The weekend is almost here and if you plan ahead like I do then mark your calendars or make a mental note that this Saturday, March 1st at 3:30. At the base of the ski area the Bud Light Rocks the ‘Boat Free Music Series will return for the sixth season offering a great mixture of various music genre. On Saturday come and enjoy Cowboy Mouth play for two uninterrupted hours right at the base. It will be a great way to end your day on the slopes and if the weather is nice it will be a great way to spend your afternoon listening to great music and soaking in the mountain fun. Springs skiing is here!
Archives for February 2008
Well it is Wednesday, hump day. The sun is shinning so bright that it is almost blinding, especially when you look at the ski area with the light bouncing off of the white snow on the slopes. My goodness it is so pretty. I hate to wish the week away, but this is the stuff I love. Spring skiing on blue bird days when it is warm is my favorite. Is it the weekend yet? For more on Steamboat Springs weather log on to http://www.steamboatweather.com/ for the latest updates and weather conditions.
So how much snow does Steamboat really have compared to the rest of Colorado? When you check out the Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation website they are celebrating over 32 feet of Champagne Powder® for the season. After a trip to the Front Range this weekend I can tell you first hand that nowhere else that I saw has nearly as much snow as Steamboat Springs. Not only do we have so much snow, but after skiing at another resort, there really is no comparison to the powder, the mountain and the people here in Steamboat Springs. Like they say, Steamboat is a great place to live, work and play.
Want to try something new this Friday night? Why not spend a memorable evening on a guided full moon snowshoe followed by a gourmet wine dinner in an unparalleled setting.
Rocky Mountain Youth Corps is hosting the event that will begin with appetizers and wine followed by a snowshoe through rolling meadows and aspen trees with spectacular views. The evening will culminate with a gourmet dinner paired with wines and a silent auction. The event will benefit the Yampa Valley Science School and the price is $69 per person. Please call 970-879-2135 for more information.
Full Moon Snowshoe and Wine Dinner
Date: February 22, 2008
Time: 06:00 PM – 10:00 PM
There are so many things to do in Steamboat beside snow sports, dinning at great restaurants and taking advantage of the great shopping. For example Steamboat Springs has a thriving arts community with many galleries, art shops and arts and craft stores; many display local artists. Tonight come celebrate local art, local business and the creation of “Chamber Legacy,” the magnificent statue being built by local artist Sandra Graves in commemoration of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association’s 100 years of service to the community.
“Chamber Legacy,” a full size, life-like statue of three young children playing on a see-saw, each representing a piece of Steamboat Springs’s traditional heritage – our community legacies of mining, ranching and skiing. Please join us this Wednesday, February 20th from 5-7pm at the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat for the first of three Meet the Artists events, where participants will be able to see Graves’ progress up close and personal. Come to check out the work, enjoy the gallery and make a donation to this community project.
Mark your calendar. Meet the Artist event for Sandra Graves and the “Chamber Legacy” statue will be February 20th from 5 -7 pm at the Artists’ Gallery of Steamboat located at 1009 Lincoln Avenue in downtown Steamboat Springs.
This past weekend Steamboat Springs celebrated 95 years of winter fun, activity and community involvement with the 95th Annual Winter Carnival. This event is a long time fixture of Steamboat winters that helping to promote the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. It also helps to spice up the long winters with the community gathering for various races, street events on Saturday and Sunday, the famous “Lighted Man” who skis down Howelsen Hill at the Night Extravaganza, all in celebration and recognition of this town heritage, culture and commitments.
The mountain is getting blasted with snow and so is the entire town of Steamboat Springs. With constant snow all of Wednesday and snow forecasted for the rest of the week this is a winter wonderland like no other. Check out Steamboat Weather for more updates on the changing weather up in the Yampa Valley and the Colorado road report. Safe travels it can get crazy out there!