Steamboat Briefs: Steamboat moves up on list of top ski areas in West


Steamboat Ski Area ranked eighth on a list of the top 30 ski resorts in the West in Ski Magazine’s reader survey, an improvement from last year’s 13th-place finish.

Reader comments about Steamboat included:

■ “Plenty of character in the town and fun things for the family to do.”

■ “50 years old and still sexy as hell. I love everything about this resort — from the lay of the mountain to the snow conditions to the town itself.”

Jackson Hole earned the No. 1 spot followed by Deer Valley in second and Vail in third. Other Colorado resorts in the top 10 were Telluride at No. 7 and Snowmass at No. 9.

See the complete list at

Impact 100 kickoff party slated for 6:30 p.m. today

Impact 100, a philanthropic organization that is a program of the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, will kick off its eighth season of giving with a party at 6:30 p.m. today at Falconhead Lodge. The date was incorrect in the Wednesday Steamboat Today.

The group, which pools financial gifts and then doles them out to nonprofit organizations, has donated $78,000 back to the community. Last year, the group donated to Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, Grand Futures Prevention Coalition, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp and the Yampa Valley Sustainability Council.

An annual membership costs $100. For more information, visit

Lions Club offering free vision screenings for kids

The Steamboat Springs Ski Town Lions Club will offer free vision screenings for children as young as 3 at the Family Health & Safety Fair from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. As part of the KidSight Colorado program, trained Lions Club volunteers will use a vision-screening device that can detect problems in children including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), astigmatism, strabismus and anisometropia.

Routt County Riders plan workdays later this month

Routt County Riders will host a series of trail workdays in September on the Sunshine Trail at Steamboat Ski Area. The workdays are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sept. 28.

Tools, lunch from Haymaker Patio Grill and beverages from New Belgium Brewing Co. will be provided. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes and bring work gloves, a backpack, rain gear, a cap and water.

Those who are interested in participating in the workday are asked to register by the Thursday prior to the workday by emailing or by going to

Women’s Foundation set to share report results today

The Women’s Foundation of Colorado will share the results of its recently published research report “The Status of Women and Girls in Colorado” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

The data in the report is focused on five categories: economic security and poverty, employment and earnings, educational opportunity, personal safety, and women’s leadership. Foundation members will discuss the report, which analyzes areas of progress areas for improvement for women, as well as discuss ideas for action and change.

Those who are interested in attending the free talk are asked to register by emailing Read more about the report at


rhys jones 3 years, 7 months ago

"reader survey" eh? Makes me wonder who reads Ski?

Back when I actually got paid to work on computers (LONG ago) our customers included Steamboat, Telluride, Winter Park, Jackson Hole, Snowmass, and Deer Valley. This was pre-Internet, data transfers via phone were slow, as well as processor speed, it could take hours to compile the big programs, so I'd often travel to their site for major work, and while the program was compiling, well, here I was, skis in tow... and since I was working for the area, lift tickets were gratis.

Deer Valley must have rated high on service and facilities, as that is a small area, and on the wrong side of the Wasatch for serious powder, Alta and Snowbird get that... but Park City is fun, an oasis of Sodom in a desert of Mormon... and while Jackson Hole is an awesome mountain, the wind howls constantly through there, new snow gets windpacked fast, and it's further from town than Mt. Werner is. It actually irked me, the time I overheard a Winter Park reservationist tell a guest on the phone "We get the most snow in Colorado" as I can think of at least two which get more, including our own 'Boat. But I kept mum, as these were our customers.

No matter where I went, I just wanted to get home to the good snow, and my favorite run. That's MY Reader Survey.


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