28" in three days! We really got a white Christmas this year with storms starting on Saturday and going through Monday! The resort opened Morningside and Sundown lifts, which meant lots of fresh powder turns for the early birds! Christmas day was incredible, life lines were not long, the powder was deep and the snow kept falling all day to keep things fresh! We are excited for more snow to come so that we can keep building this base! In the past few days holiday crowds have definitely been noticeable, so if you are going early in the morning, try and get to the gondola about 45 minutes before it opens to beat the lines, or head on over to Sundown lift in the afternoon for some sunshine filled laps, the snow has been softening later in the day, and the crowds have started to thin out in the late afternoon hours.
The forecast for Thursday and Friday will be similar to Wednesday with high temperatures in the 30s, partly to mostly sunny skies and perhaps just a flurry or a few clouds at times as weak storms pass by.
Our next chance for snow will arrive on Saturday night, when we could see a quick 1-3 inches. This new snow would soften the slopes for Sunday morning. The torchlight parade is coming up this Sunday! A spectacular tradition held on New Year's Eve, Steamboat holds an on-snow parade down the mountain lit only by torches, as well as a fireworks show. The show is free and great for all ages! Keep doing your snow dances and enjoy the trails that are open!