Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Sunday, Dec. 23

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New terrain

The Pony Express chairlift, providing access to the ski area's Pioneer Ridge terrain, is scheduled to open today.

Special events

Former Olympian Nelson Carmichael hosts a free bumps clinic at 1 p.m. today. Meet at the 4 Points sign near the top of the Nelson's Run trail.

Snow

No new snow in the past 24 hours

Past 48 hours: No snow

Base: 32 inches

Total snow: 93.75 inches

Lifts and trails

15 lifts are open

148 trails are open

Forecast

As of 5 a.m., it was 15 degrees at mid-mountain. Today's high is supposed to reach the mid-20s under partly cloudy skies.

The next chance of snow comes Christmas Eve, with a fresh coat of powder possible for Christmas Day skiing.

Avalanche danger has been downgraded to moderate in the backcountry. Human-triggered slides remain possible, particularly on northwest to east aspects.

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