Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Friday, Dec. 21

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New terrain

The Morningside chairlift opens Friday.

According to the 5 a.m. snow report, the mountain is now 85 percent open.

Snow

No new snow in the past 24 hours

Past 48 hours: 1 inch

Base: 35 inches

Total snow: 93.75 inches

Lifts and trails

14 lifts are open

144 trails are open

Forecast

As of 5 a.m., it was 17 degrees at mid-mountain.

Avalanche danger is considerable in the backcountry.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is reporting two observed avalanches Thursday on Buffalo Pass.

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Skiing on powder at Steamboat Ski Area

Video by Chad Harkins on Dec. 19.

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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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