November 19, 2010
Steamboat Springs' Dan Gilchrist pulls a disappearing act in deep powder on Mount Werner on Thursday, Nov. 18. The ski area is set to open its most first-day terrain since the 1996-97 season.
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Steamboat Ski Area expects to offer top-to-bottom skiing on several feet of natural snow Wednesday, when it opens for the season with five lifts and 66 trails including the gondola and Storm Peak Express. On Thursday, Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. officials announced they would open Christie Peak Express, the gondola, Storm Peak Express, Burgess Creek and Four Points lifts on the first day of the 2010-11 season.