Steamboat Ski Area snow report for Tuesday, Jan. 29

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Snow

Past 24 hours: 24 inches of new snow at mid-mountain and 9 inches at the summit

Past 48 hours: 24.5 inches

Since close yesterday: 16 inches of new snow at mid-mountain

Base: 58 inches

Total snow: 176.25 inches

Lifts and trails

16 lifts are open

165 trails are open

Weather

At 5 a.m. Tuesday, the mid-mountain temperature was 5 degrees with 5 mph winds coming from the southwest. At the summit, the temperature was negative 4 degrees with 11 mph winds.

And there's more snow on the way.

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Comments

walt jones 1 year, 9 months ago

Just heared from a group of friends who said maybe 10" max at the gondola no way 24". They should say X" since the mountain closed yesterday instead of making it sound like 24" of NEW snow when 12 of it was skied yesterday. Nothing like Marketing tactics in the ski industry!

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john bailey 1 year, 9 months ago

hah, lemmings, fall for it every time. i've noticed the changes in reporting snow over the years. all of em should be ashamed of themselves. oh. its a powder day in the boat. yeah look 2 inches fell. stop the lies......................

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Heather Vincent 1 year, 9 months ago

My favorite was the day the ski area measured snow fall in .25 inch increments:

Jan. 14 Snow

Past 24 hours: 0.25 inches of new snow at mid-mountain

Past 48 hours: 0.75 inches at mid-mountain

http://www.steamboattoday.com/news/2013/jan/14/steamboat-ski-area-snow-report-monday-jan-14/

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john bailey 1 year, 9 months ago

anybody out there ever remember an instance when the disparty of snow fall was like this being reported. 9 above, 24 below, what phenom occurred to cause this?

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walt jones 1 year, 9 months ago

Marketing campaign caused this! As ski Corp how the phones did not stop ringing once that message got out to help the fact that skier days are down 11% this year (I believe that was the number quoted in the paper a few weeks ago). ALSO with no regulations to say how much snow fell any ski area can report any amount any time.

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rhys jones 1 year, 9 months ago

We were talking at the Stoker, how it did seem odd that the upper mountain got less, lower mountain got less, and supposedly only mid-mountain got the 24. One guy said it was a weird vortex, and I said Yeah, centered right on the measuring stick. This is the stuff legends are made of.

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john bailey 1 year, 9 months ago

you hang at the stoker? how did you afford a ski pass?LOL guess when i'm up next i'll have ta holler for ya, then you can but me a beer.....:0)

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Matthew Stoddard 1 year, 9 months ago

Well, I have a foot in my driveway since pushing this morning before work. It's definitely coming now.

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