Steamboat Ski Area will unveil horse-drawn sleigh rides at the city-owned Haymaker Golf Course this winter.
Looks like Steamboat Springs and the rest of Colorado will finally be getting the snow they need!! Check out this great report…
The Colorado Daily Snow
Friday December 7th 2012 8:45am MST
By Meteorologist Joel Gratz
Here we go, folks. It’s been almost a full month since our last significant snow storm in Colorado and we’re only about 24-36 hours away from winter returning. If you dislike reading long-winded prose about weather, I’ll give you a little Friday morning summary: If you want to ride the best powder, make sure you’re out on Sunday morning AND dress warm as it’s going to be very cold (single digits).
Friday and Friday night will be somewhat cloudy with a few flurries or off-and-on snow showers in the air, but I don’t expect much if any accumulation.
The main storm will move from northwest to southeast across Colorado from Saturday afternoon through Sunday midday. While there could be some snow showers during the day on Saturday that amount to an inch or two, the heavier snow will start around Steamboat and the Wyoming border by early to mid afternoon. This heavy snow will then shift south and get to the I-70 corridor in the early evening and work its way further south toward Aspen and Crested Butte and Monarch by mid to late evening. It’ll take most of the night until the heaviest snow gets down to the San Juans.
Most of the snow will fall Saturday night which means Sunday morning should have some nice fluffy slopes. After a windy start to the storm on Saturday afternoon and Saturday early evening, the wind should relax on the back side of the storm, so even though Sunday will be cold with powder under foot, it won’t be as windy as Saturday. A few snow showers will continue to fall on Sunday, but accumulations will be light expect for the San Juans where another few inches could fall.
Another round of light snow will return Monday morning through Tuesday morning and should bring a few inches (at least) to the northern half of the state, roughly from about US50 (Monarch Pass) north to I-70 and the Wyoming border. This is exactly what we need … consistent cold and snow, even if it’s light snow.
Tuesday afternoon through Thursday should be dry, then another storm is likely next Friday, December 14th. The early forecasts on next Friday’s storm show it possibly favoring the southern San Juans which is good since they will get the short end of Saturday night’s storm. We’re still a week away from next Friday’s storm, though, so no need for details. Just know that it’ll likely snow for most of the state and that’s a good thing.
The long range forecast from the 15th-22nd (third week of December) still looks good with a favorable storm track. This is not a guarantee of big storms during that time, but at least I can say chances are good that Colorado will continue to see colder temperatures and snow in the air every few days. Waahooo!
SUN VALLEY, ID (KMVT-TV) – The Fly Sun Valley Alliance along with the Sun Valley Resort have teamed up to present the first ever ski for air service community ski day.
For those skiers and boarders who decided to take advantage of this special day, they were able to receive a full–day ski lift pass for the low price of only $35.
And also from 3 to 5 Sunday afternoon, the River Run Lodge held an après ski party which featured live music and a raffle drawing that gave the winner 4 round trip tickets on Alaskan airlines.
All of the money raised from Sunday’s event will go to help keep the air service into Sun Valley alive.
Annually, Freedman Memorial Airport brings in over 40,000 visitors to the Sun Valley area with an annual estimated economic impact of over 72 million dollars.
"We need to increase the number of seats and the number of planes that come in. Right now we pay a minimum revenue guarantee out to two airlines and by doing events like this we hope to bring awareness that we need more people for more tourism into the wood river valley." Said Warren Benjamin, director of Fly Sun Valley
After today’s event, Fly Sun Valley raised close to $40,000 which will go a long way in keeping the flight services in the Sun Valley area alive for a long time to come.