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What a difference a year makes. A hill across from the Steamboat Pilot & Today office is pictured in winter 2010-11, when some powder hounds made fresh tracks, and on Tuesday with a light dusting of snow.

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Snowpack is unlikely to recover

Future powder days won’t significantly impact water content

There remains ample time for Steamboat Ski Area to experience some memorable powder days this winter, but the chances that the snowpack in the surrounding mountains can climb to average levels are dwindling fast.

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