Saturday, December 22, 2012
The ski area's First Tracks program begins today. The Pony Express chairlift, providing access to the ski area's Pioneer Ridge terrain, is scheduled to open Sunday.
According to the 5 a.m. snow report, the mountain is now 85 percent open.
No new snow in the past 24 hours
Past 48 hours: No snow
Base: 32 inches
Total snow: 93.75 inches
Lifts and trails
14 lifts are open
145 trails are open
As of 5 a.m., it was 19 degrees at mid-mountain. Today's high is supposed to reach the mid-20s under mostly sunny skies.
The next chance of snow comes Christmas Eve, with a fresh coat of powder possible for Christmas Day skiing.
Avalanche danger is considerable in the backcountry.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center is reporting two observed avalanches Thursday on Buffalo Pass.
Skiing on powder at Steamboat Ski Area
Video by Chad Harkins on Dec. 19.
Dec. 19, 2012, powder day
Six inches fell overnight and 13 inches of new snow at the summit in the past 24 hours.