Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Thursday, Dec. 20

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New terrain

The Bashor chairlift opens Thursday, with access to Drop Out, Bashor, Short Cut and Feather trails.

The Morningside lift is scheduled to open Friday, and Pony Express will open Sunday.

Snow

Past 24 hours: 1 inch at mid-mountain and 6 inches of new snow at the summit

Past 48 hours: 11 inches at mid-mountain

Since close yesterday: 1 inch of snow at mid-mountain

Base: 39 inches

Total snow: 93.75 inches

Lifts and trails

Lifts: 13

Trails: 111

Forecast

Clear skies and cold temperatures are forecast for Thursday. As of 5 a.m., the temperature was negative 2 degrees at mid-mountain with winds coming from the west. The high for Thursday on the mountain should be about 18 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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Dec. 19, 2012, powder day

Six inches fell overnight and 13 inches of new snow at the summit in the past 24 hours.

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Dec. 18, 2012, powder day

Snow fell all day Tuesday and conditions were great. What will Wednesday bring?

‪Snow in Steamboat Springs‬, by ‪Jon Wade‬

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Steamboat skiing: Dec. 17, 2012

The storms that moved through Steamboat during the weekend left more than a foot of snow at Steamboat Ski Area as of Monday afternoon.

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