After reporting 8 new inches of snow Tuesday morning, Steamboat Ski Area to open additional terrain this week
December 11, 2012
Steamboat Springs — Four lifts, 17 trails and 8 inches of powder are in store for those lucky enough to be at Steamboat Ski Area on Tuesday morning. The offerings will get better as the week goes on.
Ski area officials announced Tuesday afternoon that the 4 Points chairlift will open Wednesday and provide access to all or portions of the Rainbow, Sunset, Hurricane, Nelson’s Run and Twister trails.
Top-to-bottom skiing begins Thursday when the Storm Peak Express chairlift opens, providing access to Buddy’s Run, Storm Peak Face, Cyclone, Meadow Lane and Calf Roper.
The ski area is reporting a mid-mountain base of 22 inches. The resort received 16.25 inches of snow in the previous 72 hours.
Keep an eye on conditions and lines from the ski area's webcams.
A measuring station between downtown Steamboat and the mountain is reporting 7.2 inches of new snow this morning. A station closer to the mountain is reporting 7.8 inches of snow.
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Oak Creek received about 12 inches of snow, according to a measuring station northwest of town limits.
According to OpenSnow, Steamboat is reporting the most new snow in the past 24 hours of any open resort in Colorado.
Other resorts include:
• Vail: 6 inches
• Keystone: 5 inches
• Beaver Creek: 4 inches
• Loveland: 4 inches
The extended forecast calls for clearing skies Wednesday and Thursday before another storm system enters the region Friday and Saturday.