was open(bc, storm and the gondi for example) that would be a far better option than closing what well and truly is a week early. How about marketing to the front range something along the lines of 400+ inches of snow to date and $50 lift tickets during that last week. That sure would bring in some business(to the town and the mountain) and would be a nice little perk for the local businesses and the locals who work in them. It would seem to be the least Ski Corp could do for the working folks of the 'boat.

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Brian Smith 6 years, 9 months ago

I wonder if the sooner they get the construction started, the sooner it will finish? I love to ride in the spring, but I will also will love to see the construction finished on the mountain. I say close it early, and get the construction done.

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Brian Smith 6 years, 9 months ago

One Steamboat Place and the Ski Time square construction that is going to happen.

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snowysteamboat 6 years, 9 months ago

Both of these are multi year projects.

One Steamboat Place will not be finished for about 20 months and Ski Times Square will only be demo-ing this year with construction not starting until "09.

Anticipate the base area to be "under construction" for a long time to come.

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Brian Smith 6 years, 9 months ago

I did anticipate it, just figure, the sooner they get started, the sooner they will finish.

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corduroy 6 years, 9 months ago

Yah I'll be down at Copper the weekend after. Didn't get the Ultimate Pass for nothin!

Plus there's lots of hiking up there to do.. you can still ski the mountain, you just can't ride up the lifts..

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OnTheBusGus 6 years, 9 months ago

Ultimate pass... best $50 I ever spent!! Copper is usually open earlier and later than Steamboat.

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corduroy 6 years, 9 months ago

not to mention Winter Park! Mary Jane is a sweet getaway :)

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seeuski 6 years, 9 months ago

I wonder if advertising $50 lift tickets would have people bypassing A-basin, Vail, Copper etc. To ski here? Is it feesable for Intrawest to lose a huge amount of money to give us a couple of bullet proof mornings and slushy afternoons when they are going to need every day possible to upgrade the 4 points hut, the Elk head lift, the boulder on Boulevard and Main Drag hopefully the Thunderhead chair? If they have a late start next season because of delaying said projects due to this year being extended will the bloggers remember the last few days in April?

Just thoughts.

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SilverSpoon 6 years, 9 months ago

Remember last season? Things looked very grim in march, and then we got 6 ft in 1 week. That floated us along until early april. But then with the extended season, in the last week, the exposed rocks and grass exposed their ugly heads again; making the last week a muddy, melting mess.

The mountain, should save face, and close as planned. And everyone should pay close attention to the snow pack, or lack there of(as the spring sun and rain melts snow faster). We should be able to look forward to an early mtn. bike season, and early peak river flow, complements of al gore's global warming "crisis". We will continue to set records, just like denver's 74 degree 3/1/08 http://www.crh.noaa.gov/product.php?site=bou&product=rer&issuedby=bou And tennesee's february twisters.

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bikegirl 6 years, 9 months ago

Well.after the death of another young member of our community,I am compelled to remind us all how great life is,so enjoy the last few weeks of skiing here,enjoy the sunshine and blue skies,appreciate our beautiful little piece of the world!!!!!!!!!

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OnTheBusGus 6 years, 9 months ago

welcome back sbvor. I hope you were on a fabulous vacation. You have got some reading to do. Forums have been quite entertaining, I even got my out of town guests tuned into the Steamboat soap opera

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bcpow 6 years, 9 months ago

Voice of Reason Since this was about the mountain closing...where are the links to support or oppose that?

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

One link says it all:

Middle of that page:

Statements by dissenting organizations

With the July 2007 release of the revised statement by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, no remaining scientific body of national or international standing is known to reject the basic findings of human influence on recent climate.[24]

One of your favorite sites, HDNbore. Damn! Even your science is leaving you behind. Then again, dinosaur farts like yourself helped contribute to global warming millions of years ago.

All that, and the mountain will still close after 6APR08.

BCpow-

Here's your link: http://www.steamboatpilot.com/news/20...

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

Ohhhh, now it's not about humans affecting it...it's how much. Nice flip-flop, Kerrybore.

See? Each day, science is turning against you. Give it another month off and soon you'll be praising your Social Security check. That's how Peter pays PAUL, correct?

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SilverSpoon 6 years, 9 months ago

Sbvor, All your references are all out of date. 1999, was 10 years ago. Science is based on keeping information up to date, and adjusting beliefs to fit facts.

New fact, more particulates in air(thanks to china catching up to america's gross pollution, with 5 times the population) make snow dirty, and adsorb sunshine's heat easier, melting snow faster. Notice the snow banks on the side of the road? they are completely gone now, scour is an exageration of the labedo effect. But, more melting means more particulates left behind, and more heat adsorbed. Get the kayaks and tubes out early.

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SilverSpoon 6 years, 9 months ago

You have found yourself a Harvard Phd as your best reference? Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but if your dissertation was on quarks, in a cyclotron; that accomplishment doesn't make them an expert in climatology.

There are many doctors out there: dr dre pediatrist dentist pediatritian

While each great at the specialty, criss crossing their fields is dangerous. Look at shack, and deon sanders; they could never be a dr dre.

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SilverSpoon 6 years, 9 months ago

http://www.ecd.bnl.gov/steve/pubs/HeatCapacity.pdf

This is a nice paper on thermodynamics, but here is the disclaimer which shows how limited the scope of the study was. This is just another bone for people to chew on, and get the herd to request for more studies, that they can't understand anyway. www.heritage.org loves studies like these have good science, but poor applicability.

"Finally, as the present analysis rests on a simple single-compartment energy balance model, the question must inevitably arise whether the rather obdurate climate system might be amenable to determination of its key properties through empirical analysis based on such a simple model. In response to that question it might have to be said that it remains to be seen. In this context it is hoped that the present study might stimulate further work along these lines with more complex models. It might also prove valuable to apply the present analysis approach to the output of global climate models to ascertain the fidelity with which 18 these models reproduce "whole Earth" properties of the climate system such as are empirically determined here. Ultimately of course the climate models are essential to provide much more refined projections of climate change than would be available from the global mean quantities that result from an analysis of the present sort. Still it would seem that empirical examination of these global mean quantities effective heat capacity, time constant, and sensitivity can usefully constrain climate models and thereby help to identify means for improving the confidence in these models."

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thecondoguy1 6 years, 9 months ago

sbvor, I know where you have been,,,, doing research, gathering facts, and evaluating lucid information to share, terrific to read you, good job..............

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

Boracious says:

Kiel,

June 2007 is "out of date"?

http://www.ecd.bnl.gov/steve/pubs/HeatCa...

Where is your more recent data? Or, are you merely trolling, as usual?"

My post above said:

One link says it all:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_...

Middle of that page:

"Statements by dissenting organizations

With the July 2007 release of the revised statement by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, no remaining scientific body of national or international standing is known to reject the basic findings of human influence on recent climate.[24]"

July 2007 came after June 2007, if I remember my months properly, adding proof to your living in the past...as usual.

Thanks for playing. Must be better than playing with...well, we'll just leave it at that.

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

And just so as not to lead people on, the Sept 07 corrections were "typographical" in that PDF link the Bore provided.

As for it costing trillions of dollars? New tech over the next decade may alleviate that, and anyway, it's money well spent. If you don't think so, bummer, but that's expected from old thinking.

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

New energy sources means new jobs. Any lost would be replaced by a job built for the future.

Not only would the world be cooler, but the air would be cleaner. If you actually lived in Steamboat and not Hayden, you'd notice that we've had a bit of a brown cloud that forms every once in a while.

Since idiots that think like you don't understand this or that July comes after June, the government needs to step in and smack you in the head not only for your own good, but for the good of the nation.

You can keep linking old crap, new crap...it's all still crap, anyway.

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SilverSpoon 6 years, 9 months ago

Sbvor, I have been reading your postings for probably 2 months, and it always has the same old posts: junkscience.com and other epa reports black marked by Cheney himself, and revised for fossil fuel energy producers' agenda. Your angle is pretty clear, 300,000,000 years worth of organic prehistoric sediment(oil and coal) being extracted from the earth, causes no adverse effects for society. And, glacial "cycles" lasting 10,000 years are valid data for the current situation. Lets look at it this way, a mass balance approach, if you will. If it took 300,000,000 years of plants turning CO2 into long chain carbon molecules to find themselves hundreds of feet in the ground and in oil shale or coal deposits. How many tons of old plants get burned every day? How many tons of new plants would it take to sequester what took 300,000,000 years to trap the first time? If fossil fuels had not been extracted, your "data" would hold true. But, unfortunately, glacial core data reflects history where fossil fuel stayed out of the system.
So recent history, of even 100,000 years ago, may not be of any use. Don't get me wrong, If i had stock in Shell, or the 20 mile coal mine, I would fight like heck to keep the dividends coming in. But I don't, and if I could see the craig coal plant shut down tomorrow, I would smile as the stocks of those who invested in a dirty plant went to $0.00. And got no bail out, because it was a bad investment. You shouldn't choose to invest in a plant you hope will run for 50 years polluting all the while. THe same goes for oil shale. Without bush bail outs, it is a bad investment.

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

From your own Wiki link...or weak link:

"The Milankovitch theory[1] of climate change is not perfectly worked out; in particular, the largest observed response is at the 100,000-year timescale, but the forcing is apparently small at this scale, in regard to the ice ages. Various feedbacks (from carbon dioxide, or from ice sheet dynamics) are invoked to explain this discrepancy."

Sooooo..."not perfectly worked out..." There's your refute...from your own link! LMAO!!!!

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SilverSpoon 6 years, 9 months ago

Last Updated Friday, 07-Oct-2005 12:25:59 EDT by paleo@noaa.gov

*Old report. Data set only back 2.6 million years. Fossil fuel deposits have be stowed safely for 295 million more years that the paleo dataset

Your accusation of a political agenda, is incorrect. The EPW link, was just a filabuster presented by Senator James Inhofe, your cronies using politcal dogma. Common tactic used by republicans this year, not science, nor are politicians expert witnesses.
BTW, "playing politics", and "bi-partisanship" are words invented by GW Bush; just another way of a kid saying, "they(democrats) won't let me have what i want($190 billion)" Republicans are unable to be bi-partisan, and fortunatley, voters finally care enough to see it. So they all lose their seats in government. Anyway, my real science(simplest science of observation, the mendeleev way) will be proved by the mud pit skiing in early april, and the earliest river peak ever. And glorious mtn biking in early may.

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steamboatsconscience 6 years, 9 months ago

bore Hey! SBC! I think we found the source of the inflationary pressures driving our economy down!

3) This "alternative energy" favored by idiotic bureaucrats

Idiotic socialist bureaucrats mandate Ethanol (bureaucrats know best):

Right you are. what idiot bureaucrat pushed the ethanol pork barrel recently? oh yeah President George W. Bush again took the opportunity to tout biofuels in his annual State of the Union Address this year. Ethanol demand soared last year thanks to his "addicted to oil" comment. He again called for a dramatic increase in domestic alternative fuel use, however, his goal of 35 billion gallons by 2017 may be less achievable than last year's comments.

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SilverSpoon 6 years, 9 months ago

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_ID=abffa4ef-802a-23ad-445f-e4d88bad74b1

Web cast of a hearing about listing the polar bears on the endangered species act. I will paraphrase for you: Dale hall, another bush appointee, was dragging his feet on his research and report about the polar bear habitat. By delaying, the Secretaries of Commerce and the Interior could lease the land to oil development without stricter regulations that would protect the polar bear. At any rate, $50 billion of oil was at stake, and Dale hall was cornered and actaully said the following. "I am a biologist, I believe global warming is a serious threat, and something needs to be done. But, I am in a position where i need to make a political descision(whether or not a polar bear in endangered)."

However, since when does politcs determine what and when an animal is endangered? Since GW Bush, Over 700 days.

http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=8f668fdb-985b-41a8-affa-ba4aaf1f911a

To get a balanced view on the subject, I provide "facts" from our friends and heritage.org

http://www.heritage.org/Research/EnergyandEnvironment/wm1781.cfm

Economy over health and evironment. Money money money

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

Speaking of extinction, that's what will eventually happen to your way of thinking.

Amazing how your way of thinking says that something will cost hundreds of trillions of dollars. You'd think spending that kind of money on something would include a few new jobs doing it, wouldn't you?

No...YOU wouldn't because you're probably still worried about all the 8-Track tape/cassette makers or the VHS tape makers that used to have jobs and couldn't figure out that there were new jobs in creating CD's or DVD's.

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

Your last post just means that Climate Change isn't the only change you're worried about. You're worried about being passed over by the future. Sucks to be you, stuck in the past, but all dinosaurs are. Maybe your remains will buy me a quart of oil for my economy car. You think backwards instead of looking forward. It has nothing to do with politics: it has to do with intelligence. You know: that "design" that Bush expresses, but doesn't adhere to.

My way of thinking (along with a majority of the world, except the USA) is looking forward to the great things that can come from new energy, new tech, etc. You sound like your indoctrinated on the 19th Century Kool-Aid that Pres. Lame-Duck pushes. He's not looking for new sources of energy...if he was, he could properly pronounce "nuclear." In fact, anyone with his finger next to the Button, should first be able to not say "nukular."

As for proving you wrong, you keep doing that for me, providing links that you obviously don't read, since I can pull the rebuttals (which I've already done, and as others are now doing by pointing out a lot of your data is out-data'd) directly from them. You prove yourself wrong, each day, and I thank you for it. I'll give you a call on Election Day when Coulter wins by putting her vote toward Hillary, just to laugh!

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nondescript1 6 years, 9 months ago

Wow. All I was thinking was an extra week of lift serviced skiing would have been nice. Sure has been an awesome season so far, praise Ulyr!

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

Oh...and who was it that called the IPCC "dishonest" when I used them to further my arguments? HDNbore. Who's link is quoting 400 scientists...well, here's the exact quote...which HDNbore also quoted:

"Over 400 prominent scientists from more than two dozen countries recently voiced significant objections to major aspects of the so-called 'consensus' on man-made global warming. These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), criticized the climate claims made by the UN IPCC and former Vice President Al Gore."

Let's say it again:

"These scientists, many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change),..."

One more time:

"...many of whom are current and former participants in the UN IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change),..."

I'm guessing those are the dishonest ones.

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

Just like when I used Wiki way back when, you denounced it saying any idiot can edit it. When you quote Wiki, it's BECAUSE any idiot can edit it. Must be why you use it as much as you do.

"Second verse, same as the first!"

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

bcpow- That beats anything I can ever say about the Bore. You rock!!! I haven't laughed that hard in weeks!!! Best link on this site, by far, and the most informative!!

(I guess the Bore couldn't figure out that by clicking the JPG, it expands all on it's own. Just like a pre-man seeing his first fire. "oooooo!!! pretty!!!!" LMAO!!!

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SilverSpoon 6 years, 9 months ago

How much is quite a bit? "Translation: 8 to 10 thousand years ago, the current interglacial period produced warmer temperatures than we see today (by quite a bit). " Point is, 300,000,000 years of prehistoric plants and animals was trapped securely under the earth 10,000 years ago.

1.1 degrees K, or C in 100 years is very significant and abrut change. To predict where the trend is taking us(which is likely warmer than your 10,000 year ago baseline), you need go get out the old differential equation book and have good data to start setting some exponential equations.

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wishiwerethere 6 years, 9 months ago

I heard (from a local Steamboat business owner in Ski Time Square) the Tugboat was NOT going away. That they will close end of season just like they always do and reopen for summer. That the demolition will start at Thunderhead Lodge and stop at Dos. That Demo on Tugboat building won't start until after the Dos building is reconstructed. True or False?

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STEMBOATwannabe 6 years, 9 months ago

"wishiwerethere (anonymous) March 5, 2008 at 8:32 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I heard (from a local Steamboat business owner in Ski Time Square) the Tugboat was NOT going away. That they will close end of season just like they always do and reopen for summer. That the demolition will start at Thunderhead Lodge and stop at Dos. That Demo on Tugboat building won't start until after the Dos building is reconstructed. True or False?"

Come on Matt, Sbvor, Silversp.....do you guys know anything about this???

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AmebaTost 6 years, 9 months ago

Hedge your bet and by stock in north face and a sun screen company. By the time I got to the end of this this #$&@ I almost forgot what started it all. Way to go. Don't you guys have some hang out where you can put paper bags on your head(to stay anonymous) , save the world and bore each other to death?

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sunshinday 6 years, 9 months ago

I think some of you need to get out alot more...You live in paradise enjoy it!!!

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

STEMBOATwannabe- Sorry, but I've heard probably as many different rumors as anyone, but I have no confirming info. That's why on the Nerney thread I wasn't sure who'd be closing or not. What wishiwerethere posted is more detailed than the last rumor I heard about Ski Time being done in stages, but it fit with the last thing I heard a few months back.

I'll be seeing Kelly Anzalone by this Sunday at the Steamboat Mountain Theater and see what he has to say, if anything can be confirmed. I'm not in any particular inside-loop on this, unfortunately.

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corduroy 6 years, 9 months ago

wow this is just funny now

all i can say is that by living on this planet and "developing new technology" we have definitely in some way impacted our environment. Look at all that styrofoam.. nature doesn't grow that on trees, and it doesn't biodegrade, and its sitting in landfills all over the country.. somehow we still haven't poisoned our mother Earth?

do you recycle?

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STEMBOATwannabe 6 years, 9 months ago

"nondescript1 (anonymous) March 4, 2008 at 8 p.m. (Suggest removal) Wow. All I was thinking was an extra week of lift serviced skiing would have been nice. Sure has been an awesome season so far, praise Ulyr!"

I agree!!!!

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

STEMBOATwannabe-

By now, you've seen the official word. Looks like it all goes down!

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wishiwerethere 6 years, 9 months ago

Yup, that's what it says. Wonder if Dos , Tugboat or Butcher Shop will ever reopen. Be a drag to see them go. Oh well.

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

I agree; it sucks. It is true that Ski Time Sqr just needed to be demo'd, though. It's old and the upkeep is near impossible, especially when the businesses aren't the ones who own their own buildings.

I've had many a good time there; living in the apartment above the old Mountain Motherlode for a seaon, while working in the restaurant below; getting blitzed at Tugboat, Dos, Mother's Deli- many a hazy nights, but still worth somewhat remembering.

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wishiwerethere 6 years, 9 months ago

I lived in an apartment above the Tugboat in the early 80's. Made getting home after getting lost in "The Triangle" a little easier. Ah yes, those were the days. Guess we'll all have to make some new memories now won't we?

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Matthew Stoddard 6 years, 9 months ago

For me, it'll be non-drinking memories...some I can remember properly!! LOL! I mostly want to make memories at a new theater, since the Steamboat Mountain Theater will go bye-bye, also.

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STEMBOATwannabe 6 years, 9 months ago

I just got an email from ORBITZ - they have a sale on airfare on United to ski destinations. The last date of the the sale is April 10. Guess they never got the word about the closing date! ( or do they know something we don't????)

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dave reynolds 6 years, 9 months ago

wish me too right above the Steamboat Trading Company and the Wine Rack.funny how many times I forget climbing those stairs also lived above the butcher shop one awesome steakhouse

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