01 Nov 2015, Posted by Ben Saheb in Blog, 0 Comments
Every season around September/October, we bring all of the cats up to the maintenance garage at Steamboat Ski Resort and give them some serious TLC. It starts off with power washing the exterior and moves into rebuilding the tracks, grousers and engines. Its a detail oriented process that takes several weeks and during that time there is a lot of transition and change happening all around the Steamboat area. The leaves begin to change to their beautiful golden yellows, the temperatures begins to drop and deliver frost at night and eventually the snow begins to fall in the higher elevations…
The passed couple days has brought moisture to the area. Mostly rain in town but snow where we like to go ski. Although we still have over a month before we start running trips, we are beginning to put away bikes and bring out the skis. Its moments like this that give us a sweet reminder that winter is here.
20 Oct 2015, Posted by Master of Chaos in Blog, 0 Comments
It happened, our first snow of the season has come and gone. On Tuesday, October 20th, we woke up to a mere dusting, a deep 1/4 inch on the summit of Storm Peak. Snowline was around 10,000 feet so no snow at Thunderhead but the summit was brushed with a whitewash of fresh powder.
So concludes our annual Powder Prediction Contest. We had over 150 predictors this season. We had 7 predictors pick the October 20th date but one lucky winner picked the 1/4 inch that fell. Good job Cody Mertens you have won yourself a free day with Steamboat Powdercats for this season.
25 Aug 2015, Posted by Master of Chaos in Blog, 1 Comments
Now that temperatures are cooling off in the Yampa Valley and we tip toward fall, it is really starting to feel like FACE SHOTS and FRESHIES are coming. Soon enough, our Aspen and Oak trees will be tipping to orange and yellow, daily frost will appear in the mornings and then WHAM a cold front will move in and drop the season’s first layer of white gold.
Not sure how prepared we are for this first storm as summer in NW Colorado is AMAZING! But, it’s coming and we can’t stop it and we love it.
In preparation, we have been busy since early August booking 1550 seats thus far (THANK YOU!), selling off our old Scratchy the Snowcat and purchasing a newer cat while building a new passenger cabin (similar to Tigger and Felix’s cabins). Also, with September arriving, we are gearing up for a month of cat maintenances where we dig into the engines and rehab the machines with the goal to prevent mid season breakdowns. Wish us luck.
17 Aug 2015, Posted by Master of Chaos in Blog, 0 Comments
After a great 2 weeks of booking return guests we are now live with our online calendar for all to place online reservations.
We now have over 1450 seats booked for the season which is our best start to any booking season we have ever had. It’s great to lock in dates early and as you will see on our interactive booking calendar, things are tight…especially in our Level III cat.
Now we are really praying for snow!
If you are having troubles finding a date that works for you and your crew, please send us an inquiry for a specific date or range of dates and we will put you on the line up for a wait list. This is explained in our online calendar and you can do so right from the system.
If you need anything, give us a call or email us from the system.
Thanks again and next week we will be launching our Powder Prediction contest for this upcoming season.
Good luck, be safe and enjoy every moment.
27 Jul 2015, Posted by Master of Chaos in Blog, 0 Comments
Getting the powder game going…after an eblast last week and now this blog post.
Hoping this finds you healthy and happy, successful and loving life. We have been busy here at Steamboat Powdercats with purchasing and selling a snowcats, crafting a new passenger cabin, getting our new fleet of Armada skis in order (we have Armada JJ’s and Never Summer Snowboards for sell), we hired a new staff member named Phil Howard (Welcome Phil!) and have been up on Buffalo Pass finding lost skis and sorting out the potential for new terrain and future opportunities.
Lots going on and lots now to talk about for the 2015/16 season.